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The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, severity, and complexity. More than 23,200 people have been infected by 15 February 2015, resulting in over 9,300 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still affected by this outbreak, and are struggling to control the epidemic against a backdrop of extreme poverty, weak health systems and social customs that make breaking human-to-human transmission difficult.
The current situation and the SDC’s commitment
The situation in the three worst affected countries - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - remains critical. The epidemic is not only having a severe impact on the entire healthcare system of the countries affected but also has serious implications for security, food supplies and the overall economic situation.
In a technical meeting in Liberia organized by President Johnson Sirleaf, participants agreed on a Strategic Framework on Cross-Border Collaboration.
ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff have pledged to deploy 192 medical personnel to the most affected countries in the coming six months.
17,800 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, where there have been 6,331 reported deaths.
Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.
700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.
En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.
Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.
700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.
Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.
Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.
1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.
ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries.
Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) in Accra on Monday 8th December 2014, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo pledged to contribute eight military personnel each, including two medical doctors and six other health officers to be rotated every two months.
Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.
7 November 2014 [Accra, Ghana]
More ECOWAS Member States have announced financial contributions to the raise the total of the regional Solidarity Fund to fight Ebola to US$7.7 million.
At the just-ended ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit in Accra on Ebola and Burkina Faso, Nigeria which had earlier contributed US$3.5 million to the Fund, pledged additional US$1 million and affirmed its willingness to make 500 health volunteers available to help fight the disease in affected ECOWAS countries.
West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.
（From Chinese Embassy in Ghana）
For the present, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still going rampant, not only posing a serious threat to the life and health of the people in the sub-region, but also constituting a realistic threat to the public health and security of all countries in the world. It has become a common challenge in the non-conventional security area to the international community.
• 6,553 Ebola cases and 3,083 deaths as Ebola outbreak accelerates in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
• UN mission established to lead comprehensive response, headed by SRSG Anthony Banbury.
• UN launches Overview of Ebola Needs and Requirements calling for USD$979 million over the next 6 months.
• NEMA estimates up to 1.5 million IDPs in Northeast Nigeria. UNHCR expects 95,000 refugees and returnees by year’s end.
• 80 per cent decline in IDPs in Central African Republic.
Bern, 23.09.2014 - Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1
About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.
This is the first in a series of regular updates on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The update contains a review of the epidemiological situation and response monitoring. This first update provides a baseline against which progress on the full implementation of the roadmap can be measured against core Roadmap indicators over time. Additional indicators will be reported as data are consolidated.
7 mai 2012 [Monrovia - Liberia]
Des jeunes volontaires de diverses spécialités subiront du lundi 7 au samedi 12 mai 2012 à Monrovia une formation à l’issue de laquelle ils seront déployés à travers le Libéria dans le cadre d’une initiative de la CEDEAO visant le renforcement de la paix, la reconstruction nationale et l’accélération du développement dans les Etats membres.
6 May 2012 [MONROVIA-LIBERIA]
The pioneer ECOWAS Volunteers made of young specialists in various fields of human endeavour are to receive a week-long induction training in Monrovia, Liberia from Monday, 7th May 2012 for their deployment in the country within the framework of regional initiative to strengthen peace-building, national reconstruction and accelerated development in Member States.
Press Release No:2012/037/AFR
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 - The Board of the World Bank approved the third series of the WAAPP’s first phase on March 24, 2011 to include these six countries with a total financing of US$83.3 million. Liberia’s component of this funding includes a US$6 million credit, and an additional US$8 million grant from the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Technical Assistance (TA) Program to support the Rice Research and Productivity Development Program.