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U.N. Economic Commission For Africa Recommends Debt Forgiveness For Ebola-Hit West African Nations

Associated Press: U.N. commission asks for Ebola debt forgiveness
“…The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said Monday that it is crucial that the current Ebola health crisis not be a catalyst for financial distress in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Carlos Lopes, a U.N. under secretary general and the executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, appealed in Ethiopia on Monday for loan forgiveness…” (12/15).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. forum urges debt relief for hard-hit countries, as search for faster diagnostics gets underway
“… ‘Educational systems, rising social stigma, unemployment, and decreased food security are some of the big issues that Ebola-affected countries must deal with,’ according to a study on the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on Africa released [Monday] by the Addis Ababa-based U.N. regional forum…” (12/15).

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