Help fight ebola

That is exactly what 1800 Red Cross volunteers are doing right now in West Africa.

They are going door-to-door to help their communities survive an Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 1400 lives and infected more than 2600 people in four countries.

The number of deaths is growing by the day and each death is entirely preventable.

Red Cross is educating millions of people to prevent further infections. Volunteers are helping their neighbours to bury their loved ones safely. Emergency hospitals are being set up in towns where clinics are overflowing with people sick from Ebola.

This is fast becoming more than a health emergency. Due to the health crisis, many communities are having difficulty accessing essential services, such as food and water.

We can all lend a hand to control this terrible virus. I ask all Australians please to consider donating to the Ebola Outbreak 2014 Appeal at


head of international program,

Australian Red Cross