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More than 16,000 people in Sierra Leone have a month’s supply of food after a three-day mission by the British Armed Forces to reach islands cut off from the rest of the country by the Ebola outbreak.
The RFA Argus, which set sail from Falmouth in October, joined the operation to bring supplies, with helicopters delivering more than 150 tonnes of food inland.
More than £40,000 has been donated to a shipping company in Cornwall to help send vital provisions to an orphanage in Sierra Leone in time for Christmas.
A&P Falmouth started the appeal two weeks ago.
Later volunteers from Shelterbox and RNAS Culdrose will be packing up boxes to send to Africa.
Life has been hard in the West African country since war broke out and prices have risen. The situation is made even harder since the outbreak of ebola in March.
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An eight-year-old boy is helping a charity in Cornwall collect aid to be shipped to ebola-hit West Africa
A ship from a West African country hit by the deadly Ebola virus will be docking in Falmouth next month.