Monday, October 13, 2014

#PrayForLiberia - New Heartbreaking Photos From Liberia As Ebola Death Toll Crosses 4,000



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Ebola continues to spread with the recent infections in Spain and the United States, but we really need to #PrayForLiberia which has recorded the worst casualties. According to WHO, the death toll from the Ebola Virus outbreak has risen to 4,033. Following this news, these heartbreaking photos have surfaced online showing the pain and grief of Ebola victims in Liberia.

Above is the body of a young lady, Nama Fambule in a photo taken by photographer John Moore for Getty Images as he covered the heartbreaking circumstances of her corpse being taken away for disposal by health workers after she died on suspicion of Ebola.

More photos below show the mother crying with her grandchildren, the children of the dead Nama, crying beside her.

Nama's sister is wailing inconsolably knowing full well that her dead sister will be burnt to ashes as is the procedure for Ebola victims. Even her husband weeps inconsolably.

Dailymail reports that the family insists the lady did not die of Ebola but from a year-long protracted illness. Liberian health authorities are not taking chances because most grieving relatives have been known to lie about cause of death so that the corpse of their loved ones will escape being burnt.

Grief-stricken: These photos, taken by photographers John Moore and Mohammed Elshamy, show the grim reality of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa. Above, a woman crawls toward the body of her sister as an Ebola burial team takes it away for cremation 

A woman crawls toward the body of her sister as an Ebola burial team takes it away for cremation.

Distraught: The woman's sister, a market vendor, collapsed and died outside her home in Monrovia, Liberia,  while leaving to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives. Above, the woman is seen grieving on the ground following the burial team's departure

The dead woman was a market vendor, who collapsed and died outside her home in Monrovia, Liberia, while leaving to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives. Above, her sister is seen grieving on the ground following the burial team’s departure.


The late woman’s mother, Sophia Doe (right), and her young grand daughters weep as her daughter’s remains are removed for cremation on Saturday.

Horrific: Mr Moore and Mr Elshamy spent weeks working on the front lines of the fight against Ebola in a bid to capture the images

Horrific: Mr Moore and Mr Elshamy spent weeks working on the front lines of the fight against Ebola in a bid to capture the images

Beyond pain: In this image, Varney Jonson, 46, is seen crying out in pain as crews - donning white overalls, gloves and goggles - transport the body of his wife, Nama Fambule, to a crematorium following a year-long illness that he insists was not Ebola-related

In this image, her husband, Varney Jonson, 46, is seen crying out in pain as crews – donning white overalls, gloves and goggles – transport the body of his wife, Nama Fambule, to a crematorium following a year-long illness that he insists was not Ebola-related.

Restrained: The husband was visibly weeping and crying out as his spouse's body was taken away to be cremated on Saturday

Supporting each other: Mr Jonson grieves with family members as the body of his wife Nama Fambule is removed by Ebola crews

Upset: As the proper burial of loved ones is so important in Liberian culture, the removal of infected bodies for incineration is all the more traumatic for surviving family members. Many relatives attempt to convince burial teams to leave the bodies behind

As the proper burial of loved ones is so important in Liberian culture, the removal of infected bodies for incineration is all the more traumatic for surviving family members. Many relatives attempt to convince burial teams to leave the bodies behind.

Action: Family members and neighbors try to convince an Ebola burial team not to take away the body of Nama Fambule for cremation

Devastating effects: A woman grieves as Ebola burial team members arrive to take away the body of Mekie Nagbe, 28, for cremation

A woman grieves as Ebola burial team members arrive to take away the body of Mekie Nagbe, 28, for cremation

In mourning: A woman falls to the ground before wailing and holding out her arms after hearing of the fate of her loved one

Action: Family members and neighbors try to convince an Ebola burial team not to take away the body of Nama Fambule for cremation

Striking all ages: Another photo shows crews removing the body of a four-year-old girl, wrapped in a blanket, from an apartment

Ebola is striking all ages.Another photo shows crews removing the body of a four-year-old girl, wrapped in a blanket, from an apartment.

Taken away: Most cases of Ebola - which can cause a temperature and vomiting - were recorded in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

Securing the body: A member of an Ebola burial team straps down the body of Ms Nagbe, before taking it for incineration on Saturday

Keeping watch: A Liberian policeman is pictured watching as an Ebola burial team prepares to take away the body of Ms Nagbe

A Liberian policeman is pictured watching as an Ebola burial team prepares to take away the body of Ms Nagbe.

Turning to religion: A Muslim man holds his prayer beads as an Ebola burial team arrives to collect the body of a neighbor on Saturday#PRAYFORLIBERIA



Photo Credit: John Moore and Mohammed Elshamy for Getty Images.
Photo Source: DailyMail UK






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