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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 5, 30 August 2014

Update

  • The total number of cases identified in the Boende health zone as of 29 August 2014 is 53, including 13 confirmed cases.

  • Among the remaining 40 cases, 21 are probable and 12 are suspected cases and are being followed up by the field teams.

  • The number of deaths remains 13, no additional death recorded.

  • Analysis conducted on all samples from Boende which had been sent to Germany reveals the ZAIRE strain, 99% homologous to KIKWIT.

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 4, 29 August 2014

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  • Out of a total of 42 cases identified in the Boende health zone, 13 cases have been confirmed, including 7 on 28 August. A total of 15 samples have been analysed in Kinshasa (INRB) and France Ville/Gabon (CIRMF).

  • Amongst the 7 new confirmed cases, 4 are located in Lokolia, 2 in Boende Moke and 1 at the Boende General Reference Hospital (HGR).

  • 16 suspected cases and 13 probable cases are being followed up by the field teams.

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Point d’information sur la maladie a virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) No. 4 au 29 août 2014

  1. Mise à jour de données
  • Sur un total cumulé de 42 cas enregistrés dans la zone de santé de Boende, 13 cas sont confirmés dont 7 en date du 28 août 2014. Un total de 15 prélèvements ont été analysés au 28 août 2014 à Kinshasa (INRB) et à France Vile/Gabon (CIRMF).

  • Parmi les 7 nouveaux cas confirmés, 4 cas sont localisés à Lokolia, 2 dans la localité de Boende Moke et 1 à l’Hôpital Général de Référence (HGR) de Boende.

  • Il reste 16 cas suspects et 13 cas probables qui sont en cours de suivi par les équipes de terrain.

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Joint Press Statement KRG – United Nations: Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) most affected by recent wave of violence with over 850,000 displaced Iraqis this year [EN/AR]

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A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government and UN indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced since January 2014.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos Statement on Security Council Resolution 2175 on the Protection of Humanitarian Personnel, Auckland/New York, 29/30 August 2014

I welcome the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 2175 on the protection of humanitarian workers, following the Council’s open briefing on 19 August to mark World Humanitarian Day.

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UN Secretary-General appoints new members to Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund

(New York, 29 August 2014) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today announced the appointment of six new members of the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN’s emergency fund for humanitarian crises.

The Advisory Group’s 18 members are responsible for providing policy guidance to the Secretary-General and expert advice on the use and impact of CERF, through the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 3, 28 August 2014

Update

  • Between 28 July and 27 August 2014, a total of 42 cases have been identified in the Area, including 13 deaths (mortality rate: 31%).

  • 13 people died from the disease (31% mortality rate), including 5 health professionals. 11 people have been put in isolation.

  • 147 contacts identified for follow-up.

  • 6 positive samples out of 8 after a second analysis carried out at the INRB in Kinshasa and at the CIRMF of France Ville in Gabon.

  • Other samples taken in Boende on 27 August being sent to Kinshasa.

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Point d’information sur la maladie a virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) No. 3 au 28 août 2014

1. Mise à jour de données

  • Entre le 28 juillet et le 27 août 2014, un total cumulé de 42 cas suspects ont été enregistrés dans la Zone de santé de Boende, localité de Lokolia, province de l’Equateur (+/- 1 200 Km de Kinshasa).

  • 13 personnes décédées de la maladie (létalité de 31%), dont 5 personnels de santé. 11 personnes placées en isolement.

  • 6 échantillons confirmés positifs au virus Ebola sur les 8 analysées (effectuées à l’INRB à Kinshasa et à CIRMF de France Ville au Gabon).

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Assistant Secretary-General Kyung-wha Kang - Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 28 August 2014

Access across borders resulted in broader coverage in hard-to-reach areas, but more needed to be done to ensure rapid, regular, safe, and unhindered access, a senior UN relief official told the Security Council today.

