Ebola has been a top story for several weeks in the international media as we have witnessed the worst outbreak of this deadly disease ever. As Ebola’s impact has grown and has even begun to touch Western nations, you may be wondering, “What exactly is Ebola, and why is it such a big deal?” Raj Kamul has posted an infographic on Visual.ly that answers that very question.

You may also be wondering what we’re working to respond to this crisis. Our local partner, The Association of Independent Churches of Africa (AICA) has mobilized to provide emergency assistance to targeted rural and urban communities. Critically, AICA is working to provide education and prevention measures to stop the spread of Ebola.

To learn more about how you can help AICA respond to this historic crisis, you can visit our donation page.