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Liberia + 3 others
29 August 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

SITUATION

• Since early July 2014, reported cases have continued increasing in the four countries affected by the EVD epidemic, according to the WHO.

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - août 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Liberia + 3 others
WFP's Response To Ebola Emergency

The UN World Food Programme is responding to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with an operation that aims to provide food to 1.3 million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP is bringing food for people under treatment, their relatives, and people under medical quarantine. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Donate here

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Sierra Leone + 4 others
Ebola: Farnesina earmarks another 1.5m euro for emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has outlined an approximately 1.5 million eo emergency intervention programme to fight the Ebola epidemic affecting some Western African countries.

The Italian Cooperation has earmarked 240,000 euro for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and boost epidemiological surveillance and provide logistical support and coordination to emergency response activities.

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Nigeria + 4 others
Ebola : un nouveau cas confirmé au Nigeria, les agents de santé en première ligne

08/31/2014 20:46 GMT

LAGOS, 31 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Nigeria a annoncé dimanche un nouveau cas confirmé d'Ebola, celui de l'épouse, elle-même médecin, d'un docteur tué par le virus, la liste des membres du personnel soignant fauchés par la fièvre hémorragique en Afrique de l'Ouest ne cessant de s'allonger.

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Guinea + 3 others
Commission decision on financing humanitarian actions in West Africa from the Bridging Facility, response to Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa (ECHO/-WF/EDF/2014/02000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/759/EU of 12 December 2013 regarding transitional EDF management measures from 1 January 2014 until the entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund1 ('Bridging Facility') and in particular Article 2 thereof,

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Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

FREETOWN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.

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Liberia + 3 others
WFP says it needs $70 mln to feed 1.3 mln people in Ebola quarantine

DAKAR, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said.

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Guinea-Bissau + 3 others
Guinea-Bissau in nationwide anti-Ebola clean-up

08/30/2014 15:33 GMT

BISSAU, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau launched a nationwide hygiene drive on Saturday, declaring itself "on alert" after the announcement that the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa had spread to neighbouring Senegal.

The campaign will involve the cleaning and disinfection of public places "across the entire country" on the last Saturday of every month, Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira's office said.

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Guinea-Bissau + 4 others
Ebola: opération propreté en Guinée-Bissau, en "alerte"

08/30/2014 16:01 GMT

BISSAU, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - La Guinée-Bissau s'est lancée samedi dans une vaste opération propreté, se disant "en alerte" après l'annonce que l'épidémie d'Ebola touche désormais le Sénégal voisin.

Cette campagne de nettoyage et de désinfection des lieux publics doit se dérouler à travers tout le pays tous les derniers samedis du mois, a annoncé le bureau du Premier ministre Domingos Simoes Pereira.

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Guinea + 3 others
Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens

CONAKRY, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government said on Saturday.

A curfew was imposed in N'Zerekore, Guinea's second-largest city, after two days of protests Thursday and Friday by market stall holders against a team of health workers sent, without notice, to spray their market with disinfectant.

Regional governor Lancei Conde said at least 27 law enforcement officers forces were among the wounded.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola en Guinée: une cinquantaine de blessés dans des violences

08/30/2014 16:49 GMT

CONAKRY, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - Au moins 55 personnes ont été blessées dans des affrontements entre manifestants et forces de l'ordre dans la ville guinéenne de N'zérékoré, au coeur de la zone la plus touchée par l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, ont annoncé samedi les autorités locales.

Un couvre-feu a été imposé à N'zérékoré, la deuxième plus grande ville de Guinée, après des manifestations, jeudi et vendredi, de marchands contre une équipe de santé venue selon eux pulvériser du produit désinfectant dans leur marché sans préavis.

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Liberia + 1 other
Stop Hunger Now Responds to Ebola Crisis in West Africa

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Stop Hunger Now

Food and other aid shipped to Liberia, more assistance on the way

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 27 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (29 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 4 others
Les ministres de la santé de la CEDEAO expriment leur vive préoccupation au sujet de la fièvre Ebola

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ECOWAS

Les ministres de la Santé des Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont exprimé leur vive préoccupation face au défi que représente l’épidémie en cours de la maladie à virus Ebola dans l'espace régional et au niveau international, et exprimé toute leur solidarité aux pays dont les populations sont durement éprouvées par cette maladie.

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Guinea + 3 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour (28 août 2014)

Épidémiologie et surveillance

  • Selon les informations communiquées par les Ministères de la Santé des quatre pays touchés (Guinée, Libéria, Nigéria et Sierra Leone), la flambée actuelle de maladie à virus Ebola a entraîné au total 3069 cas probables ou confirmés, dont 1552 décès.

  • L’accélération de la flambée se poursuit. En effet, plus de 40% des cas sont survenus au cours des 21 derniers jours. Toutefois, la plupart des cas sont concentrés dans quelques localités seulement.