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U.N. Estimates $1B Needed To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on the U.N. announcement that an estimated $1 billion is needed to sufficiently address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: Billion dollar Ebola fight seen as U.S. pledges 3,000 troops
“Nearly one billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, while Washington pledged 3,000 troops to try to ‘turn the tide’ of the epidemic…” (Larson, 9/17).

BBC News: Ebola outbreak: U.N. calls for $1bn to fight virus
“More than $1 billion (£618 million) is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is a health crisis ‘unparalleled in modern times,’ U.N. officials say…” (9/16).

The Hill: WHO warns Ebola response to cost $1B
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that it will cost a minimum of $1 billion to limit the Ebola epidemic to ‘tens of thousands’ of cases. The comment underscores the gravity of the growing outbreak, which officials called ‘unparalleled in modern times’…” (Viebeck, 9/16).

New York Times: Need for $1 Billion to Fight Ebola
“The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa risks ballooning into a humanitarian catastrophe without a major surge in international efforts to contain it, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday, estimating the cost of this effort at $1 billion…” (Cumming-Bruce, 9/16).

Reuters: Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says
“The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the ‘tens of thousands’ of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday…” (9/16).

U.N. News Centre: U.N.: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak
“The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: ‘Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially’…”(9/16).

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