Responding to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Samaritan’s Purse is continuing the fight against Ebola in Liberia—and with your donations, we are also partnering to bring relief in neighboring Sierra Leone.
While the spread of the deadly Ebola virus appears to be slowing down in West Africa, the battle is not over.
According to recent reports from the World Health Organization, the weekly number of new Ebola cases between Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia—the three worst-hit nations—dipped below 100 for the first time since last June, but then climbed back up the next week to 124. Of those, Sierra Leone reported the majority at 80 new cases.
Together with our local, longtime Operation Christmas Child church partner, Samaritan’s Purse Canada is reaching out to more than 11,600 people in Sierra Leone in an effort to break the transmission of the deadly disease through physical, emotional, and spiritual support. Our activities include:
- Providing emergency food and non-food items to families affected by Ebola
- Supporting children orphaned by Ebola, as well as Ebola survivors
- Training pastors to provide Ebola-related spiritual and emotional counseling
- Educating the public about Ebola and distributing hygiene kits (including buckets, chlorine, and bars of soap)
Your prayers and financial gifts are already making a difference in the lives of thousands in Liberia. Please continue to pray and give generously as our work expands to those suffering in Sierra Leone.
Ways you can help
Please pray for Ebola survivors and those left behind by loved ones who died from Ebola—including hundreds of orphaned children. May they be able to say of the Lord, “You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe” (Psalm 61:3, NIV).
You can bless those who are suffering as a result of Ebola by donating to Samaritan’s Purse today. Please give generously. Donate Here