Ebola: Donors Pledge $3.4 billion to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Donors have pledged a total of $3.4 billion to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from Ebola outbreak that weakened their economies and health care system.

This announcement was made at the United Nations on Friday. The Donation exceeded the $3.2 billion the three countries said they needed for the next two years for projects to help revitalise the economy.

The donors include the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union and the United States.

During the UN Meeting, Sierra Leonean President, Ernest Bai Koroma said “Humanity sometimes displays short attention spans and wants to move to other issues because the threat from Ebola seems over.

“The threat is never over until we rebuild the health sector Ebola demolished, until we rebuild the livelihoods in agriculture it compromised, until we shore up government revenues it dried up, and until we breathe life into the private sector it has suffocated.”

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