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18 Aug 2015 description


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.

09 Dec 2014 description


  • 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.

09 Dec 2014 description


  • 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.

09 Dec 2014 description
report ECOWAS

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

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.

08 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 207/2014

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.

04 Nov 2014 description


  • Hotspots: Burkina Faso hosts violent protests, President ousted; Niger attacked by Mali-based group; insurgents take city in Nigeria.

  • There are presently 13,567 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa that have resulted in 4,951 deaths.

  • Mali reports its first Ebola case. Nigeria and Senegal are declared Ebola-free.

  • WHO to lead Ebola preparedness missions over next six weeks to 15 countries in West Africa.

22 Oct 2014 description
map Maplecroft

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.

29 Sep 2014 description


• 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.

23 Sep 2014 description

L’étude de nouvelles données donne davantage d’informations sur la propagation de la flambée et le taux de létalité

OMS/Communiqué de presse 25

15 Aug 2014 description

Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States confirmed last week their intention to join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA). At the August 4 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit event entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States’ intention to join GACSA and encouraged African countries to participate.

11 May 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012

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.

07 May 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012


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.

22 Jul 2011 description
report World Bank

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.

10 Mar 2011 description


- On March 9, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz accompanied U.S. Ambassador Gordon Gray to the Tunisia-Libya border and the transit camp in Tunisia to meet with migrants, the U.S. Government (USG) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and relief agencies. The USG officials also attended a non-governmental organization roundtable and met with U.N.

01 Oct 2010 description


Early Warning Issues for October

Country Analysis: Liberia

PSC Retrospective - PSC's cooperation with the ICRC

Regional Analysis: Maghreb

PSC Retrospective: AU Solemn Declaration on A Common African Defence and Security Policy

PSC and Protection of Civilians by AU Missions: Towards Guidelines

PSC Spot Light: The African Union Commission Special Envoys

Important Forthcoming Dates

This Report is an independent publication of the Institute for Security Studies.

23 Nov 2009 description

With the ratification by the government of Benin, the 'Convention against the proliferation of light and small caliber weapons' (ALPC) adopted in June 2006 in Abuja by the 15 member states of Western African States Economic Community (ECOWAS).

The Dakar based organism issued a note saying that the importance of Benin's ratification last September 29, (joining Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo), allows for the convention to be adopted.

22 Jul 2009 description

Action Against Hunger launches campaign urging the former VP to help end childhood deaths from acute malnutrition

New York, NY - Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger-a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.