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.
These couple of days were the best and the most rewarding that I’ve had in the Royal Navy. It was a fantastic experience to be able to work side by side with the people who will benefit from this aid. Storing it centrally will allow the food to be distributed to those who need it.
Royal Marines from Plymouth have gone ashore in Sierra Leone to help the fight against ebola.
A British military ship carrying supplies and off road vehicles has arrived in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
More than 750 military personnel and the medical ship RFA Argus are being sent to West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak.