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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N°31/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 14 000 incidents de protection rapportés en neuf mois au Katanga

  • Qui pour assurer la prise en charge médicale du choléra dans le District du Haut Lomami?

  • Plus de 28 000 personnes déplacées et retournées de Mitwaba, Nyunzu et Pweto ont bénéficié des articles ménagers essentiels.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 2 others
$100 mn Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen

Washington, United States | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 20:11 GMT |

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million.

Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units to allow the US State Department to evacuate medical professionals from hard-hit West Africa.

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Jordan + 1 other
JHAS Implementing Partners Report Narrative Reporting Jan till Jun, 2014

Progress analysis of Primary Health care provided through JHAS clinics in urban and camp settings

  • Urban settings

Figure 1 demonstrates the number of patients who received primary health care (PHC) services within JHAS/UNHCR urban clinics during the first half of 2014.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°35/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • L’insécurité persiste au nord de Beni et pousse les civils à fuir leurs domiciles

  • Oxfam met fin à un projet eau-hygiène-assainissement dans le Masisi, près de 23 000 personnes menacées

  • Pas de programme de prise en charge nutritionnelle dans les zones de santé de Kayna et d’Alimbongo, sud Lubero.

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Union africaine : un séminaire sur la protection des services de santé

Addis-Abeba (CICR) – La Commission de l’Union africaine et le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) ont tenu conjointement à Addis-Abeba, le 22 octobre, un séminaire sur la protection des services de santé dans les situations de conflit armé et autres situations d’urgence. L’une des 20 recommandations adoptées par le Comité des représentants permanents (COREP) de l’Union a été que les États se dotent d’une législation nationale à cet effet ou renforcent la législation existante.

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Cameroon Cholera epidemic: July 29 – Sep 30, 2014

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Start Network

A cholera epidemic was first detected in the Far North Region of Cameroon in April 2014. When the Start Fund was activated on 29 July there were more than 1,200 reported cases. Without immediate action, local organisations feared the outbreak would lead to the same situation as the 2010 epidemic, which infected 10,000 people and killed nearly 1,000.

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Ebola : recrutement des experts congolais pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

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Radio Okapi

Le ministre de la santé de la RDC, Félix Kabange a lancé mercredi à Kinshasa, la campagne de recrutement des experts congolais qui seront formés pour aller stabiliser l’épidémie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette demande émane de l’OMS et l’Union Africaine, compte tenu de l’expérience de la RDC dans la prise en charge de cette maladie les trois dernières décennies, a déclaré Félix Kabange Numbi.

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Liberia + 2 others
The hard sell: containing Ebola by lifting travel bans

By David Fisher

With the largest outbreak of one of the world’s most frightening contagious diseases raging in Western Africa, is it time to lift travel bans to the affected countries?

Flight restrictions have blocked or slowed relief efforts at a time when key first-line responders to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are still urgently calling for a greatly increased international response.

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Liberia + 1 other
The Hidden Costs of Ebola

As of October 20, over 4,500 people had died in the current West African Ebola outbreak. When confronted with those numbers and the terrifying news stories that accompany them, it’s easy to forget the larger, quieter tragedy that’s playing out behind the scenes.

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Liberia + 2 others
AU to send over 1,000 health workers to Ebola-hit west Africa

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 17:10 GMT

African nations will send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the continent's west, the head of the African Union Commission said Thursday.

"Several African member states have pledged to send in a number of health workers to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, including DR Congo which will send around 1,000 workers in three groups," Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told reporters in Freetown.

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Liberia + 1 other
Ebola awareness and prevention activities under way for refugees in Liberia

BAHN REFUGEE CAMP, October 23 (UNHCR) – Once every week or two, a group of almost 20 volunteers parades through eastern Liberia's Bahn Refugee Camp, singing songs and carrying banners. They may look like a song and dance troupe, but they carry a simple message that could save lives.

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Outbreak of kala-azar in Sudan’s South Kordofan

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Radio Dabanga

ABU KARSHOLA LOCALITY (23 Oct.) - People in Abu Karshola locality, South Kordofan, complain about the spread of kala-azar.

A resident of the locality told Radio Dabanga that the people sought assistance from the South Kordofan state and federal health ministries three months ago to contain the disease. “Until now, there was no response.”

He said that the disease became epidemic, after “the spread of sandflies all over the locality during the start of the rainy season”.

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Ebola crisis update from Sierra Leone

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ActionAid

Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The whole country has been in a state of public emergency since the end of July. Our Exective Director in Sierra Leone reports back on how we're helping stop the spread.

Greetings from Sierra Leone. I write to update you on the Ebola situation here and our response so far.

Emergency alert closes schools indefinitely

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Rapid Assessment Report in South Sudan, Jonglei State - August 2014

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola-hit Liberia unveils strict border checks

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 13:27 GMT

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday announced strict checks on Liberia's borders with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, the two other countries at the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic.

Liberia has been worst hit by the outbreak, with 4,665 recorded cases and 2,705 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad: Apercu de la réponse à la crise RCA (15 Octobre 2014)

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Tchad: Carte des lacunes sur les sites de retournés Sud-Tchad (au 04 Septembre 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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