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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.11, 17 September 2014 [EN/FR]

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *8 health personnel have died of Ebola Virus Didease (EVD) since the outbreak of the epidemic.

  • Between 2 and 15 September, 40 cases of EVD have been reported in the area of Djera in Equateur Province in DRC, increasing the cumulative number of cases to 71 (see the above table for details).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation and the activities of her Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/27/42)

In its resolution 24/27, the Human Rights Council invited the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit a report to its twenty-seventh session on the situation of human rights and the activities undertaken by her Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The present report covers the period from June 2013 to May 2014.

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Nigeria + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.

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Equateur : le gouvernement compte réhabiliter le centre d’entrainement de Kotakoli

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Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement congolais promet de réhabiliter le centre d’entrainement commando de Kotakoli, transformé momentanément en centre de transit et de regroupement des ex-combattants issus des groupes armés de deux Kivu. Ce centre où ont été formées de nombreuses unités commandos de l’armée congolaise est très délabré. Il est abandonné depuis le renversement du régime du Maréchal Mobutu, il y a 17 ans.

Radio Okapi:

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MONUSCO Force Commander Inaugurates Culvert in Mushake

MONUSCO Force Commander, Lt General Carlos Dos Santos Alberto Cruz, has inaugurated a culvert constructed by the Bangladesh Engineering Contingent in Mushake North Kivu on 15th September 2014.

MONUSCO Force Commander, Lt General Carlos Dos Santos Alberto Cruz, has inaugurated a culvert constructed by the Bangladesh Engineering Contingent in Mushake North Kivu on 15th September 2014.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Combatting Myths and Misconceptions to Defeat Ebola

posted on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by MODESTINE AMBOKO

Mama Nelly, 42, strongly believed that Ebola didn’t exist, and that she could protect herself, protect her three children and her husband against ‘the new disease’ which has already killed so many people. But when she was told about the hygiene rules to follow, such as washing your hands with soap or ash before eating and after using the toilet, and not eating bush meat, she was relieved.

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R2P Monitor - 15 September 2014 Issue 17

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

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Liberia + 5 others
Handing-over ceremony of contribution from the Government of Malaysia to Ebola affected countries

In response to the rapid outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in several African countries, the Government of Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian private sector will contribute medical rubber gloves to the affected countries. Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia is scheduled to hand over the consignment of 20.9 million medical rubber gloves in 11 containers at a ceremony on Monday, 15 September 2014, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

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World + 6 others
Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure

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Washington Post

By Abby Phillip

Until this year's epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, scientists still don't fully understand how Ebola arrived from Central Africa, where outbreaks of this strain of the virus had occurred in the past.

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DRC Rebel Group Wants Assurances to Hand Over Weapons

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Voice of America

Peter Clottey
Last updated on: September 14, 2014 3:18 PM

The leader of the Mai Mai Kifuafua rebel movement said he needs assurances from the Democratic of Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government that it will protect unarmed civilians in the territory the group controls before his 2,800 members will hand over their weapons under the administration’s peace effort program.

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World + 6 others
African Union appoints Dr. Julius Oketta to head the AU Ebola operation

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African Union

African Union appoints Dr. Julius Oketta to head the AU Ebola operation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–10 September 2014: The African Union Commission has appointed Dr. Julius Oketta to head the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak (Operation ASEOWA) that is deploying civilian and military volunteers from across the continent to ensure that Ebola is brought under control. The mission comprises medical doctors, nurses and other medical and paramedical personnel.

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Liberia + 5 others
Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 12 September 2014)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

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World + 6 others
Secretary-General welcomes world solidarity in ebola response, calls for greater support to affected countries

The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today:

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the announcement by the Cuban Government that it will be sending 165 medical personnel to Sierra Leone soon to assist in the response to Ebola.

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.10, 12 September 2014

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *The number of suspected cases has fallen, as some have been laboratory confirmed.

  • **12 alerts including one with death in Kokolo military camp in Kinshasa, a second reported in Kambove in Katanga and 10 cases of which 8 deaths reported in Bongandanga, Equateur Provincer. Five samples from Bongandanga and from Nyakunde in Ituri (Orientale Province) are being analyzed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Sierra Leone + 5 others
Red Cross calls for additional funding to increase its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Geneva, 11 September 2014: With cases of the Ebola virus disease continuing to surface at unprecedented speed in West Africa, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is expanding its emergency operations in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to reach millions more people through increased activities. The IFRC has revised its three emergency appeals for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to a total of 30.2 million Swiss francs, an increase of 24 million Swiss francs.

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Communiqué of the 452nd Meeting of the Peace and Security Council

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African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 452nd meeting held on 22 August 2014, adopted the following decision on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region: Council,