Mariama, a student from Northern Sierra Leone, lost 27 members of her family to Ebola. As a citizen reporter for Radar, she has written about isolation and the double burden of being a disabled woman during a time of extraordinary crisis. Mariama’s story recounts her search for her father’s grave, found by chance in a mass burial site on the other side of the country.
Some of her stories
- Rumours about the end of Ebola spread quickly
- Ebola is worse than war
- People with disabilities suffer the most
Mariama’s feature story
For over two years, Mariama and her family had no idea where her father had been buried after dying from Ebola. Her story tracks the journey across the country to a mass burial site in Bo, where she is finally reunited with her father.