In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal. On 1 Aug, WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the outbreak under control. On 8 Aug, WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) (WHO, 8 Aug 2014). To prevent the outbreak from spreading to neighboring countries, IFRC launched Emergency Plans of Action for preparedness in Benin, Cameroon, CAR, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Mali and Togo. On 28 Aug, WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. On 16 Sep, the Overview of Needs and Requirements document was presented to UN Member States, which covers activities in the three most-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for six months.
Appeals & Funding
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak - Overview of Needs and Requirements
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa