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26 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

25 November 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea.

25 Nov 2014 description

A total of 15,351 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 18 November 2014. There have been 5,459 reported deaths.

25 Nov 2014 description

La campagne agricole 2014-2015 a été caractérisée par une installation tardive. Malgré une meilleure répartition spatio-temporelle de la pluviométrie en août et Septembre, des déficits prononcés ont persisté dans la partie Ouest du Sahel (Cap vert, Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie et Guinée Bissau) et par endroits au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad. Dans ces zones, de nombreux cas de ressemis ont été signalés, et des cas d’abandons de parcelles notamment en Gambie et Guinée Bissau.

25 Nov 2014 description

Ebola situation assessment
25 November 2014

Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November.

The young woman developed symptoms on 19 November and, on 20 November, was hospitalized in isolation at Bamako’s Ebola treatment centre, a new facility which opened last week.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

For more information on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, visit the ACAPS Ebola Needs Analysis Project page.

Regional Outbreak

  • Reported Cases: The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region had reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17–18 November) (WHO, 21/11/2014).

25 Nov 2014 description

L’analyse des échantillons testés au laboratoire dans la journée du dimanche 23 novembre 2014 a donné ce jour 24 novembre 2014 les résultats suivants : _un cas suspect sans rapport avec les malades de la clinique privée de Bamako a été testé négatif ; _un cas suspect en rapport avec le cas la clinique privée de Bamako a été testé positif.

25 Nov 2014 description

The breakdown of the ceasefire agreement between separatist groups and the Malian government has led to increased incidents of armed groups competing for power and territorial control. Clashes between these groups have caused delays and suspension of some humanitarian activities.

25 Nov 2014 description

Évaluation de la situation – 21 novembre 2014

À la date du 21 novembre, le Mali a notifié officiellement un total cumulé de 6 cas mortels de maladie à virus Ebola. Sur les six cas, cinq ont été confirmés en laboratoire et un demeure probable car aucun échantillon n’était disponible pour analyse.

Ces chiffres comprennent la petite fille de 2 ans ayant à l’origine importé le virus au Mali et décédée de la maladie le 24 octobre.

25 Nov 2014 description

Points saillants

  • 1 contact suivi dans la famille de Djicoroni Para présentant de la fièvre a été testé positif : en conséquence deux cas confirmés sont en ce moment au centre de traitement de Bamako ;

  • 1 suspect dont le premier résultat est négatif, a été reconfirmé négatif et libéré. L’extension du centre de traitement de Bamako est en cours ;

  • A Bamako et à Kourémalé Mali 286 contacts sur 288, soit 99% correctement suivis.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has carried out a number of new recovery projects in Mali as part of its larger program aimed at disaster preparedness, recovery and development.

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide potable water for the largest number of people, Qatar Charity dug an artesian well the village of Muribabogo, in the province of Koulikoro; a region experiencing a severe shortage of drinking water. The well will benefit thousands of citizens in the village and its neighboring areas.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

24 novembre 2014 – La Directrice-générale de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Dr. Margaret Chan, et le Directeur exécutif d'ONUSIDA, Michel Sidibé, ont effectué une visite au Mali ce weekend pour renforcer le soutien des Nations Unies dans la lutte contre le virus Ebola, alors que de nouveaux cas ont été signalés dans ce pays.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

24 November 2014 – The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support the country in its efforts to curb the spread of Ebola, as authorities there announced one new case and that two more suspected patients were being tested.

25 Nov 2014 description

The visit occurred as the Government announced a new case of Ebola and said 2 more suspected patients were being tested.

At least 5 people have died from Ebola in Mali already, and the country has been working diligently to trace several hundred contacts of the recent Ebola cases to prevent extensive spread of the disease in the country.

Rapid response essential

24 Nov 2014 description

This month’s issue focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that involving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

The Ebola virus is continuing to claim lives across West Africa. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the worst-affected countries, with transmission still widespread. Some 15 300 cases have been reported since the start of the outbreak and more than 5450 people have died. Mali, previously free from the virus, is the latest country to register Ebola cases, six in total, all of which have been fatal.