A clear and public plan of action from the UN and governments is needed to respond to the changing nature of the outbreak. This will enable the humanitarian community to effectively marshall its resources to overcome Ebola
Hundreds of local volunteers are helping Oxfam to provide support and information to more than 400,000 people living in Ebola-affected communities in West Africa to stop the spread of the disease.
Today (Friday 31st October) marks the half way point in the UN’s Ebola response plan for West Africa which aims to bring the outbreak under control by the end of November. Since October 1st, we have seen some positive and encouraging steps. For example, pledges have reached almost $1 billion and several nations have offered military and other support.
This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates, and require appropriate prioritization in the international response.
Mistrust, rumor and myths about the origin and spread of Ebola are allowing the disease to thrive, the aid agency Oxfam is warning.
At today’s EU summit, European leaders collectively pledged to raise their financial contribution to help respond to the Ebola crisis, bringing Europe’s total commitment to €1 billion.
Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.
More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today.
Oxfam is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections.
Oxfam with its partner Lasoona and PREPARED implemented the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department - ECHO founded project Humanitarian assistance to floods and conflict affected communities in Pakistan.