A mass outbreak of Ebola virus disease took place in Guinea in March of 2014, and soon spread to the West African countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone. As of February 3, 2015, it is estimated that more than 22,000 people have been infected and more than 8900 people died worldwide.
Oxfam needs a budget of 5.3 billion JPY to help 3.2 million people in need, but only 75% of it is funded.
Area of Ebola Outbreak
Spread of Ebola virusThe spread of Ebola virus disease to the West African countries has gradually reduced. In particular, the case of Ebola have dramatically declined in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Part of the treatment facilities for Ebola started to closing. However, it is predicted that the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease will take a long time.
Activities employed by Oxfam to dateOxfam is providing medical supplies such as masks and globes to prevent the infection to medical staff in Liberia and Sierra Leone. In the villages in these countries, Oxfam is installing water tanks for hand wash, distributing soaps, and operating campaigns to disperse the knowledge of Ebola by using the local radio broadcast.
Community health workers are volunteers who receive training facilitated by Oxfam. They are provided with training kits and t-shirts. They then go into communities and explain the realities of Ebola, what to do if a family member is displaying the symptoms and how to protect yourself. This messaging is vital to stopping the spread of Ebola, as there are sometimes misunderstandings of how it is spread.
How to donate
◆By credit card
Please go to the page below.
＊Please select "Ebola Crisis Appeal" from the list.
◆By bank/post office
Transfer to Japan Post Bank account
(Account Number: 00140-6-53804, Account Holder: Oxfam Japan,
please note "Ebola Crisis Appeal" in the remarks column).
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