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Niger + 1 other
Nigerien girls find place to discuss marriage, health, nutrition

Adolescents gain practical knowledge in “safe spaces”

“I've always said that if I had my choice, I'd be in school, not a housewife, and this has attracted much attention of many girls.”

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Liberia + 8 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 29 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 703 EVD cases, with 4 920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone are now affected.

  • Thursday 30 October marks 30 days since the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.

  • Mali reported its first case on 23 October.

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World + 6 others
Presidente de Honduras pide apoyo a la ONU para impulsar Alianza para la Prosperidad y derechos humanos.

El presidente Juan Orlando Hernández solicitó al Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Honduras (SNU), apoyo para fortalecer la protección y promoción de la cultura de derechos humanos, e impulsar el Plan Alianza para la Prosperidad (PAP), una iniciativa estructurada con Guatemala y El Salvador, que busca soluciones conjuntas para erradicar la pobreza, la inseguridad y la migración.

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U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighboring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

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Iraq + 1 other
U.S. Airdrops Aid in Support of Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 28, 2014 – U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft conducted an airdrop yesterday near Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi security forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.

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India + 1 other
U.S. To Contribute $100,000 to Cyclone Hudhud Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens extended her deepest sympathies on behalf of the American people to the people of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha who have been affected by recent Cyclone Hudhud, especially the dozens of families who have lost their loved ones. Ambassador Stephens, in coordination with central and state authorities, announced that the United States will provide $100,000 to Plan India through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist those affected by the disaster.

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Nepal + 1 other
U.S. to Provide Additional $500,000 in Food Assistance to Flood Victims in Nepal

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S.

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Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

The world is facing the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. On August 8, 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because it was determined to be an ‘extraordinary event’ with public health risks to other countries. The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious considering the following factors:

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Mali + 1 other
Ebola : le Mali tente de contenir l'épidémie, première mise en quarantaine obligatoire aux USA

Bamako, Mali | AFP | dimanche 26/10/2014 - 03:28 GMT

par Ahamadou CISSE

Le Mali tente de juguler toute propagation du virus Ebola après l'annonce d'un premier cas dans le pays, tandis que les Etats-Unis ont placé une personne en quarantaine d'office pour la première fois.

L'infirmière américaine Kaci Hickox, de retour d'une mission pour Médecins sans Frontières en Sierra Leone où elle a aidé les malades d'Ebola, a dénoncé son placement d'office en quarantaine à son retour aux Etats-Unis alors qu'elle ne présentait aucun des symptômes d'une infection.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 8 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 25 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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World + 4 others
MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff.

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violent attacks in CAR’s capital city of Bangui during October have newly displaced an estimated 6,500 people.

  • FAO estimates that 2014 will reflect a nearly 60 percent decrease in annual harvests due, in part, to ongoing conflict and displacement in many areas of the country.

  • Donors have provided approximately 60 percent of the $555 million requested by the 2014 CAR Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Madagascar + 1 other
USAID Mission announces new $75 million Food Security Program

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR: The U.S. Embassy, through USAID/Madagascar, announced two new food security programs, which will directly benefit over 620,000 individuals. The programs Asotry*, implemented by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); and Fararano*, carried out by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will receive a total of $75 million in support (over 188 billion Ariary) to reduce food insecurity and increase vulnerable households’ resilience to shocks in five regions: Amoron’I Mania, Atsimo Andrefana, Atsinanana, Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany.

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 22 October, 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged all countries to support the response to the EVD outbreak on October 19, citing the increasing economic impact and continued risk of the disease spreading to countries outside of those already affected

  • The East African Community plans to send 600 health workers—including 41 doctors—to EVD-affected countries in West Africa

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Liberia + 7 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 22 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 19 October. A total of 4877 deaths have been reported.

The outbreaks of EVD in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on 17 October and 19 October 2014, respectively.

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Mali + 6 others
Rapport hebdomadaire #5 de la situation sur la préparation de la riposte a l’épidémie de la maladie à virus ebola au Mali

SITUATION EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE DES PAYS AFFECTES PAR EBOLA
Etats-Unis, Espagne, Guinée, Libéria, Sierra Leone

A la date du 20 Octobre 2014 le cumul des cas suspects de la maladie à virus Ebola était de 9216 cas (Guinée, Libéria, Nigéria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Espagne, et les Etats-Unis d’Amérique) dont 4555 décès.

Selon l’OMS et à cette date 125 contacts potentiels sont actuellement suivis aux Etats-Unis où 3 cas ont été confirmés. En Espagne ce sont 72 personnes à risques très élevés qui sont suivis à ce jour.

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Philippines + 1 other
US Backs IOM Anti-Trafficking Activities in Typhoon-affected Areas of Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern about human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this problem since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 1 other
USAID announces new efforts to fight global poverty through education

Two New Basic Education Awards Will Help Provide a Pathway Out of Extreme Poverty for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by armed groups continue to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • On October 3, U.S. Ambassador James C. Swan redeclared a disaster in the DRC due to the ongoing complex emergency and projected humanitarian needs.

  • In FY 2014, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $181 million to support humanitarian activities for displaced and conflict-affected populations in the DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS