UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014

UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER 2014

GENEVA / EBOLA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said that the primary emphasis must continue to be stopping the transmission of Ebola within the three affected countries in West Africa and that exit screenings remain critical for reducing the spread of Ebola cases. It was noted that entry screening may have a "limited effect" on reducing the spread of the disease, "so the advantages and disadvantages should be carefully considered." WHO

UN / POLIO ERADICATION

On the eve of World Polio Day, UNICEF’s team leader for polio said that “99.9 percent”  of the disease has been eradicated from the world. UNIFEED-UNTV / RECENT

UN / HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEILLANCE

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism Ben Emmerson said "we have reached a point at which it is now essential for states to squarely confront the reality, which is that massive surveillance programmes do away with to the right to internet privacy altogether." UNIFEED- UNTV

LIBERIA / EBOLA UPDATE

To date, the World Health Organization has reported a total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and 4877 deaths in West Africa. Senegal and Nigeria have been declared Ebola free, while the disease transmission remains persistent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia remains the country worst affected by the outbreak, last week, 444 new cases were reported. UNDP

SOMALIA / KISMAYO MEDICAL CAMP

African Union peacekeepers provided medical treatment for over 100 residents in the port city of Kismayo for a range of ailments from malnutrition to infections. Kismayo is one of the worst-affected cities by decades of internal conflict. AU / UN IST

SOMALIA / MOGADISHU COMMUNITY POLICE

Somalia's police forces have launched a community policing program in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of initiatives to improve security in the seaside capital. AU / UN IST

 

 

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