NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.
French President Francois Hollande announced the deployment of a military hospital to the remote Forest Region of southeastern Guinea, where the outbreak was first detected in March.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The United Nations will
create a special mission to combat Ebola, deploying staff in the
worst-affected states – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – to
push a “rapid and massive mobilization” of people, material and
In a letter circulated to the U.N. Security Council on
Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will
appoint a special envoy to head the U.N. Mission for Ebola
Emergency Response (UNMEER), who will be based in the region.