Ebola response

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  • Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

West Africa's Ebola outbreak killed thousands of people, devastated communities and wreaked havoc on local economies.

Liberia, where Mercy Corps has worked since 2002, was one of the hardest-hit countries. And while the World Health Organization initially declared Liberia Ebola-free in May 2015, small flare-ups of the virus have continued to occur. Continued vigilance will be needed to stop its spread once and for all.

During the height of the outbreak, we led a public health education campaign that equipped 2 million people with the information they need to protect themselves against the virus. Today, we're working to support people who are still recovering from the disastrous economic impacts of the outbreak, including earning and eating less.

We're distributing emergency food and cash assistance so vulnerable families can buy supplies at their local markets. We've also provided seeds and tools to help farmers restart their livelihoods, and we continue to work with community health organizations to bolster preparedness against future outbreaks.

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