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17.01.00 – AFRICA

UN / GING

A top humanitarian official said that Mali is "at a crossroads," not just from a humanitarian and development standpoint, but also politically, as "it has tragically seen an escalation in conflict in recent months." UNIFEED – UNTV

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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA CARE CENTERS

To help fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, UNICEF is constructing Ebola community care centers in Bombali, one of the districts worst hit by the current Ebola outbreak which has so far killed more than 1,000 people in Sierra Leone. UNICEF

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GENEVA / EBOLA EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS

To facilitate and accelerate the appropriate clinical testing and generation of quality data of potential therapeutic interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for Ebola Experimental Interventions (STAC-EE) in Geneva. WHO

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UN / EBOLA BANBURY NABARRO WRAP

The Head of UNMEER, Anthony Banbury, said that more Ebola treatment facilities, “smaller ones, but more, located in a disperse manner,”  as well as more community care centres; more staff  and increased mobility are needed to combat Ebola in West Africa. UN Special Envoy on Ebola, David Nabarro, said that "like a shoal of fish moving suddenly [...]

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UNICEF / BATTLE AGAINST EBOLA

UNICEF said the battle against Ebola must be waged, and will be won, at the heart of the communities. The organization is helping the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone build, staff and equip Community Care Centres, small structures where patients with Ebola symptoms are accommodated within their communities to break the cycle of [...]

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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Sierra Leone distributes food rations to Ebola survivors when they are discharged from the treatment centers – including the families of people infected with Ebola who are in treatment, deceased, or recovering. According to World Health Organization (WHO) there is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally [...]

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UN / LIBERIA

United Nations (UN) head of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told Security Council it would be appropriate to extend the UN Mission in Liberia's mandate until September 2015, adding in "we may need to re-imagine our engagement in Liberia. Even as the international community scales up its response to the immediate challenge of defeating Ebola." UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / EBOLA BANBURY

The Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury said the number one priority is to stop Ebola as fast as possible, adding in "I'm deeply concerned that the true numbers of people affected by the virus, dying of it, are higher than the numbers being reported." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

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UN / ICC LIBYA

ICC Prosecutor  Fatou Bensouda noted "with regret" that the security situation in Libya is "worsening" and "political instability is growing" creating an environment "that clearly cannot be conducive to closing the impunity gap in Libya." She called on Libya "to immediately surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the custody of the International Criminal Court." UNIFEED – [...]

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SOMALIA / PEACEBUILDING

Speaking at a high level meeting in Mogadishu, the Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said the country "must be allowed to lead its own transformation in a manner that's compatible to its own circumstances." The meeting reviewed progress made in peacebuilding and the development of Somalia as a Federal Republic, as well as the financial [...]

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