A few months ago a deadly virus called Ebola began infecting and killing people in West Africa. Now this deadly disease has infected over 3000 victims and killed more than 1,500 innocent people, including: children, women, young men, and adults. The Ebola virus has a 64% fatality rate, and it is only getting worst. Children like the ones in the above picture are at risk of getting infected by the virus, and possibly losing their young lives to this deadly virus. Hands for Africa and other organizations are trying to contain this deadly virus by providing boots and protective gear to those who are not infected. You can help by becoming a monthly donor, or directly buying any of the products to help combat Ebola.
Joanne Lui from Doctors without Borders stated "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," Liu said at a U.N. forum on the outbreak. "Ebola treatment centers are reduced to places where people go to die alone, where little more than palliative care is offered." The people of the various West African countries are terrified and living in fear everyday. Schools have been cancelled, businesses have been shut down. Everyone is wondering when things will go back to normal. Parents do not know how to explain what is going on to their children. In some cases children have lost both parents to Ebola, and become isolated from society, due to the fear that they might have contracted the Ebola virus.
Ebola is not just a problem for the people in West Africa. Numerous Doctors from the United States, and other areas like Europe have been infected with this deadly virus. Many countries have donated to this cause, but more needs to be done, and many more countries need to get involved. Individuals like you and I need to do the best we can to help the innocent people of these countries. No child deserves to lose their lives without fully enjoying our beautiful earth.
For up to date news with Ebola click : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/ebola
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By: Oneill Taylor
Hands for Africa
Hands for Africa is a non-profit organization working to restore lost hope to those devastated by the civil war in Sierra Leone. We support amputee victims by developing and implementing self-reliance programs and providing the necessary aid for the advancement of these programs.