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Mali + 8 others
Ebola : tests probables de vaccins dans les pays les plus touchés, mort d'une fillette au Mali

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:40 GMT

par Marie-Noëlle BLESSIG à Genève et Brigitte DUSSEAU à New York

Des vaccins contre la fièvre Ebola seront testés, si possible en décembre, dans les trois principaux pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest touchés par l'épidémie selon l'OMS, alors qu'au Mali, la fillette infectée, premier cas dans ce pays, est morte vendredi, selon une source gouvernementale.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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Liberia + 3 others
China pledges $82 million to fight Ebola: Xinhua

10/24/2014 - 13:55 GMT

China will provide Ebola hit countries in West Africa with new aid worth the equivalent of $82 million, China's President Xi Jinping said on Friday, as European leaders pledged more donations.

Beijing will give 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as international organisations, the official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying.

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After China Quake, Partnerships Promote Recovery

By David Tereshchuk*

October 21, 2014—Summer this year was disastrous for the people of Ludian, Qiaojia and Huize counties, in China’s far southwestern province of Yunnan.

In early August 2014 an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 hit all three counties, with hundreds of mild to heavy aftershocks felt afterwards, and causing extra damage.

Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured. In the communities closely surrounding the epicenter of the earthquake, in Ludian, more than 80,000 houses collapsed.

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World + 4 others
Asia and the Pacific region celebrates World Food Day with a focus on small holder and family farmers towards the eradication of hunger

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Oct 2014 -- This year’s World Food Day (16 October) is celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with increasing optimism that the region could achieve the Millennium Development Goal on reducing hunger by 2015.

This was among the key messages delivered on the eve of World Food Day at a regional event in Bangkok to mark WFD 2014, convened by the Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.’

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Guinea + 3 others
China Contributes US$6 Million To WFP In Fight Against Ebola In Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has contributed US$6 million to the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operation to assist 1 .3 million people impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak in the three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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India + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 people.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong and First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Jointly Handed Over Food Items to Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre

On 17 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong joined Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone to hand over food items to Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre. Mrs. Khadiya Sam-Sumana, Second Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ms. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Ibrahim Pateh Bah, Member of Parliament for Constituency 92 were also present at the hand-over ceremony. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Awoko Newspaper covered the event.

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World + 10 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - East Asia and the Pacific | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Liberia + 3 others
China pledges another 16 mln USD in aid for Ebola fight

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Xinhua

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday pledged at least 100 million yuan's (16 million U.S. dollars) worth of additional aid to help West Africa fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The pledge was made by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit here.

In his remarks, Li said the Chinese government stands ready to fight Ebola, which poses a grave threat to global public health, along with the international community till victory.

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World + 11 others
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in the 10 member states of ASEAN plus China to guide development and preparedness planning.

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World + 1 other
China pledges $50 million in support of South-South cooperation on agricultural development

"Silent crisis of hunger and poverty a major challenge and common responsibility" - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

15 October 2014, Rome - China has announced a $50 million donation to FAO to support the Organization's program of "South-South cooperation" to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang made the announcement today in a speech at FAO ahead of tomorrow's World Food Day celebrations. It was his first visit to a UN agency since assuming office.

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Fiji + 13 others
Asia-Pacific region: El Niño Snapshot - October 2014

What is El Niño?

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Liberia + 8 others
China Provides Aid to African Countries to Fight against Ebola

(From Chinese Embassy in Ghana)

For the present, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still going rampant, not only posing a serious threat to the life and health of the people in the sub-region, but also constituting a realistic threat to the public health and security of all countries in the world. It has become a common challenge in the non-conventional security area to the international community.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong Donates Le 80 Million to First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone for Providing Food to Ebola-affected Families and Health Workers

On 13 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong donated Le 80 Million to Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone for providing food to Ebola-affected families and health workers.

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 - 13 October 2014)

On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated

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Classes to resume in SW China quake-hit region

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Xinhua

JINGGU, Yunnan, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Classes are expected to resume on Monday in most of the schools in the quake-hit region of southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Sunday.

After Tuesday's earthquake, which killed one person and injured more than 300, classes in 100 schools in Jinggu County were suspended and more than 43,000 students were affected, according to the county's education bureau.

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Disaster relief under way in China's quake zone

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Xinhua

JINGGU, Yunnan, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Relief measures are under way in southwest China's Yunnan Province three days after a 6.6-magnitude quake hit the region on Tuesday.

On Friday, the first shipment of prefab houses was sent to the No. 1 Central Primary School of Yongping Township in Jinggu County, Pu'er City. Dozens of volunteers, soldiers and workers were busy moving and assembling the materials.

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ACT Alliance Appeal: Response to Ludian Earthquake – CHN141, China

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$653,167

Balance Requested: US$469,314

At 16:30 on 3 August 2014, Beijing Time, an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 hit Ludian County of Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. The epicenter of the quake was recorded in Longtoushan Township, 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Zhaotong. Hundreds of aftershocks were felt afterwards causing heavy damages in the affected areas.