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International Donors Pledge $3.4B For Ebola Recovery In West Africa

Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery
“International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery…” (Landry, 7/10).

Reuters: Pledges of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made at United Nations
“…The United Nations had said that $3.2 billion was needed to support the three states’ national recovery plans for the next two years. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had said $4 billion was needed to cover a separate sub-regional plan…” (Nichols, 7/10).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and regional leaders launch effort to put Ebola-affected West Africa on path to recovery
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] focused world attention on the ‘final stretch’ of the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 people, saying: ‘let us collectively take a deep breath and resolve to finish the job’ and put the most affected countries on the path of recovery…” (7/10).