West Africa: Ebola Outbreak

West Africa: Ebola Outbreak

  • Overview

    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.

    Donate Funds Now

    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.

    For further enquiries please contact:
    emergencyresponse@unglobalcompact.org

    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

    Other Responses

    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

    UN Entities have highlighted the following needs relating to this disaster (organised by UN Cluster groupings).

    Ebola Response: Aviation management & support capacityGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: GeneratorsGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: IncineratorsGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: VehiclesGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Storage FacilitiesGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Information tracking, analysis and communications Global Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Mobile Radio and Public Information InfrastructureGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Medical evacuations - MEDEVACGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Funding Support for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Global Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Clinical supplies for Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) Global Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: ConstructionGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: TrainingGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: Health ResponseGlobal Compact Dec 21, 2016
    Telecom support and equipment needed: Connecting ebola patients and family members in Ebola Treatment UnitsUNMEER Dec 21, 2016
    Support the organization playing a leading role on the ground in West AfricaWFP Dec 21, 2016
    180 TVs required for Ebola Treatment UnitsUNMEER Dec 21, 2016
    Support UNDP Ebola response and early recoveryUNDP Dec 21, 2016