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28 Nov 2014 description

3 pillars of WFP support:

1 Delivering food alongside the health response;
2 Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and
3 Providing common services and infrastructure support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

 21,000 mt of food delivered to 1.6 million people since the end of August 2014;
 2,771 responders transported by UNHAS, with two planes and one helicopter in operation; and
 26,320 m3 of cargo transported since Sep-tember 2014.

28 Nov 2014 description

Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are FEWS NET remote monitoring countries. In remote monitoring, a coordinator typically works from a nearby regional office. Relying on partners for data, the coordinator uses scenario development to conduct analysis and produce monthly reports. As less data may be available, remote monitoring reports may have less detail than those from countries with FEWS NET offices. The analysis presented in this report is based on various field information provided by local partners, such as trader organizations, WFP, and OCHA.

28 Nov 2014 description

11/28/2014 - 03:13 GMT

by Claudine RENAUD

South African professor Janusz Paweska hesitates for a moment as he describes his work trip to the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

"Obviously we had to touch the tubes," he says. "I wonder if I should tell you but I opened them with my hands -- I opened 1,400 tubes of blood with my hands."

28 Nov 2014 description

Seventeen Australian health workers will depart for West Africa over the following days to train and prepare to provide clinical care in an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

This is part of Australia’s $42 million contribution to the Ebola response in West Africa, announced by the Prime Minister on 5 November 2014, and will form part of the UK’s broader response in Sierra Leone.

28 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • Burial workers in Kenema, Sierra Leone, have dumped bodies in public after going on strike, reportedly leaving two bodies at the main entrance of the city’s main hospital.

  • UNMEER in Sierra Leone has transported blood samples by helicopter for the first time. Three flights per week are planned, transporting blood samples from remote locations to laboratories.

28 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 19 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 5,152. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,240 and 956 have been discharged from treatment (survivors). The government estimates that around 22 percent of cases are children and youth (0-17 years).

27 Nov 2014 description

Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced further action and support to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Deutsche Welle

Good news has been rare when it comes to the Ebola outbreak. Now, there's a glimmer of hope. One vaccine has yielded promising results in humans - even if it has its drawbacks.

For months, bad news - even bordering on the apocalyptic - was the norm when it came to Ebola in West Africa: Exponential infection rates, agonizing deaths, and an epidemic lasting much longer than expected.

For those waiting anxiously for a sign of hope, maybe - just maybe - here it is.

27 Nov 2014 description

A fast-spreading outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is affecting several countries in West Africa. In February 2014, there was an outbreak of the virus in Guinea, which has since spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, causing untold hardship and hundreds of deaths in these countries. As of 22 October 2014, a total of 9,895 cases, and 4,871 deaths had been recorded, which were attributed to the EVD. The virus has spread across borders in West Africa: there has been one case reported in Senegal and 21 cases with eight deaths in Nigeria.

27 Nov 2014 description

Morocco has dispatched royal donations to Sierra Leone and Liberia in support of international efforts aiming to stem the spread of the Ebola virus.

Upon HM King Mohammed VI's instructions, Morocco has dispatched royal donations to the republics of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

27 Nov 2014 description

Abu Dhabi 27 November 2014: The UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) signed an agreement today with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support the UNICEF Ebola Outbreak Response through providing the necessary humanitarian assistance.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Médicos del Mundo

La apertura tendrá lugar a mediados de diciembre

NOTA DE PRENSA

Con financiación de la Agencia de Cooperación de Reino Unido

27 Nov 2014 description

Les résultats préliminaires de récentes évaluations sur l’impact de la maladie à virus Ebola sur la sécurité alimentaire en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone – les trois pays les plus affectés par l'épidémie – ont récemment été mis à disposition. La principale conclusion est qu’en 2014, le virus Ebola est le choc principal qui a touché le secteur agricole de ces trois pays.

27 Nov 2014 description

The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak – were recently made available. The key finding is that Ebola is the main shock that has affected the agricultural sector in 2014 in these three countries.

27 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • As of 23 November, the cumulative number of confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone is estimated to have reached 6,535, with a total of 1,367 deaths.

  • The Western Area – both rural and urban – continues to have the highest rate of infection, with 280 cumulative cases in the past week. Port Loko is also a major area of concern, with 120 cases in the past 7 days.

  • A new EVD case was confirmed in Kenema, a former hotspot, for the first time in 24 days.