American Jewish World Service's Response to The Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Through the AJWS Emergency Response Fund, we are supporting 10 Liberian organizations that are helping to replace panic with trust, contain the outbreak and save lives. These grassroots organizations know what their communities need most and are responding to the most urgent needs on the ground:

  • Distributing essential sanitation materials
  • Training and equipping volunteers and staff with safety equipment
  • Preventing the spread of infection by conducting door-to-door outreach and producing radio broadcasts to inform communities with high rates of illiteracy about how to stay healthy.
  • Working with local religious and spiritual leaders to educate their congregations about Ebola prevention and where to seek treatment in suspected cases of the disease.
Response Type: 
Education
Protection
Medical Assistance and Counseling