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Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help, MSF says

Liberia has had the largest number of deaths from the virus

Christopher Stokes of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the disease was still out of control. He said it was “ridiculous” that volunteers working for his charity were bearing the brunt of care in the worst-affected countries. The disease has killed about 4,500 people so far, mostly in West Africa. MSF …

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WHO: Ebola Cases Rising Faster Than the Ability to Contain Them

"Today there is not one single bed available for the treatment of an Ebola patient in the entire country of Liberia,” says head of WHO.

The number of new× Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on× Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 …

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South Sudan Nile ferry sinks with more than 200 dead

Many South Sudanese have been fleeing the conflict by boats across the Nile

More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said. He said women and children were among the victims in Sunday’s disaster. More than 350,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between …

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