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Save the Children to assess Ebola training and protocols

Save the Children will assess its training, protocols and procedures after a Scottish nurse contracted Ebola while working with the charity in Sierra Leone.

"We rely on really brave people who come forward to do this work, fully ware of the risks they face, and yet they still come forward," Save the Children's humanitarian director Michael von Bertele told Good Morning Britain.

"It is never risk free, people know that when they come to work for us, but we rely on them ... without that we wouldn't be able to tackle this outbreak so effectively."


Possibility of a 'catastrophic famine' to hit South Sudan

Caroline Anning from the charity Save the Children has warned the situation in South Sudan is similar to the east African famines in the 1980s.

Speaking to ITV News' Dan Rivers she said: "If it continues and we can't get the help we need, we could be looking at a catastrophic famine."

Charity launches donation drive for South Sudan

Save the Children have launched an appeal for donations for the African nation of South Sudan, which is on the brink of a famine.

The children's charity said that without immediate action the situation will deteriorate catastrophically, as across the world’s youngest nation, 2.5 million children are struggling without the basic means to survive.

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers reports:

The United Nations has already warned that without a cash injection, South Sudan will face the worst starvation in Africa since the 1980s.

Clinics 'dealing with influx of malnourished children'

Pete Walsh, Save the Children’s Country Director in South Sudan, has spoken of the need for funds to provide Sudanese families with aid.

A child waits for food in a South Sudanese village. Credit: ITV News

He said: "Save the Children’s feeding clinics are dealing with an influx of severely malnourished children, brought in by terrified mothers, many of whom arrive after walking for miles.

"We urgently need to raise funds to provide families with life-saving food supplements."

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