UNICEF, AsiaOne News

October 6, 2014 2:02 AM

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UNICEF, AsiaOne News

DAKAR, Senegal - Thousands of children who have lost parents to the west African Ebola epidemic risk are being shunned by frightened and suspicious relatives, the UN children's fund said on Tuesday.

The outbreak has claimed more than 3,000 lives this year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and UNICEF estimates around 3,700 children have lost at least one parent - with the number expected to double by mid-October.

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