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Liberia + 4 others
UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report 30 September 2014

Report
United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

• UNMEER SRSG Banbury and team arrive in Accra

• UNMEER advance team in Guinea meets with UNCT and Minister for International Cooperation

• Recently opened humanitarian air - bridge in Dakar results in strained capacity at Dakar airport

• China provides financial support to Ghana for its Ebola preparedness plans

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Sénégal Mise à jour du suivi à distance - septembre 2014

L’insécurité alimentaire de niveau Stress se maintient dans le centre et le nord du pays

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Nigeria + 1 other
Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola virus have elapsed without any new cases.

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola Crisis Factsheet - SDC

Update: the current situation and SDC operations

• The number of Ebola infections continues to rise in the three countries hardest hit – Guinea,
Liberia and Sierra Leone. The epidemic is having a grave impact on the entire health care system in the affected countries, with serious implications also for the overall security situation, food supplies and the local economies.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 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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Afrique : des chansons et des dessins contre Ebola

09/30/2014 06:36 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRE

KINSHASA, 30 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Chansons entraînantes et caricatures saisissantes: face à l'épidémie meurtrière d'Ebola, des chanteurs et des dessinateurs africains participent de façon originale aux efforts de sensibilisation, maillon essentiel de la lutte contre le virus.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No.2

29 September, 2014 - Combined Ebola Operations Update No.2

Summary

Through international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and now Senegal,
IFRC continues to support National Societies to combat Ebola, through a 5 pillar approach spelled out in the Ebola regional framework.

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Liberia + 4 others
Rains complicate delivery of Ebola supplies in West Africa

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50 GMT
Author: Stella Dawson

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting supplies delivered and new treatment centres built as donors rush to isolate people infected with the deadly Ebola virus and stop its rapid spread, U.S. officials said.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report 29 September 2014

Report
United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNMEER SRSG Banbury and an advance team deploy to Accra

  • ECOWAS communiqué recommends the urgent mobilization of the armed and security forces of its Member States to strengthen the regional response and interventions against Ebola

  • Senegalese officials announce the opening of a humanitarian corridor to help expedite aid flows

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Senegal: Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, Emergency Appeal n° MDRSN010

2.2 million people to be assisted

Appeal timeframe: 6 months

End date: February 2015

DREF allocated CHF 253,505

Revised Appeal budget CHF 1.3M

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Senegal + 3 others
Border still closed, Senegal opens airport for Ebola aid

09/27/2014 19:14 GMT

DAKAR, September 27, 2014 (AFP) - Senegal, which closed its border to Guinea to stave off Ebola last month, said Saturday it has now opened up a humanitarian corridor at an airport to help speed aid to stricken countries.

A plane carrying workers with the UN's World Food Programme arriving from the Guinean capital Conakry landed at the designated humanitarian air corridor on a military air base near Dakar, AFP reported.

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Senegal + 2 others
Ebola: le Sénégal ouvre un corridor humanitaire pour acheminer de l'aide dans les pays touchés

09/27/2014 17:00 GMT

DAKAR, 27 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Le Sénégal a ouvert un corridor humanitaire aérien pour permettre d'acheminer de l'aide dans les trois pays les plus touchés par le virus Ebola, après la fermeture de ses frontières le 21 août, a constaté samedi un journaliste de l'AFP.

Un avion du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) transportant du personnel humanitaire en provenance de Conakry, a atterri samedi après-midi sur le site du corridor humanitaire, installé sur une base militaire aérienne près de l'aéroport de Dakar, selon la même source.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ministerial group calls for mobilization of regional armed, security forces to bolster Ebola fight

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ECOWAS

N°: 168/2014

26 September 2014 [Accra-Ghana]

The ECOWAS Coordinating Ministerial Group for the implementation of the Regional Operational Plan on the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has called for urgent mobilization of the Armed and Security Forces of Member States to strengthen the regional response and interventions against the disease.

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Liberia + 5 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Update - 26 September 2014

Following the roadmap structure1 , country reports fall into two categories: those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria, Senegal). An overview of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a separate, unrelated outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is occurring, is also provided (see Annex 1).