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AUG 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WFP says it needs $70 mln to feed 1.3 mln people in Ebola quarantine

The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said. WFP's West Africa Director Denise Brown said the organisation was currently providing food for around 150,000 people in Ebola-striken nations but ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WFP says it needs $70 million to feed 1.3 million people in Ebola quarantine

The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said. WFP's West Africa Director Denise Brown said the organization was currently providing food for around 150,000 people in Ebola-striken nations but ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

The United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian presidency said in a statement on Friday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon had a telephone conversation on Friday evening with Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, who agreed to let international ...

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AUG 28, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. "More than 40 percent of the total number of cases have occurred within the past 21 days. However, most cases are concentrated in only a few localities," ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had told overseas ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on August 6, warning that extraordinary measures were needed ...

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