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Ebola crisis appeal

10 November 14

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Since it hit in March 2014, nearly 5000 people have died and over 10,000 have been infected by the Ebola virus.

The disease is not only taking the lives of those infected but is bringing local heath services to their knees, devastating communities and removing the ability for people to support themselves.

Help is urgently needed to stop the spread of the disease, provide life-saving advice on how to avoid contracting Ebola and help families affected rebuild their lives.

The following UK charities are some of those actively involved in stopping the spread of Ebola. Click on the link to make a donation to them via give.net. Please ensure that any amount donated is labelled for ‘Ebola Crisis’.

CAFOD
Stewardship recipient 20022685
They say: We are working with our partners to ensure that the right messages get to the most vulnerable people through community leaders they trust. DONATE HERE.

Christian Aid
Stewardship recipient 20005801
They say: We’ve given out 200,000 pairs of disposable gloves and 360kg of powdered chlorine for health centres and medical teams to keep it at bay. We’ve reached 1.2 million people with life-saving advice on how to avoid contracting Ebola. DONATE HERE.

Medecins Sans Frontieres
Stewardship recipient 20026103
They say: MSF has sent more than 700 international staff to the region and admitted more than 5,200 patients, among whom around 3,200 were confirmed as having Ebola. More than 1,200 patients have survived. DONATE HERE.

Oxfam
Stewardship recipient 20016801
They say: Our focus is to prevent the spread of the disease. Oxfam is tripling its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia and aims to help over 4 million people at risk of catching the disease. DONATE HERE.

Samaritans Purse
Stewardship recipient 20023034
They say: Samaritan’s Purse is aggressively responding in Liberia by constructing and managing Community Care Centres in areas hit hard by the disease. DONATE HERE.

Tearfund
Stewardship recipient 20021570
They say: Tearfund church partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia are [stopping the spread of the virus] by promoting hygiene education. We’re also providing hygiene kits to 2,600 families. DONATE HERE.

UNICEF
Stewardship recipient 20021839
They say: While UNICEF’s immediate focus is to help contain the spread of the disease and address communities immediate needs, we are also working to maintain and restore basic social services. DONATE HERE.

Image source: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

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