Middle East & North Africa

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In 2014 in Sierra Leone, the Ebola epidemic killed the doctor in charge of Sierra Leone’s largest Ebola isolation ward. Dr. Oliver Johnson stepped in to keep the ward open. Sinead Walsh, Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone was simultaneously working to scale up the international response.

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On Thursday, October 4th, Nadia Murad accepted the Third Annual Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. As a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she noted the value of receiving this award from humanitarians who she felt truly understand her work.

Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines damaging in excess of 76,000 homes in Cagayan Province (Region II Cagayan Valley) and completing destroying more than 10,000 homes there. The Philippines government and many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be involved in the response.

Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines displacing more than 50,000 people in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and resulting in over PhP 14 billion in agriculatural damages (equivalent to approx. USD 270 million). The Philippines government and many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be involved in the response.

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