[HOT] Ebola Outbreak Activation

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Jul 13 17:41:50 UTC 2014

We saw yesterday statistics that show an increase of 59% of deaths in the last two weeks for this Ebola outbreak resurgence.

To help the humanitarian teams operating in the Kenema District of Sierra Leone to respond to this crisis, we received recently various imageries offered by various Imagery providers.

Thanks to the HIU unit of the US Department of state who provided a large image around Kenema. Thanks also to MapBox / DigitalGlobe and Airbus Space & Defense who previously provided imagery.

New task managers are ready. You can access these jobs via this link : 

We need contributions to respond rapidly. You are invited to  contribute, organize Mapathon, invite others to contribute or validate the work done by the mappers.

Thanks to all.


 De : Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
À : "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
Envoyé le : Samedi 12 juillet 2014 11h01
Objet : Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Activation

The epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported. The current active focus of the Ebola outbreak have been identified as Kailahun and Kenema in Sierra Leone and Lofa and Montserrado in Liberia.

Between 6 and 8 July 2014, 44 new cases of EVD,
 including 21 deaths, were reported from the three countries as follows: Guinea, one (1) new case and two (2) deaths; Liberia, 11 new cases with four(4) deaths; and Sierra Leone 32 new cases and 15 deaths. These numbers include laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths of Ebola.

As of 8 July 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola in the three countries stands at 888, including 539 deaths. There is 59% increase of deaths from the report 2 weeks ago.

New imagery should be available soon to cover most of this Kenema district. We also received a new request this morning to cover the zone south of Kenema city up to Zimmi.

As soon new imagery is available, we will prepare new Task Manager jobs and  will contact the community. We will need again to ask for an intense collaboration to cover the Kenema district rapidly. 

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