Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Hunger Program's Response to The Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and Presbyterian Hunger Program is working with local partners in Liberia and Sierra Leone through the West Africa Initiative (WAI) and also working with the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) on the immediate medical crisis as well as the secondary impacts on communities in the region. The response has focused on:

  • Raising awareness on the symptoms of Ebola and preventive methods,
  • Supplying essential protective gear and supplies to protect medical workers,
  • Completing construction of isolations centers,
  • Providing food assistance to isolated families and communities,
  • Improving food security and incomes of families by maintaining agricultural production at the community level.

PDA is monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources in the United States to determine an appropriate national response should a need arise.

Crisis-Specific Donation Web Address: 
Response Type: 
Food and Nutrition
Medical Assistance and Counseling
Long Term Recovery and Resilience