Monday, Nov 7th marked one year since the end of Ebola in Sierra Leone. In commemoration of this milestone, and in recognition of the 3,956 people who died here, the public across the country were encouraged to wear yellow ribbons or yellow clothing and observe three minutes of silence at 11:00 in the morning. Flags flew at  half-mast.

Canadian Red Cross staff member, Norine Naguib, was there, working on Ebola recovery activities at the offices of the Sierra Leone Red Cross. “It was quite something to see downtown Freetown observe (mostly) silence for three minutes at mid-morning. Near our office, traffic and people stopped.”