FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE— ADRA Sierra Leone is managing a decontamination center and deploying teams to the homes of Ebola victims to decontaminate exposed surfaces and prevent further spread of the virus.
ADRA Sierra Leone has decontaminated more than 988 homes since November 2014.
by Staff, ADRA International
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – ADRA Liberia is distributing 800 Christmas Packs to Ebola survivors and their families in five counties in Liberia, including Margibi and Montserrado, the two hardest hit by the virus.
The Christmas Packs—also called solidarity kits—contain disinfectant, laundry and bath soap, one set of bedding, basic clothing, a mattress and pillow and cooking pots. The packs also have food for approximately two months including beans, rice, canned fish, powdered milk, cooking oil and sugar.
SILVER SPRING, MD—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA) emergency response team (ERT) is on high alert and has prepositioned resources as Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby approaches the Philippines.
While the Typhoon has lost some strength and was downgraded from Super Typhoon to Typhoon, it seems to be regaining strength. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the storm has maximum sustained winds of 195 kph [121 mph] near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph [143 mph].
An average of 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). With this number, the United Nations declared the country as one of the most disaster-prone in the world.
Continuing its fight against Ebola, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has begun a new project to provide emergency supplies and preventative education to 87,000 people and 8 health centres in Liberia.
Since July the disease has spread from three to all 15 Liberian counties, with more than half of the 5,160 Ebola victims coming from the hard hit country.