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U.N. Security Council Expected To Adopt Resolution To Strengthen Global Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s expected adoption of a resolution that would urge countries to expand their responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. Security Council to take action on Ebola “Describing the Ebola outbreak as a threat to world peace, the U.N.…

Human Rights ‘Crucial Element’ In Controlling Ebola, HRW Says

VOA News: HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights “West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been slowed by ignorance, fear, denial, and mistrust. Human Rights Watch says protecting…

Addressing Gender Equality Essential To Building Resiliency In Sahel Region

Devex: Ebola, tsunamis, and droughts — how gender inequality undermines community resilience Sahar Alnouri, senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps “Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were…

U.K. MPs Back Law To Commit 0.7% Of National Income To Foreign Aid

The Guardian: MPs back law committing 0.7% of national income to foreign aid “The U.K. is a step closer to having laws that commit 0.7 percent of national income to foreign aid after the Conservatives finally backed a Liberal Democrat bill that is also supported by Labour…” (Mason, 9/12).

WFP To Launch Food Aid Operation In Ukraine

News outlets report on the World Food Programme’s announcement that it would launch its first food operation to communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Agence France-Presse: U.N. begins food aid to Ukraine’s war-torn east “The U.N.’s World Food Programme announced Friday the launch of its first food aid operation…

Health Systems Cannot Keep Up With Ebola Cases, WHO Says; Death Toll Passes 2,400

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in West Africa. CNN: West African health centers can’t keep up with Ebola outbreak, WHO says “The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization…

Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths Rise In DRC, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Associated Press: 35 deaths attributed to Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization says that an Ebola outbreak in Congo is thought to have killed 35 people of the more than 60 sickened. ……

Flooding In Pakistan, India Displaces Nearly 1M People

News outlets report on flooding in Pakistan and India that has displaced nearly one million people. The Guardian: Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million “Authorities in Pakistan and India are struggling to cope with raging monsoon floods which have killed more than 460 people, displaced…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding West African Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The world yawns as Ebola takes hold in West Africa Richard Besser, chief health editor at ABC News “…There’s no cure for Ebola, but supportive treatment as simple as supplementary fluids can save lives and…

Economic Growth Projections Cut For Ebola-Affected West African Nations

News outlets report on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: Health services, economies overwhelmed in Ebola-hit Africa “Sierra Leone, which has reported some 500 deaths from 1,400 cases, said the crisis had devastated its economy, with growth pared back to single digits for the…

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