After Mercy Kennady, 9, lost her mother to Ebola, she made international news when she was found crying, scared and alone, wandering the streets of Liberia. Her journey has taken her from being orphaned, facing stigma and undergoing quarantine to starting anew in the loving home of a foster family. This photo essay I wrote for UNICEF’s global Medium account tells her story and was selected by the UNICEF Director of Communication for the first-ever “Things we can all learn from” newsletter of the top nine examples of communications work produced by staff around the world.
The piece was featured front and center on the UNICEF homepage.
It was also liked over 4,600 times (as of April 1, 2015) when shared on UNICEF’s global Facebook page.
And it was retweeted over 100 times from UNICEF’s global Twitter handle.
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) March 30, 2015