[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana has provided US$50,000 in response to the United Nations (UN) World Health Organisation’s (WHO) appeal to combat the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed the lives of over 4000 persons.
According to Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues -Birkett, the country was one of 130 co-sponsors of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2177 (2014), and one of 50 plus states that intervened in the meeting on September 18th, 2014.
“The UNSC stressed the crucial and immediate need for a coordinated international response to the Ebola outbreak and called on Member States to provide urgent resources and assistance to support the affected countries in intensifying preventive and response activities,” Rodrigues –Birkett said in a Facebook post.
In his address to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency President Ramotar said “we currently face a stark reminder of how fragile global welfare is in the face of singular threats such as the Ebola epidemic. Make no mistake; this is a global problem that requires an immediate global response many times over what is currently being done.”
Rodrigues -Birkett said “in our growing tradition of responding to humanitarian and special causes and in demonstrating our solidarity with the people of West Africa, the Government of Guyana will make a modest financial contribution of fifty thousand dollars (US$50,000) in response to the international appeal for aid, even as we work to prepare our own country to fight this dreaded disease.”