Logistics and Telecommunications

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 22 October, 2014)


  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged all countries to support the response to the EVD outbreak on October 19, citing the increasing economic impact and continued risk of the disease spreading to countries outside of those already affected

  • The East African Community plans to send 600 health workers—including 41 doctors—to EVD-affected countries in West Africa

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014


  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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Liberia + 2 others
WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #9, 22 October 2014

3 pillars of WFP support:

  • Delivering food alongside the health re-sponse;

  • Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and

  • Providing common services and infrastruc-ture support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

  • 13,125 mt of food delivered to 776,000 people since April 2014*;

  • 1,130 responders transported by UNHAS, with two planes and one helicopter in operation; and

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Republic of South Sudan - ETC Situation Report #60 Reporting period 06/10/14 to 20/10/14


  • ETC has activated its 13th site in South Sudan (Koch). Koch in unity state is one of the new operational center for the cluster, ETC data connectivity service is now active through a K-Band VSAT, and a digital radio repeater was installed on Channel 14, all powered by recently installed Hybrid Solar power system.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Final Periodic Monitoring Report November 2013 to August 2014


In close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). This is the final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) and it evaluates the quality and quantity of the response from 9 November 2013 to 31 August 2014 against the objectives of the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

We list key achievements of the SRP as the following:

•3.7 million people reached with food assistance

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 35 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano


A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 21 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network recorded four (4) volcanic earthquakes and three (3) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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In Sierra Leone, getting back to school – on the airwaves

By Yolanda Romero

With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts.

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Logistics Cluster reinforces Syrian Arab Red Crescent logistics capacity

The main challenge of the humanitarian response in Syria has been to deliver aid to people isolated in areas of conflict, due to the volatile and rapidly evolving security environment. Many local private transporters have been unable to deliver food, water, sanitation and health (WASH), cooking equipment, mattresses and shelter items because of the on-going conflict.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update, 19 October 2014

Situation Overview& Highlights

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A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar

The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola.

32 UK-funded pickup trucks to assist efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been loaded aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus during a planned stop at a British Naval Base in Gibraltar.

Throughout the day on Tuesday 21 October, the vehicles were lifted onto the deck of the ship where they will remain until the ship reaches Freetown later next week.

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Hurricane Sandy - Emergency appeal n° MDRJM003 Final Report

This Final Report represents an overview of the Sandy Operation from 31 October 2012 to 31 May 2014.

Appeal target: The budget was 4,227,003 Swiss francs (CHF). The total expenditure was 4,226,473 CHF, and the closing balance of the Sandy Operation was 0 CHF.

Appeal coverage: 100%

Appeal history:

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UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane

UN News Service

21 October 2014 – Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the UN agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane.

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WFP And World Bank Scale Up Government Logistical Capacity In Response To Ebola

FREETOWN –With World Bank funding to the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has airlifted 20 ambulances and 10 mortuary pickup trucks to scale up the Government logistical capacity in response to Ebola. This delivery constitutes the first set of 74 vehicles worth US$4 million to be brought in by WFP from its logistical hub in Dubai to Freetown. The remaining 44 vehicles are expected in Freetown by sea in the forthcoming weeks.

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Mali + 6 others
Rapport hebdomadaire #5 de la situation sur la préparation de la riposte a l’épidémie de la maladie à virus ebola au Mali

Etats-Unis, Espagne, Guinée, Libéria, Sierra Leone

A la date du 20 Octobre 2014 le cumul des cas suspects de la maladie à virus Ebola était de 9216 cas (Guinée, Libéria, Nigéria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Espagne, et les Etats-Unis d’Amérique) dont 4555 décès.

Selon l’OMS et à cette date 125 contacts potentiels sont actuellement suivis aux Etats-Unis où 3 cas ont été confirmés. En Espagne ce sont 72 personnes à risques très élevés qui sont suivis à ce jour.