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MONROVIA / EBOLA & MALNUTRITION

UNICEF-trained community health workers are conducting door-to-door campaigns to raise awareness about Ebola and malnutrition in urban poor areas in Monrovia. UNICEF

24 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / AUTOCLAVES

With support from the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility, Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients. UNDP

23 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN EBOLA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, two days back from visiting Ebola areas of Africa, said today the disease remains an emergency but affected nations should "avoid travel restrictions, border closures and other counter-productive obstacles." UNIFEED UNTV

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / ELECTIONS

Liberia stages a special senatorial election amidst the Ebola crisis. UNMIL  

20 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / BAN

  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the promising results that Liberia has experienced, must be shared regionally to avoid the risk of retransmission" in the effort of defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people [...]

19 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / SURGE 2

Today (17 December) the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) joined forces with the Government of Sierra Leone and other partners to launch Operation Western Area Surge (WAS). UNMEER

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / LIBERIA / EBOLA HUNGER

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies said today. WFP/FAO

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA NABARRO

The leader of the UN's fight against Ebola said today he was "inspired" by the progress in the battle against the disease, but the international community will have to keep working on it, "until it is gone." UNTV-UNIFEED

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA NABARRO

The head of the United Nations' response to the Ebola outbreak told reporters in Geneva that progress is being made in controlling the virus, but an enormous job still lies ahead. David Nabarro has recently returned from West Africa, where he visited all four countries now affected by Ebola – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and [...]

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ECONOMY IMPACT

Liberia -one of the three most affected countries by Ebola- could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. This West African country was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show [...]

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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