India approves $12 mn assistance to UN to fight Ebola in Africa
India will contribute $10 mn to the UN Secretary-General’s Fund for Ebola, and an additional $2 mn is being allocated towards purchase of protective gear to tackle the virus, which has been declared a threat to international peace and security by the UNSC.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa earlier this year has worsened since, with a death toll of more than 2,000 persons. Certain areas in Sierra Leone have been quarantined to restrict the spread of the virus. The virus has caused widespread panic in the African continent withsome countries attempting to place restrictions on travel. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is being put in place to formulate an effective response mechanism.