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Mali + 8 others
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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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • 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).

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Liberia + 2 others
'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

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.

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RDC : plus de 82 millions de dollars de don de la BAD pour la route Batshamba-Tshikapa

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.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Displacement, North Kivu, DRC - 22 October 2014

Key messages

• 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.

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L’hôpital du Dr Mukwege, lauréat du Prix Sakharov 2014, a bénéficié d’un appui de la coopération belge

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.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • 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.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

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.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 8 others
China Provides Aid to African Countries to Fight against Ebola

(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.

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 3 October 2014

Highlights

  • On 15 September MINUSCA officially took over from MISCA;

  • On 22 September, five Muslims were killed by anti-Balaka in the Sibut area while accompanying a truck of cattle to Bangui;

  • CAR government’s decision to prevent the entry to people from Ebola affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) remains effective;

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Fonds Commun Humanitaire: Rapport Trimestriel Juillet – Septembre 2014

Faits saillants

• Début Juillet, les nouvelles procédures de Suivi & Rapportage ont été dévoilées en prenant compte les agences onusiennes et les ONG dans le même système.

• Au cours du 3ème semestre, les « feasibility studies » (études prospectives) ont été lancées et plusieurs projets « pilote » identifiés.

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Humanitarian Fund releases USD 2.5 million to join the Government’s efforts to fight Ebola in Equateur Province [EN/FR]

(Kinshasa, 3 October 2014): The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has allocated USD 2.56 million from the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to fight the country’s latest outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province.

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Equateur: les Etats-Unis annoncent des projets en faveur des réfugiés centrafricains

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Radio Okapi

Les Etats-Unis vont financer des projets du HCR pour la prise en charge des rapatriés congolais qui avaient fui l’insurrection du MLIA et des réfugiés centrafricains au Nord-Equateur. L’ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en RDC, James Swan, en mission à Mbandaka, l’a annoncé mardi 30 septembre.

Sans en préciser la nature, il a affirmé que cet appui avait pour but d’aider les autorités congolaises à prendre en charge les réfugiés centrafricains.

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Congo + 2 others
La chine octroie près de 400 millions de FCFA au Congo pour la prévention du virus Ebola

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE)- La Chine qui souhaite aider le Congo dans la prévention du virus Ebola, a octroyé une somme de 400 millions de FCFA au gouvernement congolais, en vue de lui permettre de mettre en œuvre le plan de contingence et de riposte contre le virus Ebola. La signature et l'échange des lettres relatives à ce don du gouvernement chinois au gouvernement congolais ont eu lieu récemment à Brazzaville.