14 Dec 2018

Teenage pregnancy crisis in Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone is facing a crisis of teenage pregnancies, caused in part by the Ebola outbreak two years ago.

There’s disturbing evidence that young girls who lost their parents to the disease are being groomed and sexually exploited – and ending up pregnant.

We report from the Moyamba district, which has some of the highest levels of teenage pregnancy in the country.

Local Producer: Mustapha Sesay
Cameraman: Ahmed Farah