Ebola seriously threatens Liberia's national existence: minister


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Liberia’s national existence is “seriously threatened” by the deadly Ebola virus that is “spreading like wild fire and devouring everything in its path,” the country’s national defense minister told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

Liberia is worst hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic and will likely see thousands of new cases in coming weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. More than 1,000 people have already died in Liberia.

“Liberia is facing a serious threat to its national existence. The deadly Ebola virus has caused a disruption of the normal functioning of our State,” said Liberian Minister of National Defense Brownie Samukai.

“It is now spreading like wild fire, devouring everything in its path. The already weak health infrastructure of the country has been overwhelmed,” he told the 15-member council, adding that the initial international response was “less than robust.”



This is horrifying. I can’t begin to imagine the suffering ebola is causing. We should all be praying especially for those directly involved in this misery.


The UN will act as soon as the disease hits Paris.


Even the UN can’t do anything meaningful if the virus keeps mutating the way it is.
And if it mutates to be an airborne illness then every person is subject to the onslaught.


This is something a lot of the first world countries should get involved and gelp. Becuase if we dont stop it, it will spread and get bad quick.


The Gates Foundation just pledged $50 million to help tackle the problem.


While ebola currently remains endemic in Africa, we should all be concerned about the suffering and massive loss of life.

And who knows when/if this virus will mutate and be airborne?


That’s a nice gesture by them. I hope others follow the same example.


Yes, others have given millions of dollars. All that money is only a gesture. There is not enough real human response to give much needed one on one care for those currently suffering.


Unfortunate but true. These men and women who are going there to help, these people who are there are helping are seen in the best eye’s by God.


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