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27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

28 Oct 2015 description
  • Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
  • Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

12 Oct 2015 description

• Guinea and Sierra Leone both recorded no new Ebola cases last week. This is the first time since the outbreak was declared in March 2014 that no new Ebola cases have been recorded in a week.

• If both countries remain free of new cases for 42 days they will be officially declared Ebola free. Liberia has already reached this status. However as there is evidence that infection may occur through the semen of survivors and that significant levels of virus have been detected in semen up to 90 days after cure, strict vigilance will need to be maintained for several months.