Update: First US case of Ebola confirmed in Dallas.
Yesterday a survivor of the Liberian civil war told me, “At least in the war we had hope that if we got to a certain place we might find safety. Now, we have nowhere to run to . . . nowhere to hide from Ebola”. So it is with a heavy heart and spirit that we bring you these latest updates from Liberia:
One of our sponsored boys, Donnell,14; has developed Ebola.
Abraham, our main in country administrative liaison, had a daughter and 4 year old grand-daughter die in last few weeks. His grandson is in the hospital.
Updates from on ground partners state that many areas have no clinics, no supplies, bury dead on their own which spreads disease, many new orphans.
Pastor Daniel was told by resident doctor, “The fight against Ebola is being lost”.
The WHO now anticipates up to 1.4 million cases by the early part of next year without intervention.
The recorded deaths are far less than actual. There is no way to keep track.
People are dying from things other than Ebola for fear of going to clinics, lack of resources, and starvation.
Most people who worked before, now cannot. Imports such as rice are down, as ships fear to stop. Therefore, prices have soared.
You Can Provide Help & Hope:
CitiIMPACT has been granted clearance from the government to ship into Liberia. We have donated food and supplies. Each container is worth about $250,000. Shipping costs need to be raised at approx. $10,000 per container. As you can see your donation amount will be multiplied greatly.
CitiIMPACT’s CEO, JD Smith, has been asked by the Liberian President’s office to establish a comprehensive database for tracking cases and deaths related to Ebola. This is a huge, seemingly impossible task. Yet, we, with some key USA based partners skilled in IT, feel like we need to take this leap of faith. Please PRAY & PARTNER in this life saving, honoring, and memorializing mission.