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Uganda Faces Food Shortage Threats Due To Floods

Wall Street Journal: Uganda Floods Destroy Crops “Floods sweeping across eastern Uganda have destroyed thousands of hectares of crops, aid officials said Tuesday, warning that tens of thousands of people in the East African nation could face a severe food shortage in the coming months…” (Bariyo, 9/16).

Editorial, Opinions Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S., Global Response To Ebola

An editorial piece and several opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the U.S. and global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA TODAY: Ebola speeds up, world stands still: Our view Editorial Board “As the Ebola outbreak has picked up speed — sickening nearly 4,800 people and killing half…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following blog posts address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development “Global Health Policy Blog”: “We Are Running Out of Time” — A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter written by…

News Outlets Discuss U.S. Efforts In Helping Contain West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on U.S. efforts to assist West African countries in containing the Ebola outbreak. Associated Press: U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough? “The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train…

U.S. To Train Liberian Armed Forces To Assist Ebola Isolation Operations

Reuters: U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis “The United States said on Friday it would train Liberia’s security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle an Ebola epidemic ravaging the West African nation, after a boy was killed when soldiers opened fire on a…

Ban Welcomes Boost In Ebola Response, Urges Greater Support To Affected Countries

U.N. News Centre: Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the…

Additional Assistance Announced For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on several announcements of additional international assistance for the West African Ebola outbreak. Reuters: AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde “The African Development Bank (AfDB) told West African countries hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic they were willing to give…