Epidemic

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The crisis in the Central African Republic - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 62, September 2014

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where spiralling violence has left thousands dead and more than a million displaced.

In her lead article, Enrica Picco highlights the slow and inadequate response to the crisis, and questions whether the humanitarian system has the will and capacity to respond in such contexts.

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Blog: A Community Approach To Managing The Ebola Threat

By Frances Kennedy — 17 September 2014

In Lofa County, one of Liberia’s most productive farming regions, rural communities have been deeply affected by the spread of the Ebola virus. Frances Kennedy visited Barkedu where the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 165 lives and the community is creating its own systems to manage the Ebola threat. The World Food Programme is stepping up food assistance to this and other communities who are struggling to feed themselves.

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Escaso control de la fiebre chikungunya

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Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Libre

Falta de información y poca promoción de la salud podrían dificultar el control de la fiebre chikungunya, que ya contrajeron ocho mujeres, señalaron el Colegio de Médicos, la Procuraduría de los Derechos Humanos (PDH) y analistas. Porfirio Santizo, presidente del Colegio de Médicos, expuso que el Ministerio de Salud debe tratar de manera más profunda el problema y hacer conciencia entre la población sobre las medidas de prevención, para que no haya graves repercusiones a corto plazo.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola situation is ‘worse than war’, say Liberians

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Plan

2 September 2014: People in Ebola-blighted Liberia have told Plan that the current situation is ‘worse than a war zone’ as the deadly disease continues to claim lives.

The country, which suffered a total of eleven years of civil war between 1989 and 2003, has been brought to its knees by the deadly virus, which has now reached nine counties and killed at least 694 people.

According to Mamadee Kamara, a social worker in Lofa County based in Voinjama, community members are fast losing hope, believing that they will soon be dead from the deadly virus.

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French MSF worker tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

Paris / London, 17 September 2014 – The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

The French MSF staff member currently on assignment in Monrovia was placed in isolation on Tuesday, September 16, after she developed ​​a fever. Laboratory tests performed on the same day confirmed an Ebola infection.

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The Salvation Army continues to battle ‘unparalleled’ health crisis in Liberia

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Salvation Army

EBOLA is a health crisis ‘unparalleled in modern times’ according to the United Nations, while US President Barack Obama has described tackling the outbreak as a ‘daunting task’. The Salvation Army is now stepping up its emergency response in the West African nation of Liberia.

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Confirman más de 1.000 casos de chikungunya en Colombia

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Redhum

Fuente: El Nacional

El ministro de Salud colombiano, Alejandro Gaviria, cree que unas 600.000 personas más puedan llegar a contagiarse en los próximos días

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.11, 17 September 2014 [EN/FR]

The number of cases is decreasing, the center of the epidemic is limited and the last suspected cases are from recorded and monitored contacts. So far, 71 cases and 40 deaths have been reported.

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
17 September 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

Situation

• The number of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), continue to increase in the five West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. As of 16 September (WHO), 4 985 people have been infected and 2 461 people have died in the five affected countries (suspected cases included).

• Liberia is facing a doubling of new Ebola cases every two weeks. As of 13 September, Sierra Leone is considering a strategy to offer community based treatment for the epidemic that is out of control.

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MapAction deploys to Liberia for Ebola response

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MapAction

Monrovia, 17 Sep - MapAction has deployed a team of two volunteers and its Chief Executive to Monrovia in response to the Ebola outbreak which has spread across West Africa. The team will be working in partnership with the United Nations and International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) to help coordinate the national and international response to this medical emergency.

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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.

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Niger + 2 others
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 15 août au 08 septembre 2014)

La situation sécuritaire du Nigéria voisin a forcé plus de 10 000 personnes à se réfugier dans la région de Diffa et les îles du Lac Tchad, au cours d’un seul mois, créant ainsi de nouveaux besoins urgents, particulièrement en abris, vivres, NFI, WASH et santé. Ce chiffre constituant le pic le plus élevé des arrivées depuis les 5 derniers mois, risque d’évoluer si la situation au Nigéria continue.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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République centrafricaine (RCA) : une journée en brousse avec les équipes mobiles MSF

Il est très tôt le matin lorsqu’une voiture quitte la base MSF de Bambari dans la région de l’Ouaka en République centrafricaine (RCA), un pays récemment dévasté par la violence. L’équipe MSF se dirige vers Yamale, un petit village situé en brousse, à 30 kilomètres de Bambari. La distance n’est pas très importante, mais pendant la saison des pluies, la route devient boueuse et le voyage prend deux heures.

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Ebola : une équipe médicale attaquée et la tension monte dans le sud

Le bilan de l’attaque contre une délégation composée de professionnels de la santé et représentants de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) qui a visité hier le village de Womé, dans la province du sud de Nzerekore, épicentre de l’épidémie d’Ebola, reste incertain.

Le portail d’information locale Africaguinee a communiqué un bilan provisoire d’une ou quatre victimes et d’une dizaine de blessés, dont certains professionnels de la santé. D’après des sources de presse internationale, certains membres de l’équipe médicale et d’experts sont portés disparus.

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Guinée : La BAD apporte un appui budgétaire de 18 millions de dollars pour améliorer la gestion des finances publiques et le climat des affaires.

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a accordé le 15 septembre 2014 à Abidjan un appui budgétaire de 18 millions de dollars EU à la Guinée pour soutenir les conditions d’une croissance inclusive, à travers le renforcement de la gestion publique et l’amélioration du climat des affaires.

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WHO embarks on strengthening community engagement and empowerment in Liberia to halt Ebola Virus Disease.

The WHO social mobilization team in Liberia working in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other partners UNICEF,MSF, IFRC has embarked on strengthening community engagement and empowerment to halt and reverse the Ebola virus disease outbreak. WHO social mobilization team jointly with UNICEF and USAID are training teachers from the 25 counties as part of the Ministry of Education in its community engagement and empowerment Ebola response. Dr. Munodawafa was interviewed by UNMIL Radio on the community engagement and empowerment approach.

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Coca-Cola donates PPEs worth over $50,000 to fight Ebola

Freetown, Sept. 16, 014 (MOHS) Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Bottling Company and Medshire has donated the first consignment of Personal Protective Equipment as part of a two-20 feet container to the government of Sierra Leone for use during the Ebola crisis in the country.

Making her address at the handover ceremony held at the company’s George Brook office in Freetown, the Finance Manager of the company, Rebecca Priddy said they decided to airfreight some of the consignment as a result of the urgent need to compliment government’s efforts.