Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urgesworld help on Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the
whole world has a stake in the fight against Ebola.
In a “letter to the world” broadcast on the BBC, she
said the disease “respects no borders”, and that
every country had to do all it could to help fight it.
President Johnson Sirleaf added that a generation of
Africans were at risk of “being lost to economic
catastrophe”.
The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,500
people across West Africa, including 2,200 in
Liberia.
International donations have so far fallen well short
of the amounts requested by UN agencies and aid
organisations.
In the worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia
and Sierra Leone – about 9,000 people have been
found to have the Ebola virus, which kills an
estimated 70% of those infected.

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