Protection and Human Rights

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26 Nov 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region has reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17-18 November). However, the numbers of registered cases and deaths seem to underestimate the real magnitude of the outbreak.

  • The unprecedented nature, scope, and complexity of this regional crisis have outstripped the health system’s capacity for response and control.

25 Nov 2014 description

For more information on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, visit the ACAPS Ebola Needs Analysis Project page.

Regional Outbreak

  • Reported Cases: The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region had reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17–18 November) (WHO, 21/11/2014).

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2128 (2013), the Security Council extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Liberia until 10 December 2014. In a letter dated 30 December 2013 addressed to the President of the Council (S/2013/777), the Secretary-General announced the appointment of Lansana Gberie (Canada, finance) and Benjamin Spatz (United States of America, arms) to the Panel, with Mr. Gberie serving as Coordinator.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, dated 17 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose to 7,082. Nationally, between 10 and 20 laboratory-confirmed cases are being reported each day, which is a notable decline from the growth rate reported a week ago.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Plan

17 November 2014: Teenage pregnancies are on the rise in West Africa, as girls forced to stay out of school due to Ebola become more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, sexual assault and rape.

With schools closed and lessons on hold for children across the region, pregnancy rates amongst teenagers are rising in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Many girls fear they will be unable to return to lessons even once the outbreak is over, as they will have to care for their child, and may not be able to afford the school fees.

20 Nov 2014 description

When a whole town was displaced in the south of Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge. With IDMC monitoring the crisis across the three countries most affected since the outbreak took place, we have identified five key displacement trends emerging.

18 Nov 2014 description

Regional Outbreak

**Reported Cases**: 14,383 cases of Ebola and 5,165 deaths have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone each reported over 10-11 November) (WHO 14/11/2014).

**Spread of the disease**: A U.S. official estimated there are 3,000 active cases of Ebola in West Africa, many of them in small clusters throughout the countries (international media 13/11/2014)

17 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UNMEER SRSG Anthony Banbury warned the UN General Assembly that the reappearance of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mali illustrates the threat that the virus still poses to the region.

  • A team of FAO consultants in Guinea found that while the hunting and consuming of bush meat had decreased due to sensitization on EVD transmission, the practice persists in most places.

  • A total of 14,248 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD have been reported. There have been 5,180 reported deaths.

17 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)
    Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, dated 8 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose from 6,524 to 6,822 since 1 November 2014. The additional 298 cumulative cases over the seven-day period indicates an average growth rate of 42 cases per day, which is a marginal decline from the growth rate reported a week ago.

15 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

14 November 2014 – A senior United Nations World Health Organization official warned reported that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, which had recently shown some signs of decline, is starting to pick up again, most likely because “people are relaxing their guard.”

13 Nov 2014 description
report Save the Children

$6.6 Million Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Provide Emergency Health Support and Education for Children in Liberia

13 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • A second case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Mali.

  • A total of 13,896 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD have been reported. There have been 5,102 reported deaths.

Key Political and Economic Developments

12 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • MSF is calling for a change of strategy in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia, focusing on funding rapid response teams rather than large isolation units.

  • 140 vehicles from UNAMID have arrived by air in Accra and the three affected countries.
    UNMEER Accra will deliver the remaining vehicles this week to Conakry and Freetown.

Key Political and Economic Developments

11 Nov 2014 description

Regional Outbreak

Reported Cases: 13,241 cases of Ebola and 4,950 deaths have been reported in Guinea,
Liberia, and Sierra Leone (Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone each reported over 3-4 November) (WHO, 07/11/2014).

Lesson learned: Economic assistance is vital to support survivors of a stigmatized disease. In case of HIV/AIDS, financial aid was essential in helping patients and survivors get back to normal life after illness (international media, 04/11/2014).

08 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

07 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

- The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced a package of at least 450 million USD in commercial financing to enable trade, investment, and employment in the affected countries.

- In Sierra Leone, partners are scaling up the response in Port Loko, with the setup of a Command and Control Centre and the opening of the country’s first two Community Care Centres (CCCs).

- A total of 13,042 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD have been reported up to the end of 2 November. There have been 4,818 reported deaths.

05 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against unnecessary restrictions on the movements of health workers coming back from West Africa.

  • President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone visited the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Situation Center in Freetown on Monday.

  • The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin, and overstretched health workers are warning they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.

04 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hotspots: Burkina Faso hosts violent protests, President ousted; Niger attacked by Mali-based group; insurgents take city in Nigeria.

  • There are presently 13,567 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa that have resulted in 4,951 deaths.

  • Mali reports its first Ebola case. Nigeria and Senegal are declared Ebola-free.

  • WHO to lead Ebola preparedness missions over next six weeks to 15 countries in West Africa.

04 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

• There have been 13 567 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 4951 deaths.

• A UN worker affected by EVD has been flown from Sierra Leone to France for treatment.

• Two people in Mali are suspected of having EVD after coming into contact with a two year old girl who died of the disease.

Key Political and Economic Developments