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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Fighting the Ebola outbreak on the ground

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ActionAid

In the last few days, the media has been awash with speculation that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could reach Britain. Whilst the risk is slight and our effective and well organised health services should be able to handle any threat posed, the level of public interest reflects the fear this terrifying disease inspires.

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Guinea + 2 others
Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO

08/01/2014 14:30 GMT

by Mouctar Bah

CONAKRY, August 1, 2014 (AFP) - The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.

WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional summit the response to the epidemic had been "woefully inadequate", revealing that the outbreak was "moving faster than our efforts to control it".

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Nigeria + 10 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 1,323 Ebola cases and 729 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. Highest number of confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

 One out of every three refugee children from the Central African Republic suffers from acute malnutrition.

 UNICEF reports that one in every three primary school children are out of school in northern Nigeria due to the insurgency.

 Cameroon currently hosts 230,000 refugees from both Central African Republic and Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa

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At the beginning of the outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, this event was graded as a Level 2 based on the Emergency Response Framework (ERF). On 24 July 2014, the Director-General took the decision, based on the ongoing severity of the outbreak and a report of a case travelling from Liberia to Nigeria, to re-grade the event as a Level 3. In the ERF, a Level 2 event means WHO provides moderate support to the affected countries. With the re-grading to Level 3, WHO’s response is now consider substantial and additional resources must be mobilized.

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Uganda + 4 others
Ebola outbreak in West Africa – Uganda takes action

MINISTRY OF HEALTH TAKES PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON EBOLA SPREAD

Three countries of West Africa, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra leon have for the last four months been devastated by an outbreak of Ebola epidemic. As of July 27th, there were 1,323 registered cases including 729 deaths.

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Guinea + 3 others
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan speech on the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak delivered to the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire

Overview of the Ebola situation delivered to the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire Conakry, Guinea, 1 August, 2014

WHO Director-General assesses the Ebola outbreak with four West African presidents

Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization

Excellencies, honourable ministers, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen,

West Africa is facing its first outbreak of Ebola virus disease. This is an unprecedented outbreak accompanied by unprecedented challenges. And these challenges are extraordinary.

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Nigeria + 3 others
Nigeria quarantines body of man who died in Liberia over Ebola fears

08/01/2014 13:13 GMT

LAGOS, August 1, 2014 (AFP) - The body of man who died in Liberia has been quarantined by authorities in southeast Nigeria as a precaution amid growing concern over Ebola, an official said on Friday.

The man's relatives repatriated his remains over the weekend for burial in the Oyi area of Anambra state.

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Philippines + 3 others
Philippines monitors arrivals from west Africa for Ebola

08/01/2014 12:04 GMT

MANILA, August 1, 2014 (AFP) - The Philippines said Friday people arriving from west African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak would be monitored for a month to prevent the virus spreading to the Asian nation.

Manila last month imposed a ban on travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the world's worst ever outbreak of the tropical virus, while the health ministry announced extra measures on Friday.

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Guinea + 2 others
En Afrique de l'Ouest, l'OMS appelle à la mobilisation internationale contre le virus Ebola

08/01/2014 15:44 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH

CONAKRY, 1 août 2014 (AFP) - L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé a exhorté vendredi à une mobilisation internationale contre le virus Ebola, qui "avance plus vite" que les efforts pour l'endiguer, lors d'un sommet à Conakry réunissant les trois principaux pays touchés, Guinée, Liberia et Sierra Leone.

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Guinea Mise à jour du suivi à distance juillet 2014

Les conditions d’installation de la campagne agricole 2014/15 sont globalement satisfaisantes

Messages clés

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Lebanon + 3 others
Lebanon suspends work permits for Ebola-hit countries

08/01/2014 13:27 GMT

BEIRUT, August 1, 2014 (AFP) - With 20,000 citizens living in three countries affected by an Ebola outbreak, Lebanon is taking a series of measures to prevent the virus reaching its shores, government officials said Friday.

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, during a tour of Beirut airport, said the ministry "has asked all airlines, particularly those bringing people from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, to inform Lebanese authorities about anyone displaying suspicious symptoms."

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Guinea + 2 others
Ebola - softly, softly on bush meat

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CONAKRY, 1 August 2014 (IRIN) - Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.

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A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Lebanon + 3 others
Ebola: le Liban suspend les permis de travail pour des ressortissants africains

08/01/2014 10:32 GMT

BEYROUTH, 1 août 2014 (AFP) - Le ministère libanais du Travail a décidé de suspendre la délivrance de permis de travail aux ressortissants de pays africains où sévit l'épidémie d'Ebola qui a fait déjà plus de 700 morts sur ce continent.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
12 delegados de Cruz Roja parten hacia Sierra Leona en una misión humanitaria de salud frente al Ébola

  • Salen junto a la Unidad de Respuesta a Emergencias, especializada en Cuidados Básicos de Salud (UCBS), que se va a desplegar en el país, y que provee de servicio sanitario esencial en las áreas curativas, preventiva y de salud comunitaria.

  • La Organización ha realizado también una contribución de 30.000 euros para apoyar las acciones puestas en marcha por la Cruz Roja de Sierra Leona.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
CARE Statement on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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CARE

CARE is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa and is committed to working closely with health officials in the region to help educate the public and end this outbreak.

The current Ebola outbreak is, by far, the deadliest-ever outbreak of this rare, severe and usually fatal hemorrhagic fever. 729 people have died so far in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to Nigerian health officials, a Liberian man died of Ebola on July 25 in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest city.

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Liberia + 3 others
AmeriCares Responds to West Africa Ebola Outbreak

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AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – July 31, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to West Africa for the worsening Ebola outbreak, including personal protective equipment for health workers that offers the only line of defense against the deadly virus. More than 700 people have died from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the first fatality was recently reported in Nigeria.

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Guinea + 2 others
As West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning

CDC surge scaling up response in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region.

CDC is rapidly increasing its ongoing efforts in the three nations. CDC disease detectives and other staff are on the ground:

  • Tracking the epidemic including using real-time data to improve response Improving case finding

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Guinea + 3 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour 31 juillet 2014

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques 31 juillet 2014

Épidémiologie et surveillance

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola fears send Liberia hand sanitiser prices soaring: NGO

07/31/2014 17:49 GMT

LONDON, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - The struggle to contain the worst-ever Ebola epidemic in west Africa is being complicated by the soaring cost of hand sanitiser, a leading charity said on Thursday.

Mike Noyes, ActionAid UK's Head of Humanitarian Response, said the prices of some hygiene products had gone up sevenfold, making them unaffordable for many in the region.

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