ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

The African Union Commission on Monday raised more than $53 million in support of Ebola response activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries at risk of importing the virus.

The fund was raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during a gathering — Africa Against Ebola: A Private Sector and Partners Forum.

The meeting aimed to provide material and financial support for the DRC battling against Ebola crisis and and its neighbors.

More than 2,000 Congolese died contracting the Ebola virus since August 2018 when the latest episode of outbreak had been announced, and more

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