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03 May 2017 description
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Executive Summary

This paper explores the urban-specific challenges of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, focusing specifically on community engagement. In doing so, it identifies learning to take forward into future urban public health crises. Key points made in the paper are as follows:

• Communication and engagement are broad terms to describe a variety of ways in which crisis affected people can be involved in a response.

02 May 2017 description
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Executive Summary

The West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014/15 posed a number of urban-specific challenges to humanitarians responding to the crisis. One of these related to controlling the rapid spread of the disease across the urban landscape. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone used quarantine at various points, which was by and large ill received, particularly in urban centres. This paper focuses specifically on the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis.

14 Nov 2015 description
report ALNAP

ALNAP and ELRHA will be looking at 15 different examples of humanitarian innovation funded by ELRHA’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) grants. Each case study will explore the dynamics of successful innovation processes, culminating in a unique and in-depth study on innovation in humanitarian action.

Words of Relief is a Translators without Borders (TWB) project designed to provide local language translation services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UN agencies and other actors during humanitarian response.

02 Jan 2015 description
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By the beginning of October 2014, two full months after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak emergency in West Africa, the international response was insufficient, uncoordinated, and unable to curb the spread of infection in the worst hit countries. In Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, WHO reports indicated nearly 10,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,800 confirmed deaths. The current WHO situation report from December 31 shows a total of more than 20,000 cases and nearly 8,000 deaths.

09 Nov 2000 description
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An inter-agency forum working to improve learning and accountability in the international humanitarian system (ALNAP)

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