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Liberia: Ebola Epidemic - 3W (as of 22 Sep 2014)

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Liberia Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (22 September 2014)

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West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 20 Sep 2014)

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Update - 22 September 2014

Following the roadmap structure, country reports fall into two categories: those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria, Senegal). An overview of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a separate, unrelated outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is occurring, is also provided (see Annex 1).

1. COUNTRIES WITH WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE TRANSMISSION

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New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff, aid agencies say

By Stella Dawson

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have warned.

"The missing link is staff," Athalia Christie, deputy for global health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has just returned from Liberia, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Minister Sherlock announces over €600,000 in funding and emergency supplies to tackle Ebola

MoS Sean Sherlock, Funding, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2014

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., today announced €600,000 in funding to support communities battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries which have been worst affected by the epidemic.

Ireland will also provide 42 tonnes of emergency supplies, including blankets, tents, mosquito nets and water tanks.

Announcing the emergency aid, Minister Sherlock said:

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WHO response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak - update by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, as of 20 September 2014

As of 18 September 2014, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continued to report confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). These cases were reported in the following localities: Guinea (Conakry, and Macenta); Sierra Leone (Kenema, Bo, Bombali, Western Area Urban and Tonkolili); and Liberia (Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, Lofa and Margibi). In total, 143 new cases (confirmed, suspected and probable) and 45 deaths attributable to EVD were reported to have occurred on 18 September 2014.

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African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) Team arrives in Monrovia

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African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 20 September 2014: The first team deployed by the African Union Commission as part of their spirited effort in combating the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, has arrived in Monrovia, Liberia. The team arrived at the Monrovia airport around 1:30 am local time in Liberia on 20th September, 2014. The team comprising of both medical and non-medical support personnel are expected to swing into action providing support to the Liberian government in curbing the menace of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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Children hardest hit by Ebola outbreak, says Plan International

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Plan

19 September 2014: Children are being hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, says Plan International.

The organisation says young people are not just getting infected by the deadly virus – but also being orphaned, stigmatised and discriminated against as the outbreak continues to spiral.

“Children are missing months of school as public institutions are shut down and travel is restricted. Many children are suffering from shock and trauma after witnessing deaths of their loved ones. They are in desperate need of care,” said Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.

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Virus Ebola : son impact économique, déjà grave, pourrait devenir « catastrophique » en l’absence d’une réponse immédiate

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World Bank

Les comportements liés à la peur de la contagion, plus que la maladie elle-même, à l’origine des principales répercussions économiques

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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

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Direct Relief

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon.

As confirmed Ebola cases in the region approach 5,000, with 2,453 deaths reported, the WHO and other public health experts warn of an exponential increase if greater assistance is not provided.

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Ebola : l’Assemblée générale donne son feu vert à la création d’une mission pour l’action d’urgence

AG/11552

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
3e séance plénière – après-midi

« Ebola n’est plus une calamité sous-régionale ou régionale, c’est une crise internationale », affirme son Président

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No one insulated from Ebola threat, Secretary-General tells General Assembly, stressing ‘all of us must be part of the response’

SG/SM/16161 GA/11553

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly on the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, in New York today:

I thank the General Assembly for convening on such short notice to address the Ebola outbreak at a time of busy preparations for the new session.

We are all aware of the immensity of the suffering in West Africa and the enormity of the challenge. This crisis demands the attention of the entire membership of the United Nations.

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UN General Assembly underlines 'strong commitment' to bolster response to Ebola outbreak

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UN News Service

19 September 2014 – As an Ebola outbreak of “unprecedented nature and scope” continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly today underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in a timely, effective and coordinated manner and to support the affected countries in tackling the virus.

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Key Messages – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Updated 19 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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Ebola Crisis - Quality of Core Services: Ebola Treatment Centres (as of 19 Sept 2014)

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 122

HIGHLIGHTS

BONG COUNTY
• Secretariat met with IMC to strengthen collaboration on communication and reporting from ETU
• Three (3) cases to be referred, but ambulance is down

GRAND CAPE MOUNT
• Specimens collected from two suspected cases pending transfer to Monrovia
• Active case search is ongoing at all levels

LOFA COUNTY
• Total number of patients in Foya Case Management Center (FCMC) - 22
• Total probable cases - 8
• Total confirmed cases - 14
• Total new cases - 3
• Total number of deaths - 1

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West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 18 Sep 2014)

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WHO welcomes decision to establish United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 September 2014 -- Nearly six months after the first case of Ebola in West Africa was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Security Council have approved resolutions creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to contain the ongoing outbreak which has sickened more than 5,500 people and killed over 2,500.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Ebola virus

  1. Key messages

• Since April 2014, the Ebola virus has been reported in five countries in West Africa – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

• So far there have been 4,963 reported cases and 2,453 deaths.

• On 16 September the UN released an Overview of Needs and Requirements for the Ebola outbreak, estimating that there are 22 million people in need, requiring US$988 million in assistance.

• As of mid-September, US$265 million in humanitarian assistance has been contributed to the Ebola outbreak, and US$85 million pledged.