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U.N. announces 'unprecedented' action, launches Ebola crisis mission
U.N. announces 'unprecedented' action, launches Ebola crisis mission

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday on an urgent resolution calling for nations to provide immediate assistance in the fight against Ebola, which WHO Director Margaret Chan called “likely the greatest peacetime challenge” the United Nations has ever faced. The resolution called on member nations to lift travel and border restrictions in the Ebola-affected region of West Africa, and to step up their response to the disease, which it said was a “threat to international peace and security.” The resolution was sponsored by 130 countries, the highest level of support for any security council resolution in the history of the U.N., according to U.S....

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