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30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Tuesday 6/30/2015 - 12:15 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO

Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country's recovery three months after its last known case.

Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah told AFP the teenager had tested positive and died in Nedowian, a village beside the international airport, about an hour's drive from the capital Monrovia.

30 Jun 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Selon les résultats d’une cartographie, réalisé du 16 au 24 août 2014, plus de 140 000 enfants etaient indirectement affectés par la Maladie à Virus Ebola. Cette étude a aussi révélé que ces enfants etaient exposés ou touchés par des situations de traumatisme psychosocial, de séparation familiale, de stigmatisation et de rejet, d’exploitation, de négligence, de déscolarisation et de pauvreté exacerbée.

30 Jun 2015 description

Freetown, June 29, 2015 (MOHS) – The National School of Midwifery has held its Graduation and Prize-Giving Ceremony with 27 professional State Certified Midwives of set Twenty-nine.

Delivering the keynote address at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madam Madina Rahman described the event as a special day for the human resource health sector, communities and families.

She reminded the graduands that their role as midwives is a position of trust to making delivery safe.

29 Jun 2015 description

Le centre de tri de la maladie à virus Ebola et des maladies à potentialité épidémiques a été inauguré à Bamako ce vendredi 26 juin en présence du ministre de la santé et de l’hygiène publique Ousmane Koné, de l’Ambassadeur de France au Mali Gilles Huberson et du Directeur Pays adjoint Aboubacar Touré.

29 Jun 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • UNMEER SRSG arrives in Freetown

  • New efforts to sensitize Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone

29 Jun 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 3,5 millions de personnes sont actuellement déplacées dans le Sahel, soit deux fois plus qu’en février 2014.

  • Mise à jour sur les déplacements les autres crises au Cameroun.

  • Une radio communautaire en République Centrafricaine contribue à favoriser l'harmonie dans le pays

  • L’épidémie d'Ebola déclarée terminée au Libéria

29 Jun 2015 description

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---JUNE 28, 2015

 DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,029

 NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:

Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

29 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

29 Jun 2015 description

Weekly Highlights

  • As of 27 June, IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy in partnership with WHO, COMAHS, RSLAF, US CDC and MOHS has trained 8,217 health care workers and frontline responders in Freetown (7,094) and via mobile trainings (1,123) on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) modules.

29 Jun 2015 description

June 29, 2015

Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had died of the disease.

Officials are investigating how he contracted Ebola, Mr Nyenswah said.

Liberia was declared free of Ebola six weeks ago, following the deadliest outbreak in the disease's history.

More than 11,000 people have died of the disease since December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

28 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 56 million (increased from CHF 28.6m). This amount includes CHF 23m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Guinea Red Cross (GRC) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 26.2m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 29.7m to be implemented over a total timeframe of 46 months.

28 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

28 Jun 2015 description

25 June 2015 – The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of (UNMEER), Peter Graaff, ended a two-day official visit today in Guinea-Bissau, calling on authorities and citizens to remain vigilant against Ebola.

Peter Graaff arrived in Guinea-Bissau on 24 June with the intention of assessing the country's level of preparedness in case Ebola crosses the border.

28 Jun 2015 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sunday 6/28/2015 - 12:17 GMT

by Rod Mac Johnson

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said Friday he was imposing a three-week daytime curfew in the last Ebola-hit areas in a bid to curb a resurgence of the deadly virus.

Koroma announced on state television he was imposing "with immediate effect a 6:00 am to 6:00 pm chiefdom-level curfew" in parts of the northwestern districts of Kambia and Port Loko, the only areas still reporting new infections.

28 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the week to 21 June 2015, there were eight confirmed Ebola cases, down from 14 cases the previous week. Cases came from the districts of Port Loko (4), Western Area (2) and Kambia (2).

  • The first week of the National Ebola Response Centre’s ‘Operation Northern Push’ in the hotspot districts of Port Loko and Kambia (north-west Sierra Leone) saw a major increase in social mobilization activities, screening checkpoints and services to more than a thousand people in quarantined homes and communities.