The $25 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to help fight the largest Ebola outbreak in history means that the couple will become one of the major supporters of the response.
We took a look at some of the countries, foundations, and people who have made the largest donations or pledges to help the Ebola response. Here are some of the top spenders:
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Update, 10/23: Paul Allen has since upped his pledge to $100 million.
A significant percentage of this money has been pledged but not yet distributed to the affected region. A number of countries have only recently increased the amount they are planning to give; we used the most recent numbers we could find. The chart provides a sample of significant donors, but it is not meant to be exhaustive.
"This is not simply charity," President Obama said recently, of the nation's significant contribution. "Probably the single most important thing that we can do to prevent a more serious Ebola outbreak in this country is making sure that we get what is a raging epidemic right now in West Africa under control."
Sources: Reuters (US, World Bank, African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund), BBC (UK), Wall Street Journal (Germany), Reuters (France), CTV (Canada), Gates Foundation, Wall Street Journal (Japan), Xinhua (China), Business Insider (Mark Zuckerberg), Indian Express (India), Associated Press / PR Newswire (Paul G. Allen Family Foundation).
This chart was updated after publication to reflect a higher pledge from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
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