Tell world leaders to end Ebola!
Earlier this week, Save the Children launched a petition in collaboration with partners to call on world leaders to deliver the resources desperately needed for the international response on Ebola.
As 20 of the world’s biggest countries in terms of both economy and population, the members of the G20 are ideally placed to deliver the resources desperately needed for the international response on Ebola. According to the UN, if states have committed and deployed the required resources by the time of the G20 meeting in November the transmission rate will be on track to decline by the end of the year.
Ebola is tearing through West Africa, killing up to 70% of those infected and spreading fear through their communities. Children are in danger of catching the virus, or of losing their parents to it. Their long-term futures are also suffering from the knock on effects of prevention measures: schools are closed; vaccines can’t be administered because of the fear of infection.
We must act now to stop this epidemic spreading before it destroys the futures of an entire generation of West Africa’s children.
Join our call on leaders of the G20 to ensure all people, equipment and funding needed to halt the outbreak are in place by the 15th November:
"To the leaders of G20 countries:
With the deadly Ebola virus continuing to tear through West Africa, we urge you to swiftly ensure all the personnel, equipment and funding required to halt the outbreak, as outlined by the framework for a global response to the Ebola outbreak. By the time the G20 meets in Brisbane in mid-November the world must be firmly on track to defeat the virus.
We have a window of a few weeks to contain this epidemic. Please act immediately to prevent this epidemic from causing further suffering and devastating more lives across West Africa, and beyond. We call on all G20 members to show real commitment and leadership in the midst of this global crisis and act now."