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U.N. Warns Funding For Ebola Response ‘Lagging’

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that funding to address the Ebola epidemic is “lagging.”

The Hill: U.N. warns anti-Ebola funds ‘lagging’
“Only one-quarter of the nearly $1 billion pledged to fight Ebola has been handed out, the United Nations said Friday. The affected countries in Africa have received $256 million in humanitarian aid out of the $988 million, according to a statement by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. … But public officials and aid workers have complained that the money has been slowly trickling into the affected areas, where many health workers continue to lack basic medical supplies…” (Ferris, 10/3).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola outbreak ‘running’ ahead of world’s response, U.N. warns as funding lags
“As the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the Ebola outbreak continued his visit to hard-hit countries in West Africa today, the world body’s humanitarian wing said funding for the international response is lagging, with only 26 percent of the $988 million needed having been received thus far…” (10/3).

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