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Western governments critcised over Ebola response

Health workers battling the outbreak of Ebola in Africa has warned the current response from Western countries is inadequate, and risks aggravating the crisis.

Mego Terziam, head of the French arm of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), accused the Western world of not caring because they were not directly affected.

He said the epidemic was getting worse each day and neither they, the World Health Organisation nor the governments of affected countries had the means to contain it.

Mego Terzian, head of Medecins sans Frontieres France, has called for Western governments to do more
Mego Terzian, head of Medecins sans Frontieres France, has called for Western governments to do more Credit: Reuters

He said Western governments' approach of encouraging local authorities to isolate the problem, close borders and stop air traffic, they were causing more harm than good.

I am extremely pessimistic if there is not a substantial international mobilisation.

Organisations like the WHO and MSF will be not capable to mobilise additional human resources, additional logistics in order to control the epidemic.

As long as Western countries are not infected, I have the impression there will not be a serious mobilisation.

There have been a lot of speeches and promises of financial support, but that's it.

– Mego Terziam, Medecins sans Frontieres

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Child missing in waters off Anglesey '12-year-old boy'

ITV News understands a child swept out to sea off the coast of Anglesey is a 12-year-old boy.

Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call earlier this afternoon, reporting that a number of people were stuck on rocks in the estuary.

Further information then suggested that two men had managed to make it back to shore, plus a young boy. However, another youngster was caught in the large waves and swept out to sea.

– Coastguard spokesperson
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Waters 'rough' and 'choppy' in search for missing boy

Crews searching for a child missing off the coast of Anglesey have described weather conditions as 'rough'.

Both lifeboat stations were requested by HM Coastguard to launch this afternoon after they received reports of two people, a man and a boy, who were swept out to sea off Aberffraw.

Trearddur Bay volunteers launched the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat within three minutes of the pagers sounding at 1pm this afternoon, with Porthdinllaen all-weather lifeboat launching shortly after to assist in the search.

Weather conditions are rough, with very choppy seas.

– RNLI statement

Read: Major search for child swept out to sea off Anglesey

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Child swept out to sea off Aberffraw in 'choppy' waters

The RNLI says the man and boy were were swept out to sea off Aberffraw, on the west coast of Anglesey.

The man was able to make his way back to shore, but the child is still missing.

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A major search has been launched after a man and boy were swept out to sea off Aberffraw, Anglesey.
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The search for the child is ongoing and involves two RNLI lifeboats, Coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter.

Read: Waters 'rough' and 'choppy' in search for missing boy

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Major search for child swept out to sea off Anglesey

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RNLI crews have launched a major search for a missing boy swept out to sea off the coast of Anglesey (file photo). Credit: Nicholas Leach

A major search operation is underway for a child missing in rough waters off the coast of Anglesey.

RNLI lifeboats from Porthdinllaen and Trearddur Bay launched just after one o'clock this afternoon after receiving reports of a man and a boy being swept out to sea off Aberffraw.

An RNLI spokesperson said the child, whose age is currently unconfirmed, is still missing in conditions described as rough with very choppy seas.

The man managed to make his way back to shore.

The search currently involves two RNLI lifeboats, coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter.

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