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29 Jun 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 3,5 millions de personnes sont actuellement déplacées dans le Sahel, soit deux fois plus qu’en février 2014.

  • Mise à jour sur les déplacements les autres crises au Cameroun.

  • Une radio communautaire en République Centrafricaine contribue à favoriser l'harmonie dans le pays

  • L’épidémie d'Ebola déclarée terminée au Libéria

29 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

28 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

27 Jun 2015 description

La cérémonie de remise symbolique du matériel composé de 35 ordinateurs portables, 64 ordinateurs de table et 64 imprimantes est intervenue le mardi 23 juin denier au ministère de la santé.

27 Jun 2015 description

COMMON SERVICES IN GUINEA, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE

Highlights

  • In Guinea, the Logistics Cluster and WFP continue to support the governmental sensitization campaigns where transmission of the virus continues.

  • WFP will set up five additional storage units in counties where the Liberian Ministry of Health needs additional storage capacity.

  • In Sierra Leone, WFP and the Logistics Cluster are collaborating with the Government to support the new emergency campaign in Kambia and Port Loko.

26 Jun 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to relieve dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

By Molly Judd | 25 June 2015 |

“I hope you remember the girl you met in the centre at Sima Town with her younger brother.” There was a hush as Fr. Peter Konteh, Director of Caritas Freetown read out Yatta’s appeal.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Voice of America

Joe DeCapua

A new report said critical decisions by African leaders helped turn the tide in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, or AGI, said there is no substitute for political leadership.

Writing in the AGI report, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, “It’s critical for people of the Ebola-affected countries to have a stake in their own futures.” She added that governments should “steer the course,” but everyone must take a “turn to row.”

25 Jun 2015 description

Over a month has passed since Ebola transmission ceased in Liberia. This hard-fought achievement is still being celebrated across the country, where nearly 11 000 people became infected with the virus and 4 800 died. Liberia is still urging communities not to let their guard down until Ebola is gone from the region and is working closely with WHO and other partners to keep Ebola from reemerging, especially in neighbouring countries.

24 Jun 2015 description
  • Drier than average conditions observed in southeastern Senegal and western Mali.

  • Favorable rainfall distribution continues over the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

24 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

MONROVIA, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - 'Liberia doesn’t have Ebola any more so we should be allowed to eat bush meat again.' 'We’ve been eating it without any problem for generations.' These are common refrains in Liberian markets, where the trade in bush meat, a known source of the Ebola virus, has picked up once again.

24 Jun 2015 description

This week, several hundred students and teachers in Montserrado County began receiving the first of over 700,000 learning kits that are being distributed to schools across Liberia. The kits, which will be distributed across the country over the next twelve weeks, will help students continue educational activity.

23 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall active EVD transmission decreases in Guinea and Sierra Leone since the week ending June 7

  • The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) launches Operation Northern Push to scale up response efforts and local-level engagement in districts where EVD persists

  • New chain of transmission emerges as the Government of Guinea (GoG) reports five new confirmed cases in Boké Prefecture

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jun 2015 description

6/23/2015 - 23:01 GMT

Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than the dreaded haemorrhagic fever itself, doctors reported Wednesday.

Tens of thousands shunned seeking help for malaria, fearing infection from people with Ebola or confinement if they showed feverish symptoms, the experts said.

Researchers led by Mateusz Plucinski from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at figures from 120 clinics in December 2014, when the Ebola outbreak in Guinea was at its peak.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

23 Jun 2015 description

Application of Shock Impact Simulation Model (SISMod) to measure Ebola’s economic impacts on hunger

Executive Summary

From health crisis to economic and food crisis