UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far

October 16, 2014 5:33 PM

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UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far

United Nations: A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground.

As of Thursday, $365 million had been committed by at least 28 countries, the African Union, the European Union, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and several foundations and corporations, according to UN records.

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