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24 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Chile, 23 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: Bio-Bio La Radio

El Instituto de Salud Pública (ISP) confirmó en exclusiva a Radio Bío Bío que hay una persona contagiada con chikungunya en Isla de Pascua.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 24 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: Prensa Libre

Líderes comunitarios de Zacapa señalan que el Ministerio de Salud y Asistencia Social debería tomar medidas efectivas para contrarrestar los constantes brotes de chikungunya que afectan a la población de este departamento. José María Bonilla expuso que se estima que más de 19 mil personas han sido afectados, y que muchos asisten al Hospital Nacional de Zacapa y al Área de Salud, pero un alto porcentaje prefiere automedicarse en casa.

24 Nov 2014 description
report iMMAP

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates

Drought Update

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar by DHO as on 23-11-2014

PDMA Sindh Emergency Contact Details

Deaths in District Tharparkar from 17th to 23rd Nov, 2014

Media Updates on Tharparkar as on 24-11-2014

NDMA Updates as on 21-11-2014

NIDM with Help Age International Conducted a Training of Trainers on CBDRM at Jacobabad, Sindh

Nationwide Update

FDMA Updates

FATA TDPs Statistics as of 19-11-2014

24 Nov 2014 description

Stolen Ebola blood 'lost for good' says Guinea

Conakry, Guinée | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 19:32 GMT | 364 words

Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found.

A gang of robbers held up a taxi last week near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the sample from central Kankan prefecture to southern Gueckedou, around 265 kilometres (165 miles) away.

24 Nov 2014 description

By Lisa Pattison, IFRC

Patricia James is the unofficial spokesperson for this particular group of five Ebola survivors being discharged from the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. She is vivacious, engaging and very caring, fussing around the other survivors to reassure them that they are indeed going home.

24 Nov 2014 description

By: Winnie Kamau, IFRC

With World Humanitarian Summit consultations for eastern and southern Africa having taken in October, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing its contributions on issues it wishes to influence. In eastern Africa, that involves working with the Kenya Red Cross Society to conduct community consultations in the urban Mathare slums of Nairobi, and the rural Magarini slums in Malindi.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Christian Aid

Charity won’t stop the injustices that mean women do two-thirds of the world’s work, but earn just one-tenth of the world income.

It won’t stop multinational companies dodging millions in tax, depriving poor countries of the money they need to pay for healthcare and education.

It won’t protect the world’s poorest communities who did least to cause climate change from taking the brunt of its effects.

To end poverty we must end injustice.

Our impact

24 Nov 2014 description

November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have required emergency hospitalization since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Even though the majority of the Haitian population remains exposed to cholera due to a lack of access to clean drinking water and latrines, capacity to treat those affected by the disease is still inadequate. In response, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has rapidly reinforced its cholera response, making close to 320 beds available.

24 Nov 2014 description
report African Union

Bombali, Sierra Leone 24 November 2014: The African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, ASEOWA in Sierra Leone has received the go-ahead for the management of the newly completed Ebola Treatment Centre in Magbenteh, Bombali District of Sierra Leone. The coordination of the Treatment Centre will be run in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone.

24 Nov 2014 description

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Ukraine.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.

· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).

24 Nov 2014 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,553,306 to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 8,000 flood-affected families (40,000 people), focusing on relief distributions, water & sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, emergency and recovery shelter assistance, National Society capacity building and disaster preparedness & risk reduction. The planned response and corresponding budget reflects data gathered during the first months of the operation and projected resources available to implement recovery activities.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.

24 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Al-Nusra Front (ANF) and allies consolidated their control of the Zawiya Mountains in Idleb.

• Fighting between two factions of the Islamic Front controlling the Bab-al Hawa border prompted Turkish authorities to close the crossing on 16 November 2014.

• During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments under the Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 107,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Formation régionale de lutte contre le choléra (Français) La Plateforme Régionale Choléra avec le soutien de l’UNICEF et de RECA (Regional Wash Cluster Advisor) a organisé une formation régionale de lutte contre le choléra à Dakar du 25 au 27 Août 2014. Dix-huit (18) participants de onze (11) pays réguliè- rement affectés ont suivi une formation théorique et pratique de trois jours sur la stratégie du bouclier et du coup de poing.

24 Nov 2014 description

In numbers

881,896 people supported
8,283 mt food distributed

Highlights

24 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Iraq has dispatched more than 3.3 million litres of fuel from Kirkuk to be distributed to displaced and vulnerable families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

  • A three-vehicle UN convoy making its way from the airport to Baghdad’s international zone was targeted by an improvised explosive device on 17 November.

  • In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq capital of Erbil on 19 November six people, including the attacker, were killed and about 29 people injured in a suicide bombing attack in the city centre.