EU to Increase Ebola Aid to West Africa to $1 Billion

October 24, 2014 10:17 AM

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The European Union increased its aid pledge to fight Ebola in West Africa to 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) as Mali became the sixth country in the region to report a case of the deadly disease.

EU President Herman Van Rompuy announced the boost in financial help today after the 28-nation bloc’s leaders held what he called an “intense discussion” about Europe’s response to the outbreak at a meeting yesterday in Brussels. The leaders named an Ebola coordinator for the EU, picking Christos St...

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