IMF grants $100 million debt relief to Ebola-hit countries

February 5, 2015 4:21 PM

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IMF grants $100 million debt relief to Ebola-hit countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has granted Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone debt relief of about $100 million in total, the first time a global institution has provided such relief to the three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

The IMF, urging similar action from other international creditors to help the countries deal with the economic fallout of the deadly epidemic, additionally offered the nations $160 million in zero-interest loans, subject to board approval.

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