In recent years, Nigeria has been facing an armed insurgency in the three north-eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, home to some 13 million people. On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in these three States and swiftly put in place operational measures for a counter-insurgency operation. As of May 2014, millions are believed to have been affected, with at least 650,000 of them internally displaced in the directly affected States.
As at 5th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,131 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,995. As at 5th November 176,279 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.
Spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Sun Jiwen made a comment on October 31 on implementing the third round of material assistance with a value of 200 million yuan announced by President Xi Jinping to help African countries fight against the Ebola epidemic.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ("Overseas Association Decision")2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
On 18 October, a delegation led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Central Africa and Head of UN Mission in Central Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Basile Ikwébé, arrived in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) to engage in “direct dialogue” with all signatories to the Brazzaville Agreement including the transitional Government and representatives of armed groups in an attempt to appease the tense situation in the country.
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During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism
The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.
• 10,141 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported and 4922 deaths.
• The UN Secretary-General hosted a global Town Hall to brief UN staff members on measures being taken to protect them from EVD.
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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.
Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).
Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 07:03 GMT
A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.
Clever, a maker of air filters, said it is sending thousands of the $75 masks for use by doctors and other health professionals in Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce mercredi 22 octobre 2014, un don de 82,4 millions de dollars EU à la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Cette dotation, qui provient des ressources du Fonds africain de développement (FAD), est destinée à remédier au déficit de financement du projet d’aménagement de la route Batshamba-Tshikapa – Section Lovua-Tshikapa – en raison du retrait de l’un des co-financiers.
• US$378 million of humanitarian funding has been allocated to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so far in 2014.
• US$11 million of the 2014 total has been allocated specifically to North Kivu, of which US$1 million went to Beni in June 2014.
• The United States (US), European Commission (EC) and United Kingdom (UK) are the top three humanitarian donors to DRC in 2014, and also feature as the top three between 2012 and 2014.
L'hôpital de Panzi, situé à 8 km de Bukavu, est devenu tristement célèbre dans l'Est du Congo en accueillant et soignant les milliers de femmes survivantes des violences sexuelles. Le Dr Denis Mukwege, fondateur de l'hôpital de Panzi, vient de voir ce travail une nouvelle fois récompensé par le Prix Sakharov pour la liberté de l'esprit décerné chaque année par le Parlement européen.
Attacks by armed groups continue to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.
On October 3, U.S. Ambassador James C. Swan redeclared a disaster in the DRC due to the ongoing complex emergency and projected humanitarian needs.
In FY 2014, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $181 million to support humanitarian activities for displaced and conflict-affected populations in the DRC.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.
Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Sporadic violence continues to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.
USAID/OFDA staff members assess humanitarian needs in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces.
An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in July resulted in 70 cases and 42 deaths as of September 29.
The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $180.6 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2014.
（From Chinese Embassy in Ghana）
For the present, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still going rampant, not only posing a serious threat to the life and health of the people in the sub-region, but also constituting a realistic threat to the public health and security of all countries in the world. It has become a common challenge in the non-conventional security area to the international community.