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02 Aug 2015 description
  1. Epidemiological Highlights

 There are no more quarantine homes in Kambia district
 There were no new EVD positive cases reported by Kambia district today
 The last EVD positive case in Kambia district was reported on 10.07.2015
 The last EVD positive case was discharged from Kambia ETC with a negative test on 19.07.2015
 Today 10 deaths alerts were reported to the DERC and were all processed. No live alerts
 Today all the 17 samples which were sent to the Kambia based laboratory yesterday were processed and found negative for EVD

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

With the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dwindling but still dangerous, care centres for children are a vital measure for ensuring their protection and preventing further transmission.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

As birth registration in Sierra Leone has fallen since the start of the Ebola outbreak, a campaign reaches out to register children under age 5 and at the same time to provide polio vaccinations.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 31 July 2015 – Abass Mansaray, a 48-year-old farmer in Blama town, in eastern Sierra Leone, beamed proudly while displaying the small yellow paper that has just been given to his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isata, by local health officials.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Food securi ty outcomes expected to improve with the new rice harvest later this year

KEY MESSAGES

  • Due to the residual effects of the Ebola outbreak on local livelihoods, household purchasing power is atypical weak in July . As a result, the majority of the poor households will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity between now and the end of the lean season.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Crisis levels of food insecurity due to the residual effect s of Ebola on the local economy

KEY MESSAGES

01 Aug 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

 Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,043

NEW CASES

 New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:

Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• The Secretary-General has announced the effective closure of UNMEER as of 31 July 2015.

• There have been no confirmed EVD cases reported in the first 4 days this week (MonThursday).
Guinea has recorded only one Ebola case in the last nine days.

• Sierra Leone lists more than 500 people as contacts linked to the EVD case in Tonkolili, which was reported on 24 July.

• The High Level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises will be traveling to the region from 2 to 6 August.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 juillet 2015 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé vendredi la fermeture de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l'action d'urgence contre Ebola (MINUAUCE) ce 31 juillet 2015, tout en précisant que les efforts de l'ONU pour lutter contre l'épidémie se poursuivront sous la supervision de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON – With 630 people now quarantined in Sierra Leone following the death of a man with Ebola in Tonkolili District, International Medical Corps immediately prepared for a possible influx of patients at its nearby Makeni Ebola treatment center in Bombali District. Working with local government officials and the World Health Organization, any person currently quarantined in Tonkolili District who shows symptoms of Ebola will be immediately transferred to Makeni for testing and, if needed, treatment.

31 Jul 2015 description

New York/Geneva, 31 July 2015

As we continue to actively strive to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have reached an important milestone in the global Ebola response.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 14:56 GMT

par Elisabeth ZINGG

Le premier vaccin efficace contre Ebola, un virus qui a fait plus de 11.000 morts en Afrique de l'ouest depuis décembre 2013, est désormais "à portée de main" selon l'OMS, au vu des résultats préliminaires très encourageants d'un premier essai sur le terrain en Guinée.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Saturday 8/01/2015 - 00:36 GMT

by Mariette LE ROUX

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.

31 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a bi-weekly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

31 Jul 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,043

    NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:

Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.