UFO Members raise $2360 towards Doctors without Borders work in response to the Ebola outbreak
24th March 2015
Doctors without Borders is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared in March 2014 in Guinea, it has claimed more than 8,200 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
MSF, in partnership with the Ministries of Health, has provided care to nearly 5000 Ebola patients - almost 25% of all declared cases. MSF have 325 international and 3800 national staff working on the ground, run 8 Ebola Treatment Centres and are in clinical trials of experimental treatments.
Unfortunately, due to the Ebola outbreak, our friends from Soguifret in Guinea and Destiny Shipping Agencies in Sierra Leone were unable to attend our recent meeting. On behalf of all at UFO, we hope that the spread of the virus is stopped and that your countries recover from its devastating effects.
Please click here to read the acknowledgement letter from MSF.
UFO Members have raised over US $23,000 for the many charities and projects over the years. Please click here to read more.