US Military Dispatches Talk of Hunger, Distrust and Corruption in Disease Hit Nations

October 26, 2014 6:04 AM

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US Military Dispatches Talk of Hunger, Distrust and Corruption in Disease Hit Nations

A thriving black market in blood, poor food supply, civil unrest, distrust of national governments, poverty and corruption are among the concerns cited in US military dispatches from Ebola-hit West Africa over the past few weeks.

Reviewing six weeks of summaries of the crisis by officers assigned to Operation United Assistance, the Pentagon's aid programme, NBC News paints a grim picture of the situation in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, where Ebola is nowhere near being controlled.

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