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31 Dec 2015 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 565th meeting held on 17 December 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola situation and post-Ebola socio-economic recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in West Africa, namely, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.

30 Dec 2015 description
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Residual impacts of Ebola maintain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity in some areas

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30 Dec 2015 description
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REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

ELECTIONS DECALEES AU 30 DECEMBRE
Les élections présidentielle et législatives qui devaient se tenir le 27 décembre auront désormais lieu le 30 décembre. La nouvelle date a été annoncée le 24 décembre par les autorités électorales nationales, qui ont déclaré que plus de temps était nécessaire pour régler certains problèmes de logistique et compléter la formation des agents électoraux. Un éventuel second tour est prévu le 31 janvier 2016.

29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

29 Dec 2015 description
report IRIN

Dakar, 29 décembre 2015 (IRIN) - L’Afrique de l’Ouest a connu une année 2015 en dents de scie, avec l’apparition, la disparition et le retour d’Ebola. Mais aujourd’hui, après deux années de lutte contre le virus mortel, la région semble enfin être exempte d’Ebola. Aucun des trois pays les plus touchés – la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone – n’a connu de cas actif depuis la mi-novembre.

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29 Dec 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.

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29 Dec 2015 description

GENEVA ¦ 29 December 2015 -- Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.

29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 18 December 2015, Sierra Leone observed the day of Recognition of Ebola workers. The day was celebrated as a national holiday. A ceremony, hosted by H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, was held to mark the event and attended by UNICEF, international partners, the diplomatic community and local representatives. UNICEF Sierra Leone was awarded a gold medal for services rendered during the Ebola response.

29 Dec 2015 description

29 décembre 2015 | Genève - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) déclare aujourd’hui la fin de la transmission de la maladie à virus Ebola en République de Guinée. Quarante-deux jours se sont écoulés depuis que le dernier cas confirmé a donné un deuxième test négatif. La Guinée entre maintenant dans une période de surveillance renforcée de 90 jours afin de pouvoir identifier rapidement tout cas nouveau et empêcher ainsi la propagation du virus.

28 Dec 2015 description
report IRIN

By Jennifer Lazuta

DAKAR, 28 December 2015 (IRIN) - The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again. But now, after nearly two years battling the deadly virus, the region finally seems to be Ebola-free. None of the three countries most affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – has had an active case since mid-November.

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27 Dec 2015 description

Freetown, Dec. 22, 2015 (MOHS) – DFID Ebola Team Leader, Lee Ferguson has handed over the 100 Beds Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre site manned by Medicos Del Mundo to the Moyamba District Health Management Team at a ceremony held at Kayamba Chiefdom, Moyamba district.

Handing over the facility, DFID Team Leader, Lee Ferguson commended the people of Moyamba for the warm reception accorded them during their stay in the district.

27 Dec 2015 description

Freetown, Dec. 22, 2015 (MOHS) – The President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has officially launched the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Lessons Learnt Report at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Freetown.

The Result came out from a study initiated and conducted by the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), with support from FAO, Focus 1000, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOCHA, UN Women, WFP and WHO.

27 Dec 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: Palau Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands

Other updates

Acute Fever and Rash

Three cases reported from Palau were diagnosed as varicella zoster.

Diarrhoea

Solomon Islands: Outbreak continues; there is a decrease in the weekly number of cases reported.

Ebola Virus Disease

24 Dec 2015 description
23 Dec 2015 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

PLUS DE 6 000 PERSONNES CHERCHENT REFUGE APRÈS DES AFFRONTEMENTS À BOUAR

Craignant d'autres attaques suivant des affrontements entre groupes armés à Bouar dans la province de Nana-Mambéré à la fin novembre, environ 6 500 personnes ont fui leurs maisons et trouvé refuge autour de l'enceinte de la MINUSCA et dans une église locale. Certains déplacés passent la nuit sur les sites et rentrent chez eux pendant la journée. Des soins de santé, l'eau, l'hygiène et l'assainissement sont les principaux besoins.