Ebola Worst-hit countries to get 450 million Euros

According to the distribution, Sierra Leone will receive some 171 million euros, Liberia 121 million euros and Guinea 149 million euros and another 8 million euros will be given to all countries affected by Ebola.

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450 million euros has been pledged by the European Union to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone recover from Ebola.

The EU said it will formally make its pledge, amounting to around $500 million, at a UN conference in New York today(Friday) where the presidents of the three countries will seek a total of $3.2 billion for recovery efforts.

According to the distribution, Sierra Leone will receive some 171 million euros, Liberia 121 million euros and Guinea 149 million euros and another 8 million euros will be given to all countries affected by Ebola.

The commission said the EU money is earmarked for healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, education, sanitation, macro-economic stability and transport

In a statement, EU aid commissioner Christos Stylianides said "the emergency is not over until we are down to zero Ebola cases.”

He added that the body remains on high alert, especially with the new cases in Liberia.

Over 11,200 people have died in West Africa from the deadly Ebola outbreak, with a few new cases reported in Liberia last month after the country had been declared Ebola-free.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) reported that the leader's of Guinea, Sierre Leone and Liberia would be seeking $3.2 billion to “cover the most essential needs” for their health and education systems and the economy.

 

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