Tag Archives: Emergency

EU gives ECOWAS its response to Ebola

16 Jan

De-Brouwer-Jean-Louis (Pic by EU)On the invitation of the ECOWAS Commission, the European Commission is sending a high level official, the Director of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Operations of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Louis De Brouwer to deliver a message on the EU’s response to the fight against the Ebola Viirus Disease as Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS meet in Accra today for a two-day High-level Coordination Meeting of ECOWAS partners on the fight against Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Continue reading

Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone: World Bank reports point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns

13 Jan

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, many households have been forced to take short-term actions to cope, which can have substantial long-term effects on welfare. Continue reading

Ebola: Liberia deploys team to Sierra Leone

12 Jan

According to reports from the Liberian news agency, a 20-member Ebola team has been deployed from the country to neighbouring Sierra Leone, a move described by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as “wonderful and good news that must be celebrated.” Continue reading

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