Belfast Telegraph

Hunger Games stars in Ebola video

The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth have lent their voices to the Ebola crisis.

The trio, alongside their co-stars including Julianne Moore and Jeffrey Wright, have teamed up with the Ebola Survival Fund organisation to film a video, which aims to raise awareness of the outbreak.

"The world is facing the largest Ebola outbreak in history," Jeffrey, who plays Beetee Latier in the films, said in the short clip.

"The countries hit hardest are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone," Jennifer added.

Liam (Gale Hawthorne) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) say that, while every person stricken with Ebola in America survived, in parts of Africa the survival rate is only 20 per cent because of the access to medical care and experts.

"In Liberia, they had 50 doctors for 4.4 million people," Josh noted, while Julianne said: "Ebola is not a death sentence."

Jennifer and Josh even joked about the illness. The 24-year-old actress said she "would be fine" if she contracted Ebola, to which her co-star retorted: "You have a lot of doctors."


From Belfast Telegraph