Project information

Ebola Crisis Appeal

DEC member agencies and their partners are working urgently to help stop the spread of Ebola and provide support to those affected by the crisis.

As long as necessary

Charity information


  • Need


    Almost 5,000 people have died and more than 10,000 people have been infected.

    There could be 5,000-10,000 new cases per week by the beginning of December.

    The outbreak is not only a health crisis, but also a humanitarian crisis with global dimensions.

    Already fragile health services are not able to contain this outbreak, with a severe lack of trained health workers and vital equipment, as well as a dangerous lack of knowledge within communities about how to prevent the spread of Ebola.


    Some DEC member agencies are involved in the highly specialised work of treating people with Ebola but the majority of the work of our members is focused on stopping the spread of the disease and providing support to those affected by the crisis.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Stopping the spread of the disease and providing support to those affected.


    » Our member agencies will provide vital, emergency aid.

    Success will be aiding the most vulnerable survivors by providing vital shelter, food, water and medicine. Then, in the longer term, helping to rebuild communities and livelihoods.

  • Impact




    DEC member agencies have been working in high risk areas for decades. We undertake careful security assessments, constantly monitor risks and seek the acceptance of the communities we try to help. We work with carefully vetted and monitored local partners.


    Regular online updates on the DEC website and twitter feed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Ebola Crisis Appeal All funds donated to the DEC will be distributed to member organisations
  • Background


    The appeal will focus on West Africa, which is the most affected area. All the countries at the epicentre of this outbreak – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea – are extremely poor with already weak health systems and recent histories of conflict.


    The communities affected by the Ebola crisis.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The DEC is an umbrella organisation for 13 humanitarian aid agencies. At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together a unique alliance of the UK's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective relief.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Matthew Warnock-Parkes

    Senior Database Officer / Senior Supporter Care Officer