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Liberia + 3 others
CERF response to Ebola outbreak, as of 16 September 2014

Allocations to-date (since April 2014)

• To-date, humanitarian partners received US$7.58 million from CERF to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Guinea ($2.72 million), Liberia ($1.91), Nigeria ($1.46) and Sierra Leone ($1.50 million).

• Additional allocations are expected for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Liberia + 4 others
Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Statement on the Overview of Needs and Requirements to respond to Ebola

Ebola is a public health emergency. But it is much more than that.

Today we are launching an overview of needs and requirements as one element of the response to the Ebola outbreak.

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Liberia + 2 others
UN and partners present central contribution of the response to ebola in West Africa

(Geneva, 16 September 2014): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today in Geneva launched a central contribution of the response to the outbreak of ebola in West Africa.

“The ebola crisis is unprecedented. It requires an exceptional, international response to address both the health crisis and the broader societal, economic and political threats to the countries affected,” said Dr. David Nabarro, UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola.

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for more shelter and protection for displaced Iraqis ahead of winter [EN/AR]

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(Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2014): After concluding a three-day visit to Iraq, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos said today that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the communities supporting them.

Iraq is facing an escalating emergency with up to 1.8 million Iraqis displaced since January. The crisis has affected over 20 million people across the country.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq + 1 other
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement to the media, Sunday 14 September 2014

The restoration of salary payments, dispatching of medical supplies through the central system and resumption of the Public Distribution System for food will cover a significant part of the needs.

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Mauritania + 1 other
‘Nous sommes sur la bonne voie pour reduire les besoins humanitaires en Mauritanie’, selon le Coordonnateur Humanitaire Regional pour le Sahel

Nouakchott, le 13 septembre 2014 - Robert Piper, le Coordonnateur humanitaire régional des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, termine une mission de deux jours à Nouakchott durant laquelle il a rencontré le Premier Ministre Yahya Ould Haddemine, ainsi que certains membres du gouvernement, les acteurs humanitaires et des membres du corps diplomatique pour discuter des priorités en matière d’action commune pour la réponse aux besoins humanitaires en Mauritanie.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.10, 12 September 2014

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *The number of suspected cases has fallen, as some have been laboratory confirmed.

  • **12 alerts including one with death in Kokolo military camp in Kinshasa, a second reported in Kambove in Katanga and 10 cases of which 8 deaths reported in Bongandanga, Equateur Provincer. Five samples from Bongandanga and from Nyakunde in Ituri (Orientale Province) are being analyzed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) N°.10 au 12 septembre 2014

Coordination/Développements importants

  • *Le nombre de cas suspects a baissé car certains ont été confirmés au laboratoire.

  • **12 alertes dont un avec décès au camp militaire Kokolo à Kinshasa, un autre à Kambove au Katanga et 10 cas dont 8 décès à Bongandanga en Equateur. Cinq échantillons en provenance de Bongandanga et un en provenance de Nyakunde en Ituri (Province Orientale) sont en cours d’analyse

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Mali: $271 million required before year-end to meet humanitarian needs

The food crisis has worsened during the lean period. More funding is also required to support the provision of basic services to vulnerable people, particularly in the north of the country.

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Mali : 271 millions de dollars à mobiliser pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires d’ici la fin de l’année

Communiqué de presse : pour diffusion immédiate

(Bamako, 11 septembre 2014) – La révision à mi-parcours du Plan de réponse stratégique 2014 de la communauté humanitaire au Mali indique que 271 millions de dollars (USD) restent à mobiliser sur les 481 millions de dollars recherchés pour répondre aux besoins identifiés au pays d’ici la fin de l’année.

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UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging conclude visit to Rakhine State

Joint press release

Yangon - UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging have concluded a two-day visit to Rakhine State, to review the humanitarian and development needs affecting people in Rakhine, and to assess efforts to increase cohesion and peaceful coexistence between communities.

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Guinea + 3 others
UN emergency fund gives US$3.8 million to facilitate aid operations and access in response to Ebola

The funding will support movement of humanitarian personnel, medical supplies and equipment, and other essential humanitarian cargo rapidly and efficiently to multiple remote locations in the affected countries.

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Media advisory: Visit by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Iraq

WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos

WHAT: Mission to Iraq

WHEN: 11-14 September 2014

WHERE: Iraq – including Baghdad, Erbil and Dohuk

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Iraq from 11 to 14 September 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Kuwait + 1 other
UN Secretary-General pays tribute to Kuwaiti Amir for humanitarian leadership [EN/AR]

(New York, 9 September 2014) : The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, paid tribute today to His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, for his leading support to humanitarian causes around the world.

The Secretary-General presented His Highness with a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the Amir’s role as a leader and supporter of the United Nations humanitarian work.

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Aid agencies request $551 million for urgent humanitarian needs for civilians affected by the Gaza Crisis

The updated Gaza Crisis Appeal is closely coordinated with the Palestinian Government’s ongoing immediate response, as well as its early recovery and reconstruction strategy.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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CERF funding helps provide mosquito nets in CAR

Since January 2014, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$11 million to humanitarian partners for life-saving relief in Central African Republic (CAR). In its most recent intervention, which has been partially funded by CERF, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets that will protect thousands of vulnerable people from malaria after the heavy August rains.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) N°.9 au 09 septembre 2014

Coordination

*Un cas alerte en cours de suivi dans la Commune de Lingwala par la Commission surveillance épidémiologique (CSE). Ce cas est en provenance de la Zone de santé de Sankuru dans le Kasaï Oriental.

  • **Trois échantillons encore en cours d’analyse

  • Deux numéros téléphoniques verts sont actuellement disponibles : 081 08 000 20 et 099 99 710 05

  • Les échantillons en provenance de Boko-Kinvula (Bas-Congo) reçus le mercredi 03 septembre se sont révélés négatifs

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Liberia + 4 others
CERF response to Ebola outbreak, as of 8 September 2014

Allocations to-date (since April 2014)

  • To-date, humanitarian partners received US$7.58 million from CERF to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Guinea ($2.73 million), Liberia ($1.91), Nigeria ($1.46) and Sierra Leone ($1.50 million).

  • Additional requests have been received (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 8 - 5 September 2014

Ongoing activities

  • Training of caregivers on psychology in 10 large hospitals in Kinshasa to professionally prepare them in case of alerts in Kinshasa
  • Sensitizing of chiefs of the Muslim and Kimbanguist communities to ensure transmission of messages
  • Listing of ports which could be temporarily closed in order to ensure an effective control of the possible suspected cases

WFP

  • Deploying personnel in Mbandaka for logistic coordination

MSF

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) No. 8 - 5 septembre 2014

Activités en cours

  • Formation psychologique rapide dans 10 grands hôpitaux de Kinshasa afin de préparer le personnel soignant à réagir d’une manière professionnel en cas d’alerte à Kinshasa

  • Sensibilisation des chefs des églises kimbanguiste et musulmane pour qu’ils passent les messages à leurs fidèles respectifs

  • Inventaire des ports pouvant faire l’objet de fermeture temporaire afin d’assurer un contrôle efficace des éventuels cas suspects

PAM

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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