UN creates mission for Ebola emergency response

Ebola Outbreak

UN creates mission for Ebola emergency responseA Muslim faithful on pilgrimage to Mecca undergoes temperature checks for the ebola virus at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on September 19, 2014. Over two hundred Muslim faithfuls from Oyo State in southwest Nigeria on pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia underwent stringent health checks by Nigerian health officials in collaboration with its counterpart from the Who Health Organisation to prevent Ebola spread in the holy land. Nigeria is the only country in the region, which has been affected by Ebola that has clearance to send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Ebola poses a serious threat to international peace and security, and it will require an unprecedented plan to address the epidemic. That stark assessment comes from the United Nations Security Council.

The United Nations is calling on member states to dramatically beef up assistance to battle the outbreak. CCTV America’s Liling Tan reports from the UN.