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No one insulated from ebola threat, secretary-general tells general assembly, stressing ‘all of us must be part of the response’

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly on the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, in New York today:

I thank the General Assembly for convening on such short notice to address the Ebola outbreak at a time of busy preparations for the new session.

We are all aware of the immensity of the suffering in West Africa and the enormity of the challenge. This crisis demands the attention of the entire membership of the United Nations.

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UN General Assembly underlines 'strong commitment' to bolster response to Ebola outbreak

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19 September 2014 – As an Ebola outbreak of “unprecedented nature and scope” continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly today underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in a timely, effective and coordinated manner and to support the affected countries in tackling the virus.

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Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 19 September 2014)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

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Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Ebola Treatment Centres (as of 19 Sept 2014)

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

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 122

HIGHLIGHTS

BONG COUNTY
• Secretariat met with IMC to strengthen collaboration on communication and reporting from ETU
• Three (3) cases to be referred, but ambulance is down

GRAND CAPE MOUNT
• Specimens collected from two suspected cases pending transfer to Monrovia
• Active case search is ongoing at all levels

LOFA COUNTY
• Total number of patients in Foya Case Management Center (FCMC) - 22
• Total probable cases - 8
• Total confirmed cases - 14
• Total new cases - 3
• Total number of deaths - 1

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Guinée : Epidémie de la fièvre hémorragique ebola - Situation au 16 septembre 2014 à 18h00

Points saillants:

 La résistance continue en Guinée forestière par rapport à la sensibilisation des autorités administratives et sanitaires sur la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola à Wamey, dans le District sanitaire de Nzérékoré

 Réticence toujours observée dans les villages de Tonota et Yekini, (Yomou), à Boffossou, et Koyamah dans Macenta

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Liberia + 4 others
West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 18 Sep 2014)

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Liberia + 2 others
WHO welcomes decision to establish United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 September 2014 -- Nearly six months after the first case of Ebola in West Africa was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Security Council have approved resolutions creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to contain the ongoing outbreak which has sickened more than 5,500 people and killed over 2,500.

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German Government increases aid for fight against Ebola

In view of the dramatic situation in West Africa, an interministerial meeting on Germany’s engagement in the fight against the Ebola outbreak was held at the Federal Foreign Office today (19 September), headed by State Secretary Markus Ederer. Besides supporting the United Nations emergency mission, the state secretaries agreed on the following tangible steps measures:

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Ebola virus

  1. Key messages

• Since April 2014, the Ebola virus has been reported in five countries in West Africa – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

• So far there have been 4,963 reported cases and 2,453 deaths.

• On 16 September the UN released an Overview of Needs and Requirements for the Ebola outbreak, estimating that there are 22 million people in need, requiring US$988 million in assistance.

• As of mid-September, US$265 million in humanitarian assistance has been contributed to the Ebola outbreak, and US$85 million pledged.

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La Guinée sous le choc après le meurtre de 8 membres d'une mission anti-Ebola

09/19/2014 18:03 GMT

CONAKRY, 19 septembre 2014 (AFP) - La Guinée était sous le choc vendredi après la mort de huit responsables locaux et journalistes tués par des villageois, en réaction à une campagne de sensibilisation à Ebola dans le sud du pays.

C'est la première fois depuis le début de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, qui s'est déclarée en Guinée, qu'une réaction d'hostilité de populations à des actions officielles menées contre la maladie aboutit à des morts.

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Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No 1

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To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1

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Protecting Myself, Protecting the Nation: Ebola Awareness and Risk Mitigation for Police Officers in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone has been in the midst of a major public health emergency since May 2014 as a result of the 2014 Ebola crisis. The outbreak is the largest in history, and the first in West Africa.

Since the President declared a State of Emergency on July 30th, Police Officers have been deployed to quarantine houses, and to secure checkpoints, hospitals and clinic facilities. They have done so with little or no training on the nature of the outbreak, how to minimize their personal risk of infection, or how to perform their duties in these highly unusual circumstances.

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Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Guinea vows to hunt killers of Ebola education team

09/19/2014 17:00 GMT by Mouctar BAH

CONAKRY, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Guinea vowed on Friday to hunt down the killers of an Ebola education team found dead two days after they were attacked by angry locals in a town at the epicentre of the outbreak.

The victims, said to include local health officials and journalists, went missing after their delegation travelled for an outreach visit in the southern town of Womey on Tuesday.

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Preparing for the frontlines: training for a high pressure Ebola mission in Sierra Leone

By Katherine Wilkes, IFRC

Twenty-six Red Cross Red Crescent workers from seven countries underwent a rigorous two-day training in Geneva this week. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society’s most recent response phase, they will operate a treatment centre for Ebola virus disease patients.

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 125

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Health Promotion Highlights

•125 district education officers (DEO), county education officers (CEO) and teachers trained as trainers of trainers in Ebola Prevention

•100 community volunteers trained in Ebola prevention and care in Careysburg, Johnsonville, Mount Barclay, and Todee

• Discussions were held with Ministry of Information on a common strategy for disseminating accurate information on Ebola to the public.

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Guinea: AfDB provides $18 million in budget support to improve public finance management and the business climate in Guinea

In Abidjan on September 15, 2014, the African Development Bank (AfDB) granted Guinea US $18 million in budget assistance to support conditions for inclusive growth, through strengthening governance and improving the business climate.

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Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Spread of the Ebola Virus

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African Union

Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Recalling Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees the right to health, Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Article 16 of the African Charter;

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Ebola - Sierra leone : ACF s’inquiete des risques lies au confinement

La Sierra Leone, vient de mettre en place une mesure de confinement de sa population inédite pendant trois jours. Action contre la Faim (ACF) est présente dans le pays depuis de nombreuses années et mène actuellement des actions de prévention et de sensibilisation de la maladie. En contact quotidien avec la population l’organisation s’inquiète des conséquences entre autre sanitaires de telles mesures sur la population.