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24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

Since the start of Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in 2009, WFP and its partners have worked with 1,600 smallholder farmers to strengthen their production and create opportunities for them to sell their products.

P4P in Sierra Leone has transformed the lives of smallholder farmers as they required new skills in agribusiness and post-harvest management, value addition and marketing.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description

Freetown, 21 June-The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project.

The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience building, through addressing vulnerabilities and social marginalization affecting EVD Survivors, with funding provided by the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).

24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas – from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

But the UN’s best is just not good enough, says Ian Richards, President, Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations.

24 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12414

7723e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

La Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) doit diversifier et rendre plus souples ses méthodes de travail, renforcer ses actions régionales et thématiques et faciliter la cohérence de l’action internationale en profitant des multiples contacts qu’elle entretient avec une grande variété d’acteurs du fait même de son mandat, ont plaidé ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, ses Présidents actuel et ancien, respectivement M. Macharia Kamau (Kenya) et M. Olof Skoog (Suède).

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12414

7723rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Organization’s intergovernmental advisory body that supports peacebuilding in countries emerging from conflict was improving its impact through more transparent and strategic working methods, improved partnerships with regional and subregional organizations and a focus on peacebuilding needs in the Ebola recovery, the Security Council heard today.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Pulitzer Center

EMILY BAUMGAERTNER

In January 2016, I spent four hours on a Wednesday afternoon wondering if maybe I had Ebola. I was a week into a reporting trip in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and that morning, I had woken up with a pounding headache, aching joints, and chills in 96-degree mugginess. That week, I had walked through several Ebola treatment units, two with suspected active cases, and touched dozens of potential carriers. Yet in spite of my trip’s mission to uncover how dormant Ebola is still seeking fresh, vulnerable hosts—like me—I didn’t think much of the symptoms. Jet lag?

21 Jun 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

21 Jun 2016 description

En 2016, le Mali accueille près de 16 000 réfugiés dont 85% d’entre eux sont des réfugiés vivant dans les zones rurales (selon le HCR, mai 2016). Depuis janvier 2016 et en continuité avec 2015, ACTED appuie 33 réfugiés ruraux au sein d’un centre de transit aménagé dans le village de Faragouaran (région de Sikasso), avec le soutien de l’Agence des Nations-Unies pour les Réfugiés (UNHCR).

Le centre de Faragouaran : une transition vers l’intégration locale

18 Jun 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2016

17 Jun 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

17 Jun 2016 description

The Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and the Permanent Representative of Canada and Chair of the PBC Country Specific Configuration for Sierra Leone, Ambassador Marc André Blanchard, led a delegation of the PBC to Sierra Leone from 12 to 14 June 2016.

16 Jun 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.