Project information

Ebola Crisis Appeal

By the beginning of December, there could be 5,000-10,000 new cases of Ebola per week. Our focus is to stop the spread of this deadly disease. We are responding in the two hardest hit countries - Liberia and Sierra Leone - by providing hygiene kits and information on prevention to families.

Three months

Charity information: CARE International UK

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  • Need

    Need

    Nearly 5,000 people have lost their lives in what is the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Unless more is done to prevent the spread of the disease there could be 5,000-10,000 new cases weekly in West Africa by December.

    Solution

    We are distributing hygiene kits, educational materials and information on prevention to help stop the spread of the disease in the two hardest hits countries; Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    CARE International is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reduce the spread of Ebola.

    Activities

    » We will identify the most vulnerable communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone and distribute hygiene kits and information on prevention.

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    Aim 2

    To change people's attitudes towards Ebola and provide vital information.

    Activities

    » We will distribute information and educational materials that aim to raise awareness of the virus, prevent infection and reduce stigma.

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  • Impact

    Impact

    We will help to prevent the spread of Ebola in the coming weeks and months and demonstrate our impact through reducing infection rates in communities that we work in.

    Risk

    There is a great danger of CARE field workers contracting the disease. We are committed to ensuring that CARE employees are always taking necessary protective measures when in an affected zone.

    Reporting

    We will update supporters in our bi-annual newsletter and keep them updated via email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Hygiene kits and prevention Will go towards preventing the rapid spread of Ebola
  • Background

    Location

    We are responding in affected areas in Liberia and Sierra Leone, the hardest hit countries in this crisis.

    Beneficiaries

    We aim to reach over 1,600,000 people over 12 months through distributing hygiene kits and broadcasting educational and preventative information.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CARE have been running long term, poverty-fighting programmes in Liberia since 2008 and Sierra Leone since 1961. Our regular programmes - which are currently disrupted by the outbreak - include improving healthcare, sustainable farming, economic empowerment, and water and sanitation.

    Over 95% of CARE's staff are from the country that they work in - this often means we can reach the most vulnerable and marginalised communities through knowing the local language, culture and region.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Aude Rigot

    Regional Emergency Coordinator - West Africa

£36

can provide 4 families with a 1 month hygiene kit