Japan donates $18 million to fight Ebola

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Aircraft arrives in Ghana to help deliver UN supplies for emergency Ebola response. UN Photo/UNMEER

The Government of Japan has been thanked by the United Nations for donating $18 million to the fight against the Ebola disease in three West African countries.

It brings Japanese contributions to $40 million, the amount pledged by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at the UN in September.

Stephanie Dujarric is the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General in New York.

"Today we want to express our sincere thanks to the Government of Japan for their latest contribution to international effort against the Ebola virus. The Government of Japan announced that it will be providing $4.02 million each to the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. That money is to go toward the purchase of medical and epidemic prevention equipment." (24")

Almost $6 million is being provided to support activities of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, known as UNMEER.

The United Nations is encouraging other governments who may not have yet contributed to the efforts against Ebola to do so.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations

Duration: 1’07″

 

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