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African Union appoints Dr. Julius Oketta to head the AU Ebola operation

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African Union appoints Dr. Julius Oketta to head the AU Ebola operation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–10 September 2014: The African Union Commission has appointed Dr. Julius Oketta to head the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak (Operation ASEOWA) that is deploying civilian and military volunteers from across the continent to ensure that Ebola is brought under control. The mission comprises medical doctors, nurses and other medical and paramedical personnel.

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Liberia + 5 others
Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 12 September 2014)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

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Secretary-General welcomes world solidarity in ebola response, calls for greater support to affected countries

The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today:

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the announcement by the Cuban Government that it will be sending 165 medical personnel to Sierra Leone soon to assist in the response to Ebola.

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Liberia + 6 others
Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic

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12 September 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected.

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Ebola Situation in Senegal remains stable

The situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on 29 August, remains stable. To date, 67 close contacts of the initial case have been identified and monitored twice daily.

2 of these contacts who developed symptoms were tested for Ebola. Test results were negative. An additional 3 suspected cases across the country were also tested, with negative results.

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Liberia + 4 others
West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 10 Sep 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Sénégal: Epidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola, Situation du 10 septembre 2014

Points saillants :

  • Poursuite du suivi des contacts : A J13 un contact (agent de santé) n’a pas pu être vu pour la prise de température mais a été contacté au téléphone et se porterait bien,

  • Les résultats des deux derniers tests effectués chez le cas confirmé sont négatifs et il attend sa sortie,

  • Un Point de Presse a été animé par le Ministre de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale et le Représentant résident de l’OMS

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Liberia + 4 others
WHO Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 3 - 12 September 2014

This is the third in a series of regular situation reports on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The report contains a review of the epidemiological situation, and an assessment of the response measured against the core Roadmap indicators where available. Additional indicators will be reported as data are consolidated.

The data contained in this report are based on the best information available. Substantial efforts are ongoing to improve the availability and accuracy of information about both the epidemiological situation and the implementation of the response.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 12 - 18, 2014

Dryness remains despite improved rains in Latin America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

  2. An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall and an abnormally dry July has hurt crop and pasture conditions in parts of central and northern Ethiopia.

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La Croix-Rouge réclame des fonds supplémentaires afin de renforcer sa réponse à l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Genève, 11 septembre 2014 – Les cas de maladie du virus Ebola continuant de se multiplier à un rythme alarmant en Afrique de l’Ouest, la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) va renforcer ses opérations d’urgence en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, en vue d’assister plusieurs millions de personnes à travers un éventail élargi d’activités. Dans cette perspective, la FICR a révisé ses trois appels d’urgence pour la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone à hauteur de 30,2 millions de francs suisses au total, soit une hausse de 24 millions.

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Red Cross calls for additional funding to increase its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Geneva, 11 September 2014: With cases of the Ebola virus disease continuing to surface at unprecedented speed in West Africa, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is expanding its emergency operations in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to reach millions more people through increased activities. The IFRC has revised its three emergency appeals for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to a total of 30.2 million Swiss francs, an increase of 24 million Swiss francs.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Guinea + 4 others
La mobilisation communautaire doit être renforcée dans la lutte contre Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Dakar, 10 septembre 2014 – Dans le cadre d’un Forum sur la communication et la prévention relatives à Ebola convoqué à Dakar par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR), l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et l’UNICEF, des représentants des médias internationaux, régionaux et locaux, de la société civile et des Sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge de l’Afrique de l’Ouest se sont engagés à intensifier la mobilisation communautaire, qu’ils ont reconnue comme un élément prioritaire de tout plan de prévention et de lutte contre l’épidémie

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Ethiopia + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 11 – September 17, 2014

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  • A seasonable distribution of rainfall was received across parts of the Sahel during the last week.
  • Little relief to seasonal dryness was observed throughout parts of central Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Community engagement to be intensified in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Dakar, 10 September 2014 - Gathered at a Forum on Ebola communication and prevention convened in Dakar by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, representatives from global, regional and community media, civil societies and National Red Cross Societies from West Africa, committed to scale up community engagement and social mobilization as top priorities in all prevention and epidemic control plans related to the outbreak currently crippling parts of West Africa.

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Liberia + 5 others
Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 9 September 2014)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

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Liberia + 4 others
West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak, 10 September 2014

West African economies and public order are being affected by the ebola epidemic crippling five countries. The EC is coordinating assistance from the European Union.

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Senegal + 1 other
Guinean Ebola patient recovers in Senegal: government

09/10/2014 10:07 GMT

DAKAR, September 10, 2014 (AFP) - A Guinean student who was Senegal's only confirmed case in the deadly Ebola epidemic has recovered, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Senegal became the fifth country affected by the West African outbreak when the student crossed the border just before it closed on August 21.

"We conducted two sets of tests. He no longer has the virus. He is cured," said Pape Amadou Diack, director of health at the ministry.

Agence France-Presse:

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Le Secrétaire général nomme M. Anthony Banbury, des États-Unis, Coordonnateur adjoint du système des Nations Unies pour Ébola

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Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Anthony Banbury, des États-Unis, au poste de Coordonnateur adjoint du système des Nations Unies pour Ébola et Chef de la gestion de la crise, au Centre de gestion des crises des Nations Unies. Le 12 août dernier, le Secrétaire général avait nommé le Dr David Nabarro, Coordonnateur du système des Nations Unies pour Ébola.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola : Ban discute avec Obama de la nécessité de renforcer la lutte contre l'épidémie

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9 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a discuté lundi au téléphone avec le Président américain Barack Obama, au sujet de la nécessité de renforcer de toute urgence les efforts internationaux pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest.