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CAMEROON
16,000 ARRIVE FROM NIGERIA

Around 16,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks recently crossed into Cameroonian border villages. UNHCR, its local partners and the authorities in the Far North Region are planning to transfer them to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in the region. Cameroon’s Far North region is already hosting some 50,000 refugees and 117,000 people in the Far North Region.

COTE D’IVOIRE
588 DISPLACED AFTER ATTACK

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General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

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KEY POINTS

  • EU holds Ebola conference today

  • Overview of Needs and Requirements (ONR) funding gap- USD 1 billion

  • Response partners support safe re-opening of schools in Liberia

Key Political and Economic Developments

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Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

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report CARE

By David Lai, Ebola Crisis Policy and Information Management Coordinator

March 3, 2015

Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia, I would like to share my reflection on how the impact of the crisis is affecting women and girls. Quite a crucial aspect, and a gender transformative approach should inform donor commitment in Brussels this Tuesday.

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report Plan

Posted by Nigel Chapman, Plan Chief Executive Officer

Ahead of a high level conference in Brussels on how to help the 3 Ebola-affected countries rebuild, Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman, who has just returned from visiting Ebola hotspots in Guinea and Sierra Leone, reveals why working with Sierra Leone’s secret societies could be the hidden weapon in combating Ebola.

2 March 2015: Ebola is proving a stubborn opponent in Sierra Leone and Guinea, with almost a hundred new cases reported last week.

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Brussels, Belgium | | Tuesday 3/3/2015 - 16:09 GMT

by Lachlan CARMICHAEL

Leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola urged the world on Tuesday to back a "Marshall Plan" to help them stamp out the disease and rebuild their shattered economies.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Guinean President Alpha Conde pressed the need for recovery at an international conference in Brussels as the number of new cases slows.

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mardi 03/03/2015 - 12:40 GMT

par Catherine BOITARD

Les trois pays frappés par Ebola ont appelé mardi la communauté internationale à lancer un "plan Marshall" pour aider à leur redressement économique et gagner la guerre contre Ebola, lors d'une conférence à Bruxelles visant à coordonner les combats encore à livrer contre l'épidémie.

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Kampala, 3 March 2015 — Climate stresses and limited adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. For example, Uganda currently is exposed to impacts of climate change as a large majority of its total population is dependent economically on rain-fed agriculture.

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KEY POINTS

  • President Koroma of Sierra Leone visits Tombo and reiterates commitment to get to zero

  • Vice President Sumana of Sierra Leone quarantine’s himself

  • Response partners intensify community engagement in Guinea

Key Political and Economic Developments

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L'Afrique de l’Ouest est confrontée à l'épidémie d’Ebola la plus importante et la plus complexe jamais enregistrée. La Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone sont les pays les plus touchés. Plus de 22 900 personnes ont été infectées et 9 200 d'entre elles sont décédées.

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Situation

• New cases continue arising from unknown chains of transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the WHO, as of 25 February. Furthermore, unsafe burial practices are still being reported in both countries.

• In Sierra Leone, EVD transmission is widespread, despite a brief decline of case incidence between December 2014 and end of January 2015.

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Opportunity to leave Liberia’s children with a post-Ebola legacy

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international agency Oxfam today called on donors and others to join forces to support the government’s $60m appeal to upgrade Liberian schools with water and sanitation facilities as thousands of children across the country return to school for the first time in six months.

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report Save the Children

Almost 30 countries vulnerable to a new Ebola-style Epidemic, jeopardising the future of millions of Children – Save the children

Almost 30 countries are highly vulnerable to an Ebola-style epidemic jeopardising the future of millions of children, warns Save the Children in its new report ‘A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the world’s health systems’.

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report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 23 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,265, with 4,057 related deaths.

Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only two new confirmed EVD cases in the past week in Montserrado County.

5,779 children have been identified as directly affected by EVD (3,798 identified by the government and the rest by partner organisations).

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infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD is procuring construction materials and equipment for remote logistics hubs,
    Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centres in all three affected countries, as well as facilitating direct deliveries from suppliers.

  • The German Government is generously providing one C160 plane permanently based in Accra for UNMEER and UNHRD usage.

  • Members of UNHRD's Rapid Response Team have been deployed to the affected countries to provide technical assistance, training and help establish staging areas.

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Key Findings

  • Livelihoods have been affected by the crisis and opportunities are expected to further decrease. Poor households and families affected by the loss of a member are facing food insecurity.

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The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest multilateral bank, today confirmed its firm commitment to respond to the Ebola pandemic. In advance of the high-level international conference being convened in Brussels this week, Europe’s long-term lending institution outlined the broad nature of its engagement that includes support for development of a vaccine and backing for key infrastructure in West African states impacted by Ebola. Through the EIB Institute, the philanthropic arm of the European Investment Bank, support has also been provided for humanitarian relief on the ground.

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Bruxelles, 02 mars 2015

L'Afrique de l’Ouest est confrontée à l'épidémie d’Ebola la plus importante et la plus complexe jamais enregistrée. La Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone sont les pays les plus touchés. Plus de 22 900 personnes ont été infectées et 9 200 d'entre elles sont décédées.