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26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description
report CARE

As efforts continue to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, CARE is escalating its response to help prevent the spread of the virus across borders into Cote d’Ivoire and Mali.

With new cases being reported in Mali, CARE is working with the government and other agencies to halt the spread of Ebola through education, awareness and hygiene promotion in vulnerable communities throughout the country. The goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of Ebola symptoms, how to report and seek treatment and to promote behavior that will prevent infection.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bonnes pratiques – Carte du risque en RCA

Suite à la flambée de cholera enregistrée entre le 01 et 06 Novembre dans les camps de réfugiés à l’Est du Cameroun à la frontière avec la RCA, le cluster WASH RCA a établi une carte du risque de propagation de l’épidémie (cf. figure 2).

Les mouvements de population ainsi que les ponts chauds cholera (marchés hebdomadaires et centre de transit) sont représentés sur la carte. L’objectif est de mettre en œuvre des activités bouclier contextualisées sur base d’investigation terrain.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • Scattered moderate to heavy rains observed in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya.

  • Below-average rains persist in central Angola, southern Zambia, and eastern South Africa.

1) Low and poorly distributed seasonal “Deyr” rains have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas in southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits have persisted over many localized areas.

26 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 25 novembre 2014 – Les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale ont approuvé aujourd’hui un crédit de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 70 millions de dollars pour aider la Côte d’Ivoire à améliorer le déploiement et la qualité des services de santé dans certaines régions du pays, en particulier les services de santé maternelle, infantile et juvénile et les services de nutrition.

26 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2014- The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $US70 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help Cote d’Ivoire improve deployment and quality of health services in selected regions, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services.

Today’s financing will support the Health Systems Strengthening and Ebola Preparedness project and part of the funds ($10.0 million) is aimed at promoting Cote d’Ivoire’s pro-active measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

25 Nov 2014 description

La campagne agricole 2014-2015 a été caractérisée par une installation tardive. Malgré une meilleure répartition spatio-temporelle de la pluviométrie en août et Septembre, des déficits prononcés ont persisté dans la partie Ouest du Sahel (Cap vert, Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie et Guinée Bissau) et par endroits au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad. Dans ces zones, de nombreux cas de ressemis ont été signalés, et des cas d’abandons de parcelles notamment en Gambie et Guinée Bissau.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2128 (2013), the Security Council extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Liberia until 10 December 2014. In a letter dated 30 December 2013 addressed to the President of the Council (S/2013/777), the Secretary-General announced the appointment of Lansana Gberie (Canada, finance) and Benjamin Spatz (United States of America, arms) to the Panel, with Mr. Gberie serving as Coordinator.

24 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.

23 Nov 2014 description

L’atelier de renforcement des capacités sur le leadership féminin organisé par la composante de la police (UNPOL) de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) avec l’appui du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement-PNUD et Direction Générale de la Police Nationale-DGPN au profit de 20 femmes Commissaires et cadres de la Police Nationale de Côte d’Ivoire, s’est achevé jeudi 20 novembre à Grand-Bassam après trois jours de travaux.

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 21 November 2014 – With new Ebola cases in Mali and a continuing surge in Sierra Leone, UNICEF is stepping up efforts to help other West African countries at risk prepare for potential outbreaks.

“The new cases in Mali remind us that no country in the region is immune to Ebola,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “We cannot wait for new cases in countries at risk before we take action. We must help communities today prepare for cases if they happen, when they happen, wherever they happen.”

21 Nov 2014 description

A l’initiative de la Clinique juridique de Bondoukou, l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) a donné, du 20 au 21 novembre 2014, une formation sur le respect des droits de l’Homme en milieu carcéral, aux gardes pénitentiaires de la prison de Bondoukou (localité situé à 420 km au nord-est d’Abidjan).

21 Nov 2014 description

Une délégation de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) a effectué, ce mercredi 19 novembre 2014, une visite d’échanges et de sensibilisation de la population à la préservation de la paix au village de Yezimala (446 km à l’est d’Abidjan).

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Télécharger les photos et vidéos des pays affectés depuis: http://uni.cf/1xZAb39

DAKAR/GENEVE/NEW YORK, 21 Novembre 2014 – En réponse à l’apparition de nouveaux cas d’Ebola au Mali et l’augmentation continue des cas en Sierra Leone, l’UNICEF intensifie ses efforts pour aider les pays à risque en Afrique de l’Ouest à se préparer à toute éventuelle épidémie.

21 Nov 2014 description

Un nouveau projet pour réduire la pauvreté et stimuler la croissance économique dans les zones de l’après crise

21 Nov 2014 description

New project to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth in post-crisis zones of the country

Rome, 21 November 2014 – The Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance a project that aims to improve food security in six regions in the west by increasing smallholder farmers’ access to services, technologies and markets while strengthening the resilience of their production systems to climate change.

21 Nov 2014 description

Dear Palais journalists

Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Preparedness

  • Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.