The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are increasing efforts to stop transmission of Ebola in West Africa and prevent further international spread of the virus. The global business community has an important role to play to help achieve the following strategic objectives as part of the global response strategy: Stop the spread of Ebola; Treat the infected; Ensure essential services; Preserve stability; Prevent outbreaks in countries currently unaffected
BUSINESS ACTION PLEDGE View pledges
The UN Global Compact, in collaboration with EPSMG, other business associations, and UN partners, is circulating a Business Action Pledge with the goal of reaching every company with a footprint in Western Africa and increasing business contributions to Ebola response.
Relief specialists consider financial contributions to reputable aid agencies as the most valuable and effective form of response in humanitarian emergencies.
In Kind Donations & Direct Support
Businesses can also respond to priority needs which currently include: provision of medical equipment and personnel, infrastructure support, and telecommunications assistance.
Please also refer to the Global Ebola Response Business Engagement Guide.
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Donate cash via the UN Central Emergencies Response Fund
To speed up humanitarian relief efforts, the UN has set up a central humanitarian fund — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — collecting contributions to help ensure that funds are on-hand to allow the UN to save lives quickly. Donate now
You are welcome to propose other ways of providing support in response to this humanitarian crisis. To ensure your offer has the greatest chance of being utilised, it will be sent to a wider group of organisations that are active in the humanitarian relief operations, including UN agencies and charities / NGOs.Propose your idea