June 13, 2017: The Sierra Leone office of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency has partnered with US-based aid agency Cross International to provide relief to Ebola survivors in the country.
Two containers of goods worth a combined USD 80,000 were directed to Ebola survivors.
Sierra Leone’s capitol Freetown’s Concord Times reports that Ebola survivors in eight districts of Sierra Leone were being sent new clothing, fortified rice, soy blend and water.
ADRA Sierra Leone Director, David Kabia confirmed that some of the supplies had already reached the recipients.
In a May 23 press briefing he acknowledged John Bull of Catholic charity, CARITAS Sierra Leone for linking ADRA to Cross International.
Kabia asked the Ebola survivors receiving the donation not to sell the supplies once they received them.
A total of 1,192 Ebola survivors were targeted to receive the relief supplies.
The Ebola outbreak of 2014 and 2015 hit countries in West Africa especially hard. The BBC reports that the outbreak was the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.
According to the World Health Organization, in Sierra Leone alone, an estimated 3,955 deaths occured as a result of the 2014-2015 outbreak.
Cross International is a Christian worldwide relief and development organization aimed at bringing aid to the world’s poorest inhabitants.
It works with Christian ministry partners to increase the self-sufficiency of the poor.
ADRA is the global humanitarian agency of the Adventist Church. Through its network, ADRA works to provide relief and development in over 130 countries.
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