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Former NATO Heads Urge Alliance To Join Ebola Fight

Associated Press: Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola “Two former heads of NATO on Wednesday urged the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa. George Robertson of Britain and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer of the Netherlands, who both served as NATO secretary general,…

Eastern, Southern Africa Provide Lessons For Reforming Humanitarian Action; South Africa Can Serve As ‘Key Player,’ U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says U.N. relief chief “Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and Southern Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said [Wednesday] in Pretoria, South Africa,…

U.N.’s Ban Says World Must Stop Ebola ‘At Its Source’

U.N. News Centre: ‘The only way to stop Ebola is at its source’ — U.N. chief “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [on Tuesday] urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic,…

U.K. Umbrella Aid Group Launches Unprecedented Funding Appeal For Ebola

News outlets report that Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight Ebola, making this the first time the group has sought to raise money in response to a disease outbreak. The Guardian: Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help “The Disasters Emergency…

U.S., Germany To Provide Humanitarian Assistance For Syrian Refugees

News outlets report on U.S. and German humanitarian aid pledges for Syrian refugees in Middle East host nations. The Hill: U.S. pledges $10M more to aid Syrian refugees “The United States will provide an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, the State Department announced Tuesday. The new…

Almost 25M People In Sahel Experiencing Food Insecurity, OCHA Estimates

IRIN: Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel “Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)…”…

International Community Steps Up Efforts Against Ebola

Associated Press: International community ramps up Africa Ebola aid “…Accra, the capital of Ghana, has become the main staging area and headquarters for the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, or UNMEER. The establishment in September of what the U.N. describes as its first-ever emergency health mission comes as international…

WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public…