Epidemic

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20 Dec 2014 description

La ayuda alimentaria es fundamental en la lucha contra el Ébola en África Occidental.

Esta operación es posible gracias a la base logística humanitaria que el PMA y la Cooperación Española mantienen en el puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y que facilita el envío de ayuda humanitaria al continente africano

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) enviará, con la colaboración de la Cooperación Española, un buque con ayuda alimentaria a los países afectados por la epidemia de Ébola en África Occidental.

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 448,500 have fled to neighboring countries.
  • Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
  • The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle
    from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, altering disease patterns.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Jo Dunlop

Siblings Jusif and Bilikisu Koroma have survived Ebola. Now back in the community, they have joined other survivors in the care centres and hospitals in which the battle against the virus is being fought.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 December 2014 – Jusif Koroma and his sister Bilikisu survived Ebola. Seventeen of their relatives, including their father, four brothers and seven sisters, have succumbed to the illness.

20 Dec 2014 description

As part of efforts to further strengthen the partnership with the Carter Center and LACC to promote active listening and advocacy around transparency and accountability in the use of EVD resources in Liberia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated one hundred (100) wind –up solar energy radios to the LACC.

20 Dec 2014 description

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers' work has contributed substantially to this result.

UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shows symptoms of the disease and get urgent medical help.

20 Dec 2014 description

UNDP Country Director Kamil Kamaluddeen handed over 150 solar powered wind up radios to survivors of Ebola and other vulnerable groups who have been affected by EVD in New Georgia in Montserrado County.

The President recently launched the “No New Ebola Case Campaign” campaign in New Georgia in recognition of the way in which residents came together to fight the disease.

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

19 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be “cautiously optimistic” about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region.

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.N. and Government of Iraq (GoI) establish Joint Coordination and Monitoring Center to improve humanitarian response.

  • USG partners provide essential seasonally appropriate assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • Displacement continues in south and central Iraq.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Dec 2014 description

Workers involved in handling, treatment, transport and disposal of medical, laboratory and other waste must be protected from exposure to Ebola virus—which causes Ebola virus disease—and from physical and chemical hazards that may be associated with waste management tasks.

19 Dec 2014 description

Category: West Africa

More than 6000 deaths caused by Ebola have now been reported in the six countries affected since spring 2014. As a humanitarian actor in two of the affected countries, DRC is implementing a strategy to ensure security and non-medical assistance.

19 Dec 2014 description

I. Points saillants

 Appui de plusieurs partenaires par L’UNICEF pour mener de larges campagnes d’information et de sensibilisation sur les mesures de prévention et les comportements à adopter pour lutter contre la maladie à virus Ebola. Ces activités ont été organisées tant à Conakry qu’à l’intérieur du pays par les ONG Santé Plus, AJCOM, AEM et Priorité Santé sur Conakry (Kaloum, Matam et Ratoma)et AGIL, AFA, AACG et PRIDE pour l’intérieur du pays (à Forécariah, Siguiri, Kouroussa, Kérouané, Nzérékoré, Yomou et Macenta).

19 Dec 2014 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Doctor Alain Kapete usually wears a calm and quiet demeanour, a temperament volunteers from the Mali Red Cross, with whom he is now working, find rather appealing. But today, standing in the middle of his team, suited up in protective gear, mask, gloves and goggles, Doctor Kapete shrugs and moves about constantly. He is involved in a simulation exercise as part of a training on safe and dignified burials, and he wants to ensure the volunteers comply with procedures.

19 Dec 2014 description

Fait saillant

  • Plus de 4 900 cas de violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre enregistrés en 11 mois dans le Maniema

  • Grâce à un financement du Fonds Mondial, une dizaine de zones de santé bénéficieront de trois années d’appui dans la lutte contre le paludisme

Contexte

19 Dec 2014 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Face à l’insécurité, les habitants du nord du Territoire de Shabunda se sont déplacés plusieurs fois

  • La catastrophe naturelle de Kalehe et le conflit intercommunautaire de Mutarule ont affecté les écoles : la communauté humanitaire se mobilise

  • Fizi : aider les ménages affectés par les mouvements de population à relancer leurs moyens de subsistance et lutter contre le choléra

19 Dec 2014 description

These Sitreps are distributed every two weeks. The next report will be issued on or around 28/12/14.

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster has not been activated in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As there are clear needs across the three affected countries for ICT services, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has mandated the World Food Programme (WFP), as global ET Cluster lead, to respond as if the cluster was activated. The ET Cluster, its partners and membership are responding together for a coordinated response.

19 Dec 2014 description

The Western Area of Sierra Leone is the “hotspot” in this Ebola outbreak at the moment, with the highest transmission of any of the 3 most affected countries. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO and partners, are sending in a massive surge of staff and resources to this area to intensify efforts to curb the spread of Ebola disease.

Screening for Ebola

19 Dec 2014 description

Lisbonne, Portugal | AFP | vendredi 19/12/2014 - 16:46 GMT

Le gouvernement portugais a annoncé vendredi contribuer à hauteur de 550.000 euros à l'installation d'un laboratoire mobile de dépistage du virus Ebola en Guinée-Bissau, pays frontalier de la zone d'Afrique de l'Ouest la plus touchée par l'épidémie.