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U.N. Welcomes Additional Donations To Ebola Fund

News outlets report a U.N. Ebola fund has received more donations in recent days.

Associated Press: U.N. has praise as money starts to flow in for Ebola
“The United Nations secretary-general is welcoming the cash and promises from countries in response to last week’s news that a U.N. trust fund for Ebola had only $100,000 in the bank. A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday thanks Australia, which has deposited $8.7 million. It also thanks Colombia, which gave the original $100,000, and Venezuela for its signed commitment of $5 million…” (10/21).

Reuters: Pledges to U.N. fund to fight Ebola more than double to $50 million
“Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50 million, days after it was disclosed that only one $100,000 donation had been deposited…” (Nichols, 10/22).

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