- 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 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.
- 19 Sep: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established.
- 17 Oct: WHO declared Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 20 Oct: WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission.
Appeals & Funding
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak - Overview of Needs and Requirements
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa
- Ebola Outbreak West Africa: FAO Regional Response Programme (Oct 2014-Sep 2015)
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement