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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 3 - 9 December 2014


Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

Sierra Leone: 537 new Ebola cases were recorded 23–30 November: 202 in Freetown, with high transmission persisting in Port Loko and the Western Area. Transmission also persists in Bombali, Tonkolili, Bo, Kono, Moyamba, Kambia and Koinadugu. 7,798 Ebola cases, including 1,742 deaths, have been reported in Sierra Leone so far.

DRC: Authorities in North Kivu have moved to close down 60 IDP camps for security reasons, saying that arms were hidden in them. The closure of the Kiwanja camp in Beni, hosting 2,300 displaced people, was ordered on 3 December. Nearly 89,000 people are in need of assistance due to fighting in Beni territory.

Updated: 09/12/2014. Next update: 16/12/2014

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