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Media Advisory: Press briefing by UN aid chief in South Sudan

What: Journalists are invited to a press briefing with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer. Mr. Lanzer will brief on the humanitarian situation in the country, including a recent visit to Bentiu, Unity State, and update on the UN protection of civilian sites.

When: 11:00 am on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Where: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Offices, Erick de Mul Conference Room

For more information about the press briefing, contact:

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Point d’information sur la maladie a virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) no. 2, 25 août 2014

  1. Situation de la maladie
  • Déclaration de l’épidémie par le Ministre de la Santé Publique le 24 août 2014

  • 13 personnes décédées de la maladie (létalité de 54%), dont 5 personnels de santé, sur 24 cas suspects (16 femmes et 8 hommes)

  • 11 personnes placées en isolement

  • 24 cas (16 femmes et 8 hommes) de maladie à virus Ebola recensé dans la zone de santé de Boende, du 28 juillet au 18 août 2014

  • 80 contacts identifiés pour le suivi

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Communications with Communities Asia-Pacific Newsletter August 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

Myanmar

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UN humanitarian chief visits Eastern Ukraine and calls for an end to violence

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(Kyiv, 23 August 2014) UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visited areas of eastern Ukraine to see for herself the impact of the continued fighting on millions of people.

Since March this year, around 200,000 people have fled their homes in search of safety within Ukraine and tens of thousands have fled to neighbouring countries. Every day, people die, are wounded in the fighting or find themselves on the road, scared and uncertain about the future.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos Remarks to the media, Sloviansk, Ukraine, 23 August 2014

Good afternoon everyone.

I am happy to see how different the situation in Sloviansk is today compared with the beginning of July.

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Plus de 20 000 personnes prises dans l’étau des conflits dans la zone d’Opienge

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Depuis la mi-avril 2014, l’armée nationale a lancé des offensives contre la milice du ‘‘ major ’’ Luc Yabili 1 dans la zone de Balobe, située à 62 km au sud-est d’Opienge (T erritoire de Bafwesende, District de la T shopo, en Province Orientale).

Plus de 20 000 personnes – habitant quatre aires de santé (Angamapasa, Balobe Babukabi, et Ndrekoko) – fuient les affrontements et sont en déplacement dans les localités périphériques ainsi qu’en brousse. Elles demeurent sans assistance humanitaire à ce jour.

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Après la journée de solidarité pour les travailleurs humanitaires, la communauté humanitaire encore en deuil

Bangui (Centrafrique), 21 août 2014: La Coordonnatrice humanitaire principale en République Centrafricaine (RCA), Claire Bourgeois, condamne fermement le décès par balle d’un volontaire de la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine à Bangui pendant qu’il évacuait les blessés du quartier PK5, ainsi que le décès hier, des populations civiles à Bangui et à Boda.

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CERF allocates US$1.7 million for emergency water and food for thousands of families in Sri Lanka

On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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Funds released for humanitarian needs in Jebel Marra

Khartoum, Sudan | 21 August 2014, The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund has allocated US $400,000 to the Danish Refugee Council to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

In light of significant humanitarian needs in Nertiti and Rokero localities, the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) provided the Danish Refugee Council with US $400,000 to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

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UN Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos, to Visit Ukraine

WHO: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos
WHAT: Mission to Ukraine
WHEN: 21-24 August 2014
WHERE: Kyiv, eastern regions

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, will travel to Ukraine between 21 and 24 August 2014.

In Kyiv, USG Amos is scheduled to meet senior Government officials, members of the diplomatic community, civil society representatives and United Nations colleagues.

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Hausse des niveaux de dangers pour les travailleurs humanitaires: de plus en plus de tués, enlevés ou blessés

La première moitié de l’année 2014 a enregistré des vagues d’attaques et d’assassinats de travailleurs humanitaires à travers le monde. Cependant l’année 2013 détient le nouveau record de violence contre les groupes humanitaires avec 460 travailleurs humanitaires victimes d’attaques, dont 155 tués.

Au Mali, deux humanitaires ont été tués et deux autres blessés depuis cette année.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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