China donates $6 million to help "reverse Ebola advance": WFP

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WFP food convoy delivers assistance across Sierra Leone to various districts (September 2014). Photo: WFP/Gon Myers

China has contributed $6 million to the UN Food agency's emergency operation in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

An estimated 1.3 million people have been impacted by the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The donation will allow WFP to purchase vital food supplies for more than 300,000 people for one month.

The agency and its partners are also supplying food to people under medical quarantine, patients receiving treatment, as well as their relatives and affected communities.

Denise Brown, WFP Regional Director for West Africa said the contribution comes at a very difficult time when the world needs to "reverse Ebola's advance".

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration:   47″

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