G20 summit: Leaders tackle global governments over lack of Ebola aid

Statement will be seen as a victory for David Cameron, who pushed Ebola on to the agenda this weekend

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G20 leaders have rebuked governments, including some of their own, for failing to contribute much money towards tackling the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

In what will be seen as a victory for David Cameron, as he pushed Ebola on to the agenda this weekend partly in irritation of the inaction of some of his peers, the G20 issued a statement that said: "We invite those governments that have yet to do so to join in providing financial contributions, appropriately qualified and trained medical teams and personnel, medical and protective equipment, and medicines and treatment."

Mr Cameron has demanded that other members of the G20 put more money into fighting Ebola, as Britain has committed £205m to Sierra Leone. He said on Friday that other countries should "increase their contributions" - it is understood that he was including G20 members Mexico,  Indonesia and Brazil in his thinking.

Mr Cameron recently wrote to Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister and this year's G20 president, calling for improved international reaction to Ebola, which has killed more than 5,000 people and infected another 14,000 since March.

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