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Report on the Ebola crisis in Liberia

As the Ebola outbreak rages across West Africa, our teams are working tirelessly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria to stop the spread of this deadly disease. Watch this video to learn more about the situation on the ground in Liberia and why we need your help to do more.

Ebola: Facts by country

Sierra Leone

Total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases: 1,509    Deaths: 445

What we’re doing

  • Going door-to-door informing people how to protect themselves.
  • Translating information leaflets into local languages so people learn how the virus works.
  • Broadcasting safety messages to communities using loudspeakers and radio messages.
  • Creating awareness-raising performances and songs to ensure people remember how to keep safe.
  • Providing food and oil to affected families.
  • Giving medical and sanitation supplies to under-funded medical centres.
  • Providing protective gear to health workers.

Liberia

Total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases: 2.407    Deaths: 1,296

What we’re doing

  • Broadcasting safety messages via radio stations and in public areas.
  • Training local volunteers to lead awareness raising campaigns in their communities.
  • Providing food and oil for people in quarantine.
  • Giving medical and sanitation supplies to under-funded medical centres.
  • Providing protective gear to health workers.

Nigeria

Total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases: 19      Deaths: 7

What we’re doing

  • Translating awareness and preventive messages into local languages.
  • Developing outreach programmes to inform people of how to avoid the virus.

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