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L'OMS juge prématuré de faire des prédictions sur l'évolution d'Ebola en RDC

09/23/2014 19:12 GMT

KINSHASA, 23 septembre 2014 (AFP) - L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a jugé mardi prématuré de faire des prédictions sur l'évolution de l'épidémie d'Ebola qui touche la République démocratique du Congo et que Kinshasa estime "en bonne voie d'être maîtrisée".

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North Waziristan Displacements Situation Report #5, 22 September 2014

KEY FACTS

Sources of Information: Reports from Partners/Field Office, NDMA, Desk based Research and UNOCHA Sitrep #10

• HRF Pakistan is sharing these situation reports for its donors and supporters, residing nationally and internationally, in order to launch a humanitarian response for IDPs.

• 97,469 Families (1,016,559) Individuals crossed over North Waziristan Agency and have been registered as displaced persons.

• 1,056 families (6,627 persons) have opted to stay in at Baka Khel (FR Bannu) located near Baran Dam.

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66 cas d’Ebola enregistrés

Depuis le dimanche 24 août, date de la déclaration officielle par le ministre de la Santé publique, le Dr Félix Kabange Numbi de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola à Djera, dans le territoire de Boende dans la province de l’Equateur jusqu’à hier 11 septembre, 66 cas sont enregistrés, indique le ministère de la Santé publique.

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Ya hay fondos para comprar alimentos

Al finalizar la Junta de Gabinete efectuada anoche, el ministro de Agricultura Ganadería y Alimentación, Élmer López, dio a conocer que ya se cuenta con los fondos para comprar los alimentos que serán distribuidos entre las familias afectadas por la extensa sequía de este año.

“Se destinaron Q95 millones para la compra de insumos. La repartición empezará a partir del 1 de octubre y se dará 1 quintal de maíz, 1 arroba de frijol y atol fortificado a 250 mil núcleos, por un período de 6 meses”, detalló.

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Nigeria + 3 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Nigeria Issue 07 | September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Up to 1.5 million IDPs and 75,000 refugees/returnees as a result of conflict in the Northeast.

· There are over 60,000 new IDPs in Maiduguri and Yola due to recent insurgent attacks in Konduga,
Mainok, Bama, Madagali, Michika and Mubi.

· Contact tracing of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has revealed a total of 894 contacts, 64 of whom are currently being followed-up.

· There are currently 39,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon due to violence in the Northeast.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Cuban health workers arrive in Sierra Leone

09/23/2014 17:32 GMT -

HAVANA, September 23, 2014 (AFP) - The first members of a team of 165 Cuban doctors and health workers have arrived in Sierra Leone to help the fight against Ebola, a health official said Tuesday.

Jorge Perez, the director of the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine, told state television a small advance party had arrived in Freetown, one of the cities worst hit by the West African outbreak

They are tasked with determining exactly where in Sierra Leone the 62 doctors 103 Cuban nurses will be deployed.

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GOAL urgently seeking medical staff to help fight spread of Ebola

Report
GOAL

CDC worst-case scenario predicts 1.4 million Ebola cases by January 20th

23/09/14

GOAL is launching an emergency recruitment drive for 60 medical staff to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The aid agency is calling on doctors and nurses to staff Ebola treatment units in Liberia, where the US Government are to build healthcare facilities and train medical staff in a major step-up in their efforts to contain the virus.

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 129

HIGHLIGHTS

NIMBA COUNTY
• Five (5) new cases
– 4 probable
– 1 confirmed
• Total new deaths – 3
• Distribution of motorbikes for contact tracing completed

LOFA COUNTY
• Total number of patients in Foya Case Management
Center (FCMC) – 30
• Total new cases - 0
• Total number of deaths - 3

BONG COUNTY
• 8 suspected deaths reported
• Holding center at Gbarnga football field nearing completion

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Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Pibor county, South Sudan from the perspective of displaced people

This paper is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) South Sudan team in Juba, South Sudan in November 2013. This study followed qualitative research conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties in northern Jonglei State in early 2013, described in the report ‘Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan’ (Maxwell et al., 2014a), and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and SLRC in 2012, described in d’Errico et al. (forthcoming).

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Turkey + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Displacement of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Sanliurfa province, Turkey, 23 September 2014

The number of Syrian Kurdish refugees arriving in Turkey's Sanliurfa province is likely to continue to rise, with an influx of 60,000 more refugees expected to arrive in the coming days.

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Liberia + 4 others
22 September 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

Situation

• The total number of new cases and deaths attributable to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is still increasing in the five affected West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal. As of 19 September (WHO), there were 5 784 people infected and 2 728 dead (probable and suspected cases included).

• In Liberia, the continued increase in the number of cases is moslty due to the continued increase reported in the capital Monrovia (Montserrado).
The majority of the recents deaths were in Montserrado.

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Liberia + 1 other
Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic — Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

The first cases of the current West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (hereafter referred to as Ebola) were reported on March 22, 2014, with a report of 49 cases in Guinea. By August 31, 2014, a total of 3,685 probable, confirmed, and suspected cases in West Africa had been reported. To aid in planning for additional disease-control efforts, CDC constructed a modeling tool called EbolaResponse to provide estimates of the potential number of future cases.

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Doctors from Pune treat patients in flood affected Jammu and Kashmir

Report
Times of India

PUNE: A team of doctors from Pune has checked over 1500 patients in the flood affected Jammu and Kashmir state. The team of eight doctors has gone to J & K under the banner of a non governmentaln organisation called Sarhad.

A statement issued by the organisation has stated that the team visited Srinagar areas. They have attended to around 1500 patients on the first day. The drive will continue in days to come. More doctors are expected to join the team. Most of the patients that these doctors attended to are children and women.

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Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory: Funding appeal in response to pressing humanitarian needs

Geneva (ICRC) – "After 52 days of conflict, the Gaza Strip is a shambles," said Robert Mardini, the head of operations for the Near and Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who just completed a mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. In order to respond to the immense needs, the ICRC is increasing its initial budget by almost 70 per cent, bringing it to a total of 73.3 million Swiss francs (approximately 80.2 million US dollars).

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India + 1 other
Floods in Asia: Restoring good hygiene in the affected areas

Report
Terre des hommes

In India and Bangladesh, Terre des homes (Tdh) is working both to improve the health of mothers and their children under 5 and to prepare the local population against natural disasters. Following the floods that occurred in both these countries in August, Tdh has taken steps to restore access to drinking water and good levels of hygiene in the affected areas.

India

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Liberia + 3 others
First Ebola treatment clinical trials to start in W.Africa

09/23/2014 13:10 GMT

LONDON, September 23, 2014 (AFP) - Scientists in London on Tuesday unveiled plans to push ahead with clinical trials of prototype Ebola treatments in West Africa for the first time, possibly from November.

"Ebola treatments are to be tested in West Africa for the first time," said the Wellcome Trust, a British biomedical research charity, which is funding the effort with a £3.2 million grant ($5.2 million, 4.1 million euros).

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Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan

Children remain in dire situation despite temporary improvements in food security

JUBA, South Sudan, 23 September 2014 – Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation that were released today by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) group of experts.