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Noble Nonprofits: IRC – Meet an Aid Worker on the Front Lines of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis

Emmanuel Boyah, the International Rescue Committee’s primary health manager stationed in Liberia confronts the harsh reality of the Ebola outbreak in hard-hit Lofa County. According to the World Health Organization, more than 240 health care workers have been infected with Ebola in West Africa and of the 240 victims, at least half have died from the virus.

Despite the dangers of helping at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis, Emmanuel says he enjoys his work. “I feel that providing services to people during this time when they are in need of you is my call,” he says. Learn more about the IRC’s Ebola response at Rescue.org/ebola.

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