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IMF Approves $130M For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval to fast-track $130 million in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa
“The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in the worst-hit countries in West Africa…” (9/26).

Agence France-Presse: IMF unblocks cash as desperate West Africa awaits Ebola aid
“The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in West Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash…” (Dosso, 9/27).

The Hill: IMF offers $130M to fight Ebola in West Africa
“…IMF’s executive board approved about $48 million for Liberia, $41 million for Guinea, and $40 million for Sierra Leone — three countries hit hard by the deadly disease…” (Shabad, 9/26).

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