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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 29 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 703 EVD cases, with 4 920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone are now affected.

  • Thursday 30 October marks 30 days since the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.

  • Mali reported its first case on 23 October.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 25 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 22 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 19 October. A total of 4877 deaths have been reported.

The outbreaks of EVD in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on 17 October and 19 October 2014, respectively.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by armed groups continue to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • On October 3, U.S. Ambassador James C. Swan redeclared a disaster in the DRC due to the ongoing complex emergency and projected humanitarian needs.

  • In FY 2014, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $181 million to support humanitarian activities for displaced and conflict-affected populations in the DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 17 October 2014

A total of 9216 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 14 October. There have been 4555 deaths. A second EVD- negative sample was obtained from the single confirmed case in Senegal on 5 September (42 days ago). WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic violence continues to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • USAID/OFDA staff members assess humanitarian needs in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces.

  • An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in July resulted in 70 cases and 42 deaths as of September 29.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $180.6 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 7 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 15 October 2014

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A total of 8997 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 12 October. There have been 4493 deaths.

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Liberia + 7 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation - 10 October 2014

A total of 8399 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 8 October. There have been 4033 deaths.

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Liberia + 6 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 8 - 8 October 2014

The total number of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases (see Annex 1) in the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported up to the end of 5 October 2014 (epidemiological week 40) is 8033 with 3879 deaths. Countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the United States of America. A confirmed case of EVD has been reported in Spain1 , but because the case was confirmed during the week ending 12 October (epidemiological week 41), information on this case will be included in the next Ebola Response Roadmap update.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 7 - 3 October 2014

Following the roadmap structure1, country reports fall into two categories: those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria, Senegal, United States of America).

An overview of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a separate, unrelated outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is occurring, is also provided (see Annex 1).

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Equateur: les Etats-Unis annoncent des projets en faveur des réfugiés centrafricains

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Radio Okapi

Les Etats-Unis vont financer des projets du HCR pour la prise en charge des rapatriés congolais qui avaient fui l’insurrection du MLIA et des réfugiés centrafricains au Nord-Equateur. L’ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en RDC, James Swan, en mission à Mbandaka, l’a annoncé mardi 30 septembre.

Sans en préciser la nature, il a affirmé que cet appui avait pour but d’aider les autorités congolaises à prendre en charge les réfugiés centrafricains.

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Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 2 October 2014)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

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World + 17 others
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 27th Session

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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World + 18 others
U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction in Africa Sets Stage for Peace and Development

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

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World + 10 others
FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa

“[I]f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free when others in the human family remain shackled by poverty or disease or oppression. … Governments that respect the rights of their citizens and abide by the rule of law do better, grow faster, draw more investment than those who don’t.” – President Obama, Cape Town, South Africa, June 30, 2013

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Note pour les médias n° 08-014 | Kinshasa, RDC | 14 juillet 2014

Le Ministre de l’Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel (EPSP), Maker Mwangu Famba, a lancé à Kinshasa, au nom de son collègue de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Universitaire et Recherche Scientifique empêché, le Projet d’évaluation et d’accréditation du Curriculum de la Faculté des Sciences Pharmaceutiques de l’Université de Kinshasa. L’objectif est de contribuer à l’assainissement du secteur pharmaceutique de la RDC afin de rendre accessibles les médicaments de qualité aux populations.

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World + 26 others
2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides more than $160 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC to date in FY 2014.

  • USAID responds to the immediate needs of returned migrants deported from the Republic of Congo (RoC) to DRC.

  • Ongoing insecurity displaces 190,000 people between January and March.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.