Dakar — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola is opening its headquarters in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the West African crisis.
The head of the mission, Anthony Banbury, and his team are expected to arrive Monday in Ghana's capital, Accra. The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, also known as UNMEER, will work to identify the biggest needs during this outbreak, especially in the three hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It will then ensure that aid — from medical supplies to health care workers — is being sent to fill those gaps.
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The Ebola outbreak has spiraled into the biggest ever and is believed to have killed more than 3 000 people.