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. These three countries comprised the heart of the outbreak, having more than 11,000 deaths and over 28,000 cases between them. There were also smaller outbreaks in Senegal, Nigeria, and Mali.
The appeal supports the Guinea Red Cross Society to respond to the escalating Ebola outbreak by delivering assistance and support to some 11.1m people, with a focus on information and communication, education, awareness raising, and social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact management, case management (including management of dead bodies), psychosocial support, and regional preparedness and response.
This multilateral appeal supports 1,1 million people in Guinea.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase