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Liberia + 17 others
With Spread of Ebola Outpacing Response, Security Council Adopts Resolution 2177 (2014) Urging Immediate Action, End to Isolation of Affected States

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Security Council
7268th Meeting (PM)

Secretary-General Opens Meeting with Briefings by United Nations Coordinator for Ebola, World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières

Determining that the “unprecedented extent” of the Ebola outbreak in Africa constituted a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council this afternoon called on Member States to respond urgently to the crisis and to refrain from isolating the affected countries.

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Liberia + 3 others
International Community is Legally Obligated to Respond to Ebola Crisis

States Must Take Specific and Immediate Actions Beyond Quarantine

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today that an urgent response to the Ebola outbreak is not just an option, but a legal obligation, and outlined immediate actions states must take, including assuring safe conditions for health care workers and using appropriate containment strategies.

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Liberia + 3 others
Xi announces new aid for combating Ebola

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Xinhua

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Thursday an aid package of 200 million yuan (about 32.54 million U.S. dollars) for West African countries to combat Ebola, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The aid will include cash, food and materials, announced Xi who is on a state visit to India, adding that his country will also provide the World Health Organization with 2 million dollars in cash and give the African Union the same amount.

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Liberia + 1 other
More Supplies Reaching Health Workers on Ebola Front Lines

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AmeriCares

Health workers face greatest risk as they save and protect lives

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

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 + 4 others
Ebola : l'ONU annonce une mission sanitaire d'urgence des Nations Unies

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UN News Service

18 septembre 2014 – A l'occasion d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité consacrée jeudi à l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé l'établissement d'une mission sanitaire d'urgence des Nations Unies pour stopper cette épidémie.

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Int'l Financial Institutions To Provide US$21.7 M To Meet Food Needs As Ebola Crisis Deepens

ROME/WASHINGTON - The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) will receive $21.7 million from two international financial institutions. This contribution will help support the increasing need for food assistance amid the worsening Ebola epidemic.

WFP will receive approximately US$18.7 million from the World Bank through grants to Guinea (US$7.1 million), Sierra Leone (US$6 million) and Liberia (US$5.6 million).

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Sierra Leone launches three-day, door-to-door Ebola prevention campaign

UNICEF backs nationwide effort to reach every household with lifesaving information

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014 – An ambitious public information campaign aiming to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving messages on Ebola will take place 19-21 September in a bid to reduce the spread of the disease with the help of community members. UNICEF has provided the Government-led campaign with technical and financial support, including information materials.

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The EU's response to the Ebola crisis

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

EU Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response

EP Plenary Strasbourg, 17 September 2014

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Liberia + 4 others
UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and security’

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UN News Service

The Secretary-General said the effectiveness of the new UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will depend crucially on support from the international community.

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Guinea + 2 others
Ebola: $21.7 millions pour répondre aux besoins alimentaires

Le PAM recevra $ 21,7 millions de la part de deux institutions financières internationales. Cette contribution permettra d’aider à répondre aux besoins alimentaires croissants dans les pays touchés par l'épidémie Ebola qui s’aggrave.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola Crisis - Humanitarian Presence (as of 17 Sept 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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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Sub-National Coordination (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Safe Burial (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Referral Centres (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Laboratories (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Ebola Treatment Centres (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Contact Tracing (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Overview (as of 15 Sept 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Full List of donations made on Thursday 18th September at State House toward the Fight against Ebola

Compiled by State House Communications Unit

  1. Sea Coach donated One Hundred Million Leones (Le 100,000,000)

  2. First International Bank presented a cheque of One Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le 150,000,000)

  3. Sierra Leoneans working with the United Nations also contributed Forty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred United States Dollars ($45,700) worth of items

The total for Thursday’s donations is Two Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le 250,000,000)