U.K. Umbrella Aid Group Launches Unprecedented Funding Appeal For Ebola

News outlets report that Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight Ebola, making this the first time the group has sought to raise money in response to a disease outbreak.

The Guardian: Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help
“The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an unprecedented appeal for help from the public to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa, warning that a medical emergency is turning into a humanitarian catastrophe…” (Boseley, 10/28).

Reuters: U.K. charities group launches appeal for Ebola, first for a disease
“Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa on Wednesday, the first time the charities group has sought to raise money in response to a disease…” (Young, 10/29).

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