Via ReliefWeb, a report from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response: External Situation Report, 3 March 2015. Click through to download the PDF. The key points:
• EU holds Ebola conference today
• Overview of Needs and Requirements (ONR) funding gap- USD 1 billion
• Response partners support safe re-opening of schools in Liberia
Key Political and Economic Developments
The EU and key partners are holding a high-level international conference on Ebola on today. The main objective of the conference is to maintain global attention on the Ebola crisis, take stock of the current fight against Ebola, coordinate further action and discuss the recovery process.
While the meeting is not a pledging conference, it is also viewed as a critical staging meeting for international dialogue on post-Ebola recovery that precedes the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings and a UN Conference on Ebola to be held later this year, as well as the African Union conference on post-Ebola recovery scheduled for July in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
That billion-dollar gap is almost as alarming as Ebola itself, and if it isn't filled, we are certain to see Ebola II, III, et seq.