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Ebola UN trust gets just $100,000 of $1 bn needed, Colombia only donor in a month

Oct 17, 2014    

By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton/ReutersUnited Nations/Washington A United Nations trust fund seeking nearly $1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up.The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Sept. 16 that $988 million is needed to tackle the deadly hemorrhagic fever over the next six months. Since then $365 million has been committed to stop Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have been hit hardest by the epidemic.Nearl...

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