Street Child

Street Child Ebola Crisis Appeal

Street Child has been responding to Ebola since the first cases appeared in Spring 2014 but as the impact of the disaster, and scale of unmet need, has become starker, the charity started radically scaling its Ebola response in August 2014 and is seeking donor support to help further.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1128536)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Donations

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

There have already been thousands of cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two principal nations in which we work. The governments of both nations have declared a State of National Emergency and are working towards containing the spread the disease within what is already a low capacity and culturally complex environment; their efforts are increasingly in desperate need of support.

Solution

- We are supporting the day-to-day, essential human needs of households whose lives and livelihoods have been terribly affected: either by ebola itself; or by the effect of dramatic quarantine and other anti-Ebola measures and consequences. Typical support is through provisions as basic as dry rations and water. - Ebola is entering and progressing in vulnerable communities through lack of information and non-acceptance of the basic facts about the virus and how to protect oneself from it.