Dead bodies laid down everywhere; some of them have been spotted on the compound, abandoned by families and relatives. Passers-by on busy streets observed with huge care their fellows suffering from the deadly virus.
They can’t do anything about the dramatic situation. The rescued teams and medical staffs in their weird protective uniforms most of the time in white colour with mask and gloves look like actors in a fiction movies.
Apocalyptic images appeared as such a hell where families and relatives tremendously looked frightened. Who is going to be the next? They undoubtedly wonder. Ebola virus as a “tsunami” is still committing what some experts called “genocide”.
The situation became worst if nothing is done to seriously tackle the deadly disease. According to the http://www.rte.ie, “5,420 have so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infections since late December 2103 according to The World Health Organisation”.
From national issues, Ebola has become an international concern. Many European countries have been involved in the fight against the virus. Among them, USA that recently sent 3000 military troops while UK, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Japan, China fought through financial response. For more detail follow the link,
According to http://www.independent.co.uk, Kofi Annan the former UN Secretary General expressed his anger towards the international community’s responses. “If the crisis hit some other region it probably would have been handled very differently”, he said during an interview on BBC Radio. “The international community really woke up when the disease got to America and Europe and yet we should have known that in this inter-connected world, it was only a question of time.” he added.
The former Ghanaian diplomat pointed out the discrimination and hypocrisy behind the late response of the International Community. Every country adopted new policies on how to protect its population. As I am living in Ireland, I will check out the way Irish Government and Health Department deal with the outbreak. It will be my next topic!