In October 2014, WCF announced the cocoa industry’s collective effort to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. With support from its members, WCF raised more than $800,000 which has since been donated to two non-governmental organizations: Caritas, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The Red Cross response to this outbreak is built around five pillars and relies on the dedicated work of international and local staff and, crucially, thousands of volunteers who are saving lives every day, helping to prevent the spread of the disease, comforting families, providing educational materials and dealing with the effects of the outbreak on the front lines.
More information about the IFRC’s Ebola response can be found at www.ifrcmedia.org/ebola/.
- IFRC Ebola Snapshot – December 12