Video: Red Cross Volunteers Combat Ebola in West Africa

As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history continues to devastate West Africa, the American Red Cross is supporting the ongoing relief efforts of the global Red Cross network with both financial and technical assistance. More than 5,300 volunteers from Red Cross societies in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are leading disease prevention education efforts, providing emotional support, assisting in the burial of the dead, bringing food to communities on lockdown among other lifesaving activities. In September the Red Cross opened its first Ebola treatment center in Kenema Sierra Leone, to relieve pressure on the local government hospital. The clinic has already released its first patients from the 60 bed treatment center.