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UN Ebola response mission flags importance of staying vigilant as virus resurfaces in Liberia

01 July 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that Ebola had resurfaced in Liberia after a teenager who died earlier this week tested positive for the disease in the West African country that had been declared free of Ebola transmission just two months ago.

Senior UN official travels to Guinea Bissau after new Ebola cases reported in bordering Guinea

24 June 2015 – The head of United Nations mission for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries.

UN deputy chief urges ramped-up support for global peacebuilding efforts

23 June 2015 – The international community must boost material and financial support for peacebuilding initiatives in order to better help countries emerging from conflict build a sustainable and peaceful future, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today.

UN health agency warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa

03 June 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone, warned that the onset of the rainy season “from now onwards” will make field operations more difficult and noted that community engagement remains a challenge in both countries.