Ebola: EU helps deliver aid to Sierra Leone
EU News 399/2014
Brussels, 6 October 2014
Medical equipment provided by the United Kingdom was ferried into Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa this weekend. The cargo included two ambulances, equipment for the construction and operation of a 92-bed treatment facility and four other vehicles.
The UK is the latest Member State to contribute vital assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM). Previously, Austria, France and Belgium have made use of the EUCPM to deliver sanitation products, medical isolation equipment and experts to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in support of the international community's ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic.
Further assistance, including nutritional supplies, will be ferried from Europe to West Africa in the coming days as part of the coordinated EU response.
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