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New surge of Ebola cases in West Africa: EU increases emergency funding

New surge of Ebola cases in West Africa: EU increases emergency funding
24/06/2014  - 

The European Commission is allocating an additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This brings the total of Commission aid to €1.9 million. 

“This is the worst outbreak ever of one of the deadliest diseases known to man. We cannot let down our guard - and we all have to step forward to help those who are courageously fighting the disease on the front line,” said Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.

The funding will enable three organisations to sustain and expand their actions: Médecins Sans Frontières for the clinical management of cases, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for community outreach and sensitization, and the World Health Organisation for the reinforcement of the countries’ health responses.