Project information

Ebola Crisis Appeal

Ebola is devastating communities in West Africa, with millions of lives at risk. Oxfam is playing a vital role in stopping its spread by providing clean water for treatment & isolation centres, protective equipment, and vital public health campaigns to reach communities in Liberia & Sierra Leone.

1 year

Charity information


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  • Need


    The Ebola virus is killing more people every day and is in danger of spiraling out of control. Treating people is vital if lives are to be saved, but stopping people from getting it in the first place is important to stop the spread - and stop the crisis. Oxfam's focus is on giving people at risk the means to protect themselves


    Oxfam's work focuses on stopping the spread of the virus. We are supporting the medical response by providing clean water, sanitation and protective kit. We are working with a network of health workers who are reaching into communities and going door-to-door to explain how people to avoid infection, spot symptoms, and seek treatment. And we're using local radio to disseminate these messages even more widely. We plan to reach almost 3 million people in Sierra Leone and Liberia with our porgramme

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Support medical interventions


    » Supply clean water and sanitation to treatment centres and isolation units
    » Supply protective kit, including suits, boots, masks and gloves
    » Provide cleaning materials such as chlorine, bleach and soap

    Decline in the number of people contracting the virus

    Aim 2

    Engage with communities at risk in order to prevent the spread of the disease


    » Train community health workers who can go into communities explaining how to avoid infection, spot symptoms and seek treatment.
    » Supply vital handwashing stations
    » Provide hygiene kits - including soap: washing hands with clean water and soap kills the virus

    Decline in the number of people contracting the virus

    Aim 3

    Raise general awareness about the disease and how to prevent its spread


    » Public awareness campaigns over the radio.

    Decline in the number of people contracting the virus

  • Impact


    Contribute to containing the spread of the virus and eventually bringing this crisis to an end.


    Not having enough funding to carry through the project on the scale required.


    Updates on our activities will be posted regularly on our web site, at We will also provide updates in our bi-annual magazine, our monthly enewsletter and via email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,200,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200,000 Prevention Water & sanitation, protective equipment, hygiene kits, awareness campaigns to prevent the spread
  • Background


    Our project focuses on Liberia and Sierra Leone, two countries that have been most affected by the crisis.


    We plan to reach 1,408,500 direct beneficiaries in Sierra Leone and 1,567,000 direct beneficiaries in Liberia.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in the region for a number of years.
    As experts in water, sanitation and health promotion we can give people the means to protect themselves.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Supporters

    You can provide us with the vital donations necessary to help ensure the success of our programme.

    Our Programme Staff

    Our experienced staff are working tirelessly in Liberia and Sierra Leone to reach as many vulnerable people as possible with assistance in this crisis