Wednesday, December 9, 2015

“They helped erase Ebola in Liberia. Now #Liberia is...

"They helped erase Ebola in Liberia. Now #Liberia is erasing them. It has been more than a year since the deeply religious country embraced one of its biggest taboos — cremating bodies — to rein in the #Ebola pandemic. In that time, the majority of Liberians have started to move on. But some of the 30 young men who worked at the crematory pictured here are haunted by the work they did, burning close to 2,000 bodies. Ostracized by relatives and fellow countrymen, they now spend nights with alcohol or drugs, habits they said they acquired to get through the mass burnings. @samuel_aranda13 photographed 2 former workers at the now-abandoned crematory in Marshall, Liberia." By nytimes on Instagram.

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