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World Bank Pledges $200M To Combat Ebola; African Development Bank Promises Emergency Funding

News outlets report on the World Bank’s pledge of $200 million and the African Development Bank’s promise of emergency funding to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Financial Times: World Bank pledges $200m to fight Ebola
“The World Bank pledged up to $200m in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola virus in West Africa, as the death toll in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea mounts. … The African Development Bank has also promised emergency funding, with a package of about $60m…” (Blas, 8/4).

Reuters: World Bank announces up to $200 mln in assistance for Ebola epidemic
“The World Bank on Monday announced up to $200 million in emergency assistance to help Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa. The funding will also help those countries improve their public health systems and cope with the epidemic’s economic impact, the Washington-based lender said in a statement…” (Yukhananov, 8/5).

Reuters: Development banks, U.S. increase support for Ebola-hit countries
“International development banks on Monday committed $260 million in emergency loans for three West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus as nearly 50 African leaders gathered in Washington for a U.S.-hosted summit focusing on the region…” (Wroughton, 8/4)

Agence France-Presse: World Bank pledges $200 million to fight Ebola
“The World Bank said Monday that it would provide up to $200 million to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to help the West African nations contain a deadly Ebola outbreak…” (8/4).

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