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Hong Kong Red Cross second round delegates work in response to Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

First local Clinical Psychologist helps support the affected

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Press Release on the EBOLA Virus disease epidemic in Liberia, July 22, 2014.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reaffirmed that the Ebola outbreak in the country is a National Emergency, and has called on all Liberians and residents within the borders of Liberia, to join the government and partners in the fight against the deadly virus.

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Liberia + 2 others
The World Health Organization’s Regional Director Dr Sambo calls for accelerated efforts to control Ebola

Monrovia, 22 July 2014 - The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis Sambo began official visits to the three West African Countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On the first leg of the visit, the Regional Director arrived in Liberia on Monday 21 July 2014 to review current outbreak response and challenges, and explore the best ways to rapidly contain the EVD outbreak in West Africa.

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ACT Appeal: Liberia: Ebola Sensitization and Prevention - LBR141

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 234,353

Balance Requested: US$ 184,353

Geneva, 22 nd July 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Liberia: Ebola Virus Disease outbreak - Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRLR001

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This revised Emergency Appeal for a total of CHF 1,931,240 (increased from CHF 517,766) enables the IFRC to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1.5m people, with a focus on information and communication, education, awareness raising, and social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact management, case management (including management of dead bodies), psychosocial support, and regional preparedness and response.

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West Africa (Liberia) Ebola Virus Disease Response: SitRep #1

BACKGROUND

A rapidly evolving regional outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola viral disease has claimed 613 lives in West Africa according to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The total number of cases attributed to Ebola has risen to 982.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #37, 16 July 2014

The new cases include the first confirmed case in Bong County, where a health worker has tested positive. As of 15 July, the cumulative number of cases stood at 173.

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Liberia + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (14 July 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Over the past month, the number of Ebola cases in the region has significantly increased. UNICEF's efforts through partners to control the epidemic have increased but the challenges remain substantial. The need to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumors, fears and misconceptions about the Ebola virus through interpersonal communication strategies is becoming more and more critical to the overall response.

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Liberia + 2 others
Fighting Ebola "by the grace of God"

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IRIN

MONROVIA, 15 July 2014 (IRIN) - Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides.

Their frustrations have been compounded by the lack of adequate medical equipment. Those who remain at work face a heavier workload. The authorities say they are conducting training and supplying equipment to bolster Ebola control.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Liberia + 1 other
Football promotes dialogue and solidarity

Liberian Red Cross volunteers and ICRC personnel recently helped young people organize a football tournament in a camp for refugees from neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, promoting dialogue and solidarity between refugees and hosts.

Fleeing the gunfire

Since 1 September 2011, Ruth's address has been 'Block-P, PTP refugee camp, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia.' "We were among the very first Ivorian families to arrive," she explains. "I've been living in this tiny house of plastic sheeting since I arrived, but now the roof is leaking badly."

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Press Release on the Ebola Virus disease epidemic in Liberia, July 10, 2014.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners have stepped up efforts aimed at interrupting the transmission and spread of the Deadly Ebola virus in the general population including training and sensitization of health workers and the provision of protective materials. Five Hundred (500) Health Facilities are targeted in Montserrado County (Rural, Urban and Pari-urban) areas. Two Hundred Fifty (250) Facilities have already been reached. The workers ranging from professional (MDs, PA, RN, CMs) and support staff (cleaners and securities) have been trained.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #36, 14 July 2014

Summary

  • Since 10 July, 26 new suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and nine (9) new Ebola-related deaths have been added to the official totals in Liberia. All new cases and deaths were reported in Lofa and Montserrado Counties.

  • As of 13 July, the cumulative number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases reported during Outbreak #2 in Liberia stood at 163; the total number of Ebola-related deaths stood at 941 ; and the case fatality rate for confirmed and probable cases stood at 71 per cent.2

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Ebola became a matter of belief in Liberia

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Finn Church Aid

Do you believe in Ebola? This can be a conversation opener between passengers in a Liberian taxi. Many Liberians see the deadly haemorrhagic disease as an invention of the government. The sceptics see Ebola only as a way for the corrupt policymakers to leach additional funding from the western countries. False information and distrust towards the authorities has made controlling the aggressive disease more difficult in West Africa, says Leena Lindqvist, Finn Church Aid’s Regional Representative in Liberia.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #35, 11 July 2014

Summary

  • Since the evening of 8 July, four (4) new Ebola cases and five (5) new Ebola-related deaths have been reported in Liberia. This brings the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases reported during Outbreak #2 up to 137, and the total number of Ebola-related deaths up to 85.1 Total number of confirmed cases has risen to 64, including 40 deaths.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #34, 09 July 2014

Key Points

  • As of 08 July, three (3) new suspected EVD cases have been reported in Liberia.

  • According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed EVD cases reported for Outbreak #2 now stands at one hundred thirty-three (133). Of these, a total of sixty-two (62) are confirmed as EVD positive cases. The total number of deaths for Outbreak #2 in confirmed, probable, and suspected cases now stands at eighty (80). Thirty-eight (38) deaths have been confirmed as EVD positive cases.