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Oct 17, 2014
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Oct 17, 2014

Ebola upsets, puzzles children in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Children in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are deeply distressed and puzzled by the Ebola outbreak that has produced 3,700 orphans, closed schools for millions and seen sports discouraged to avoid contact, a U.N. official said on Friday.

Sarah Crowe, crisis communications chief for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), returned to New York last week after spending more than a month in Liberia where she said the hemorrhagic fever has “hijacked every aspect of life.”

Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014

U.N. Ebola trust fund gets $100,000, almost $1 billion needed

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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.

Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014

Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, N.Z., Spain win U.N. Council seats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015.

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Venezuela with 181 votes, Malaysia with 187 votes, Angola with 190 votes.

Oct 16, 2014

U.N.’s $1 billion Ebola fund gets just $100,000 so far

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – A United
Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West
Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month
after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the
most urgent needs on the ground.

As of Thursday, just $100,000 was paid into the fund by
Colombia, although $365 million had been committed. Much of the
pledged amount was donated directly to U.N. agencies and
nonprofits working on the ground in the three worst affected
countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to U.N.
records.

    • About Michelle

      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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