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08 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 207/2014

7 November 2014 [Accra, Ghana]

More ECOWAS Member States have announced financial contributions to the raise the total of the regional Solidarity Fund to fight Ebola to US$7.7 million.

At the just-ended ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit in Accra on Ebola and Burkina Faso, Nigeria which had earlier contributed US$3.5 million to the Fund, pledged additional US$1 million and affirmed its willingness to make 500 health volunteers available to help fight the disease in affected ECOWAS countries.

04 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hotspots: Burkina Faso hosts violent protests, President ousted; Niger attacked by Mali-based group; insurgents take city in Nigeria.

  • There are presently 13,567 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa that have resulted in 4,951 deaths.

  • Mali reports its first Ebola case. Nigeria and Senegal are declared Ebola-free.

  • WHO to lead Ebola preparedness missions over next six weeks to 15 countries in West Africa.

22 Oct 2014 description
map Maplecroft

West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.

29 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 6,553 Ebola cases and 3,083 deaths as Ebola outbreak accelerates in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

• UN mission established to lead comprehensive response, headed by SRSG Anthony Banbury.

• UN launches Overview of Ebola Needs and Requirements calling for USD$979 million over the next 6 months.

• NEMA estimates up to 1.5 million IDPs in Northeast Nigeria. UNHCR expects 95,000 refugees and returnees by year’s end.

• 80 per cent decline in IDPs in Central African Republic.

23 Sep 2014 description

L’étude de nouvelles données donne davantage d’informations sur la propagation de la flambée et le taux de létalité

OMS/Communiqué de presse 25

15 Aug 2014 description

Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States confirmed last week their intention to join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA). At the August 4 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit event entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States’ intention to join GACSA and encouraged African countries to participate.

11 May 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012

7 mai 2012 [Monrovia - Liberia]

Des jeunes volontaires de diverses spécialités subiront du lundi 7 au samedi 12 mai 2012 à Monrovia une formation à l’issue de laquelle ils seront déployés à travers le Libéria dans le cadre d’une initiative de la CEDEAO visant le renforcement de la paix, la reconstruction nationale et l’accélération du développement dans les Etats membres.

07 May 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012

6 May 2012 [MONROVIA-LIBERIA]

The pioneer ECOWAS Volunteers made of young specialists in various fields of human endeavour are to receive a week-long induction training in Monrovia, Liberia from Monday, 7th May 2012 for their deployment in the country within the framework of regional initiative to strengthen peace-building, national reconstruction and accelerated development in Member States.

22 Jul 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/037/AFR

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 - The Board of the World Bank approved the third series of the WAAPP’s first phase on March 24, 2011 to include these six countries with a total financing of US$83.3 million. Liberia’s component of this funding includes a US$6 million credit, and an additional US$8 million grant from the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Technical Assistance (TA) Program to support the Rice Research and Productivity Development Program.

10 Mar 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On March 9, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz accompanied U.S. Ambassador Gordon Gray to the Tunisia-Libya border and the transit camp in Tunisia to meet with migrants, the U.S. Government (USG) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and relief agencies. The USG officials also attended a non-governmental organization roundtable and met with U.N.

01 Oct 2010 description

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

Early Warning Issues for October

Country Analysis: Liberia

PSC Retrospective - PSC's cooperation with the ICRC

Regional Analysis: Maghreb

PSC Retrospective: AU Solemn Declaration on A Common African Defence and Security Policy

PSC and Protection of Civilians by AU Missions: Towards Guidelines

PSC Spot Light: The African Union Commission Special Envoys

Important Forthcoming Dates

This Report is an independent publication of the Institute for Security Studies.

23 Nov 2009 description

With the ratification by the government of Benin, the 'Convention against the proliferation of light and small caliber weapons' (ALPC) adopted in June 2006 in Abuja by the 15 member states of Western African States Economic Community (ECOWAS).

The Dakar based organism issued a note saying that the importance of Benin's ratification last September 29, (joining Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo), allows for the convention to be adopted.

22 Jul 2009 description

Action Against Hunger launches campaign urging the former VP to help end childhood deaths from acute malnutrition

New York, NY - Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger-a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

21 Apr 2009 description
report World Bank
  • The Bank expands its food crisis facility to $2 billion to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food prices

    - Since last May, the facility has approved $916 million worth of projects in 31 countries; with nearly half of the funds supporting projects in Africa

    - The number of undernourished is now thought to exceed 1 billion

    When word got out earlier this year that cash could be earned to clear garbage, hoe fields or hack brush near Banga in Bong County, Liberia, the desperate stampeded.

    "People came rushing on us and we could not recruit them all," …

04 Sep 2007 description
report World Bank

In the West African country of Niger since 2005 some 265,000 people living in urban areas have gained access to clean water. In Madagascar, 1,800 schools, clinics, roads, markets, and irrigation facilities have been rebuilt since cyclones devastated the northern part of the island in 2004.

04 Sep 2007 description
report World Bank

Au Niger, pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, plus de 265 000 habitants des zones urbaines ont pu être desservis en eau salubre depuis 2005. À Madagascar (a), 1 800 écoles, dispensaires, routes, marchés et systèmes d'irrigation ont été reconstruits depuis les ravages provoqués par les cyclones dans la partie Nord de l'île en 2004.

05 Dec 2006 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today opened a major logistics hub in Ghana as it expands its network of depots to ensure that it can respond rapidly to simultaneous humanitarian emergencies around the world.

The new hub, located within the grounds of the international airport in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, will stock supplies such as high-energy biscuits, drinking water, drugs, medical equipment, sanitation and hygiene systems, and radio and telecommunications equipment.

Accra is the third such hub, known as a UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), and follows the …

05 Dec 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 5 December (IRIN) - The United Nations and relief NGOs in West Africa have jointly asked donors for US $309 million in aid for 2007 to keep humanitarian projects rolling in the region's 16 poorest countries.

The appeal is made annually and covers the requirements for the agriculture, food, water, health and human rights projects overseen by the UN and all its partners.

The Consolidated Annual Appeal (CAP) covers the needs of the West African region, where 250 million people live in …