World: ICS, UNHCR and IOM call on states to end humanitarian crisis on board ship in the Mediterranean

Country: World
Sources: International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The organisations seek the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people, including one child and a pregnant woman, who have now been on board the Maersk Etienne for more than one month.


Flooding in Niger has affected more than 280,000 people

Country: Niger
Source: UN Children's Fund

Since July this year, heavy rains and flash floods have devastated different localities in Niger, exacerbating an already complex humanitarian situation.


GeoPoll survey results on Ebola in DRC available

GeoPoll has been active in the DRC for many years and runs multiple surveys, including collecting data related to the on-going Ebola crisis.  GeoPoll has just completed an SMS survey in North Kivu, surveying community members on a range of issues.  Some of the questions they have gathered feedback from community members on include:

  • Do you know what the symptoms of Ebola are?
  • What is your primary source of news/information on Ebola? (Friends/Family, TV, radio, newspaper, social media)
  • Which social media channel is your primary source of information?
  • How do you communicate with friends about Ebola?
  • Have aid or healthcare organizations been more present in your area than usual in the past two weeks?

GeoPoll has now completed the survey and shared the results, free, online at https://www.geopoll.com/blog/ebola-in-drc-sms-survey-results/