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Vincent Chasteloux 24 September 2014

The EU Mobile Labs Project has provided one of the first labs against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A mobile unit was deployed to Guinea in March 2014, at the outbreak's onset. It...

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The Ebola outbreak has already taken many lives in Western Africa, and the long-term economic consequences for affected countries are likely to be dramatic. Such crises can easily spiral out of control and affect other parts of the world, including the European Union. So, what is the EU doing to address this major health crisis? And what can we learn from it in order to avoid facing a similar situation in the future?
The Ebola epidemic has taken many lives, breaking up families and leaving numerous children parentless. But it has also left its mark on the economies of affected countries. In Sierra Leone it has more or less ‘destroyed’ the economy, disrupting all key sectors including agriculture, mining and tourism. Donor support has been too slow to arrive and has not ‘kept pace’ with the disease, according to Alimamy Bangura, Director of the Economic Policy and Research Unit at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance.
In Brussels on May 15th 2013, an international donor conference, organised by the European Union and France together with Mali and entitled “Together for a new Mali”, mobilised €3.25 billion of financial commitments and pledges for that country. Capacity4dev.eu looks at how it has been possible for the EU Delegation to Mali to continue to carry out development projects in the face of a security crisis.
In May this year the first case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in Sierra Leone. Little did we know at that time the major impact this would have on both our programmes and the wider context in which we work. For example, what do you do with your Education programme when schools are closed indefinitely?
Luis Lechiguero uploaded a new Document 17 March 2015

In 2013 and 2014, Concern Worldwide explored how a range of factors may enhance or diminish community resilience in West Darfur, Sudan, and Sila, Chad.

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26 October 2015 to 30 October 2015
in Milan (Italy)
Organised bySahel and West Africa Club (SWAC)

From 26-30 October, The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) of the OECD will
participate at Expo Milano around the theme of food security.

Lea Appulo uploaded a new Document 3 May 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium - 3rd May 2017 - Wetlands International launched a report at the Red Cross EU Office

Craig Hill posted Information 26 February 2019

In this interview, we talk to Sigrid Kühlke of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), in Nairobi, Kenya.

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