Protection and Human Rights

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18 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • Serum therapy supplies are available in Monrovia and treatment has started at ELWA centre. It is expected to begin at various ETUs in the country shortly.

  • A FEWSNET Liberia trader survey released on 9 December has revealed that between 40 and 50 percent of traders are reporting reduced daily market functioning in the counties most affected by EVD. It raises above 50 percent in Lofa County.

16 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11702

7340th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Recognizing that the Ebola outbreak had slowed national reforms, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 September 2015, outlining priorities in the areas of civilian protection, humanitarian assistance support, justice and security body reforms, human rights promotion and protection, and protection of United Nations personnel.

15 Dec 2014 description

The current situation and the SDC’s commitment

  • The situation in the three worst affected countries - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - remains critical. The epidemic is not only having a severe impact on the entire healthcare system of the countries affected but also has serious implications for security, food supplies and the overall economic situation.

12 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The African Union has deployed an additional 150 doctors and health workers . The physicians , who are from Nigeria , will undergo the standard training provided by the Ministry of Health and partners before being dispatched to various health facilities.

  • On 4 December, WHO confirmed fresh outbreak of EVD in Quenwein town, the border between Grand Bassa and Bong Counties. Two confirmed cases and two deaths were reported. MSF has dispatched a team to the areas.

12 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The African Union has deployed an additional 150 doctors and health workers. The physicians, who are from Nigeria, will undergo the standard training provided by the Ministry of Health and partners before being dispatched to various health facilities.

  • On 4 December, WHO confirmed fresh outbreak of EVD in Quenwein town, the border between Grand Bassa and Bong Counties. Two confirmed cases and two deaths were reported. MSF has dispatched a team to the areas.

12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

• According to the latest Ministry of Health Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, dated 3 December, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose from 7,635 to 7,719 since 28 November. The additional 84 cumulative cases over the five-day period indicates an average rate of 16 cases per day, showing a stabilization of reported new cases as was reported a week ago.

09 Dec 2014 description

Regional Outbreak

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

  • Reported Cases: The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region has reached 17,800, including 6,331 deaths (Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone each reported over 3-6 December) (WHO, 08/12/2014).

  • Mali: As of 3 December, eight cases, including six facilities, have been reported in Mali (WHO, 03/12/2014).

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

06 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· According to the latest Ministry of Health Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, up until 28 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia was 7,635. The cumulative total of deaths stood at 3,145. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported. Reported case incidence is stable or declining in Liberia. A total of 43 confirmed cases were reported in the 5 days to 28 November 2014, down from 78 the previous week.

03 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • A survey done by the National Dead Body Management sub-committee reveals that throughout October, 85% of bodies were collected from ETUs, 14.7% from communities and 0.3% abandoned. It also indicates that secret burials are on the decline, thus partly explaining the current flat line epidemiological trend in Greater Monrovia area.

  • Some 20 suspected EVD patients from Rock Hill Community, Montserrado County have been taken at MSF ETU at ELWA after coming in contact with an Ebola patient who died later.

02 Dec 2014 description

Regional Outbreak

  • Reported Cases: As of 28 November, the total cumulative number of reported cases across the region had reached 16,899, including 5,987 deaths (WHO, 01/12/2014).

  • Projection: FEWS NET has updated its planning figure to 40,000 to 100,000 cumulative Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone by late January 2015 (FEWSNET, 27/11/2014).

28 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, up until 21 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia was 7,165. The cumulative total of deaths stood at 3,016. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported. Reported case incidence is stable or declining in Liberia, with 67 new confirmed cases in the week.

28 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Minister of Finance has announced on 24 November a 'recovery' package to tackle the wider impact of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia. 60m USD are to be allocated for the restoration of essential health services,
    Education 30m USD, Food Security 35m USD and conditional safety nets 25m USD.

27 Nov 2014 description

Abu Dhabi 27 November 2014: The UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) signed an agreement today with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support the UNICEF Ebola Outbreak Response through providing the necessary humanitarian assistance.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On November 21, U.N. Secretary General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon requested that U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Tony Banbury establish a U.N. support mission in Mali.

  • On November 21, USAID/OFDA-procured personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, with a second shipment in-transit and expected to arrive on November 28. Together, the two shipments contain approximately 107,000 PPE sets.

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.