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28 Nov 2014 description
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  • As of 19 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 5,152. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,240 and 956 have been discharged from treatment (survivors). The government estimates that around 22 percent of cases are children and youth (0-17 years).

26 Nov 2014 description
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En octobre 2014, l’UNICEF et l’organisation partenaire Solidarités International, ont mobilisé une véritable armée de transporteurs à bicyclette, connus localement comme « toleka » (qui signifie littéralement « Allons-y! »), pour apporter une aide humanitaire à plus de 10 000 membres de la communauté d’accueil déplacées dans un coin reculé de la province orientale de la RDC.

Une population inaccessible dans le besoin

24 Nov 2014 description
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· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.

· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).

24 Nov 2014 description
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· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.

19 Nov 2014 description
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  • The deteriorating situation in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site is of great concern with the provision of humanitarian assistance significantly disrupted. Over the past weeks, insecurity has increased, with humanitarian staff threatened and assaulted when delivering services in the PoC, greatly affecting the provision of WASH, education and child protection services in the site.

18 Nov 2014 description
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  • Since last week, 184 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 1,928 (1,609 confirmed; 208 probable and 61 suspected cases).

  • 99 new cases were reported in Nzerekore region only, the epicenter of the epidemic.

  • In order to get closer to the epicenter of the epidemic, UNICEF is reinforcing its presence in Macenta with the opening of a sub-office within the Prefectural Health Direction premises.

17 Nov 2014 description
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  • As of 12 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 4,683. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,160 with 878 survivors. The government estimates that around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years).

11 Nov 2014 description
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  • In Bangui, renewed violence began 7 October, targeting the civilian population, aid agency staff, and MINUSCA peacekeepers. As a result, two UN peacekeeping troops lost their lives and 13 others were injured. Eleven civilians including 6 children were reportedly killed and 229 people including 22 children were injured.

11 Nov 2014 description
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  • Since last week, 83 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 1,744 (1,494 confirmed; 204 probable and 46 suspected cases).

  • Continuous progress is being registered in fighting resistance of some communities, such as in the locality of Koropara in N'zérékoré prefecture, where the local community is no longer considered resistant, after the police arrested the most strong opinion leaders who were incentivizing resistance, and the intensive social mobilization undertaken that followed.

10 Nov 2014 description
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  • As of 5 November 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 4,113. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,090 with 810 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22 percent are children (0-17 years), with more than 90 child survivors.

  • To date, 2,911 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (49 percent girls and 51 percent boys) including 944 children who have been orphaned. This is an increase of 192 from the previous reporting period.*

08 Nov 2014 description
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  • According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report dated 31 October 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia had grown to 6,525 from 6,267 since 25 October 2014. The addition of 258 cumulative cases over the six day period indicates an average growth rate of 43 cases per day, according to ministry data, which is down significantly from the growth rate seen a few weeks ago.

06 Nov 2014 description
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  • The security situation across country is deteriorating, seriously disrupting programme activities. Unity State was the most affected with severe clashes that resulted in humanitarian access to vulnerable populations in Rubkona and Bentiu being drastically reduced.

04 Nov 2014 description
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  • Since last week, 114 new cases (91 confirmed) have been noticed, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 1,661 (1,395 confirmed; 204 probable and 62 suspected cases).

  • This week, the new Ebola Transit Center of Forecariah was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. Water facilities in this Transit Center have been installed with UNICEF support.

01 Nov 2014 description
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  • As of 29 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 3,760. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,057 with 786 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years), with more than 87 child survivors. To date, 2,719 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (1,340 girls & 1,379 boys), including 873 children who have been orphaned.**

30 Oct 2014 description
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Guinea airlift is third to be funded through EU €1 million donation to Ebola-stricken countries

BRUSSELS/ZARAGOZA, Guinea Conakry, 29 October 2014 – A cargo plane transporting 14 ambulance cars took off today from Zaragoza airport in Spain to Guinea Conakry, part of UNICEF’s efforts to send in life-saving health equipment to the Ebola-affected country. This is the third cargo airlift funded by a €1 million contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid budget.

26 Oct 2014 description
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  • Since August 2014, the disease rapidly spread from 12 districts and the capital Conakry, to 24, putting at risk 8.9 million people out of a total national population estimated at 10.6 million (RGPH3, 2014).

26 Oct 2014 description
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  • As of 22 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 3,345. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,001 with 710 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years), with more than 70 child survivors. To date, 2,220 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (1,100 girls and 1,120 boys), including 674 children who have been orphaned.**

24 Oct 2014 description
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  • 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).

24 Oct 2014 description
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  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

24 Oct 2014 description
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In Burundi, where infrastructure challenges abound, making sure children and young people can speak up about the issues they face can be an enormous challenge.

And in Burundi, making sure children can speak up means not only fulfilling a basic right of theirs, it’s also very logical. Youth under 18 make up 51% of the population here – meaning the average Burundian is a child.