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21 Dec 2016 description

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 sought to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s population without sustainable access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities. By 2015, about 2.6 billion additional people had gained access to improved water sources since 1990, the baseline year for the MDGs, thus meeting the MDG target. However, 663 million people still do not have access to improved water sources.

13 Aug 2014 description
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August 6: CDC Emergency Operation Center,
Level 1 activation, its highest level

August 8: WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Liberia and Sierra Leone: travel protocols for passenger health screening, restrictions on public gatherings, affected communities quarantined, military/police authorized to assist in prevention and control measures

Guinea: 367 deaths, 495 cases

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.