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31 Dec 2014 description

[West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #14, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 31 December, 2014)](https://reliefweb.int/

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In an effort to mitigate EVD transmission, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) initiated a temporary lockdown in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province on December 25.

  • A USAID/OFDA partner opened a new EVD treatment unit (ETU) in Liberia’s Sinje town, Grand Cape Mount County, on December 29.

  • Regional EVD specimen testing capacity has increased with the opening of a USG-supported laboratory in Liberia and Belgian-run laboratory in Guinea, according to the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

31 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a bi-weekly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

31 Dec 2014 description
infographic World Food Programme

 UNHRD is procuring construction materials and equipment for remote logistics hubs, Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centres in all three affected countries, as well as facilitating direct deliveries from suppliers.

 UNHRD Accra is hosting the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)’s headquarters.

 The German Government is generously providing one C160 plane permanently based in Accra for UNMEER and UNHRD usage.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

31 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

As of 28 December, the cumulative number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone is estimated to have reached 9,446 with a total of 2,392 confirmed deaths.

• As of 17 December, 11,337 children have been identified as being directly affected by the Ebola Crisis, including 5,135 children having lost one or both parents to EVD.
As of 16 December, 373 children have died from Ebola, while 575 have survived.

31 Dec 2014 description

Moses’ family has been hard hit by Ebola. Four of his family were infected with the virus. His father and brother died, but Moses and his sister both survived. Moses was recently discharged from MSF’s Ebola management centre in Bo, Sierra Leone and made the journey back to his home village, accompanied by MSF health promoter Esmee de Jong.

31 Dec 2014 description

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---December 30, 2014

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 1,808

NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 65 as follows:
    Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 18 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 2, Koinadugu = 2, Port Loko = 8, Tonkolili = 2 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 29, Western Area Rural = 4

CUMULATIVE CASES

31 Dec 2014 description
report Christian Aid

31 December 2014 - The plight of thousands of people affected by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone must not be forgotten says Christian Aid, as the first case of the deadly virus is diagnosed on British soil.

In recent weeks Christian Aid has intensified its emergency response to the crisis in Sierra Leone, where nearly 2,500 people have died and over 9,000 have been infected by the disease. The country represents nearly half of all reported cases in the current outbreak.

31 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

30 décembre 2014 – Les communautés sont amenées à jouer un rôle important dans l'éradication du virus Ebola de l'Afrique de l'Ouest en empêchant les foyers de l'épidémie d'atteindre une taille critique, a déclaré mardi le chef sortant de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l'action d'urgence contre Ebola (MINUAUCE), Anthony Banbury.

31 Dec 2014 description

UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone.

Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight nit cross-border communities spread the disease across the often porous border. 49 new cases have been recorded in the border county of Grand Cape Mount in December, including 12 in the past four days.

31 Dec 2014 description

OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.

31 Dec 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:55 GMT

Author: Chris Arsenault

ROME, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was partially responsible for the scale of the Ebola crisis in three West African countries as its policies hampered healthcare spending in these post-conflict states, according to a new study.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

31 Dec 2014 description

Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,

WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

31 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • According to WHO, the total number of confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease exceeded 20,000 on December.

  • WFP is strengthening the logistics capacities at its Forward Logistics Bases (FLBs) in the three countries.

  • UNICEF and UNFPA donated materials to Guinea and Liberia to fight the EVD outbreak.

Key Political a nd Economic Developments

31 Dec 2014 description
infographic World Food Programme

 UNHRD is procuring construction materials and equipment for remote logistics hubs,
Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centres in all three affected countries, as well as facilitating direct deliveries from suppliers.

 The German Government is generously providing one C160 plane permanently based in Accra for UNMEER and UNHRD usage.

 Members of UNHRD's Rapid Response Team have been deployed to the affected countries to provide technical assistance, training and help establish staging areas.

31 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, markets were well supplied with staple foods in November as regional harvests progressed. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

31 Dec 2014 description

Latest PRIF Report evaluates the reparations program conducted after the civil war in Sierra Leone

31 Dec 2014 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s overseas aid programme is helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger; reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth and helping to tackle major health crises, including Ebola.