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UN / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banburry told the Council that the penalty for delay in combating Ebola "is enormous, the penalty for failure is inconceivable and unacceptable. We must act now, we must act together, and we must do it fast." UNIFEED-UNTV/UNICEF-EU/UNDP

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA RESPONSE UNMEER

After a week of visiting programmes in the three intensely-affected countries and discussing the challenges of the ongoing response with the government officials, health workers, UN and other partner agencies, Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General said "it’s going to take months to get Ebola under control."  WHO / RECENT

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is re-orienting its country programme in Guinea to help tackle the socioeconomic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic.  UNDP

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA MASSACRE

On the fifth anniversary of the stadium massacre in Guinea, the UN office for Human Rights has called for justice for the victims. OHCHR  

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / GUINEA CONDE

Speaking at the General Assembly, Guinea's president Alpha Conde  asked the international community to step up its assistance to the countries affected by Ebola. He said "it is all very nice to make us promises, but there is an urgency to react." UNIFEED-UNTV  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA 1

World leaders met at the United Nations to discuss how to contain and stop the spread of the Ebola virus and how to improve the treatment to those who are infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent outbreaks in other countries. According to the latest update from the World Health Organization, the total number [...]

25 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 »

IMF / EBOLA

The IMF said Thursday that the impact of the Ebola outbreak will cut growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, raising their financing needs to $100-130 million each. IMF

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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