Press Releases

African Communities Together joins several other organizations that serve African immigrants in New York in a strong statement condemning discrimination against African immigrants due to the Ebola scare.

The Milford, New Jersey school district prevented a third grader from returning to school after a trip to Nigeria, even though Nigeria is Ebola-free. After the child's father filed a lawsuit, she was eventually readmitted.

A public outcry and petition campaign pressured an Oklahoma teacher to quarantine herself after a church mission trip to Rwanda- even though Rwanda is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola outbreak.

Two African students in NJ are being kept out of school for three weeks over an Ebola panic- even though they have no symptoms and visited Rwanda, which is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola outbreak.

West African immigrants on Staten Island report that they have lost business due to Ebola fears, and that they encounter slurs and harassment on the street.

Two Senegalese boys aged 11 and 13 were allegedly assaulted by students at their Bronx school who shouted "Ebola" at them. The boys' parents and the African Advisory Council are calling for public schools to protect African children in New York public schools from bullying and Ebola stigma.