UNDP Helps Ebola Emergency Response Workers Get Paid

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UNDP was tasked by the UN Secretary General and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to help coordinate payments to the workers, including extra hazard pay.

More than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers, mostly nationals of the epicenter countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, were hired to combat the Ebola outbreak.

To deliver the funds, UNDP invested seed resources in systems to manage information in all three countries to track payments, and sent a surge of staff and technical advisors. The agency also worked to strengthen existing payment mechanisms such as mobile banking, online transfers or cash, and helped provide protection for in-person cash transactions.

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