Your country is at war and has been for years. And there are not just two armies fighting, but instead around 30 armed groups.
Anywhere and everywhere can be a battlefield and nobody knows when the next round of violence will break out.
They don’t just attack each other – kidnappings, random shootings and sexual assaults are common.
Elections are a month away. You feel it’s likely that tensions will get worse.
Then people start to die from a disease you’ve never seen or heard of before.
People suddenly arrive from other towns, or even other countries and continents.
They tell you to change how you have always done things so you and your family won’t get ill. But you don’t know if what they are saying is true.
Even the name they use for this mystery disease is new to you: Ebola.