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Glasnevin Trust aids Ebola fight with Concern Worldwide

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The current outbreak of Ebola is the largest the world has seen

The current outbreak of Ebola is the largest the world has seen

The current outbreak of Ebola is the largest the world has seen

Concern Worldwide has teamed up with the Glasnevin Trust to aid in the burial of up to 87 people every day who have died from Ebola in Sierra Leone.

The charity says 70pc of transmissions of the deadly disease, which has already claimed more than 5,000 lives, is through inferior dead body management. Concern's international programme director, Anne O'Mahony, said burial was a "major problem" in the affected west African countries, with some families digging up bodies while others do not get to carry out proper burial services due to quarantining.

"People felt their loved ones were not being buried with dignity. These men in suits were coming and rounding them up in the back of pick-up vehicles and packing them away. They were never quite sure where they were going or if they would ever find their remains," she said.

The trust is advising Concern in laying out grave sites as well as managing burial records.

"People can now tend to a plot once the quarantine is lifted, which brings immense comfort to grieving families," Ms O'Mahony added.

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