A total of 15 145 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 and Senegal) up to the end of 16 November. There have been 5420 reported deaths. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this outbreak.
New developments since seventh update
Since December 2013, and as of 17 November 2014, 14 415 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 5 177 deaths, have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in eight reporting countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Spain and the USA).
A total of 14 413 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 11 November 2014. There have been 5177 reported deaths.
The Agency for Cooperation for Development of the Basque Country has donated EUR 200,000 (US$ 257,000) to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan, contributing to UNRWA food distributions to Palestine refugees left devastated by the conflict in Syria.
This generous funding will benefit approximately 7,700 Palestine refugee families through food parcels that include rice, sugar, lentils, oil, milk powder and other items. UNRWA calculates that the food parcels will cover one third of the caloric needs for each person.
A total of 14 098 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 and Senegal) up to the end of 9 November. There have been 5160 reported deaths.
MADRID, España, 6 de noviembre de 2014 (ACNUR) – El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, ACNUR, da la bienvenida a la decisión del Ministerio del Interior de crear oficinas de asilo y protección internacional en los puestos fronterizos de Ceuta y Melilla.
The regional government of Aragón, Spain, has donated EUR 40,000 (US$ 54,700) to help UNRWA provide hygiene kits to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees, including displaced children, women and elderly persons. Non-food items such as the hygiene kits provide important support to the health of the Palestine refugee community.
As UNRWA works to assist Palestine refugees from Syria, including those who have been displaced from their homes, donors such as the Government of Aragón have been important partners in providing relief.
A total of 13 268 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six currently 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 4 November 2014. There have been 4960 reported deaths.
The Bizkaia Regional Government has donated EUR 115,000 (US$ 150,000) to support internally displaced Palestinian refugees who are food insecure in Syria.
UNRWA will use these funds to distribute food to approximately 4,225 families. Each food parcel aims to cover one-third of the daily food needs of each family member, and contains rice, lentils, oil, milk, pasta and other goods.
There have been 13 042 reported cases of Ebola, with 4818 reported deaths, up to the end of 2 November.
All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been affected.
All 83 contacts of the health-care worker infected in Spain have completed 21-day follow-up
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against unnecessary restrictions on the movements of health workers coming back from West Africa.
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone visited the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Situation Center in Freetown on Monday.
The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin, and overstretched health workers are warning they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.
• There have been 13 567 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 4951 deaths.
• A UN worker affected by EVD has been flown from Sierra Leone to France for treatment.
• Two people in Mali are suspected of having EVD after coming into contact with a two year old girl who died of the disease.
Key Political and Economic Developments
UNRWA is grateful to the Basque Government for contributing EUR 200,000 (US$ 273,577) to the Agency’s Gaza emergency appeal.
The Basque Government is supporting women in Gaza through the programme ‘Empowerment strategies to reduce vulnerability of refugee women’. Implemented by UNRWA, the programme will address the vulnerabilities faced by women, including those due to the Israeli blockade on Gaza and the traditionally patriarchal society.
The programme will focus on gender perspectives in health, economic empowerment and human rights. Over 70,600 people will participate, including more than 38,800 women and 31,800 men.
There have been 13 567 reported Ebola cases in eight affected countries since the outbreak began, with 4951 reported deaths.
Intense transmission continues in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
All 83 contacts of the health-care worker infected in Spain have completed the 21-day follow-up period.
The Regional Government of Castilla la Mancha, Spain, has contributed EUR 250,000 (US$ 320,000) to an UNRWA project designed to improve environmental health conditions in 13 Palestine refugee camps in the West Bank.
The health status of Palestine refugees is challenged by poor environmental conditions. Access to quality water and sanitation is increasingly problematic in the West Bank, where the total water supply is half the quantity recommended by the World Health Organization.
(Madrid) – El Partido Popular debería renunciar inmediatamente a sus planes de dotar de base legal a las devoluciones sumarias desde los enclaves españoles del norte de África, según han dicho hoy 13 organizaciones de derechos humanos.
GENEVA (30 October 2014) – Allowing people to die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status is a complete disregard for the value of human life, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, said today urging the British authorities to reconsider its decision not support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
(Madrid, October 31, 2014) – The Spanish government should immediately drop its plans to provide a legal basis for summary returns from its enclaves in North Africa, 13 human rights groups said today.
The Spanish and international organizations wrote to the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of migrants, François Crépeau, and the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, Nils Muižnieks, urging them to press the Spanish government to withdraw a proposed amendment to Spain’s immigration law.