- 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.
- 29 Dec 2015: WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
- 14 Jan 2016: WHO declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and said all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa.
- 15 Jan 2016: A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone. The country is still in a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance following the declaration on 7 November 2015 of the end of Ebola transmission in the country.
- 17 Mar 2016: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone marked the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country.
- 18 Mar 2016: Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained deaths in recent weeks in the village of Koropara and said other members of the same family are currently showing symptoms characteristic of Ebola.
- 29 Mar 2016: WHO said Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
- 1 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
9 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia.
- UNMEER Situation Reports
Appeals & Funding
- International Ebola Recovery Conference, 9-10 Jul 2015
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement
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.
(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)
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.
Combined Monthly Ebola Operations Update No 37 (1)
10 January 2017
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
UN MISSION IN LIBERIA MANDATE EXTENDED
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.
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.
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.
Improved household food security continues across the country due the main season harvests
• 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.
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.
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.
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.