The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the largest and most complex outbreak since the virus was first discovered. As of 19 November, 15,145 cases and 5,420 deaths had been reported worldwide, the vast majority of them in these same three countries; Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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|The DEC member charities are 13 lead UK aid charities working urgently to help stop the spread of the disease and providing support to those affected by the crisis.You can help stop the spread by donating NOW!|
|A DEC member, the Red Cross activities are focused on working with communities to ensure they understand how to protect themselves from the Ebola virus disease and how to prevent the virus from spreading.|
|The King’s College team of UK-based volunteer doctors and nurses are at the heart of the Ebola response in Sierra Leone and playing a critical role in the UK Government’s response, collaborating closely with the British Military, Government of Sierra Leone and NGO partners.|
|A DEC member, Oxfam is helping to ensure people in Sierra Leone and Liberia get treatment, providing water for treatment and isolation centres, protective equipment and hygiene kits. But urgently need your help to reach more people including setting up prevention programs in Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau.|
|A DEC member, Plan UK are working to stop the spread of Ebola in the worst affected countries of Guines, Liberia and Sierra Leone through prevention and awareness-raising.They’re also helping children who have been orphaned as a result of Ebola.|
|Street Child has been responding to Ebola since the first cases appeared in Spring 2014 but as the impact of the disaster, and scale of unmet need, has been starker, the charity has started radically scaling its response and is seeking donor support to further increase its efforts for the most vulnerable.You can find out more about the work Street Child do in one of our recent blogs Street Child Ebola Crisis Appeal.|