Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the contribution just before he left for a five-day tour to the United States where he will also address the General Assembly of the United Nations.
A Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said, “India to contribute 10 million US dollars to UN Secretary General’s Fund for Ebola. Additional 2 million US dollars for purchase of protective gear to tackle Ebola”.
About 2,200 people have been killed by ‘Ebola’ virus in several countries. West African nations are the worst affected.
The United Nations’ Security Council has termed the outbreak as a “threat to international peace and security”.