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Germany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisis

17 September 2014, 20:54

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government will provide logistical help in response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Merkel told reporters Wednesday that Germany is considering sending a mobile hospital to Liberia.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had sent a letter to Merkel earlier this month asking
Germany for help.

Also read: UN: Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands

A government spokeswoman, Christiane Wirtz, said Germany was also considering sending help by transport planes, possibly coordinated by the German army.

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the United States will send troops in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

- AP


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