Chinese envoy pledges 5 mln USD in post-Ebola recovery

At a conference on Ebola at the UN, international donors pledged 3.4 billion U.S. dollars to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to stamp out the epidemic and get back on their feet.

The new funding will be used to support health care systems, schools, agriculture and government services.

A Chinese envoy says the international community should continue to stand united to help the three countries combat Ebola and recover.

“In order to support the UN in continuing to play a leading and coordinating role in the recovery process of the affected areas, the Chinese government will make an additional donation of 5 million U.S. dollars to the UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund.”

UN officials say the latest pledges would bring the total amount of funds to help the three countries rebuild after the killer epidemic to $5.18 billion.

The latest Ebola crisis emerged in March 2014, causing the death of more than 11,200 people in West Africa.

In recent months, Ebola cases have been reduced considerably. Around 30 people are still being infected every week.

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