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Ebola Financial Burden Grows

Besides the human cost, the Ebola epidemic is rapidly draining national budgets in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The U.N. Development Program said the crisis has caused a slowdown in tourism, mining and trade. The UNDP described the ebola outbreak as “one of the most complex developmental challenges in recent times…imposing a serious stress on the fiscal capacity of governments.” Its new report says expenses in the three worst-affected countries have risen by 30-percent – and that...

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