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2014-12-19 Mystery Over Ebola Survivors' Ailments
[IRIN]Dakar -For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision and hearing problems have afflicted convalescents; experts are still uncertain of the exact cause.

2014-12-19 'Ebola Outbreak Far from Over' - MSF
[MSF]Three months after MSF called for states with biological-disaster response capacity to urgently dispatch human and material resources in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the outbreak remains far from over and more help is still needed.

2014-12-19 Ebola Crisis Update - 18th December 2014
[MSF]MSF's West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.

2014-12-19 Guinea Capital Bans New Year Festivities Because of Ebola
[RFI]The governor of Guinea's capital Conakry has banned all festivities marking the end of 2014 due to the emergency following the Ebola epidemic in the country. Police and gendarmes will deployed around the capital to ensure that the ban is enforced.

2014-12-19 Ebola - 'Regrettable Loss' Caused By Warehouse Fire in Guinea
[UN News]A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but "a regrettable loss" in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway.

2014-12-18 UN Warns One Million People Could Be Hungry By March Due to Ebola
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday.

2014-12-18 Ebola - UN Secretary-General Will Visit West Africa to 'Show Solidarity With Those Affected'
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak "to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action" to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agencies said could push the number of people facing food insecurity to more than one million by next spring.

2014-12-16 Armed with Soap, Women Take on Ebola
[UNDP]Kankan City, Guinea -A thunder of motorbikes, pedestrians and taxis is pushing into Dibida Market, in the centre of Kankan City, in the North of Guinea.

2014-12-17 Ebola Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Facing Hunger in Three Worst-Hit Countries
[WFP]Rome -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 warned.

2014-12-17 French Patient Released From Réunion Island Hospital After Ebola Scare
[RFI]A French humanitarian worker was released from hospital on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Wednesday after doctors determined she was not infected with the Ebola virus.

2014-12-16 The Other Emergency - Organising Elections
[ICG]The full briefing is available in French.

2014-12-17 ECOWAS Workshop Encourages Women's Involvement in Polls
[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened a technical workshop in Abuja with the aim of developing a regional gender and elections strategy programme.

2014-12-15 Obama On U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak
[State Department]THE WHITE HOUSE

2014-12-12 Guinea Appreciates Gambia Over 'Ebola' Support
[The Point]Guinean government has shown appreciation to the Gambian government for Banjul's earlier contribution to Guinea-Conakry's fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic, according to a statement read over state TV last night.

2014-12-12 Millions At Risk of Losing Their Incomes in Ebola-Affected Countries, Says UNDP
[UNDP]Women, who drive many economic sectors, are particularly at risk of being infected.

2014-12-12 Liberian, Sierra Leonean, and Guinean Communities in U.S., Europe Join to Honor Victims of Ebola
[Observer]As the United States Capital City Washington DC observed "Ebola Awareness Day," last Friday December 5, Diaspora leaders from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Mali gathered in Washington DC to express solidarity with their four nations in the global fight to halt the Ebola Epidemic.

2014-12-12 Saudi Arabia Provides U.S.$35 Million Grant to Fight Ebola in West Africa
[LINA]The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia's King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, has extended a grant of US$35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa.

2014-12-12 Hunger Comes After Ebola
[Financial Gazette]AS Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving approximately 5 000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis. The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa. If there is no timely intervention by the international community in the form of a massive humanitarian aid campaign and a comprehensive plan for long-term sustainable development, the post-Ebola food crisis will take an even bigger human toll than the disease did. Exper

2014-12-11 Why TIME Tapped Ebola Fighters
[allAfrica]"The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight." That's why TIME named Ebola Fighters as the Person of the Year 2014, according to the magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs.

2014-12-11 Ebola Survivors Crucial to Containing the Epidemic - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Thousands of Ebola survivors with little to no risk of re-infection are critical to controlling the epidemic and training them has the potential to save thousands of lives and decrease the spread of the virus, experts said on Wednesday.

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