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Conflict-related sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/181)

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) , in which the Council requested me to submit annual reports on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008) , 1888 (2009) , 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013) with regard to conflict - related sexual violence. The report presents information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #19, 23 April 2014

Key Points

• No new confirmed, probable or suspected cases have been reported by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) since the last SitRep. However, as part of an ongoing review of existing data, the National Task Force (NTF) on Health Emergencies retroactively added seven suspected cases and removed two Ebola-related deaths from the relevant totals.

• The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases currently stands at 34 (six confirmed, two probable and 26 suspected), while Ebola-related deaths stand at 11.

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Ebola Outbreak - British Red Cross sends more support to West Africa

For further information contact:

Henry Makiwa 0207 877 7479/ HMakiwa@redcross.org.uk

On call mobile: 0771 0391703

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Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 22 April 2014)

Guinea

As of 18:00 on 20 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 208 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 136 deaths. To date, 169 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 112 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 69 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 55 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-five (25) health care workers (HCW) have been affected (18 confirmed), with 16 deaths (12 confirmed).

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MSF continue de répondre à l’épidémie d’Ebola en Guinée et au Liberia

MSF a mobilisé plus d’une soixantaine de personnels internationaux et environ 270 Guinéens et Liberiens pour répondre à l’épidémie d’Ebola. Mi-avril, les bilans officiels des autorités de chaque pays affichaient 197 cas suspects dont 122 décès en Guinée, et 27 cas suspects au Liberia dont 13 décès.

MSF apporte son soutien aux autorités des deux pays en prenant en charge les patients et en mettant en place des mesures visant à contenir l’épidémie, dans trois localités en Guinée et deux autres au Liberia voisin.

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MSF Continues Ebola Response in Guinea and Liberia

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing measures to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighboring Liberia.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #18, 21 April 2014

Key Points

  • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 27; Ebola-related deaths stands at 13; and confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

  • The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is in the midst of “cleaning” existing Ebola case data, including exclusion of cases that tested negative for the virus. The Ebola statistics are likely to change accordingly in the coming days.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix Avril 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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Ebola Situation Report (Sitrep No. 13) as at 08:00 Hrs; 18th April, 2014

1. Current Situation in the field

  • Zero case reported. Cumulative total of suspected/probable/Confirmed cases remain 27 with 13 attributable deaths. (CFR 48%).

  • 61 new contacts established: 54 in Foya and 8 in Margibi County. The aggregated number of contacts generated has increased to 98. Contacts completing 21 days follow up are 32.

  • The total number of inpatient in admission remains two.

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West Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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Guinea + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (19 April 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Guinea and Liberia are the two countries where the Ebola virus has been detected. As of today, 125 people have died as a consequence of the virus (112 in Guinea and 13 in Liberia). In Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire there have been some suspected cases that are under investigation. Adults are more at risks of Ebola, especially those who have be in close contact with infected individuals, such as health workers.

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Diverse Functions of the INEE Minimum Standards in Education in Emergencies

An interview with Ken Rhodes, Deputy Director for Strategy and Development FHI 360°

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Ebola Situation Report (Sitrep No. 12) as at 08:00 Hrs; 16th April, 2014

1. Current Situation in the field

  • One suspected case reported from Sacleapea, Nimba County. Cumulative total of suspected/probable/Confirmed cases is now 27 with 13 attributable deaths. (CFR 48%).

  • Six new contacts established. The aggregated number of contacts generated is 33. 32 have completed 21 days follow up.

  • The total number of inpatient in admission is two.

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April 17, 2014 Press Release on the Ebola situation in Liberia

The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners, is exerting frantic efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in the country. Some of the concrete steps taken include the establishment of a laboratory to test for Ebola and Lassa Fever in Liberia at the Liberia Biomedical Research Center (LIBR).

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Canada Announces Emergency Contribution to Fight Ebola Virus Outbreak

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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HPIC Launching Response to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

An outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted HPIC to launch a coordinated response with its partners. This outbreak is the first of its kind in the area, and is considered a serious threat to the people of Guinea, Liberia, and potentially Sierra Leone.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #17, 18 April 2014

Key Points

 The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 27, while Ebola-related deaths stands at 13, for a case fatality rate of 48%.

 The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

 Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic. However, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.