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28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sierra Leone discharges final Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient; no new EVD cases reported in the country for the second consecutive week

  • Overall weekly EVD case incidence across EVD-affected West African countries has remained at three confirmed cases for four consecutive weeks

  • All EVD contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period; countrywide surveillance efforts continue

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Aug 2015 description
  • The Ebola test result of the last patient in Sierra Leone has been confirmed negative for second time, and she was officially discharged on 24 August. On 25 August, the Sierra Leonean government started the 42 days countdown to Ebola-free status.

  • Three new cases have been reported in Guinea this week and no new cases were reported in Liberia for 21 days.

28 Aug 2015 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

27 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 August 2015 (IRIN) - For the first time in more than a year, no one in either Sierra Leone or Liberia is being treated for Ebola, raising hopes that after more than 11,000 deaths and 28,000 infections throughout West Africa, the epidemic could finally be winding down.

But 18 months after the World Health Organization (WHO) formally announced the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in March 2014, the last thing the region needs is another false dawn. Three months ago, Liberia was declared free of the virus only for new cases to emerge.

27 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three cases reported in Guinea; no new cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia as of 25 August.

  • High-Level Panel visit to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Positive interim results of ring vaccination trials.

  • More work and resources required to ensure necessary support for Ebola survivors.

  • 600 police in Conakry trained to help monitor burials to prevent new transmission chains in Guinea.

KEY FIGURES FOR EBOLA COUNTRIES

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description
  • Abundant rain has continued across a wide portion of West Africa.

  • Despite a recent increase in rain, seasonal deficits have persisted over parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) Although an increase in rain has been observed over Eastern Africa during the past few weeks, seasonal deficits have persisted in south-central and eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northeastern Ethiopia due to the delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution to the June-September season.

26 Aug 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
HUMANITARIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN BAMBARI

25 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Trois (3) nouveaux cas confirmés à la maladie à virus Ebola ont été notifiés en Guinée au cours de la semaine du 17 au 23 août 2015. Un (1) contact à haut risque dans le quartier de Ratoma à Conakry a été testé négatif.

  • Les chiffres préliminaires de la campagne de vaccination contre la méningite soutenue par l’UNICEF montrent que 2.445.325 millions d’enfants et de jeunes de moins de 30 ans ont été vaccinés.

25 Aug 2015 description

TJ Tarik Jasarevic

DH Didier Houssin

BE Ben

DM Debora MacKenzie

SB Simeon Bennett

HB Helen Branswell

LS Lisa Schnirring

CP Carmen Paun