Sunday, December 14, 2014
Orphan problem in West Africa from Ebola grows rapidly
Here’s a rather startling story in the Sunday New York Times, “An Ebola Orphan’s Plea in Africa: Do you want me?”, story by Jeffrey Gettleman, link here.
Indeed, in many villages in West Africa, merely having any contact with children at all is seen as causing a personal risk.
It isn’t hard to see where the debate on this can go. Into territories already familiar from the asylum debate. Save the Children is the choice on my own list, and it has its work really cut out now. It also brings up the idea of “conscience money”..