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NATIONS Fletcher Cox Youth Jersey , Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- "Ebola is raging" in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 200 people a day in the worst outbreak ever of the hemorrhagic fever, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, adding that health systems were "buckling."
He spoke at a show of solidarity with the West African nations in a conference room on the sidelines of the annual UN General Debate where others said the epidemic is worsening and threatens the world.
The event took place more than six months after Ebola broke out, killing more than 2,900 people in West Africa Zach Ertz Youth Jersey , according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
Pleas and promises for help were delivered after Ban opened the session with frank assessment of the situation.
"Despite the valiant efforts of local communities, health systems are buckling under the strain," he said, even as he paid tribute to the "workers on the frontlines," 300 of whom have died after exposure to the virus.
"Dozens of countries and organizations, too many to mention by name, are making life-saving contributions Nick Foles Youth Jersey ," Ban said. "But even these are falling significantly short of the 20-fold surge that is required."
"UN staff is eager to help," he said. "Within 24 hours of a call for staff to deploy, we received 4,000 applications. Some staff are preparing to depart over the weekend."
"This is a fast-moving epidemic that got ahead of everyone at the start and is still running ahead, jumping over everything we put in place to try to slow it down," said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. "Every day, every minute Dallas Goedert Youth Jersey , counts."
"We should expect things to get worse before getting better," she warned.
Calling Ebola "a horrific disease," President Barack Obama of the United States said it is "