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04 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 14 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré envi-ron 9503 cas et 182 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Cependant, à la semaine 24, seuls 4 pays (Cameroun, R.D. Congo, Ghana et Nigeria) ont notifié les 172 nouveaux cas dont 0 décès. Les données de la semaine 24 indiquent une persistance des cas en R.D. Congo et une relance de nouveaux cas, conséquence prévisible des inondations survenues à Accra le mois dernier.

03 Jul 2015 description

On 9 May 2015, Liberia marked an important milestone in the management of their Ebola outbreak. On that day, the country was declared free of Ebola transmission because no new cases had been identified for 42 days after the safe burial of the last person confirmed to have been infected with Ebola virus disease.

03 Jul 2015 description

Epidemiological Highlights

  • There were no new EVD cases reported in Kambia today.

  • A total of 15 alerts (4 live and 11 death) were made to the DERC and were all processed.

  • Masungbala chiefdom continue to perform poorly in terms of the alerts made to the DERC.

  • A total of 24 samples (7 blood & 17 swabs) were processed by Kambia laboratory today.

  • More households were put under quarantine raising the number of quarantined homes in Kambia district from 154 to 164.

02 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

FREETOWN, 2 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Sierra Leone continues to fight the Ebola outbreak, things are looking up on some fronts, including improved employment rates and school attendance. But many families say they still don't have enough to eat and malnutrition rates among children under the age of five remain high.

Click here to see IRIN's photo feature on how some families are struggling to survive.

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02 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

In Sierra Leone, Cordaid helps small entrepreneurs who have received microfinance to recover from the Ebola crisis. According to a new report, they are remarkably resilient under severe circumstances. It turns out that providing loans to small entrepreneurs is a vital tool for restoring local economies affected by disaster and conflict. Cordaid believes that the international development community should consider investing more in the microfinance sector in economies affected by crisis.

02 Jul 2015 description
  1. Epidemiological Highlights
  2. One (01) new EVD case was reported by the Kambia laboratory today (July 01, 2015)
  3. This new EVD case is from Bramaia chiefdom but with Epi link to Kadalo village in Tonkolimba
  4. A total of nineteen alerts (2 live and 17 death) were made to the DERC and were all processed.
  5. Eighteen (18) samples (10 swab and 8 blood) were processed at the Kambia laboratory today.
  6. A total of 12 quarantine households with 39 contacts in Samu chiefdom, were discharged today.
02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

01 Jul 2015 description

Developments since the 11th update

As of 27 June 2015, WHO has reported 27 541 cases, including 11 235 deaths, linked to the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that began in December 2013. Ten countries reported EVD cases. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone experienced widespread and intense transmission between July 2014 and April 2015.

01 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 01 July 2015 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced an expansion of its Ebola operations to help millions of people in the three worst-affected countries recover from the deadly outbreak.

01 Jul 2015 description
  • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

  • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

01 Jul 2015 description
  1. Epidemiological Highlights
  • No new EVD cases were reported on June 30th, 2015.

  • A total of fifteen alerts (5 live and 10 dead) were made to the DERC today and were all processed

  • Eleven (11) samples (10 swabs and 1 blood) were processed by the Kambia laboratory today.

  • Samu and Gbinleh-Dixon chiefdoms contributed the highest number of samples received by Kambia laboratory today; Samu (4 samples) and Magbema (3 samples).

01 Jul 2015 description

CHAD
11 KILLED IN POLICE RAID

On 29 June, 11 people (five police officers and six suspected insurgents) were killed during a police operation against suspected Boko Haram elements in N’Djamena. Police seized several suicide belts and other explosive devices. The operation comes two weeks after twin attacks targeting police offices in the capital killed 34 people. Separately, in a controlled explosion, police destroyed a vehicle laden with explosives in N’Djamena’s central market.

SECURITY MEASURES TIGHTENED AFTER ATTACKS

01 Jul 2015 description

Genève, 1er juillet 2015 – La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) a annoncé aujourd’hui une extension de ses opérations Ebola en vue d’aider des millions d’habitants des trois pays les plus touchés à se relever de cette terrible épidémie.

01 Jul 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.