US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response

Health workers burn used protective gear at the Medecins Sans Frontieres center in Conakry on September 13, 2014The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak. Samantha Power said before arriving in Guinea that too many leaders were praising the efforts of countries like the United States and Britain to accelerate aid to the worst-affected nations, but were doing little themselves. After Guinea, Power will travel to Sierra Leone and Liberia — the three nations that account for the vast majority of the 4,922 deaths from the Ebola epidemic. More than 10,000 people have contracted the Ebola virus, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.

Share this article