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Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola.

Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola
“Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on Wednesday to pray for the victims…” (9/24).

Reuters: Aid groups urge faster, grassroots Ebola response as world leaders meet
“…Aid agencies and nonprofit groups working on the Ebola frontlines in worst-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea said they urgently need world leaders at the [U.N. General Assembly] session to deliver on three fronts: more isolation centers, both for intensive medical care and for basic care in the communities; more health care workers; and more equipment, protective gear, disinfectant, and other supplies…” (Dawson, 9/23).

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