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    G20 leaders welcome the IMF’s initiative to make available a further $300 million to stem the Ebola outbreak.

    BRISBANE, November 15 (Sputnik) — Leaders of the world's most powerful economies on Saturday called on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to continue supporting the countries hit by the Ebola epidemic.

    “We urge the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to continue their strong support for the affected countries and welcome the IMF’s initiative to make available a further $300 million to stem the Ebola outbreak and ease pressures on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, through a combination of concessional loans, debt relief, and grants,” the G20 leaders said in a statement.

    “We ask the IMF and WBG to explore new, flexible mechanisms to address the economic effects of future comparable crises,” the statement said.

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