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UN Aircraft Flies Medical Supplies For The World Health Organization To Mali

MONROVIA – A United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aircraft has flown one metric ton of critical medical supplies on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Malian capital of Bamako after the first case of Ebola was identified in the country.

UNHAS, managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), dispatched the special flight from Liberia’s capital Monrovia and it landed in Bamako on Friday night with the supplies, including personnel protection equipment kits, gloves, face shields and buckets.

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Liberia + 8 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 25 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

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Senegal + 1 other
Sénégal: Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - Octobre 2014 à mars 2015

La baisse attendue des récoltes augmente le risque d’insécurité alimentaire plus tard en 2015

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les récoltes en vert en dessous de la moyenne dans les zones agricoles en cours soulagent les ménages des zones rurales de la longue soudure en leur procurant de la nourriture et des revenus au moins d’octobre à mars. Ainsi, ils sont en insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 IPC).

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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

The patient’s symptomatic state during the bus journey is especially concerning, as it presented multiple opportunities for exposures - including high-risk exposures - involving many people.

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Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Thursday 10/25/2014 - 10:41 GMT

UPDATES WITH MALI, CHANGES DATELINE

by Ahamadou CISSE

Mali authorities on Saturday scrambled to calm fears over Ebola after the disease claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre journey on public buses before seeking treatment.

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Ebola : tests probables de vaccins dans les pays les plus touchés, mort d'une fillette au Mali

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:40 GMT

par Marie-Noëlle BLESSIG à Genève et Brigitte DUSSEAU à New York

Des vaccins contre la fièvre Ebola seront testés, si possible en décembre, dans les trois principaux pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest touchés par l'épidémie selon l'OMS, alors qu'au Mali, la fillette infectée, premier cas dans ce pays, est morte vendredi, selon une source gouvernementale.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Aporte de un millón de dólares a ONU

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Redhum

Con el propósito de atender la necesidad de los países vulnerables en contra de la propagación del virus ébola ayer el presidente del Estado Evo Morales informó que, por decisión del gabinete de ministros, reunidos ayer, se resolvió aportar con un millón de dólares a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), para coadyuvar en el proceso de prevención contra la epidemia de la mortal enfermedad.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ethiopia Contributes to African Union Ebola Response Efforts

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African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Mali + 2 others
Médicos del Mundo reclama políticas de prevención del ébola en Malí y otros países de África Occidental

La ONG sigue de cerca la aparición del primer caso en el país, en el que lleva trabajando desde 1998

Madrid, 24 de octubre de 2014. - Tras la confirmación del primer caso de contagio de bola en Malí, Médicos del Mundo quiere reclamar de nuevo un compromiso más decidido con las políticas preventivas en los países limítrofes a los afectados por la epidemia. La organización diseñó hace meses un plan de prevención y preparación a la respuesta en toda la región

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Liberia + 3 others
Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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Liberia + 3 others
IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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AmeriCares Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

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AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 24, 2014 – Nearly 30,000 pounds of safety equipment and medical supplies from AmeriCares is headed to Guinea for health workers fighting the Ebola epidemic. The shipment – AmeriCares first aid delivery to Guinea for the crisis – includes more than 350,000 masks, 35,000 gowns and other protective equipment to support the Ebola response in Guinea. This personal protective equipment will be distributed to Ebola Treatment Units and health clinics and will be used to train health workers in infection control procedures.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Church fights back against Ebola, Says Tearfund

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Tearfund

Church leaders in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone and Liberia are playing a vital role in helping people to stay safe, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

Tearfund partners have found that church leaders are widely trusted and are able to use church services and other gatherings to help people understand how to stop the spread of Ebola.

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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

Trials of vaccines have already begun in the U.S., U.K., and Mali, and are beginning in Gabon, Germany, Kenya and Switzerland to determine safety, dosing and efficacy. Results from phase 1 clinical trials are expected to be available in December 2014.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Disease - Revised Emergency appeal No. 3 (MDRSL005)

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 41.1m (increased from CHF 12.9m) to enable the IFRC to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to respond to the worsening Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak for 6,348,350 people. This revised Appeal represents a significant scaling up of SLRCS activities to conduct contact tracing, safe and dignified burials, social mobilisation, communications, and psychosocial support to 11 operational areas in 10 districts.

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MSF Statement - Ebola: MSF Staff Member in U.S. Hospital

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 24, 2014 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

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Liberia + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 24 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

7,160 NEW IDPs FOLLOWING INCREASE IN VIOLENCE

Widespread violence since 7 October has spurred renewed displacement of some 7,160 people in and around Bangui, according to an IOM report published on 21 October. Much of the displacement originates from Bangui’s 3rd and 5th neighbourhoods, with additional displacement of some 4,300 IDPs in Bimbo.

MALI

7 KILLED AND 5,000 DISPLACED FOLLOWING FIGHTING IN THE NORTH

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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