Petition Tag - evd

1. Ebola: Stop the Quarantine of Entire African Countries

As the Ebola Virus disease keeps spreading, many governments have started adopting strict measures to avoid contagion. Those measures very often included air and sea restrictions and border closures with countries where the virus has been identified.

This situation creates a de facto quarantine of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia against the recommendations of the World health Organizations (WHO) and many humanitarian groups (including the International Federation of Red Cross & Medecins Sans Frontieres) at the frontline of the battle to defeat the EVD.

In many instances, the WHO has repeated not recommending travel or trade restrictions for the affected countries and has called for lifting the embargo. But it is not being heard.