Over the next few weeks I am going to try and give you some updates on the Ebola outbreak from sources on the ground. My brother has missions in West Africa and he knows people on the front line in Liberia. I have asked him to send me some periodic updates from his friends on what is happening in real time.
I think that this is important because according to his first report the size and scope of what is going on is being way under reported. According to what he told me, everyone has run out of supplies such as bleach and rubber gloves. One of the missions that he is associated with sent him an urgent request for the aforementioned items.
They have put together a care package and have shipped it to hopefully help them out in their need. I spoke with my brother last night and he said that contrary to news reports, large sections of Monrovia are still under absolute quarantine. He said that the part of the city that juts into the ocean and is sealed off(Map here: http://www.mapsofworld.com/liberia/monrovia.html) and all the residents not dying of Ebola are being starved to death.
His source also told him that there is no medical treatment available at all. All the clinics are full as are the hospitals. Sick people taxi around the country trying to find treatment and in the end, return home to die.
He also told me that entire neighborhoods are infected and the group he is associated with are losing people left and right. My brother is concerned because what he is hearing in the media is not what he is hearing from Liberia and he believes that the MSM is intentionally under reporting the seriousness of the outbreak.
I have asked him to get me some more info and to see if he can get me specifics on it. He is a very busy man and I am hoping that he can cut out some time to do it.
If you would like to help my brother out financially, or just check out his mission, I have a link provided below. If you can afford to kick something in and want to, please do. He is a good guy and he does good deeds not only in Africa, but also here. He has lived most of his life as pretty much a pauper because he is the most generous man I have ever known.
So anyway, I am done plugging for my brother and trying to wring money out of you. But if we can make the updates from Liberia work we will.I don’t know what the status of the internet is over there so I have no idea whether or not I can get some on the ground over there to guest post.
I will give you more when I get it. http://www.friendsofthedeaf.net/