Guinea Red Cross welcomes Secretary General
The Guinea Red Cross welcomes the Secretary General of the IFRC.
Meeting local volunteers in Guinea
Some of the more than 1,500 local Red Cross volunteers mobilized in response to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Meeting to discuss Ebola outbreak
The Secretary General of the IFRC met with officials in Guinea and Sierra Leone to discuss efforts to stem the Ebola outbreak.
Secretary General addresses crowd
The Secretary General of the IFRC addresses the crowd of Red Cross volunteers.
Warm welcome in Guinea
Local Red Cross volunteers in Guinea take photos with the Secretary General of the IFRC.

These photos were taken in Sierra Leone and Guinea during a recent visit by Elhadj As Sy, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as Red Cross ramps up efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak.

His message: time is of the essence to halt the spread of the epidemic and local Red Cross volunteers can contribute significantly.

The National Red Cross Societies in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have mobilized more than 1,500 volunteers to respond to the Ebola outbreak with support from the IFRC.

Red Cross volunteers have been actively engaged in numerous activities at the community level such as social mobilization, dead body management and contact tracing. This latest update describes the four pillars of Red Cross intervention.

Volunteers work on tackling fears, ignorance and stigma through public education and awareness, with the aim of converting these negative elements into positive actions such as inclusion, solidarity and responsible practices.

Canadians can support Red Cross efforts by donating to the West Africa Ebola Fund.