Sierra Leone + 2 more

UNHRD Operations Update - Response to the Ebola Outbreak, as of 12 December, 2014

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  • UNHRD is procuring construction materials and equipment for remote logistics hubs, Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centres in all three affected countries, as well as facilitating direct deliveries from suppliers.

  • UNHRD Accra is hosting the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)’s headquarters.

  • The German Government is generously providing one C160 plane permanently based in Accra for UNMEER and UNHRD usage.

  • Following a generous donation from the World Bank, UNHRD procured and sent a total of 74 ambulances and mortuary vehicles to Sierra Leone.

  • Members of UNHRD's Rapid Response Team have been deployed to the affected countries to provide technical assistance, training and help establish staging areas.

  • As part of WFP's Special Operation for the Ebola response, Las Palmas and Accra are serving as regional staging areas.