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Kuwait's donation to combat Ebola in West Africa extoled

GENEVA, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan expressed appreciation to the timely USD five million donation made by the state of Kuwait to combat the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Liberia + 3 others
Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts

09/02/2014 14:31 GMT

by Olivier THIBAULT

PARIS, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Travel restrictions could worsen West Africa's Ebola epidemic, limiting medical and food supplies and keeping out much-needed doctors, virologists said Tuesday as the disease continued its deadly spread.

The worst-ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever, which has hit Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea the hardest, has seen airlines cancel flights and several countries barring people from affected nations.

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World + 4 others
Global Bio-Disaster Response Urgently Needed In Ebola Fight

MSF Denounces International Inaction in Ebola-stricken African Countries; UK Government Must Deploy Specialised Medical Assets Now

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update 1 September 2014

Situation Overview

  • Since the Ebola outbreak began, over 3,000 people have been suspected to have contracted the Ebola disease. The Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to report new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease. Ebola patients have also been identified in Nigeria and Senegal.

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Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town - sources

By Lanre Ola

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

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Cameroon + 1 other
Recent Attacks in Nigeria prompt new refugees to Cameroon, more continue to arrive

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

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World + 4 others
Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

TOKYO, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system currently in use in west Africa where the virus has already killed more than 1,500 people.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset: expert

09/02/2014 02:48 GMT

by Malick Rokhy Ba

DAKAR, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

The outbreak has cut a swathe through the region, killing more than 1,500 people since the start of the year, yet the work of medics and nurses has been disrupted by angry mobs claiming Ebola is an invention.

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Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update, 01 September 2014

Situation Overview

  • Since the Ebola outbreak began, over 3,000 people have been suspected to have contracted the Ebola disease.The Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leonecontinue to report new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease.Ebola patients have also been identified in Nigeria and Senegal.

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Ebola Virus Disease - Nigeria Daily Situation Report (SitRep No: 31), 30th August 2014

Highlights

• Three new suspected cases were reported in Port Harcourt , Rivers State. They have been admitted into the isolation facility.

• No new suspected or confirmed cases in Lagos.

• Ten additional contacts were listed in Port Harcourt today bringing the total contacts listed to 115 contacts while 35 others were still being traced

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Innovative campaigns in Nigeria help Africa edge closer to polio eradication

The final frontiers to polio eradication in Nigeria are being addressed through an increased focus on immunization in border settlements.

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Liberia + 3 others
29 August 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

SITUATION

• Since early July 2014, reported cases have continued increasing in the four countries affected by the EVD epidemic, according to the WHO.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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WFP's Response To Ebola Emergency

The UN World Food Programme is responding to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with an operation that aims to provide food to 1.3 million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP is bringing food for people under treatment, their relatives, and people under medical quarantine. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Donate here

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Sierra Leone + 4 others
Ebola: Farnesina earmarks another 1.5m euro for emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has outlined an approximately 1.5 million eo emergency intervention programme to fight the Ebola epidemic affecting some Western African countries.

The Italian Cooperation has earmarked 240,000 euro for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and boost epidemiological surveillance and provide logistical support and coordination to emergency response activities.

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Nigeria + 4 others
Ebola : un nouveau cas confirmé au Nigeria, les agents de santé en première ligne

08/31/2014 20:46 GMT

LAGOS, 31 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Nigeria a annoncé dimanche un nouveau cas confirmé d'Ebola, celui de l'épouse, elle-même médecin, d'un docteur tué par le virus, la liste des membres du personnel soignant fauchés par la fièvre hémorragique en Afrique de l'Ouest ne cessant de s'allonger.

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Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

08/31/2014 21:54 GMT

LAGOS, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the virus, adding to a growing list of healthcare workers in west Africa hit by the epidemic.

The woman's husband was also a doctor who died in the city of Port Harcourt on August 22 after treating a patient that had contact with the Liberian man who brought the virus to Nigeria in late July.

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