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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 16 September 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General welcoming United States support in the global response to Ebola Virus Disease

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the United States Government to provide a range of measures to assist in the global response to Ebola Virus Disease. These include the building and staffing of Ebola Treatment Units, the provision of personnel with expertise in logistics, training, and engineering, as well as continued humanitarian assistance for community health care.

The Secretary-General calls on the international community to be as bold and courageous in its response as those who are on the frontlines fighting this disease. Ebola Virus Disease is not just a health crisis; it has grave humanitarian, economic and social consequences that could spread far beyond the affected countries. The Secretary-General and the United Nations are determined to accelerate action and meet this test of international cooperation and solidarity.

Statements on 16 September 2014