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Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild

International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought. At the end of a high-level meeting, U.N. development chief Helen Clark announced that the new pledges, together with previously announced pledges of around $1.8 billion, will give the hard-hit Ebola nations about $5.2 billion to rebuild, which will be "incredibly helpful." Clark said the tally was preliminary and stressed that the U.N. will follow up to ensure that the money is actually delivered, which isn't...