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02 Oct 2014 description

The West African Ebola epidemic is an international public health crisis, representing a threat to international peace and security. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on September 18th, “The gravity and scale of the situation now requires a level of international action unprecedented for an emergency.” As the international community begins to accelerate its response commensurate with the magnitude of the immense human suffering, additional actions – in both the immediate and longer term – are necessary.