Save the Children's Response to Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

To date, we have reached over 250,600 people directly through prevention and response efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Some highlights of our response in these countries include: 

  • Training teachers, health workers, nurses, parents and local organizations on prevention measures.
  • Aiming to help children access alternative basic care and treatment in light of the closures of many primary health facilities in the country.
  • Distributing protective kits in schools, including soap, cleaning brushes, gloves, water mugs, washbasins, waste bins and chlorine.
  • Procuring and supplying food, clothing, hygiene supplies and toys for children and introducing formula feeding for infants whose mothers test positive for Ebola.
  • Broadcasting messages on the radio and printing posters/flyers informing people on how they can protect themselves against the virus and how they can halt its spread.
  • Distributing essential medical equipment to health centers including gloves, IV fluids, soaps, buckets, rehydration treatments, drugs and antibiotics.
  • Providing psychosocial support to help survivors. 
  • Supporting child welfare to work with children, especially in communities with high deaths to ensure that no unaccompanied child is left behind.
  • Rolling out child protection/family tracing and reunification training.


Crisis-Specific Donation Web Address: 
Response Type: 
Water and Sanitation
Medical Assistance and Counseling