UNICEF Global     TR
Leave your contact details to get regular news from UNICEF

Press Centre (9/2014)

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on announcement of support for Ebola prevention and treatment by the US Government

NEW YORK, 16, September, 2014- “This is great news for the millions of people in West Africa, particularly Liberia, threatened by Ebola. A rapidly escalating emergency like this requires a massive, urgent and global response.  “We at UNICEF particularly welcome the focus of the American effort on a community care campaign – to reach every community in Liberia – as well as desperately needed larger Ebola treatment units.
“We look forward to joining our efforts at this critical moment.”

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org
Download photos and video from Ebola-affected countries: http://uni.cf/1xZAb39
Follow us on Twitterand Facebook.

For further information please contact:
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, nmekki@unicef.org+ 1 917 209 1804
UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org