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Bono, Ben Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

In a video posted Wednesday, a number of celebrities stare silently into a camera to illustrate that they're still waiting for world leaders to fight Ebola.
In a video posted Wednesday, a number of celebrities stare silently into a camera to illustrate that they're still waiting for world leaders to fight Ebola.
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Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

In the video posted Wednesday, the stars stare silently into a camera to illustrate that they're still waiting for world leaders to fight Ebola, which has killed more than 5,000 people in the west African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Other stars appearing in the One Campaign's 2-minute video include Will Ferrell, Thandie Newton, Connie Britton, "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira, Akon, Ellie Goulding and soccer star Per Mertesacker.

The campaign is asking citizens to sign a petition demanding that world leaders strengthen health care systems in developing countries and end the outbreak.