1,400 SERIOUSLY AT-RISK EBOLA ORPHANS IN NEED OF URGENT SUPPORT
The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia cost over 4,000 lives and orphaned over 12,000 children. However, the crisis is not over yet. Street Child has identified 1,400 seriously at-risk Ebola orphans who are in urgent need of support.
Thanks to you, over the last 18 months, Street Child has provided 8,000 Ebola-impacted households with significant support, in the form of food packages, school fees and business grants and advice. Street Child has helped 20,000 Ebola orphans to go to school in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
THE MOST VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS ARE STRUGGLING TO FEED AND EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN
Households led by children or grandparents who have taken on the responsibility of bringing up a generation of Ebola orphans are struggling to feed and educate their newly extended families.
Street Child global CEO Tom Dannatt says: "While there has been welcome recovery for many Ebola-impacted families, and thousands of orphans have been helped by Street Child and others, some of the most at-risk orphans are still in acute conditions. We should celebrate that the Ebola epidemic is over but we must recognize that for the most complex and vulnerable cases, the crisis certainly isn’t."
In child-headed households, grandparent-headed households, and those where the numbers of children now run into double-figures, many families cannot afford basics like food and are struggling to survive. Street Child has recently identified 1,400 seriously at risk Ebola orphans who need significant extra support. With your help, we can ensure that these Ebola orphans are not forgotten.
To make an impact on these orphans' lives long term - getting them into a school, finding a family for them, and rehabilitation care - will cost $360 per child.
IT COSTS JUST $360 TO SUPPORT AN AT-RISK EBOLA ORPHAN
It costs $50 to cover school fees for a year
It costs $75 to provide emergency support and food
It costs $100 to give a family a business grant
It costs $150 to provide 12 months of social support and business advice.