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19 Sep 2014 description
  1. Key messages

• Since April 2014, the Ebola virus has been reported in five countries in West Africa – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

• So far there have been 4,963 reported cases and 2,453 deaths.

• On 16 September the UN released an Overview of Needs and Requirements for the Ebola outbreak, estimating that there are 22 million people in need, requiring US$988 million in assistance.

• As of mid-September, US$265 million in humanitarian assistance has been contributed to the Ebola outbreak, and US$85 million pledged.

30 Jun 2014 description

Key points

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$235,000 to UNICEF and WHO in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The main bilateral donors providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) are the UK and the EC – both have provided funding for the crisis (DFID-US$340,000 to Sierra Leone; and EC –US$3.3 regionally).

  • From a regional perspective, the majority of funding to the Ebola crisis has been received by Guinea (US$4.07m). Liberia has received US$0.18m, while Sierra Leone has received slightly more (US$0.23m).