The Worst Ebola Virus Outbreak in history is spreading across Liberia.
This is one the deadliest virus' known to man with no cure and a mortality rate that is higher than 50% and even up to 90% in some outbreaks.
With most hospitals and health clinics closed many people with any type of disease have nowhere to go. Medication is getting scarce. Businesses are coming to a standstill. Schools are closed. With the borders shutting down food will become even harder to access. Areas in Liberia are under quarantine.
Hope for the Nations, a B.C. based international NGO, is one of the few organizations working on the front lines in Liberia, desperately trying to battle the spread of Ebola. HOPE is partnering with local health authorities to provide sanitization stations as well as medical supplies and food for those in desperate need of help. HOPE has centres in Ganta, Kpaytuo and Monrovia.
“We need help. The situation is getting worse by the hour. There have been more than 600 deaths in Liberia alone. Right now it is difficult to know how many have yet to be accounted for.” Karen Barkman, HOPE Director in Monrovia.
“We need more funding to help us care for our communities and our HOPE Families. Most of these families will be losing their incomes which will make it impossible for them to pay for the increase in the cost of their family’s needs." Ken McAllister, HOPE Area Director for Liberia
Funds Raised will be going towards:
Sanitization Materials. Clean pure water. Pharmacy Drugs for malaria, typhoid etc.Buying extra food for our Children's Homes. Buying extra food for the quarantined areas. Salaries for national HOPE workers.
Karen, Ken and HFTN staff in Canada and Liberia