West Africa: NGO says post-Ebola plan needed to avert ‘double disaster’

| February 2, 2015

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The three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola need a multi-million dollar plan to help their economies recover, according to the international NGO, Oxfam.

The World Bank says that nearly 180,000 people in Sierra Leone have lost their jobs since the outbreak of the epidemic, and as many as half of Liberian families lack a reliable income.

Mark Goldring is Oxfam’s chief executive. During a recent visit to Liberia, he said, “There can be no excuses for not helping to put these economies and lives back together.”

Mr. Goldring continued, “Failure to help these countries after surviving Ebola will condemn them to a double disaster.”

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