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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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World Food Programme 'scaling up' Liberia's Ebola crisis

Two food trucks with provisions for thousands of families stuck went into quarantine areas as the country battles to control an Ebola epidemic that has so far claimed over 1,200 people in the region.

As part of the increased international response, the World Food Programme is stepping up emergency food deliveries to the quarantined areas, which include severely affected regions such as Bomi and Foya in Liberia.

Etienne Christopher Saint-Jean, the WFP national logistics officer, said: "The operation had been quite intense, and we intend to scale up when the need arises."

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