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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

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Liberia + 17 others
With Spread of Ebola Outpacing Response, Security Council Adopts Resolution 2177 (2014) Urging Immediate Action, End to Isolation of Affected States

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7268th Meeting (PM)

Secretary-General Opens Meeting with Briefings by United Nations Coordinator for Ebola, World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières

Determining that the “unprecedented extent” of the Ebola outbreak in Africa constituted a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council this afternoon called on Member States to respond urgently to the crisis and to refrain from isolating the affected countries.

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Liberia + 3 others
International Community is Legally Obligated to Respond to Ebola Crisis

States Must Take Specific and Immediate Actions Beyond Quarantine

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today that an urgent response to the Ebola outbreak is not just an option, but a legal obligation, and outlined immediate actions states must take, including assuring safe conditions for health care workers and using appropriate containment strategies.

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

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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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola : l'ONU annonce une mission sanitaire d'urgence des Nations Unies

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18 septembre 2014 – A l'occasion d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité consacrée jeudi à l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé l'établissement d'une mission sanitaire d'urgence des Nations Unies pour stopper cette épidémie.

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UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and security’

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UN News Service

The Secretary-General said the effectiveness of the new UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will depend crucially on support from the international community.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Sub-National Coordination (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Safe Burial (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Referral Centres (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Laboratories (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Contact Tracing (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Overview (as of 15 Sept 2014)

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Liberia + 5 others
Sri Lanka donates medical examination gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

Sri Lanka today donated one million medical examination gloves to West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak as its contribution to the global appeal, ‘Road Map for Ebola’ by World Health Organization (WHO).

The consignment of gloves worth Rs. 5 million will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a symbolic hand over of the gloves to WHO's Country Representative Dr. Firdosi Rustom Mehta at Temple Trees this evening.

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Liberia + 3 others
Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

09/18/2014 16:19 GMT

GENEVA, September 18, 2014 (AFP) - Clinical trials of two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin soon in Switzerland, the country's Tropical and Public Health Institute said on Thursday.

"Switzerland is playing a central role in the clinical trials of two vaccines against Ebola," Marcel Tanner, who heads the Basel-based institute, told Swiss public radio SRF.

Clinical trials should begin "as soon as possible in Geneva and Lausanne," he said.

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Nigeria Food Security Outlook Update - September 2014

Key Messages

  • Insecurity related to the Boko Haram conflict is leading to increased population displacements and continues to disrupt livelihoods. Poor households in worst affected areas in southern Borno and Yobe States and those in the Lake Chad region and northeastern Adamawa state will continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity through December. Because of the ongoing conflict, humanitarian access is limited.

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Mali + 10 others
2014-2015 Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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Mali + 4 others
Peace & Security Council Report No 61, August 2014

In this issue

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has an important role to play in supporting talks on the situation in Mali taking place in Algiers. The conclusion of a deal between the various armed groups and the government in Mali is crucial to achieve lasting peace.

The African Union now has to take some tough decisions about its involvement in the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria. This includes the question of a possible regional intervention similar to the one launched against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

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Africa Ebola Coordination and Preparedness: Emergency Appeal Operation Update n° MDR60002, Operations update n° 1

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,893,667 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to supplement and to support the current country-level Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Appeals and preparedness operations supported by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) targeting over 32 million people.