Tragically, the Ebola crisis is devastating countries in West Africa and the human toll and suffering is on an unprecedented scale. In Sierra Leone alone, where our partner of more than 15 years, Faith Healing Development Organization (FHDO), is located, close to 8,000 people are now infected with the virus and nearly 1,800 have perished and, sadly, the numbers only continue to rise.
Through the compassion and generosity of our supporters, we have been able to help keep FHDO’s four health clinics fully operational, focusing solely on Ebola-related cases with shipments of medicines and medical supplies in incredible short supply. In addition, 700 Tyvek personal protection kits have been shipped for the FHDO healthcare workers putting their own lives on the line as they save others.
As the disease continues to spread, food prices are skyrocketing and those without the virus are facing starvation. Emergency funding has been allocated to assist FHDO to purchase food staples, fuel for cooking, and personal hygiene products. With your help, we can save many more lives, work to prevent the spread of the virus and ease the suffering for those able to survive.