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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.

23 Dec 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

OVER 6,000 SEEK REFUGE AFTER BOUAR CLASHES

Fearing more attacks following clashes between armed groups in Bouar in NanaMambéré province in late November, around 6,500 people have fled their homes and sought refuge around the MINUSCA compound and a local church.
Some of the displaced spend the night at the sites and return to their homes during the day. Healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation are the main needs.

REFEREDUM VOTE PASSED

19 Dec 2015 description

2014 and 2015 have been two years of strong mobilisation for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's teams, who have had to take urgent action regarding too many crises. Feedback on two years of intense campaigns.

18 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No EVD cases reported in West Africa in nearly one month

  • All contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period

  • USAID/OFDA partners support adherence to IPC protocols in Liberia

  • DART works to bolster PPE pipeline in Guinea

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Dec 2015 description

CAMEROUN

SEPT PERSONNES TUÉES DANS UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE

Au moins sept civils ont été tués le 11 décembre dans un attentat suicide à Kolofata, dans la région de l’ExtrêmeNord qui a été attaquée à plusieurs reprises par des membres présumés de Boko Haram. Depuis juillet, une série d’attentat suicide a visé des civils et les forces de sécurité de la région.

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

TRAVAILLEURS HUMANITAIRES ATTAQUÉS

16 Dec 2015 description
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CAMEROON

SUICIDE BLAST KILLS SEVEN

At least seven civilians were killed on 11 December in a suicide attack in Kolofata in Far North Region which has repeatedly come under attack by suspected Boko Haram members. A series of suicide bombings have targeted civilians and security forces in the region since July.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID WORKERS ATTACKED

14 Dec 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged

04 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoL, USG support response activities linked to recent EVD cases in Liberia

  • GoL monitors more than 160 contacts remaining under observation through December 11

  • Guinea completes four consecutive weeks with no new EVD cases

  • Sierra Leone plans transition of NERC functions to permanent GoSL institutions

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Nov 2015 description
report Cordaid

FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.

20 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO declares the end of the EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone

  • GoL reports new confirmed cases of EVD

  • Guinea completes two consecutive weeks without a new case

  • Survivor support high priority for UN Special Envoy for Ebola

17 Nov 2015 description
report Trócaire

By Michael Solis, Trócaire Programme Manager, Sierra Leone

Nineteen months since the onset of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Sierra Leone has been declared free of the disease.

This was after a period of 42 days — the length of two Ebola incubation cycles — had passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola was cleared.

17 Nov 2015 description

By State House Communication Unit

As government continues to show commitment towards the relocation of flood victims, President Ernest Bai Koroma Friday 13 November completed a conducted tour to the temporary housing construction site for the affected families at Mile 6 Village on the outskirts of Freetown.

The president also made on the spot visit at the Freetown Central Lorry Park and the Hastings Airport. His visit at Mile 6 was in sync with government’s aspirations to provide a safe living environment for the September 16 flood victims in Freetown.

11 Nov 2015 description

INTRODUCTION

Reintegrating those most affected by Ebola back into their communities is central to a country’s post-Ebola recovery. The reintegration process helps those affected to cope with the impact of the outbreak and to regain a sense of normality. It is also an essential part of increasing community preparedness and building resilience to possible future emergencies such as a new epidemic or a natural disaster.

06 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liberia’s remaining USAID/OFDA- supported ETUs close

  • GoG reports one new case during the week of October 26

  • GoSL approves post-EVD transition plan

  • Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to address EVD survivor need

06 Nov 2015 description

As a follow up to its commitment to boost the Sierra Leone healthcare system, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation USA on October 28, 2015 packed a container with 342,000 latex examination gloves; 24,000 face masks; 7,140 containers of brown rice protein (17.9 ounces per container); 900 eco-blankets; and women clothes. Many volunteers around Southern California showed up in Arcadia and participated in another historic moment, joining hands to pack compassionate relief support for Sierra Leone health facilities and people.

06 Nov 2015 description

When the West Africa Monsoon Rain poured in Sierra Leone on September 16, 2015, it left many people dead, thousands displaced, and hundreds of properties destroyed in the capital city and surrounding areas within hours, adding more pain and sorrow to the already Ebola-stricken nation. The thousands of Sierra Leoneans who lost lives, properties, and dignity on that somber day were some of the most vulnerable persons in that country.

06 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights:

· No new cases were reported in Sierra Leone in the period from 15 to 28 October 2015. If no further cases are reported, the end of the outbreak will be declared on 8 November 2015. UNICEF and partners continue to reinforce messaging around the need to remain vigilant and keep practicing safe behaviours.

05 Nov 2015 description

It can be recalled that in March 2015, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, contributed significantly towards the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. During its second visit to Sierra Leone from July 13 to August 9, Tzu Chi Foundation learned that its multi-functional portable beds and blankets served well the needs of health facilities and Ebola orphans. And the foundation’s Jing-Si instant rice arrived just in time to alleviate hunger, especially from Ebola orphans and some poor amputees.