Facebook users get charity donation button to contribute for Ebola

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d States-based social network, said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds.

Users of the social networking website can donate to three charities – International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children – starting Thursday, the company said on its website on Thursday.

Facebook is also donating 100 terminals to provide internet and voice-calling access for aid workers to Ebola-hit areas such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in October that he and his wife would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

The Ebola outbreak has resulted in nearly 5,000 deaths in West Africa and nine cases have been treated in the US since August.

(Reuters)

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