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17 Dec 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:54 GMT

MONROVIA, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Scores of Ethiopian health workers arrived in Liberia on Tuesday to bolster the response to an Ebola outbreak that the government says it wants to stamp out before Christmas.

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09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

02 Dec 2014 description
report African Union

Lagos, Nigeria 1st December, 2014 – About two hundred and fifty health volunteers from Nigeria to be deployed to Ebola affected countries under the framework of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), have commenced pre deployment training as part of the protocol before deployment. The contingent was assembled by the Federal Government of Nigeria in response to the appeal made by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in October for Member States to contribute health personnel to join the fight against Ebola.

26 Nov 2014 description

Addis Ababa November 26/2014 - The 210 health professionals, whom Ethiopia has pledged to send to Ebola-affected countries will be deployed to those countries within the coming two weeks, the Ministry of Health said.

In a press briefing held here yesterday, Public Health Emergency of Adviser to the Minister Dr. Marawi Argaw said the professionals have got adequate training that will enable them undertake their activities effectively.

The professionals will also receive additional training before they start their mission.

24 Oct 2014 description
report African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

13 Apr 2010 description
report World Bank

FOOD CRISIS FACTS & FIGURES

> 1.1 billion people were living on less than $1 a day and 923 million were undernourished, even before the food, fuel and financial crises.

> Food prices remain volatile.

31 Mar 2010 description
report CHF International

For countries that are coping with post-conflict, unstable or natural disaster situations, restoration of proper water and sanitation systems is a high priority. Clean water and proper hygiene prevent water-borne disease and provide a base for other development activities to take place. CHF International has worked around the world to restore or develop delivery of clean water and improve the sanitation and health of thousands of people in very difficult situations.

30 Jan 2010 description

By Jina Moore / Correspondent / January 30, 2010

Zuluyee, Liberia; and Kailahun, Sierra Leone

The specialists know the warning signs. Analysts and scientists and field officers and academics spend years writing white papers, issuing reports and holding conferences, trying to provoke interest in issues that often seem arcane.

24 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

New York - Millions were thrown a lifeline at a special session at the United Nations yesterday, when world leaders unveiled a plan for free health care in poor countries.

Speaking at a high level event at the United Nations, UK Premier Gordon Brown announced support for free health services in Nepal, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Burundi.

21 Apr 2009 description
report World Bank
  • The Bank expands its food crisis facility to $2 billion to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food prices

    - Since last May, the facility has approved $916 million worth of projects in 31 countries; with nearly half of the funds supporting projects in Africa

    - The number of undernourished is now thought to exceed 1 billion

    When word got out earlier this year that cash could be earned to clear garbage, hoe fields or hack brush near Banga in Bong County, Liberia, the desperate stampeded.

    "People came rushing on us and we could not recruit them all," …

29 Sep 2006 description
report UN News Service

The Security Council voted unanimously today to extend the mandates of the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Eritrea and Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Liberia, which would have otherwise expired at the end of this month.

In a series of meetings this afternoon at UN Headquarters in New York, Council members adopted resolutions extending the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE), the UN …

22 Mar 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: April-June 2006 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for April-June 2006 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over many areas in the Gulf of Guinea, including Liberia, eastern Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and along the coastal areas in Togo and Benin.

Northern Horn of Africa

31 Oct 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices.

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


Also Begins Discussion on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
GA/SPD/268

Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
11th Meeting (PM)

Speakers highlighted the crucial role of Africa's regional organizations in resolving conflicts and called for greater assistance from the international community in that regard, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) concluded its general debate on peacekeeping operations this afternoon.

26 Aug 2003 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

22 May 2002 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7406
4538th Meeting (AM & PM)
Chair of Recently Established Ad Hoc Working Group Briefs Council

More than 45 speakers took the floor to express their views today, as the Security Council held a day-long interactive debate on issues related to the recently established Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.