Ebola Epidemic Relief


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.

Help Care For Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
 
The number of children without parents skyrocketed during the Ebola Crisis. 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 taught that they can be and do anything by giving them a bright future, ensuring they do not have undesirable lifestyles. project reportread updates from the field
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
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
Support Liberian Maternal & Child Health Care
 
Rural areas in Liberia are without healthcare, health ed., or literacy services. Without this Liberians are unable to use preventative methods that decrease infant and maternal mortality. Each year our Clinic serves over 15,000 people. In 2015 we added a mobile health clinic, and an ambulance. We are creating a Women's and Family Health Manual and Training program to start in 2017. In our efforts to improve sanitary practices we will also start installing latrines and wells. Please contribute project reportread updates from the field
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
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
After Ebola, Gardens Help Rebuild Lives
 
In a country where so many already lived on less than $2 a day, Ebola's truly crippling longer-term impact is on the whole population's ability to earn a livelihood and feed their families. The epidemic has caused missed planting and harvesting seasons, price spikes, and food shortages. Working with three in-country partners to reach those most isolated by poverty and disease, we are providing more than 25,000 packets of tested, appropriate vegetable seeds, along with support and training. project reportread updates from the field
Story-telling cloth for Ebola Education
 
In West Africa, textiles have traditionally served as a medium of communication, and a method of storytelling. GAIA VF has successfully developed a fabric design to promote knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer. We are now working on distributing a cloth design that would help health workers educate the population about Ebola symptoms and how to protect against the virus' spread. The cloth will be distributed to health workers in Ebola-affected countries, and used to raise awareness. project reportread updates from the field
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
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
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
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
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 their small businesses thrive. project reportread updates from the field
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
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
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
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
Girl Power Project - GPP
 
Poverty, extreme hardship and negative factors had multi-dimensional with detrimental effects on young girls. No one is more vulnerable than an uneducated adolescent girl, living in poverty. If empowered, can dramatically improve the well-being of their families and their communities. Our 2017 Girl Power Project is a transformational project, that will target girls entering the most vulnerable juncture of their lives, to face better choices that will lead them to positive sustainable life. project reportread updates from the field
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
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
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. project reportread updates from the field
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. project reportread updates from the field
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