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Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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China pledges $82 million to fight Ebola: Xinhua

10/24/2014 - 13:55 GMT

China will provide Ebola hit countries in West Africa with new aid worth the equivalent of $82 million, China's President Xi Jinping said on Friday, as European leaders pledged more donations.

Beijing will give 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as international organisations, the official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying.

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'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 07:03 GMT

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Clever, a maker of air filters, said it is sending thousands of the $75 masks for use by doctors and other health professionals in Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 08:40 GMT

European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said.

"EU will increase financial help to 1.0 billion euros to fight Ebola in West Africa," Van Rompuy tweeted on the second day of an EU leaders' summit in Brussels.

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Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 12:16 GMT

Ebola vaccine trials could start in west Africa in December, with hundreds of thousands of doses potentially being rolled out by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday.

"All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries as early as December," said WHO assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny, adding that several hundred thousand doses could be available in the "first half" of next year.

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Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°59 - Septembre 2014

Oct 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Les productions agricoles (céréales et légumineuses) attendues seront inférieures à la moyenne quinquennale en Gambie, en Guinée Bissau, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal.

  • Les approvisionnements en céréales sur les marchés sont assez satisfaisants avec des prix stables ou à la baisse, à l’exception de certains marchés au Mali, au Sénégal, au Tchad et au Niger qui affichent des hausses des prix.

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Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict

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Guardian

Fears are growing that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and political crises in west African countries

Farmers in Liberia are too frightened to work together in their fields, fertilisers and seeds are stuck on the other side of closed borders, markets are almost empty, people have less money because jobs that involve physical contact with others are disappearing, and prices for everything from cassava to palm oil are rising.

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What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola?

This is a joint post with Alan Whiteside, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, BSIA and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Since the first case of Ebola appeared last year, the virus has infected nearly 10,000 people. The epidemic is concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — post-conflict countries with incredibly weak health systems. It stands to have severe health, social, and economic consequences and is arguably the most pressing challenge to global health security the world has faced in decades.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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Ebola : une société japonaise offre 10.000 masques haute protection à la Guinée, au Liberia et la RDC

Tokyo, Japon | AFP | vendredi 24/10/2014 - 06:42 GMT

Une petite société japonaise a annoncé vendredi avoir décidé d'offrir 10.000 masques de protection aux trois pays ouest-africains principalement touchés par l'épidémie Ebola.

"Nous avions reçu un appel du gouvernement de Guinée qui voulait nous acheter des masques. Mais les procédures d'achat prennent des mois, alors nous avons décidé d'offrir ces masques" (59 euros pièce) pour le personnel qui traite des malades, a déclaré Tsuyoshi Nakagawara, un des dirigeants de l'entreprise Clever.

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MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff.

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Ebola - Peut-on mettre l'Afrique de l'Ouest en quarantaine ?

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NEW YORK, 21 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Aux États-Unis, depuis le décès du Libérien Thomas Eric Duncan au Texas le 8 octobre et l'infection par Ebola de deux infirmières américaines qui s'étaient occupées du malade, les parlementaires sont de plus en plus nombreux à demander une interdiction des vols en provenance des pays les plus touchés par le virus, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.

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ActionAid: Many Unknown Ebola Cases

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Joe DeCapua
Last updated on: October 23, 2014 1:01 PM

While the West Africa Ebola outbreak did not start in Liberia, the country has been the hardest hit with the most cases and deaths. The group ActionAid says it’s not clear just how many cases of Ebola remain unaccounted for in the country.

Listen to De Capua report on ActionAid Ebola efforts in Liberia

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Liberia + 3 others
An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.

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EU appoints Ebola czar

10/23/2014 - 20:51 GMT

EU leaders on Thursday named Christos Stylianides of Cyprus to coordinate the bloc's fight against Ebola which has claimed nearly 4,900 lives in west Africa.

Stylianides, who will serve as the new EU commissioner for humanitarian aid, was "named EU coordinator for fight against #ebola by #EUCO," European Union head Herman Van Rompuy said in a tweeted message.

During confirmation hearings in the European Parliament last month, Stylianides told MEPs that he was ready to go to west Africa to see the situation on the ground, winning plaudits.

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Ebola: Aid needed to stem explosion in Liberia - study

Paris, France | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 23:01 GMT

Without a massive scaleup of aid, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia will explode, according to a computer simulation published Friday of the nation's most populous county.

The study -- using assumptions challenged by some experts -- projected that by December 15, Montserrado county could have up to 171,000 cases of Ebola.

The total would be 12 percent, or nearly one in eight, of the county's population of 1.38 million.

More than 90,000 of these cases would be fatal, it said.

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$100 mn Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen

Washington, United States | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 20:11 GMT |

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million.

Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units to allow the US State Department to evacuate medical professionals from hard-hit West Africa.

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Ebola : recrutement des experts congolais pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

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Le ministre de la santé de la RDC, Félix Kabange a lancé mercredi à Kinshasa, la campagne de recrutement des experts congolais qui seront formés pour aller stabiliser l’épidémie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette demande émane de l’OMS et l’Union Africaine, compte tenu de l’expérience de la RDC dans la prise en charge de cette maladie les trois dernières décennies, a déclaré Félix Kabange Numbi.

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The hard sell: containing Ebola by lifting travel bans

By David Fisher

With the largest outbreak of one of the world’s most frightening contagious diseases raging in Western Africa, is it time to lift travel bans to the affected countries?

Flight restrictions have blocked or slowed relief efforts at a time when key first-line responders to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are still urgently calling for a greatly increased international response.