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10. – HEALTH

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA JIM KIM

A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic released today finds that, beyond the terrible toll in human suffering, the continuing surge in the deadly virus in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone –could deal a potentially catastrophic economic blow to the already fragile states.  WORLD BANK

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER DISPLACEMENT

The number of displaced people is now four times greater in absolute terms than it was in 1970, according to the latest report by the  Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The latest data also shows that those displaced by natural disasters are three times more than those displaced by conflict. 81 percent of the world’s displaced [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said that if “not properly treated”, Ebola may cause political instability in the affected countries. He called for “quick action” to tackle the spread of the virus. Ban also called on international airlines and shipment companies to lift the bans on travel and transport with the affected countries. UNFIEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD INSECURITY REPORT

More than 800 million people in the world –or one in nine – suffer from hunger, according to a UN report. The study noted a global decrease by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. FAO

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA

The United Nations  said  it needs one billion dollars to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF's report says child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report released by UNICEF. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CUBA EBOLA

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care inWest Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone. WHO

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / LADSOUS EBOLA

The head of peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous was in Liberia to assess how UN peacekeepers (UNMIL) can support the fight against Ebola. UNMIL

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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