Three brothers stand outdoors at an Ebola treatment centre set up in Sierra Leone. The children have all survived Ebola and are waiting to go home.
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The Ebola outbreak in west Africa was one of the deadliest the world has ever seen. More than 10,000 people died in the outbreak and over 24,000 were infected in the three worst affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In response to the crisis, easyJet launched an on-board collection that raised over £206,000 including aid match funding for UNICEF from the UK Government. These funds supported UNICEF’s overall response which provided psychological care and support for more than 52,000 children, supplied over 500,000 Ebola protection suits, and distributed hygiene kits for almost 4 million schoolchildren.
To kick-start the appeal, easyJet also made a corporate donation of £20,000.