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Promise, 16, Emmanuel Junior, 11, and Benson, 15, Cooper sit at their St. Paul Bridge home in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept. 28, 2014. (Jerome Delay/AP)

Thousands of kids orphaned by Ebola

“As we’ve seen Ebola progress and change over the past few months, what we’re starting to realize is that there are a really high number of children left orphaned,” said Kristen Barredo, a World Vision program officer working on the Ebola crisis, to msnbc. “The big need that we have now is to identify who these kids are, document them, and support unaccompanied children so they can find relatives in other parts of the country.”

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