Tag Archives: West Africa

United Nations Ebola Response: Information & Facts

Health Workers in Liberia Battle EbolaThe United Nations has launched an unprecedented response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa which is being coordinated through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). UNMEER is the first-ever UN emergency health mission, temporary in nature it will respond to immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola.  Continue reading

Ebola Crisis Reponse

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue reading

WHO Director-General assesses the Ebola outbreak with three West African presidents

Dr Margaret ChanAn Overview of the Ebola situation delivered to the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone by Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan on the 1st of August in Conakry, Guinea.

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World cereal production set to reach historic high in 2013

Wheat harvestWorld total cereal production is forecast to increase by about 7 percent in 2013 compared to last year, helping to replenish global inventories and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013/14, according to the latest issue of FAO’s quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Continue reading