Ebola Nations Request Debt Cancellation and Billions in Aid

April 17, 2015 12:44 PM

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Ebola Nations Request Debt Cancellation and Billions in Aid

The countries in West Africa affected most by the Ebola outbreak are asking donors to cancel their debts and give them $5 billion to $6 billion in aid over two years.

“Our social services are ruined, our economies have halted, and we need a real Marshall Plan to take us out of the woods,” Ernest Bai Koroma, the president of Sierra Leone, told Reuters Thursday.

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