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Help Children During Guinea’s Ebola Outbreak

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Community health workers care for a baby at one of ChildFund’s interim care centers during the 2015 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Ebola Cases on the Rise in Guinea

A new outbreak of Ebola – a deadly, extremely contagious disease that causes severe bleeding and organ failure – has appeared in the small country of Guinea, causing alarm across West Africa. Four people have already died, with four others being treated in an isolation center in attempts to contain the outbreak before it spreads. Children and families, who are already struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, are bracing for the worst.

When Ebola ravaged West Africa in 2014 and 2015, we were there to fight it, supporting health care workers on the front lines and setting up interim care centers for children whose parents had fallen ill or died. Right now, ChildFund is poised to respond to this emergency by raising awareness of the outbreak and distributing the hygiene supplies that are critically needed for children and families to protect themselves. Your gift will help ensure that if the outbreak spreads, we are ready to step in and support the most vulnerable children. Please donate today!