Ebola Epidemic Relief

To date, 6,219 GlobalGiving donors have raised $3,457,343 in support of 42 locally-driven partners who've fought the spread of Ebola in West Africa.


The projects listed below are engaging in wide range of proven tactics to speed the recovery from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, they've delivered direct medical care for the sick, supplied protective gear for aid workers, promoted hygiene and outreach campaigns for communities at risk, and provided humane support for survivors. All have been thoroughly vetted and will provide you with ongoing updates about the impact of your donation.

Beat Ebola By Building Accountability in Liberia
Liberia is recovering from the worst Ebola outbreak of all time. We are working with thousands of Liberians in some of the poorest communities in the country and need your help to make sure a health crisis like this never happens again. For many years we've worked on the ground through our Community Justice Teams (CJTs) to build the trust and accountability that is critical to improve lives-- now help us to scale up the CJTs and build a better future for Liberia. project reportread updates from the field
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Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
This project provides a safe haven - an orphanage called the Dream Home - to help raise children who lost BOTH parents during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. The goal of the home is to provide the best care for these orphans as we possibly can. It is a place where they are able to dream again - and they are taught that they can be and do anything. By catering for the needs of these children, we are giving them a bright future and ensuring that they do not resort to undesirable lifestyles. project reportread updates from the field
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Now the Healing Begins: Life After Ebola
by WeOwnTV
Since the outbreak of Ebola, filmmakers at WeOwnTV have been producing educational videos and public service announcements to help sensitize the country about the Ebola crisis, teaching critical information about preventing the spread of the disease. WeOwnTV filmmakers and a network of citizen journalists have also been reporting on the outbreak and producing documentary portraits of local heroes adding an authentic African voice to how the history of this crisis is understood and written. project reportread updates from the field
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Stop Ebola: What you can do
*See reports for most recent updates* In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, this project will train BRAC's all-female frontline force of 400 community health promoters to stop the spread of the virus in remote communities in Sierra Leone. These women, trained by BRAC, are known in their own communities and are going door to door, educating people on how to prevent Ebola and recognize symptoms. But they need funding to pay for flyers and leaflets, food and travel costs, and disinfectant. project reportread updates from the field
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Help Us Stop the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone
Health officials say the Ebola outbreak, centered in West Africa, is the deadliest ever with over 1,093 infected and almost 500 of those from Sierra Leone. Greatest Goal Ministries operates a free outpatient hospital in Lakka. The military has set up Ebola isolation tents directly outside the doors of our hospital. This project will provide the desperately needed supplies and protective clothing for health care workers as well as support information materials needed for the community. project reportread updates from the field
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Healthcare Mobilization For 6000 - Stopping Ebola
Many rural areas in Liberia are without healthcare where infectious diseases like Ebola have devastated entire communities. IHI is mobilizing our health services - adding a Mobile Health Unit that will take quality health care and education directly to Liberians living in remote underserved areas. Your donation will help us reach over 6,000 Liberians each year, equip our ambulances, expand community awareness, train & support additional staff, and purchase much needed medicines and supplies. project reportread updates from the field
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GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund
From December 2013 to January 2016, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea experienced the most lethal Ebola outbreak on record. It was the first large-scale outbreak of the virus in the region and communities are still recovering from the epidemic. project reportread updates from the field
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Equip Liberians to End Ebola
Liberia suffered the worst outbreak of Ebola in recorded history. Accurate information is one of the primary ways to slow and ultimately stop the spread of this horrible disease. Donate now and help us continue to support grassroots organizations to mobilize, educate and bring accurate information into their communities to prevent the further spread of the Ebola Virus. Local communities have been the first responders so let's continue to help them keep their communities safe by supporting them! project reportread updates from the field
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Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
International Medical Corps is currently in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone, and is one of a handful of international NGOs that is treating Ebola patients in West Africa. The WHO has reported over 27,500 cases and 11,200 deaths across West Africa. We are committed to getting to zero cases, and to rebuilding and strengthening the local and regional health systems; engaging community members in recovery through outreach and education programs; and bolstering preparedness. project reportread updates from the field
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Keeping Kakata Liberia Safe From Ebola
When the local hospital closed and the government shutdown in July, our clinic was overwhelmed. Other health workers in Kakata ran away, but our staff stayed and continued the work. Since that time, as the hospital has reopened and closed a number of times, we have continued to build for the future. We have laid the foundation for a new Medical Center. With the help of a grant from Global Giving, we just recruited 10 new Community Health Workers bringing our total to 20. Looking ahead. project reportread updates from the field
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Fighting The Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia
Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria are currently experiencing the most serious and widespread Ebola outbreak that history can record. The outbreak of this virus is claiming more and more lives on a daily basis. Communities are struggling to contain the virus and control the epidemic. VAAFD will help disseminate vital sanitation and medical supplies to clinics communities across Liberia, educate people on how to stop and contain the outbreak and support families of those in quarantine. project reportread updates from the field
