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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on announcement of support for Ebola prevention and treatment by the US Government

NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 - “This is great news for the millions of people in West Africa, particularly Liberia, threatened by Ebola. A rapidly escalating emergency like this requires a massive, urgent and global response.

"We at UNICEF particularly welcome the focus of the American effort on a community care campaign – to reach every community in Liberia – as well as desperately needed larger Ebola treatment units.

"We look forward to joining our efforts at this critical moment.”

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Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, mobile: +1 917-209-1804, nmekki@unicef.org




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