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27 May 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
4,400 DISPLACED BY ATTACKS

Around 1,900 IDPs and 2,500 residents in Bissingalé locality have been forced to flee to the nearby Kaga-Bandoro town in the north of the country following armed attacks by unknown gunmen on Site-Nana, Bissingalé and Ndémayo villages in Kaga-Bandoro on the night of 15 May. Ten people were killed in the raid which happened five days after the signing of an agreement between armed groups and the government to end hostilities and begin a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration process.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description
  • As of 20 May 2015, a total of 27 165 EVD cases including 11 115 deaths have been reported from six West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nige-ria, Senegal and Sierra Leone).
  • 1 040 cases including 529 deaths were reported among healthcare workers.
  • WHO declared end of Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.
27 May 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,014

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

CUMULATIVE CASES

26 May 2015 description

Washington, United States | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 19:58 GMT

US researchers believe they may have pinpointed the Achilles heel of the Ebola virus, which could hold the key to developing an effective preventative vaccine, a study reported Tuesday.

Research published in the latest issue of mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology, said scientists believed a protein called Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) was critical for Ebola to infect a host.

26 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • In the week to 17 May 2015, there were six confirmed Ebola cases, a considerable increase comparing to the previous week. Five out of the six new cases came from known contacts. Only one case come from an unknown source (Western Urban).

26 May 2015 description

23 MAI 2015 ¦ GENÈVE - Les délégués à l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé ont pris une série de décisions consécutives à l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola. Ils ont donné à l’OMS toute latitude pour procéder à des réformes structurelles lui permettant de se préparer et de riposter avec vitesse, souplesse et efficacité aux situations d’urgence et aux flambées de maladie.

Préparer la riposte aux situations d’urgence

26 May 2015 description

DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world

26.05.15

Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.

26 May 2015 description

Meeting with over 20 survivors at State House Monday 25 May, barely a year since the outbreak, President Ernest Bai Koroma assured survivors of the dreadful Ebola virus disease of government’s readiness to provide them with the necessary social services till their lives return to normal.

He said when the epidemic was reported this time last year, people received the news with mixed feelings and interpretations, saying that the issue of denial resulted to the death of considerable number of people – 3,000 have died so far.

26 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/AB/4157

Deuxième partie de la reprise de session,
40e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

25 May 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,013

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

25 May 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • A total of 8 confirmed cases were reported in the week to 17 May, compared with 2 the previous week.

  • Three districts reported confirmed cases in the week to 17 May, compared with a single district the previous week.