Ban Says U.N. Troops Are Safe, Needed to Quash Ebola Unrest

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

BY Colum Lynch

Ebola has rapidly morphed from a major public health emergency to a threat to international peace and security, severely challenging U.N. efforts to support stability in the West African heart of the deadly epidemic.

In a sign of the seriousness of the threat, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that he wants to delay the gradual drawdown of the U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which was established in 2003 to help Liberia through a vexing transition from civil war to democracy.

Several governments with police and troops serving in the U.N. mission are worried about the risk of infection to their nationals, informing U.N. peacekeeping planners that they are weighing whether to pull out, U.N. officials told Foreign Policy.

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