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UN AND AFRICA: International community must “get ahead” of Ebola outbreak

13 Nov 2014

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Anthony Banbury, Head of UNMEER, in Guinea. UN Photo/Ari Gaitanis

• The international community must “get ahead” of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. That’s according to the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Response Emergency Response (UNMEER). The official, who is based in Ghana, has recently toured the three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where around 5000 people have died from the haemorrhagic virus.

 UN team finds no evidence of alleged mass rape in North Darfur


• A team from the African UN  Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has found no evidence of an alleged mass rape incident that media reported to have taken place in a village in North Darfur. According media to reports last week, 200 women and girls were raped in Tabit village.  UNAMID contacted Sudanese authorities so that it could verify the allegations and the team was granted access to Tabit village on Sunday.

First food convoy from Sudan arrives in South Sudan’s Upper Nile

Nyatap is a 6-year old displaced South Sudanese refugee child. OCHA/Jacob Zocherman

• A convoy of 18 trucks carrying food  arrived in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State from Sudan in the first operation of its type under an agreement between the two governments. The 700 metric tons of food, which left the port of Kosti in Sudan on Friday, is enough to feed about 45,000 people for one month. It is the first time that food assistance has been moved from Sudan to South Sudan.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewitt
Duration: 10’00”