Operation USA's Response to The Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Operation USA helps communities alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid throughout the world. We offer material and financial assistance to community-based organizations that promote sustainable development, leadership and capacity building, income generating activities, education, health services, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people.

OpUSA will send a major shipment of Ebola relief supplies – containing more than 6,000 pounds of personal protective equipment, including 50,000 N-95 masks and 50,000 pairs of latex gloves, as well as hospital grade cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and disinfectants –  to West Africa this week (of Sept. 16). The Ministry of Health in Liberia has pre-cleared the shipment and will use the supplies to aid in treating those infected, isolating the outbreak and combating the further spread of the disease. OpUSA will then deploy further relief shipments as resources become available, and will also aid other local groups, including West African expatriate communities in the Southern California area, by coordinating the shipment of those groups’ relief supplies by sea and potentially as part of future airlifts.

Response Type: 
Early Recovery
Medical Assistance and Counseling
Protection