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19 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business is pledging to put money and effort into making vaccines to stop the spread of diseases that could threaten mankind – and to prevent another outbreak as devastating as the Ebola epidemic.

18 Jan 2017 description

(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)

Executive summary

I Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. The human, environmental and economic impact of disasters, whether natural or man made, can be considerable. When a disaster occurs, the reaction must be swift. Sound disaster management saves lives, and effective coordination among different responders is critical to the successful preparation for and response to disasters.

12 Jan 2017 description

Combined Monthly Ebola Operations Update No 37 (1)

10 January 2017

Current situation

From the time of the confirmation of the initial cases of the current West Africa Ebola outbreak in Guinea in March 2014, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, comprising National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross have been an essential part of the extensive global effort mobilized to stop the epidemic.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.

06 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Fourteen suspected measles cases reported from five counties.

  • Nine neonatal deaths reported from five counties.

  • Five maternal deaths reported from four counties.

  • Thirty-one suspected rabies cases reported from six counties.

04 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

29 décembre 2016

S’il est difficile de tirer un bilan positif au terme d’une année aussi tragique que 2016, quelques réussites sont à relever. Voici quelques-uns des succès enregistrés récemment sur le plan humanitaire, assortis de nos mises en garde :

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31 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:

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27 Dec 2016 description
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French version

CAMEROUN

UNE ATTAQUE SUICIDE TUE DEUX PERSONNES DANS UN MARCHÉ

Le 25 décembre, un kamikaze a tué deux personnes et blessé cinq autres lors d'une attaque sur un marché dans la ville de Mora, dans le nord du pays. Des kamikazes soupçonnés d’appartenir à Boko Haram ont lancé plusieurs fois des attaques contre Mora, qui se situe à environ 30 km de la frontière nigériane. Cependant, la fréquence des attaques au Cameroun est en baisse depuis septembre.

LIBERIA

27 Dec 2016 description

CAMEROON
SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS TWO IN ATTACK ON MARKET

A suicide bomber killed two people and wounded five in an attack on a market in the northern town of Mora, Far North region, on 25 December. Suicide bombers suspected of belonging to the militant group Boko Haram have launched attacks in Mora, about 30 km from the Nigerian border, several times before. The frequency of attacks in Cameroon has fallen since September.

LIBERIA
UN MISSION IN LIBERIA MANDATE EXTENDED

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Ten neonatal deaths reported from five counties.

  • Three maternal deaths reported from three counties.

  • Eighteen suspected measles cases reported from five counties of which seven were reported from Bushrod District, Montserrado county.

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Margibi County.

22 Dec 2016 description

23 DÉCEMBRE 2016 | GENÈVE - D’après les résultats publiés aujourd’hui dansThe Lancet, un vaccin anti-Ebola expérimental s’est révélé hautement protecteur contre ce virus mortel, dans le cadre d’un essai majeur réalisé en Guinée. Ce vaccin est le premier à prévenir l’infection par l’un des agents pathogènes les plus létaux connus à ce jour et ces résultats ajoutent du poids aux résultats publiés plus précocement l’année dernière.

22 Dec 2016 description

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year.

22 Dec 2016 description

Improved household food security continues across the country due the main season harvests

KEY MESSAGES

• The dry season is beginning in December with the cessation of rains and the harvesting of the main season’s food crops. Harvests of vegetables and staple cereals is increasing food availability for poor households, while farm labor is providing wages that are improving their access to food. Most areas in the country will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through January 2017.

22 Dec 2016 description

by Sarah Austria | Dec 14, 2016

The deaths of Kadiatu’s family members occurred during the height of Liberia’s Ebola epidemic of 2014 - but the pain of her loss is still fresh. Her own survival seems miraculous. But what’s to prevent another Ebola epidemic from occurring in her community? Find out.

22 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Six neonatal deaths reported from three counties.

  • Fourteen maternal deaths reported from four counties, of which ten were identified from Nimba through record review of previous weeks.

  • Twenty-eight suspected measles cases reported from four counties with eleven of the cases from Bushrod district and six from Todee district in Montserrado County.

  • One suspected case of monkey pox was reported from Rivercess.

19 Dec 2016 description

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Le mois de décembre est marqué par les récoltes de produits agricoles dans tout le pays qui se poursuivront jusqu’en janvier 2017 selon les variétés et les écosystèmes. Malgré quelques anomalies localisées au cours de la campagne 2016/2017, le niveau de production sera supérieur par rapport à l’année précédente et supérieur par rapport à la moyenne des 5 dernières années. Les cultures maraichères prennent des proportions de plus importantes dans la stratégie des producteurs cette année à cause des revenus qu’elles génèrent.