The UN is playing a significant role in helping the countries of West Africa respond to the Ebola crisis, by mobilizing the global community and by providing technical assistance, funding, supplies, and personnel. Following the lead of governments of Ebola-affected countries, the UN is partnering in its response with other governments, technical agencies, donors, and NGOs.
The Ebola Response Fund provides an avenue for individuals, corporations, foundations and civil society organizations to directly support the UN’s response. Contributions to the Fund will be channeled exclusively to UN entities working to halt the outbreak, principally to WHO to support its Ebola Response Roadmap. Over time, as both the outbreak dictates and UN partners advise, funds may be used to support other UN entities’ work to address Ebola.