Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the worst outbreak of Ebola since the disease was identified in 1976. The most urgent needs are to treat patients and to keep people in quarantine for 21 days.
IDEA is concerned that people could be avoiding detection by UN health authorities - because they don't know how they will eat if they are quarantined.
To stop this disease, IDEA program partners are providing medical supplies and quarrantine support - such as delivering food to quarantined villages.
Thanks to partners the Krio Descendants Union, the Northern Texas - Nortnern Louisiana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and MediSend International, two cargo containers of food and supplies have thus far been distributed in Sierra Leone.