EU announces €140m package in response to Ebola virus outbreak
EU News 369/2014
Brussels, 5 September 2014
The European Commission has today announced €140m of funding for the countries currently affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.
€38 million of the new package is specifically designed to help those governments bolster their health services (for example through reinforcing treatment centres or support for health workers), both during the crisis and in the recovery phase. It will also provide support in the areas of food security, water and sanitation, which are essential in terms of safeguarding the health of the population.
Source and additional information:
Ebola outbreak (C)EU, 2014 URL