On Being Evacuated: It’s every volunteer’s worst nightmare.   3 comments

Sara in Peace Corps Guinea

Today volunteers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia received the information that we will be sent home for an undetermined amount of time as a cautionary move against the rising risk of Ebola.

Electron micrograph image of the Ebola virus. Electron micrograph image of the Ebola virus.

Friends and family back home are overjoyed at the news, but volunteers in-country are stumbling around in a state of shock. Projects that have taken months of sweet-talking the authorities, grueling grant applications, planning every step of the way have to be left now – postponed indefinitely. Bags must be packed. Close of Service dates for volunteers preparing to leave will be moved up. Pre-service training has been stopped dead in its tracks for the recently arrived group of volunteers. Somehow, we must all find the words to explain to our friends and host-families the harsh truth that we are leaving and don’t know when we will be back.

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3 responses to “On Being Evacuated: It’s every volunteer’s worst nightmare.

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  1. ja dat is voor velen niet leuk
    maar voor eigen veiligheid toch zeker het beste

  2. dank je Bea
    had nog wat vertraging met de trein vanwege een springer
    ja ellende is nooit ver weg hoor
    ik pak zo nog een lekkere pint en ga lekker slapen
    slaap wel

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