We at Bread and Water for Africa® are thankful that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to waning. We are hopeful that remains the case.
But, we also are saddened by the deaths of more than 9,000 children, women and men in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, who have perished during the past year due to the deadly virus, and the tens of thousands more whose lives have been devastated by the loss of loved ones – even entire families.
Despite the good news that the number of newly-contracted cases is on the decline, that doesn’t mean it’s over. In fact, dozens of West Africans are still being infected with Ebola in those three countries every week.
Tragically, even those not affected by the disease are suffering the consequences as food production and importation has dropped off significantly in Sierra Leone, where our partner organization Faith Healing Development Organization is located, leaving otherwise healthy residents of the country on the verge of starvation.
Hundreds of thousands of people are going hungry because of Ebola’s effects on farming, and relief agencies working there predict that the number will double in a few short months.
We are asking that you will continue your generous support to Bread and Water for Africa® as we continue our fight alongside FHDO, which operates numerous life-saving clinics in the desperately poor country, to ease the suffering of those for whom each day is a struggle to survive.
We are proud of role in helping to win the battle, but we need your help to defeat the Ebola virus and win the war.