At the United Nations Thursday, President Obama called on the international community to do more to stop the growing threat of Ebola. “This is more than a health crisis,” the President warned, “This is a growing threat to regional and global security.”
Two international aid organizations—Doctors Without Borders and the International Medical Corps are currently operating Ebola treatment centers inside Liberia—where the World Health Organization estimates 1,580 have already died from the virus.
You can learn more about their work, and how to donate, by visiting their websites:
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private, international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. All of its members agree to honor the following principles:
MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.
International Medical Corp
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.