In an outstanding piece of multimedia journalism, NPR investigates Ebola’s lasting toll on Barkedu, a Liberian village of 6,000 about 250 miles and a world away from Monrovia, the capital.
John Poole’s stunning images of the people of Barkedu and the heart-breaking audio of their stories present important perspectives of the epidemic. Despite encouraging signs like the market and schools reopening, the NPR team uncovers Ebola’s many lasting legacies—from the woman digging up too-small taro roots because her family has nothing left to eat, to the student who gave up his studies to care for his siblings after his parents died, to the woman who now tries to feed 13 orphans.
If you haven’t seen this, take about 10 minutes to experience it. (The audio photo-gallery launched on Feb. 20 but we just came across it. Thanks Barbara Benham for the tip!)