Sierra Leone loses $3M in Ebola emergency funds

Sierra Leone government ministers have lost track of more than $3 million in internal emergency funds for fighting the Ebola virus, according to Sierra Leone's national auditor general, Lara Taylor-Pearce, The New York Times reports.

There is no accounting paperwork to explain payments of 14 billion leones, or $3.3 million, from government accounts reserved for aiding the fight against Ebola, and $2.5 million in disbursements had incomplete documentation, according to the report. According to NYT, the audit covered the period from May to October 2014, during which time the government spent more than $19 million on its Ebola response.

Sierra Leone has had nearly 11,000 cases of Ebola and 3,363 deaths.

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