West Africa is in the midst of 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. More than 1,200 people have been infected in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and now Nigeria. The World Health Organization reports that 672 people have died so far as a result of this outbreak.
This is the first major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and communities in the region are struggling to contain the epidemic. We've set up the Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund so that local organizations in West Africa have immediate access to the resources they need to stop the spread of Ebola and care for the people already infected.
Thank you for your generosity,
Will Frechette and the GlobalGiving Team
P.S. We're working with a range of vetted, locally-driven organizations to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and you can learn more about them all on our website.