The Gambia, West Africa – paying the price for being Ebola free

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Image © Helen Jones – Jinack Island, taken whilst walking the coastline of Gambia, with Jason Florio


Gambians, and local businesses, are hurting… and it’s not going to get better any time soon. Which is why I keep spouting on, annoyingly so perhaps, about Ebola-free Gambia! The beaches are deserted, the juice bars are abandoned, hotels and lodges are no where near the to capacity they should be by now (and need to be, if they are to survive), the bars and restaurants are empty; taxi drivers sit around in the shade all day and night, grateful for any trade they can get; the craft markets are too quiet – all of these places are places of work, for many, many Gambians, and business owners alike. All just waiting for the tourists to come...’ Helen Jones-Florio – read more here

Big thanks to NGO, Concern Universal, for featuring one of my recent blog posts on their site.

Helen Jones-Florio

HJF at the Koudioubé Festival des Forêts, Casamance, Senegal, for Concern Universal – image © Jason Florio


Published by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (, and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio Twitter @floriophotonNYC Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagram

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