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18 Jun 2015 description

CERF: Annual Report 2014

During 2014, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was a critical part of the humanitarian response to almost every major crisis.

The CERF Annual Report 2014 explains how the Fund made sure money went to the right life-saving programmes at the right time.

10 Jun 2015 description


Distributed 3.2 million metric tons of food.
Coordinated an average of 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 70 aircraft on any given day.
Managed a network of 650 warehouses around the globe.
Managed over 700 WFP-owned trucks and 35 fleet workshops.
Provided 63 humanitarian partners with bilateral logistics services.


20 countries of operation
240,885 passengers
258 destinations
3,931 metric tons of light cargo transported
2,637 people evacuated


14 May 2015 description


By the end of 2014, significant progress had been made towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives; the world has never been in a better position to eradicate polio.

As the GPEI enters 2015, efforts are being intensified to build on this progress and stop polio once and for all.

Capitalizing on progress in Nigeria, against outbreaks in central Africa and the Horn of Africa, and against two out of three strains of wild poliovirus

26 Feb 2015 description

Michael von der Schulenburg

On 11 June 2014, the UN Secretary-General, speaking in the UN Security Council, expressed his concerns about what he perceived as unprecedented violence and complexity facing present UN peacekeeping operations around the world. He suggested a thorough review of all UN peace operations was necessary ; this paper is intended to make a contribution to this review.

19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

19 Feb 2015 description
  1. Introduction

La recherche des contacts fait partie intégrante de la stratégie globale pour juguler une flambée de maladie à virus Ébola. Elle se définit par l’identification et le suivi des personnes susceptibles d’avoir été en contact avec un sujet infecté. Comme le montre la Figure 1, c’est un élément important de l’enquête épidémiologique et de la surveillance active.

1.1 Finalité de la recherche des contacts

19 Feb 2015 description
  1. Introduction

Contact tracing is an integral component of the overall strategy for controlling an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Contact tracing is defined as the identification and follow-up of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person. As indicated in Figure 1, contact tracing is an important part of epidemiologic investigation and active surveillance.

1.1 Purpose of contact tracing

13 Feb 2015 description


The Auditor General is mandated to audit all institutions that are funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, as per the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone and the Audit Service Act 2014.

13 Feb 2015 description


  • 20.4 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, down from last year’s high of 25 million people.

  • Over one million people have been displaced and 6,400 killed by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria in 2014.

  • Over 717,000 people have been displaced due to the CAR crisis, 442,000 internally. The IDP caseload has halved since the peak of the crisis.

28 Jan 2015 description


2 Community peace halls were donated to refugee host communities

150 Refugees graduate from livelihood programs at two camps

1,120 Refugees receive health education on HIV/AIDS and other topics

4,404 Primary and pre -primary children received learning materials for use at home

27 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations

New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty

26 Jan 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide


By Breda Gahan

HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Welthungerhilfe

1. The Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone’s Cocoa Belt

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been raging in West Africa since the beginning of this year. Among the affected countries Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been hit hardest. The current outbreak is unprecedented in scale and has claimed more lives and displayed a greater spread than any other epis ode in history. To make matters worse, it has spilled from rural areas into urban centers, a factor which distinguishes it from previous outbreaks.

20 Jan 2015 description

Pluviométrie atypique, conflits et Ebola augmentent l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest

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