Power touches down in Ebola hot zone

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha PowerSamantha PowerBiden can build on Pope Francis's visit to Iraq Samantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver Biden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN MORE landed in Guinea early Sunday morning, according to multiple reports, as she starts a tour of the three nations hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.


Her office said in a statement that Power is traveling to the three West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to demonstrate U.S. support and draw attention to the need for more help from other nations.

Power will visit Ebola coordination centers and meet with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID and Department of Defense personnel on the ground, her office added.

She will also discuss international efforts to fight the deadly virus with senior government officials and coordinate with U.N. leaders.

Power will also visit Ghana and Belgium before returning on Oct. 30.

She’ll meet with European Union and Belgian officials in Brussels to discuss international response efforts and speak at the German Marshall Fund.