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Ireland provides 120,000 euros to fight Ebola

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Amidst the continuing spread of Ebola in West Africa, the Irish Government has announced an additional 120,000 euros in funding to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

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Ireland has expressed concern over the continued spread of the virus and called for continuing measures to help combat the disease. The additional €120,000 brings the total of direct funding provided by Ireland to €350,000.

The funding is being provided to Irish Aid partners, Goal and World Vision Ireland, who are developing community-based programmes to raise awareness of the disease and develop containment measures.

The Minister responsible for Ireland's development programme, Sean Sherlock, said: "I call on the international community to further support these efforts in a co-ordinated manner through the allocation of more human and financial resources to support these countries.

"The Embassy of Ireland in Freetown is continuing to monitor and report on the situation and is engaged in extensive co-ordination efforts with other governments and international partners, including the UN, EU and NGOs."

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