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Photojournalist’s Post For USAID Blog Features Story On Burial Team In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Facing Death, Six Days a Week The blog features the third in a series of posts from “photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. Her photo series and blogs from the team will offer unique angles into…

U.S. Military Arrives In Liberia To Assist With Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. military’s response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Associated Press: U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia “U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the…

U.N. Mission For Ebola Emergency Response Opens Headquarters In Ghana

News outlets report on the opening of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) headquarters in Accra, Ghana. Associated Press: U.N. mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana “The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to…

Ebola Epidemic Causing Economic, Social Crises In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola-stricken Liberia’s collapsed health care system and failing economy. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn “With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces, and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn…”…

Bill Gates Addresses Global Response To Ebola

News outlets report on remarks by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on international efforts to address Ebola. CQ HealthBeat News: Gates Predicts Ebola Epidemic Will Be Controlled “Given a shot at criticizing U.S. leadership as being slow in countering the worsening Ebola outbreak in West…

U.N. Official Warns International Community Of Overlooking African Humanitarian Crises

U.N. News Centre: U.N. refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa “The United Nations refugee chief [on Monday] warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement…” (9/29).

AFRICOM’s Involvement In Ebola Response Could Change Future Aid For Human Security Threats

Washington Post: Will AFRICOM’s Ebola response be watershed moment for international action on human security? Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, assistant professor in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University “…The AFRICOM and UNMEER missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian intervention. Defining the Ebola crisis as a human…

USAID’s Lindborg Visiting Ebola-Hit Liberia With USG Delegation

USAID: USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Travels to Liberia “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg will be in Liberia September 30 through October 2 as a part of a U.S. government delegation led by Department of…