The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history: more than 15,000 cases have been reported since March, and over 5,400 people have died. The impact of the crisis doesn't stop there: the outbreak has diminished food supplies and crippled health systems, putting children at greater risk of malnutrition and infection from preventable diseases.
UNICEF has been on the ground across West Africa, airlifting supplies, training health workers and caring for children and their families. UNICEF and its partners have reached at least 5.5 million people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, distributing critical information and essential supplies to health workers and affected communities.
As the response continues, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF would like to take a moment to acknowledge first responders to the emergency—individuals and organizations who have generously donated to support UNICEF's work in Ebola-affected countries. The individuals, companies and organizations listed below have provided a grant and/or promotional support to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for the Ebola response:
- Ms. Ramatu Ahmed
- All Are One Roman Catholic Church
- Anonymous (2)
- Charlotte Hornets
- Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church
- Jumoke K. Dada
- Diaspora Women
- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Emmet
- Fork Union Military Academy Interact Club
- George Lucas Family Foundation
- GFWC - Sand River Woman's Club
- GFWC - Gulf Coast Woman's Club
- Ms. Lori Gloster
- Grand Circle Travel
- Mr. Geoffrey E. Fisher
- Hallmark Cards, Inc.
- Harold Simmons Foundation
- Helaina Foundation
- Mr. Joseph V. Huntington
- JPMorgan Chase
- Madison Charitable Foundation
- Margaret Alkek Williams and the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
- NBA Cares
- Dr. Marilyn O'Connor
- The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
- Pfizer Foundation
- Unicef 10 X 10
- United Nations Federal Credit Union
- Noah Vonleh
- Weatherly Rotary Club
- Ms. Angelina Wilson
- Mr. Andrew Wolff
Thank you for your generous support. Your leadership in responding to the needs of children is helping UNICEF save and improve their lives.
The crisis is far from over, and donations will continue to ensure UNICEF's long-term support of children, families and communities affected by the devastating disease. To learn more about how UNICEF is responding to the Ebola crisis, click here.