Disasters Emergency Crisis: Ebola

Disasters Emergency Committee: Ebola Crisis Appeal

The explosive spread of Ebola in West Africa is not just killing the infected but ripping apart health services, devastating communities, and destroying people’s ability to support themselves.

As of early December, nearly 7,000 people had died in West Africs and over 16,000 had been infected by the Ebola virus. The outbreak is not only a health crisis, but also a humanitarian crisis with global dimensions.

Already fragile health services are not able to contain this outbreak, with a severe lack of trained health workers and vital equipment, as well as a dangerous lack of knowledge within communities about how to prevent the spread of the disease. If the Ebola outbreak continues to grow unabated, the global famine warning system predicts West Africa could experience a major food crisis by January. 
DEC member agencies and their partners are 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.

To read more about the DEC's efforts to help stop the spread the of Ebola, click here.