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Ebola Prevention & Support for Women in Detention
The Ebola epidemic continues to affect West Africa with over 10,000 deaths & more than 24,000 infected. In Sierra Leone, the disease is devastating the country with a broken health system, lockdowns, curfews, closed schools & businesses. Everyone is affected. AdvocAid is providing welfare support to women in detention, vital legal aid to those affected by the State of Emergency as well as supplying women's prisons, police stations and courts with donations of sanitation materials. project reportread updates from the field
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Combating the Spread of Ebola
Since March, the Global Communities team in Liberia has been delivering outreach messages on preventative hygiene practices to an at-risk population of 366,000 people, placing an emphasis on women, who are disproportionately affected by Ebola due to their role as family caretakers and health workers. We are also providing local burial teams with supplies and training on safe and effective burial techniques that will reduce further spreading of the virus. project reportread updates from the field
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#ISurvivedEbola Campaign
The ISurvivedEbola Campaign is a transmedia project that mobilizes Ebola survivors from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to share stories of recovery to inform the West African general public about the virus and how they can protect themselves and their communities from it, reduce stigmatization, and promote reintegration of Ebola survivors. project reportread updates from the field
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Partners In Health Ebola Response
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history and continues to sicken and kill thousands of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As the outbreak advances and devastates already weak health systems, Partners In Health is leading a response effort along with partners on the ground that will deliver care, help contain the current outbreak, and strengthen health systems for the long term. project reportread updates from the field
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Psycho Social support for Ebola victims
by IsraAID
IsraAID in partnership with the first lady in Sierra Leone will conduct a 2 year training program that will focus on MHPSS- (Mental Health Psycho-Social Support) with the aim of building a national network of service providers. project reportread updates from the field
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Smart phones for 100 Ebola health workers
Aid organizations fighting Ebola desperately need faster access to data from the field. Journey has built an app for health workers and volunteers, which saves time and provides decision makers with instant access to data. Already, 20 phones have been purchased for two NGOs in West Africa, which are already running the app. The project aims to give another 100 health workers low-end Android phones, with the app installed. project reportread updates from the field
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Support Neighborhood Clinics in Liberia
The Ebola epidemic is a crisis of unprecedented scale in West Africa. The majority of aid funds go to large agencies focused on Ebola treatment. There is an urgent need for grassroots efforts to strengthen neighborhood healthcare, especially in Monrovia's slums and rural villages. Our Liberian team of ex-combatants provides desperately needed sanitation and medical supplies to neighborhood and village clinics that treat non-Ebola illnesses, building local resilience and protecting thousands. project reportread updates from the field
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Empower Children in Sierra Leone
Share HEART in Africa places great emphasis on the importance of education in the transformation of a child's life. By providing these children with this gift, we hope to inspire and empower them to become Sierra Leone's future leaders. project reportread updates from the field
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Survivors: a portrait of the Ebola crisis
by WeOwnTV
Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmakers, Survivors presents an unforgettable portrait of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The team focuses their lens on unfolding stories of Sierra Leonean heroism all around them. Through the courageous stories of local Sierra Leonean nursing staff, volunteers, patients and their families we see enduring humanity amidst the outbreak. Banker White and Anna Fitch are collaborating with African filmmakers Arthur Pratt and Lansana Mansaray. project reportread updates from the field
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Africa Responds
The Ebola outbreak has affected thousands of lives and strained fragile health care and social systems. An effective response to Ebola must strengthen existing community systems, including local organizations that provide timely, culturally appropriate, and lifesaving services. These organizations play a key role in rebuilding their communities long after the outbreak. Africa Responds is mobilizing funds to support grassroots organizations fighting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone. project reportread updates from the field
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Kidsave Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Relief
The program rescues Ebola orphans from Ebola Centers and orphanages and seeks to stabilize them and provide family care. "Host" families take them in, support their needs, educate them and ultimately help them find a permanent family. Micro-loan groups are supported to enable host moms to financially manage an extra child and help there small businesses thrive. project reportread updates from the field
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Last Mile Health - Urgent Ebola Response Campaign
Over the course of this project, Last Mile Health will recruit, train, manage, supply and pay 300 Community Health Workers and 15 Community Health Worker Clinical Mentors to successfully respond to the Ebola outbreak in southeastern Liberia's most rural communities. project reportread updates from the field
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Out Run EBOLA: awareness/protection for children
The EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD) has sprinted across West Africa infecting over 20,000 people. Awareness and preventative training is the best way to outrun the epidemic. THINK (Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness) has been working with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to raise awareness in communities throughout Liberia. project reportread updates from the field
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Caring for children affected by EBOLA
This project will support efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia by providing awareness, contact tracing and psychosocial support, foster training, and a transit learning center for children affected by the disease project reportread updates from the field
