- In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali.
- 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan.
- 8 Aug 2014: WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
- 28 Aug 2014: WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response.
- 19 Sep 2014: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established.
- 17 Oct 2014: WHO declared Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 20 Oct 2014: WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 19 Jan 2015: WHO declared Mali free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 21 Jan 2015: Updated Overview of Needs and Requirements for Jan-Jun 2015 launched.
- 8 May 2015: WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 31 Jul 2015: UNMEER closed and transitioned oversight of the UN system’s Ebola emergency response to WHO as of 1 Aug.
- 7 Nov 2015: WHO declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola virus transmission.
- Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Interactive map journal
- UNMEER Situation Reports
Appeals & Funding
- Ebola Regional Response Plan Jan-Dec 2015, Supplementary Appeal 2015
- International Ebola Recovery Conference, 9-10 Jul 2015
- Ebola Outbreak West Africa: FAO Regional Response Programme (Oct 2014-Sep 2015)
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement
27 November 2015 – Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
Following the declaration by WHO on the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on 7 November 2015, UNICEF continues to support the Government of Sierra Leone in ensuring that vigilance is maintained, through social mobilization efforts, systems strengthening in the areas of health, education and WASH, and support to Community Care Centers and Observational Interim Care Centers, amongst others.
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from a family of six living in a suburb of the capital Monrovia. All of them were transferred to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). One of the three confirmed cases, a fourteen year old boy, died on 23 November. His brother and father remain under treatment. Nineteen contacts, including three other family members of the boy are under observation.
In the past two weeks, no Ebola case was reported in Guinea.
Thus, the total number of confirmed cases remains at 3,351 out of which 749 children.
Guinea will be declared Ebola Free if no case is reported on 29 December 2015. As of 25 November 2015, the countdown is at day 9 over 42.
To document lessons learned from the Liberia Food Security Assessment 2015, a survey was designed to obtain feedback from Food Security actors in Liberia regarding the usefulness and extent to which the report has met planned objectives to bridge information gaps and support programming processes.
The survey aimed to address the following aspects of the report:
As of 23 November there are 3 confirmed cases, 8 probable and 6 suspected cases. One confirmed case (initial case) and one suspected case are deceased.
All 3 confirmed EVD cases are from the same family from Duport Road Area in Monrovia, Monsterrado.
A total of 152 contacts had been listed and 138 (91%) had been followed.
8 of 10 high-risk contacts who are health care workers at JFK were moved to a confined site for precautionary observation.
I. Epidemiological Situation
On Thursday 19 November 2015, a sample collected from a 15 year old male in Monrovia, tested positive for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This patient with onset of illness on 13 November 2015 had been admitted at the JFK Memorial Centre on 17th November 2015. Following confirmation of EVD, the patient was transferred to ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit.
La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par la confirmation d’un cas de fièvre jaune dans le district sanitaire de Kangaba et d’un cas de Ver de Guinée dans le district sanitaire de Gourma Rharous.
La situation épidémiologique se présente comme suit :
By Indrias Getachew Kassaye
After losing his parents and siblings to the Ebola virus, a boy longs to get back to school – even if his school uniform has grown too short.
PATE BANA MARANK, Sierra Leone, 25 November 2015 – John Kamara is growing fast, as he should be at 13 years old. But as the delayed second school term resumes across Sierra Leone, the one school uniform John owns no longer fits.
Author: Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's worst recorded Ebola outbreak and militant violence in West Africa may have shut down schools across the region but governments should see conflict and crisis as an opportunity to reform and improve education, an expert said on Wednesday.
Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation
De nouveaux cas d’Ebola ont malheureusement été confirmés au Libéria et rappelle que la maladie est endémique dans la région et nécessite une vigilance et une réactivité accrue. Les équipes d’Action contre la Faim restent mobilisées et mènent le combat aux côtés du Ministère de la Santé libérien et des partenaires.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Liberia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the local implementing partner – Green Revolution Promoters (Green Pro), generated much happiness when they joined Ebola-affected farmers to launch the first harvest of improved rice varities in late October in Tundin, Nimba County.
On 23 November in Liberia, a 15-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola died four days after being tested positive. His brother and father were also tested positive and are receiving treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia.
Ebola virus transmission was declared over in Sierra Leone on 7 November.
In Guinea, the last patient with EVD tested negative for the second time on 16 November.
The UN Special Envoy on Ebola released the Overview of Needs and Requirements III.
4 TUES DANS UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE
Le 21 novembre, un attentat-suicide mené par quatre assaillants a tué quatre personnes dans la ville de Fotokol près de la frontière avec le Nigeria. Le groupe Boko Haram est soupçonné d'être à l’origine de l'attaque, la dernière d'une série d'attentats-suicides dans la région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun depuis juillet.
REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE (RCA)
L’INSECURITE PERSISTE A BATANGAFO
SUICIDE BLAST KILLS FOUR
On 21 November, a suicide attack carried out by four assailants killed four people in Fotokol town near the border with Nigeria. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the attack, the latest in a series of suicide blasts in Cameroon’s Far North region since July.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
LINGERING INSECURITY IN BATANGAFO
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia from a family of six members from a suburb in the capital Monrovia. There are no new cases.
A fourteen year old boy was confirmed as having Ebola on 19 November 2015 and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia. He died on 23 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having Ebola the subsequent day and continue to receive treatment at the ETU.