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Liberian President Appeals To World To Step Up Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appeal to the international community to step up efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: Liberian president asks ‘world’ to pitch in to fight Ebola
“Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world’s nations to pitch in to the fight against Ebola, saying the ‘time for talking or theorizing is over’…” (10/18).

Al Jazeera: West Africa ‘could lose an entire generation’
“Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has brought her country to ‘a standstill’ and that West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to the disease…” (10/20).

Associated Press: Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola
“…Appealing for more international help, Sirleaf described the devastating effects of Ebola in a ‘Letter to the World’ that was broadcast Sunday by the BBC…” (10/20).

Reuters: Liberian leader say Ebola risks ‘lost generation,’ urges action
“…Johnson Sirleaf said the international reaction to the outbreak, detected in March deep in the forests of southern Guinea, was initially ‘inconsistent and lacking in clear direction or urgency’…” (10/19).

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