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Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA)


After nearly four years of conflict, Syria is still the most complex humanitarian emergency in the world. 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in at least one sector. The Syria Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) estimates that 4.8 million people are internally displaced out of a current total population of 15 million in the assessed areas.

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World + 5 others
Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 19 | Julio - Septiembre 2014


 Los desastres ocurridos en el segundo trimestre (julio-septiembre) afectaron a 2.3 millones de personas.

  • La sequía mantiene en riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria a más de 1.7 millones de personas. Los países más afectados son Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador y Nicaragua.

  • Unos 68,500 niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados han sido detenidos en EEUU de octubre 2013 a septiembre 2014.

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World + 6 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean Volume 19 | July - September 2014


  • Disasters between July and September affected 2.3 million people.

  • Drought exacerbates the risk of food insecurity for 1.7 million people. The most affected countries are Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

  • About 68,500 unaccompanied children have been arrested in the US from October 2013 to September 2014.

  • Humanitarian partners continue to show interest in participating in consultations ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit (Turkey, 2016).

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For Ebola survivors the pain goes on

As the Ebola outbreak grows and spreads, a small but significant group of people is also growing - the Ebola survivors. Emerging shell-shocked from what one described as a "glimpse of hell", the survivors have not found life easy on the other side of the Ebola ward.

Some in the community brand them as "witches" for surviving. For many, the faces they longed to see again while lying in the Ebola ward are no longer there. Husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers have all been carried off to unmarked graves by Ebola virus disease.

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Another 4 polio cases confirmed

ISLAMABAD: With the confirmation of four more polio cases by the Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health on Wednesday, the figure climbed to 231.

An official of the Ministry of National Health Services said that two cases each had been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

“Two cases have been reported from Peshawar and two from Khyber Agency,” he said.

Published in Dawn, October 30th , 2014

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Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues

Source: Reuters - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:58 GMT

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

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Ebola survivors given safety net in Sierra Leone

When Saio Samura, a 38-year old driver in Freetown, Sierra Leone, died eight days after contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), all of his personal effects and household items were burned.

This left his widow, M’balu, and their three children grappling with not only their grief and fear of infection, but also with an empty house.

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#EbolaResponse: Emergency health equipment flown to Guinea under UNICEF-EU partnership

Guinea airlift is third to be funded through EU €1 million donation to Ebola-stricken countries

BRUSSELS/ZARAGOZA, Guinea Conakry, 29 October 2014 – A cargo plane transporting 14 ambulance cars took off today from Zaragoza airport in Spain to Guinea Conakry, part of UNICEF’s efforts to send in life-saving health equipment to the Ebola-affected country. This is the third cargo airlift funded by a €1 million contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid budget.

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Sierra Leone Business Women Hub Supports 41 Survivors at Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre

The Sierra Leone Business Women Hub a local humanitarian organization has donated personal hygiene kits to survivors at the Ebola Treatment Centre at Hastings.

Presenting the kits the Co-Founder, Lawyer Finda Koroma congratulated the survivors for their success story, describing the nurses and doctors at the Treatment Centre as heroes and heroines in the fight against Ebola.

Co-Founfer, Sierra Leone Business Women Hub, Lawyer Finda Koroma making her statement

She encouraged the survivors to feel proud in going back to their various communities strong and healthy.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 3 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 41) [EN/FR]

Côte d’Ivoire : Confirma&on d’une épidémie de choléra à Abidjan

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Sierra Leone Ebola chief blasts ambulance attacks

10/29/2014 - 20:34 GMT

The new head of Sierra Leone's Ebola response unit on Wednesday slammed lawbreakers who are undermining the fight against the deadly virus by attacking ambulances or burial teams.

Retired army major Palo Conteh, head of the National Ebola Response Centre, said civil unrest and disobedience would make it impossible to beat the outbreak which has already killed almost 1,200 in the country.

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