2014's Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest to date, and the first ever outbreak in West Africa. The epidemic in the region began in Guinea and then spread to the neighbouring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone. There were also outbreaks in Senegal, Nigeria, and Mali. Guinea is the only country, in West Africa or otherwise, where the virus persists.
The Red Cross Society of Guinea works to contribute to the reduction of Ebola-related morbidity and death. Operations focus on emergency response, recovery of health and care, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, food security and livelihoods, and developing Guinea’s Red Cross Society. Since the virus has persisted, operations also include long-term recovery planning to help manage the broader impacts of the outbreak.
The target for the appeal remains the entire population of Guinea, given that everyone is potentially at risk of contracting Ebola. Interventions will be particularly targeted at women and children, as well as people with disabilities.
Emergency food aid, Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase