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Diplomat Artist Buzz on UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom on his visit to Liberia & young people he met: “Everyone I met was determined to beat Ebola so that they can resume their normal lives.”

Music Unites the World for a Very Important Cause
Nicole Duque, ‪#‎StudentDiplomat‬ at Montclair State University writes about the healing power of music. This year Band Aid 30, composed of a few legends & modern stars such as Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, One Direction, Rita Ora & others, came together to raise funds for the Ebola crisis. Original lyrics of “Do They Know It’s Christmas Time”, were tailored to the outbreak to create an emphasis on the outcry for help.

Today $25 Million from Facebook’s Zuckerberg & his MD wife have been pledged to defeat ebola. But it is only with the support of the local population can Sierra Leone & the wider region of West Africa quash this economic & health crisis.

British actor Idris Elba – whose family is from Sierra Leone – spoke of his commitment to galvanize support for the response & commended health workers who are daily risking their lives on the ground, but said “We need more, we need more people.”

Blog Report: TRACKING THE EBOLA OUTBREAK, By Ambassador Mo
Uganda is site of an Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak officially confirmed this weekend-20 cases, including 14 deaths have been reported since beginning of July. The UN & relevant organs in particular WHO (World Health Organization) are helping in response with Ugandan Government. Necessary supplies & logistics required for supportive management of patients are being mobilized. –More–