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News from the BC Council for International Cooperation

Lack of insurance weakening Ebola fight: aid workers

 B.C.-based aid workers are finding their travel health insurance in West Africa has been cancelled in the Ebola outbreak, which is preventing them from helping mount a defense against the disease.

Kent Bubbs Junior, the Liberian director of the non-profit Universal Outreach Foundation, says he’d be in Liberia right now using education to stop Ebola’s spread, but can’t return because he is not covered.

“The reason why Ebola is landing on our doorstep here is because we’re not fighting it there,” says Bubbs, who lives in Liberia but whose organization is based in B.C.

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/lack-of-insurance-weakening-ebola-fight-aid-workers...

The 'us' vs. 'them' virus

BCCIC executive Director, Michael Simpson recently had an opinion piece published in the London Free Press discussing how 'The devastation caused by the ­Ebola virus cries out for people worldwide to get past their ­indifference to ­impoverished Africans'. Click here for the full article.

Opportunity: Water Action Project Grants - Deadline November 15, 2014

Youth want to make a difference but often don't know where to start. Find everything you need to engage students in global water and sanitation issues and give them the tools to plan and implement an action project. Wavemakers supports teams throughout the process, and provides grants for up to $500 for teams who apply for a seed grant by November 15th.

Youth have reached over 95,000 Canadians with their action projects, which have included organizing benefit concerts, installing low-flush toilets, creating a community mosaic, and more.

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