U.N., U.S. Ask for More Resources to Fight Ebola

November 6, 2014

President Barack Obama requested more than $6 billion in emergency funding from Congress Wednesday in order to expand the U.S. response to the Ebola virus in West Africa and at home...Tony Banbury, the head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) told the BBC the mission doesn’t yet have enough resources to defeat Ebola and more help is needed from the international community...On Thursday, philanthropist Paul Allen launched a new series of grants as part of his $100 million pledge to address the disease. The grants will provide millions more in funding for Ebola care and treatment, as well as the burgeoning humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the epidemic. The new sums include $1.9 million for Action Against Hunger to provide food to isolated patients.