$100 million debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

Portrait of a woman posing in front of one of many Ebola awareness signs placed around the capital Conakry, Guinea. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

Three West African countries that have been worst affected by the deadly Ebola virus are to receive $100 million in debt relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Close to 9,000 people have died from the disease mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The pandemic has badly disrupted the economies of the three countries.

The IMF has become the first multilateral institution to provide debt relief through a new funding mechanism.

Bruce Edwards asked the IMF's Sean Nolan about the fund.

Duration: 4'17"

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