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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 »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority clinical evaluation. WHO/UNTV/CDC

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FOOD INSECURITY

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that more than one million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity. According to the UN agency, the situation has worsened by delayed and erratic rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance.

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan, said  that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "the largest and most severe and most complex" ever seen in the nearly forty year history of this disease. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola, said "the outbreak is moving out of our grasp" [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ROADMAP

WHO has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the Ebola outbreak inWest Africa. A WHO official stressed that although the plan is designed to address a case load “that could exceed 20,000 cases," this "is not saying we expect 20,000 cases; that is not saying we would accept, more importantly, 20,000 [...]

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

An IMF spokesman said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak inWest Africais already having an acute economic impact. IMF

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN Spokesperson confirmed the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease has killed 13 people since July. He also said that "the current trend of limitations on flights is having adverse effects on efforts to control the disease.” UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SÃO TOMÉ ISLAND / CHOCOLATE

The world loves chocolate. Each year more than (USD) 83 billion is spent on it. And the average European eats up to a kilogram of it every month.  But did you ever think that your choice of chocolate could help save one of the world’s most threatened environments? There’s a type of farming that is [...]

23 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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