Daily Archives: March 12, 2015

Powerful effects of Ebola outbreak felt outside worst-affected countries, UN report finds

12 March 2015 – The effects of Ebola, which has infected nearly 24,000 people and killed nearly 10,000, mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, extend beyond the people who suffer from the virus and even beyond the borders of the worst-affected countries, says a new United Nations report released today. Even in West African

People in coastal zones in Asia, Africa are most vulnerable to sea-level rise

Coastal infrastructurePeople in coastal zones in Asia, Africa are most vulnerable to sea-level rise Published 13 March 2015 The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and Africa, according to new projections. The researchers assessed future population changes

News in Brief 12 March 2015 (PM)

12 Mar 2015 Listen / IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia. UNMEER/Martine Perret Bravery of Ebola responders praised by UN The bravery of national and international responders in the fight against the Ebola disease has been praised by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Dr David Nabarro. He called their sacrifice remarkable and

Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack that killed security personnel, civilian bystanders

12 March 2015 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned today’s attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders. Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), offered his