Ban Makes ‘International Rescue Call’ To Assist Ebola-Hit Nations; A.U. Leaders Meet

News outlets report on A.U. and U.N. efforts to address the West African Ebola outbreak.

Agence France-Presse: African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks
“African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa…” (Fortin, 9/8).

Reuters: U.N. to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in six to nine months
“The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday…” (Nichols, 9/5).

U.N. News Centre: Ban issues ‘international rescue call’ to halt Ebola epidemic
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] vowed to mobilize the United Nations in every possible way to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and issued an ‘international rescue call’ for a massive surge in assistance, warning that ‘the world can no longer afford to short-change global public health’…” (9/5).