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Safe, quality education in Sierra Leone
While schools were closed, we provided 150 children with access to free, safe, high quality learning through our Home Outreach program. Our students showed discernible gains in reading, writing and math compared to peers not in the program. Now that schools have reopened, we offer Home Outreach to families that still want it, as well scholarships to children from the low income families hardest hit by the epidemic to enable them to receive a high quality education at a Rising Academy school. project reportread updates from the field
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Radios for Sierra Leone: information and Ebola
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has already claimed more than 8,600 lives in West Africa, is slowly coming under control. However, the need for trusted information for public health campaigns, information and news is still key to halting the spread of the virus, and to help people pick up the pieces of their lives. Through the distribution of our solar and wind-up emergency Polaris radios, people in Sierra Leone will be able to access news and health information 24/7. project reportread updates from the field
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Provide housing for 100 Ebola affected orphans
Since the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, over 4500 children lost their parents and became orphaned. These children are now struggling to find food, shelter, medical care and the support they need to sustain themselves in the proper way. Taking them off the streets is very essential because if we don't they could be exploited in many ways for example the sex trade, child labor, arm robbery, and theft. Upon completion of the girls and boys dorms, we will be able to house 100 orphan children. project reportread updates from the field
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Communities Fighting Ebola in Urban Sierra Leone
The Welbodi Partnership works in some of the poorest urban neighborhoods of Freetown, many of them very hard hit by the Ebola outbreak. With this project, we will engage with community leaders and the staff of primary health clinics, who often know best what they need to stop the spread of Ebola and reduce its impact in their communities. We will provide funding for the most promising of these ideas, and will help community groups and front line health workers implement these initiatives. project reportread updates from the field
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Make Motherhood Safe in Ebola-affected Countries
With health systems in parts of West Africa devastated by the Ebola outbreak, 1.1 million pregnant women in the region may have nowhere to turn. Without proper access to prenatal care, emergency obstetric services, and trained healthcare professionals, maternal deaths will rise dramatically. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is helping by training and deploying midwives, distributing clean delivery kits, and increasing access to family planning. project reportread updates from the field
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Ebola Orphans Aid
The Ebola virus has orphaned over 10,000 children in Sierra Leone, thereby causing a huge economic burden on the country. These orphans are in dare need of food, shelter, clothing, medical, psychological and other livelihood support and our organization is committed in providing such supports. Our ultimate goal is to help Ebola Orphans rise above stigma, marginalization, hunger and abuse. project reportread updates from the field
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The kids kitchen: daily meals in the wake of Ebola
The project will build a small kitchen to provide daily meals to the children of the We Are the Future kindergarten and primary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These children come from poor fishing communities where families have lost most of their income due to the Ebola outbreak that has devastated the country and its economy. project reportread updates from the field
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Help 250 Youth Recover From Ebola in Guinea
Before the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, 47% of the population was living below the poverty line (CIA, 2015). Since 2014, West Africa has had over 11,000 deaths from Ebola. Five months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free, Guinea is still dealing with newly confirmed cases and over 2,500 deaths (BBC, 2015). MindLeaps has been serving youth in Guinea since 2011. Now, 250 of these youth and their families are in need of humanitarian relief in the town of Kindia. project reportread updates from the field
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Transforming Liberia Through Film
This project trains Liberian youth to use film as a tool for social change in their communities. Students learn script writing, film production and editing skills, and make films about critical challenges where they live, including the impacts of Ebola and lack of service delivery. We then help them to share these films with thousands of people- including government officials and people in power- through mobile cinema and film festivals, to catalyze solutions to the problems they address.
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Build A New Home for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
The Ebola Crisis left more than 4500 children as orphans. These children lost not only their parents, but also their homes - shelter and a safe place to sleep at night. The current Dream Home orphanage is a rented facility that is not ideal. It is not fenced, is on a hill and has no common dining room area that can seat all kids. Room layout and other options / facilities are not ideal. This project will build or purchase a new home to serve the needs of these young children.
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Key Facts

From December 2013 to January 2016, West Africa witnessed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history.

The Ebola virus disease is highly contagious, has no known treatment or cure, and is fatal within days or weeks in most cases. Over the course of the outbreak, more than 28,600 people were infected in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The latest World Health Organization reports show that more than 11,600 people died as a result of this outbreak.

This was the first major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and communities in the region struggled to contain the epidemic. While the outbreak was active, we worked with project partners on the ground in affected areas to deliver medical supplies to people in need, provide protective equipment to keep heath workers safe and educate the public about how to stop the spread of Ebola. With the end of the epidemic, our nonprofit partners are continuing to support survivors and working to prevent another outbreak in the future.

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