Tag: Sierra Leone

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies warned.  The disease’s impact is potentially devastating in […]

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Passenger arriving from Sierra Leone hospitalized in Brussels on Ebola suspicion

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A passenger arriving on a flight from Sierra Leone to Brussels was hospitalized on suspicion of being infected with the deadly Ebola virus, with the test results expected to be ready later on Monday (3 November), the Belgian Libre Belgique newspaper reported. The Brussels Airlines flight crew noticed that one of the passengers traveling from […]

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EU commits €150m to stop Ebola reaching Europe

EU commits €150m to stop Ebola reaching Europe

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labour MEPs have welcomed the decision to commit more than €150 million in EU funding to the fight against Ebola, in an urgent debate in Strasbourg today (18 September). €11.9m will go towards stopping the immediate spread of the deadly virus in West Africa, with a further €140m to build health care facilities in the […]

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Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Statement by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and Health Commissioner  Tonio Borg, following the high-level event to co-ordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “The EU is gravely concerned by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the situation continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with […]

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EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (4 June) reveal the 16 energy projects that will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address energy challenges in rural areas and are part of the EU’s […]

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Europe still missing €42 billion to help reach global poverty goals

Europe still missing €42 billion to help reach global poverty goals

On 8 April, Oxfam celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending, but most of Europe’s wealthiest governments still fail to meet promises designed to alleviate global poverty and slash economic inequality. The worldwide development organization was responding to today’s release of 2013 overseas aid figures by the OECD, which show a small […]

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EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

The European Commission has today (1 April) announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world’s poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All. Grants of €95 million […]

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