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La Guinée-Bissau réclame le soutien de la communauté internationale

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UN News Service

29 septembre 2014 – Dans un discours à l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Premier ministre de la Guinée-Bissau, Domingos Simoes Pereira, a appelé lundi la communauté internationale à soutenir son pays dont les institutions sont fragiles et les ressources financières limitées.

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Ebola : prévention à la radio

« La communication est décisive pour réduire le risque », explique à la MISNA Père Alberto Zamberletti, missionnaire à la tête de Radio Sol Mansi, une radio de Bissau en première ligne dans la lutte contre Ebola à travers la diffusion de messages d’information et programmes ad hoc pour la prévention.

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750 000 dollars pour prévenir la propagation du virus Ebola en Guinée-Bissau

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World Bank

DAKAR, le 25 septembre 2014 - La Banque mondiale a approuvé un appui au Gouvernement de Guinée-Bissau pour la mise en œuvre d’un plan d’urgence destiné à prévenir la propagation dans le pays de l’épidémie d’Ebola. Bien qu’aucun cas d’Ebola n’ait été enregistré en Guinée-Bissau à ce jour, ce nouveau financement de 750.000 dollars répond à une demande urgente du Gouvernement bissau-guinéen visant à mettre en œuvre un plan élaboré par le ministère de la Santé publique, en collaboration avec l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

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World + 13 others
Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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World + 13 others
Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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WBG Approves US$750,000 to prevent Ebola in Guinea-Bissau

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World Bank

DAKAR, September 25, 2014 - The World Bank has approved financing to the Government of Guinea–Bissau for a health contingency plan that would help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus to the country. Although it has no recorded cases of Ebola to date, the new funding of US$750,000 responds to an urgent request from the government for financing of an Ebola action plan prepared by the Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Guinée-Bissau : 19 passagers d'un minibus tués par l'explosion d'une mine oubliée (police)

09/27/2014 01:53 GMT

BISSAU, 27 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Au moins 19 passagers d'un minibus surchargé circulant dans le nord de la Guinée-Bissau ont été tués dans l'explosion d'une mine abandonnée, a annoncé samedi la police.

Dix personnes ont également été blessées, dont plusieurs grièvement, trois autres, dont le chauffeur, s'en étant sorties indemnes, a-t-on précisé de sources policières.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 4 others
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa

In the three most affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – the Ebola epidemic has exposed citizens’ lack of trust in their governments and the grave potential for deep unrest in these already fragile societies.

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Senegal + 10 others
West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread

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IRIN

As the Ebola caseload tops 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected are gearing up for its potential spread by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers and disseminating prevention campaigns.

IRIN:

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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Mali + 10 others
2014-2015 Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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The African Union reiterates its support to the Bissau-Guinean authorities

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 17 September 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, continues to closely follow the evolution of the situation in Guinea-Bissau, particularly following the presidential and legislative elections of April and May 2014.

The Chairperson of the Commission welcomes the determination of President Jose Mario Vaz and of his Government in initiating the required reforms in Guinea-Bissau.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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SRSG visits Bafatá Region of Guinea-Bissau

10 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau (SRSG), Miguel Trovoada, visited on Tuesday the Bafatá Region of Guinea-Bissau.

The trip of the Head of UNIOGBIS to the eastern region followed his first visit on 5 September to São Domingos, north of the country. These visits are part of a regular program of contacts with the regional offices of UNIOGBIS.

The SRSG visited the local Administration, the regional hospital and court of Bafatá, as well as the regional Police Station and the Correctional Center.

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Participants on Ebola training fully equipped to care for potential patients

7 September 2014 – The two-day sub-regional training on awareness, prevention and management of Ebola ended today in Bissau with participants fully equipped to care for potential patients.

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SRSG opens sub-regional training on Ebola

6 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuiding Office in the country (UNIOGBIS) opened today in Bissau, a sub-regional training for medical professionals on Ebola.

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Senegal + 3 others
Training to improve water management in the Sahel

Vulnerable populations in the Sahel region are faced with a number of challenges related to difficult access to water resources. A workshop involving environmental experts, technicians and professionals from the water sector is being held in Bamako, Mali, from September 1 to 9, 2014. In total, 21 participants from Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Senegal will benefit from this training.

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Mali + 3 others
Formation pour améliorer la gestion des ressources en eau dans le Sahel

Les populations vulnérables des pays de la région du Sahel font face des nombreux défis liés aux difficultés d’accès aux ressources en eau.Un atelier, qui réunit à la fois experts environnementaux, techniciens et professionnels du secteur de l’eau, se tient à Bamako, Mali, du 1er au 9 septembre 2014. Au total, 21 participants en provenance du Burkina Faso, de la Guinée-Bissau, du Mali et du Sénégal bénéficient de cette formation.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.