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.
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.
8 Aug: WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) (WHO, 8 Aug 2014).
28 Aug: WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
16 Sep: Overview of Needs and Requirements document presented to UN Member States, which covers activities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for six months
19 Sep: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established
Appeals & Funding
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak - Overview of Needs and Requirements
- Ebola Outbreak West Africa: FAO Regional Response Programme (October 2014 – September 2015)
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement