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70 tonnes of UNICEF medical supplies and equipment arrive


UNICEF delivered 70 metric tonnes of supplies to Guinea on Tuesday to help the country combat Ebola, according to the organisation’s regional director for West and Central Africa.
Manuel Fontaine, speaking at Conakry airport in Guinea’s capital, said the supplies included protective equipment for health staff, basic drugs, nutrition, water and sanitation supplies.
The World Bank provided a grant to enable UNICEF to deliver the the supplies.
Fontaine said that UNICEF had delivered 600 metric tonnes of supplies to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries hit-hardest by the Ebola outbreak – over the past two weeks.
The European Commission on Tuesday pledged 1 (m) million euros (1.26 (m) million US dollars) of funding to UNICEF to enable the organisation to transport more aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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