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John Ging discusses the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak
6 Feb 2015 -  Back in New York after visiting West Africa’s Ebola-affected countries, one of the UN’s top humanitarian officials described the situation with the outbreak.
John Ging, the operations director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has returned feeling confident that the outbreak can be completely eliminated, the humanitarian situation addressed and the countries’ resilience to future outbreaks boosted.
This week, the UN News Centre met with Mr. Ging, who began his career in the Irish military, qualified as a barrister and formerly ran the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). We asked him about his trip and his hopes and plans for the next phase of the Ebola response.