India contributes 12.5 million to Ebola response

EbolaThe US with USD 113.8 million tops the list to the UN Ebola response. It is followed by the European Union (USD 55.5 million), Canada (USD 31.9 million), Netherlands (21 million) and India with USD 12.5 million.

Philip Hammond, Kerry lamented that many nations have contributed to this global effort to fight the deadly disease, at a joint news conference.

“The World Bank has put in 22%. The USA has put in 11 per cent. Private sector, 10% and India has contributed a little over 1%” he said.

He added that,” more countries can and must step forward in order to make their contributions felt”.

UN is falling short of USD 300 million.

Ebola is transmitted by close contact with the bodily fluids of a person who is showing symptoms like fever, aches, diarrhoea and vomiting.

The outbreak of Ebola has killed 3865 people out of which 8033 are infected, according to WHO’s count.

Medaram Jathara

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