Help Stop Ebola Now
The Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone is now over, but the epidemic in West Africa remains the deadliest in history, and Guinea continues to fight some remaining cases of the disease. More than 28,600 cases have been reported since the outbreak started, and more than 11,300 people have died.
Children are Ebola's most vulnerable victims. According to UNICEF, more than 11,500 children were affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone alone, including those who were infected, lost parents or were quarantined. In addition, at least 1.8 million school children had to wait eight months for their classrooms to be reopened after the epidemic.
We can stop Ebola. UNICEF is at work across West Africa—airlifting supplies, training health workers and caring for children and their families. UNICEF joins Liberia and Sierra Leone in celebrating their victories, but warns that the threat won't be over until there are no more cases in Guinea. Enhancements to health care, maternal and child health and epidemic early warning systems must remain in place, too.
Help UNICEF stop Ebola. By helping now, we're helping us all.
During Black History Month, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF teamed up with African American churches and religious organizations across the U.S. to stop Ebola. The joint initiative, I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA, raised funds to provide lifesaving hygiene kits to children and families in Liberia.
We're proud to have worked with:
- Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York
- Church of God in Christ, Inc.
- National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
- Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
- Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.