Several U.N. Officials Comment On Ebola Response In West Africa
News outlets report on comments made by several U.N. officials about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the international response.
Agence France-Presse: U.N. encourages travel to ‘vibrant’ Ebola-hit West Africa
“The U.N.’s Ebola czar on Wednesday encouraged tourists to visit West Africa, saying Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were ‘vibrant and alive’ and that contact with infected people was largely avoidable…” (11/12).
Associated Press: U.N.’s Ban calls on Asia to step up Ebola fight
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Asian countries on Wednesday to step up their efforts in the global fight against Ebola…” (11/12).
Reuters: U.N. says sees no signs security in Liberia is worsening due to Ebola
“Despite the devastating Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the United Nations is not seeing signs of deteriorating security in the country and some public authorities are even showing strength after years of post-civil war rebuilding, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday…” (Nichols, 11/12).
U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. special envoy says combating stigma integral to overall crisis response
“The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, today made a passionate appeal to combat stigmatization surrounding the disease by calling for a global social media campaign to ‘express solidarity and to show we are anti-discrimination.’…” (11/12).