Latest figure put at 4,033 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources and effort to battle epidemic in West Africa.
More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation.
The WHO said on Friday that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died of Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The last toll put the figures at 3,865 dead from 8,033 cases.
It’s been a little over two weeks since the Gaza – Israel ceasefire. The United Nations has just released a report detailing what the 50 day war has cost Gaza so far, including the death toll.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of “stalling” in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that “the ball is in the Israeli occupation’s court.”
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said during a march in solidarity with Palestinian resistance in Rafah that the group’s “priority is to reach an agreement, but the occupiers must stop stalling.”
“We are discussing an agreement from a position of strength, not weakness,” he said, adding: “Either we have an agreement that meets our demands, or no agreement.”
More Rescue teams are pouring into a remote corner of southwest China, which was struck by an earthquake. The area has been crippled by subsequent landslides. Al jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from the town of Longtoushan, the quake’s epicentre.
July 2014 in Syria saw record numbers of deaths and displaced since the civil war began in 2011. Using death toll data from The Syrian Network for Human Rights, and refugee tracking data from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), AJ+’s animated audio slide show shows the scale of the past month’s devastation.
The Palestinian death toll from a devastating Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip rose to 1,283, according to a Health Ministry spokesman.
“At least 54 Palestinians were killed in Israeli bombardments in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 1,283,” Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.
He said that 170 people were also injured in Wednesday’s Israeli attacks.
Hundreds of attacks send toll soaring, while Gaza’s only power station shuts down after being hit.
A thick column of black smoke was seen rising from the power station on Tuesday, mingling with other plumes sent into the air by Israeli shelling.
Gaza officials said the death toll from the invasion had now reached 1,178, with at least 100 killed since midnight on Tuesday. More than 6,800 Gazans had been injured. The AFP news agency reported that one air raid alone in northern Gaza had killed 10 people on Tuesday.