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01 Aug 2015 description
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Food securi ty outcomes expected to improve with the new rice harvest later this year

KEY MESSAGES

  • Due to the residual effects of the Ebola outbreak on local livelihoods, household purchasing power is atypical weak in July . As a result, the majority of the poor households will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity between now and the end of the lean season.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• The Secretary-General has announced the effective closure of UNMEER as of 31 July 2015.

• There have been no confirmed EVD cases reported in the first 4 days this week (MonThursday).
Guinea has recorded only one Ebola case in the last nine days.

• Sierra Leone lists more than 500 people as contacts linked to the EVD case in Tonkolili, which was reported on 24 July.

• The High Level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises will be traveling to the region from 2 to 6 August.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 juillet 2015 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé vendredi la fermeture de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l'action d'urgence contre Ebola (MINUAUCE) ce 31 juillet 2015, tout en précisant que les efforts de l'ONU pour lutter contre l'épidémie se poursuivront sous la supervision de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

31 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

New York/Geneva, 31 July 2015

As we continue to actively strive to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have reached an important milestone in the global Ebola response.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 14:56 GMT

par Elisabeth ZINGG

Le premier vaccin efficace contre Ebola, un virus qui a fait plus de 11.000 morts en Afrique de l'ouest depuis décembre 2013, est désormais "à portée de main" selon l'OMS, au vu des résultats préliminaires très encourageants d'un premier essai sur le terrain en Guinée.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Saturday 8/01/2015 - 00:36 GMT

by Mariette LE ROUX

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.

31 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a bi-weekly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM is responsible for clinical and operational management of one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County. Tubmanburg ETU, Bomi and Buchanan ETU, Grand Bassa stopped admitting patients on 15 April. The 2 ETUs have been decommissioned with responsibility for EVD health services transitioned to CHTs.

  • Since 18 November 2014, when the first ETU was opened, 133 patients have been admitted, 12 survivors have been discharged and there have been 15 EVD-related death

30 Jul 2015 description

Christian and Muslim leaders played “essential role” in tackling the Ebola virus

Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives.

30 Jul 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

  • UNHRD Accra continues to support the transportation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the region. PPE kits were prepared by the team in Accra and are being shipped across West African countries as part of a WHO preparedness initiative, providing protection to 12,500 health workers.

30 Jul 2015 description

This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • With the onset of the lean season, coping strategies worsened and were reported the worst in the South East and in Bong County.

  • Food prices remained relatively stable while wage rates and terms of trade rose, especially in Bong County.

30 Jul 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Guinea records fewest EVD weekly cases in more than a year

  • Sierra Leone provides details on Tonkolili EVD event

29 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Wednesday 7/29/2015 - 18:24 GMT

The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone.

There were just four confirmed cases in Guinea in the week to Sunday and three in Sierra Leone, the WHO said in the latest of its weekly updates on the epidemic.