The Stop Hunger Now Ebola crisis response continues with a second shipment of meals in route to our in-country partners at New Harvest Ministries & Final Command Ministries in Sierra Leone. This container holds 285,120 meals & 50 boxes of medical aid supplied by MAP International.
“Since the outbreak, nearly 50% of the country has come to a standstill – to some extent cut off from the rest of the world,” reports Sama of New Harvest. “Markets have been shut down for 3 months…restricting movements of the poor & marginalized who are at the blunt of this outbreak. The Ebola epidemic has plagued communities with food prices rising and people getting hungrier and starving.”
Last month Stop Hunger Now shipped a container of meals and and donated medical personal protection equipment to Liberia as part of relief operations in response to the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The first container with more than 228,000 meals was shipped to the Salesians of Don Bosco, missionaries working in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana, who are committed to supporting the people in the region affected by the outbreak.
“Your labors of love are stopping hunger and saving lives,” says Sama.
Stop Hunger Now has committed to provide more than one million meals to Liberia and Sierra Leone. In addition to meals, Stop Hunger Now is organizing the shipment of other critical supplies such as first aid kits, medical gloves, face masks, hazmat kits, personal protection equipment.