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18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

Highlights

· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

17 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • There have been 18 603 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6915 reported deaths.

  • Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia.

  • There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. A major operation has been implemented to curb the spread of disease in the west of the country.

  • No new cases have been reported in Mali since 24 November. All contacts of the outbreak in Bamako have completed the 21-day follow-up period.

12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

To boost fight against Ebola and strengthen community-based services for the future, UNICEF raises appeal to US$500 million

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 December 2014 – UNICEF today announced an expanded fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa over the next six months, costing a total of US$500 million – of which just 24 per cent ($125.7 million) has been secured.

12 Dec 2014 description

12/12/2014 - 16:53 GMT

A man who entered Guinea-Bissau from neighbouring Guinea the day after the border reopened is being treated for suspected Ebola, a medical official said on Friday.

The traveller was running a temperature and put under surveillance as he tried to pass through the Fulamori border crossing on Wednesday.

He took advantage of lax security among border guards to escape observation and boarded a bus headed for the eastern city of Gabu, where he was apprehended.

12 Dec 2014 description

L'ESSENTIEL

  • Les prévisions régionales de production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Ce niveau de production cache des disparités d’un pays à l’autre.

  • Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs aux moyennes quinquennales dans les zones de déficits agricoles et de conflit.

  • Selon le Cadre Harmonisé, 14 530 000 personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (octobre – décembre 2014).

11 Dec 2014 description

MONDE
$16,7 MILLIARDS NÉCESSAIRE POUR AIDER 27,5 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES
Le 8 décembre, la communauté humanitaire a lancé un appel de 16,7 milliards de dollars pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes en 2015. Les crises en RCA, Irak, au Soudan du Sud et en Syrie, et leur impact régional resteront des priorités humanitaires. Cet appel n’inclut pas encore les plans de réponse stratégiques des neuf pays du Sahel qui seront lancés en février 2015. Ce qui va augmenter le nombre de personnes à aider et les besoins financiers pour 2015.

11 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World cereal production in 2014 is forecast to surpass last year’s record, boosting stocks to a 15-year high.

  • Maize export prices increased significantly in November supported by lower than previously expected yields of the 2014 crop in the United States of America. Wheat export prices strengthened in general, while rice quotations declined. Overall, however, cereal export prices persisted at levels below those of a year earlier, reflecting ample global supplies.

10 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • In a technical meeting in Liberia organized by President Johnson Sirleaf, participants agreed on a Strategic Framework on Cross-Border Collaboration.

  • ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff have pledged to deploy 192 medical personnel to the most affected countries in the coming six months.

  • 17,800 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, where there have been 6,331 reported deaths.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

09 Dec 2014 description
report ECOWAS

ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries.

Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) in Accra on Monday 8th December 2014, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo pledged to contribute eight military personnel each, including two medical doctors and six other health officers to be rotated every two months.

09 Dec 2014 description
report European Union

Summary: 8 December 2014, Brussels - EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, has announced €61 million of new support in response to the Ebola crisis in the affected countries of West Africa, during a visit to Guinea. This will include direct support to the governments of Guinea and Liberia to help them cushion the impact of the economic effects of the outbreak, as well as measures to address security issues in affected countries. In addition, existing health and awareness programmes will be refocused to specifically tackle the challenge of Ebola.

08 Dec 2014 description

La Haye, Pays-Bas | AFP | lundi 08/12/2014 - 20:31 GMT

Un navire néerlandais va retourner vers les pays touchés par le virus Ebola pour une deuxième mission, emportant de l'équipement hospitalier, des véhicules et de la nourriture, a indiqué lundi à La Haye le ministère de la Défense.

05 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Special Envoy Dr. David Nabarro visited Mali, meeting with President Keïta and other representatives of the government and the UN.

  • UNDP released a socioeconomic study detailing the impact of EVD on livelihoods.

  • 17,256 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, where there have been 6,113 reported deaths.

05 Dec 2014 description

04 December 2014 – A three-day training on Amnesty, Human Rights and Gender today opened at the Parliament with the support of UNIOGBIS.

The first vice-president of Parliament, Inacio Correia, hosted the opening ceremony, followed by OiC Human Rights/Chief Human Rights Sector of Uniogbis, Madam Guadalupe Sousa Reis, which delivered a key note speech.

05 Dec 2014 description

28 November 2014 - UNIOGBIS Public Information Unit finished today in Bissau, a two-day training on "Building Public Opinion in a Democratic State”, the fourth and last covering all the nine regions of the country, within the framework of the Peacebuilding Fund’s program titled "Strengthening the Media’s Watchdog Role".

This last training brought toghether 16 participants, all of them editors in chief of all media in Guinea-Bissau’s capital.