UN OCHA: Key online Ebola resources

Thursday, 30 October, 2014

We received an email from our colleagues at the WHO and Nordic Geospatial this morning bringing our attention to a list of key online resources on the Ebola response, as compiled by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

As this ought to be of great interest to many of our readers we've reproduced the message below.

Key Online Resources on the Ebola Response

Dear colleagues,

Since the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was first detected in March 2014 in Guinea, OCHA has provided strategic guidance and support in the areas of coordination, resource mobilization, policy and information management. With the establishment of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the strengthening of the UN’s overall response to the outbreak, OCHA continues to provide support, including with staff deployments.

With regard to information management and public communication, OCHA has produced a range of products including maps and bulletins. HumanitarianResponse.Info and the Humanitarian Kiosk have enabled the sharing of documents and operational information, and public data is available through the humanitarian data exchange (HDX).

Below is a global list of resources from all partners for detailed information on the response.

Information Hub Sites

  1. UN Ebola Response

http://www.un.org/ebolaresponse

  1. Global Ebola Response Coalition
    http://www.ebolacrisisresponse.org
  2. World Health Organization (WHO)
    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en (Ebola Virus Disease Hub)

https://extranet.who.int/ebola (Ebola Response Portal)
 

  1. Sub-Regional Ebola Operations and Coordination Centre (SEOCC)
    http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/dpc/epidemic-a-pandemic-alert-and-response/epr-highlights/4262-seocc.html
  2. Reliefweb
    http://reliefweb.int/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin
  3. Humanitarian Response (HR.info)
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
  5. Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak - European Commission
    http://ec.europa.eu/health/ebola/index_en.htm
  6. Ebola Outbreak 2014 – US Department of Health & Human Services
    http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html 

Humanitarian Updates and News

  1. Situation Reports – WHO
    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/situation-reports/en
  2. Situation Assessments – WHO
    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/en
  3. All Situation Reports Listing – Reliefweb
    http://reliefweb.int/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin?f[0]=field_content_format%3A10
  4. Fact Sheets/Situation Updates – USAID
    http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/fact-sheets
  5. Situation Reports – Liberia Resident Coordinator Office
    http://www.unliberia.org/content.asp?pg_detail=78&main_menu_id=16&pg=sub
  6. All Ebola Outbreak Documents Listing – HR.info 
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin/documents(All Documents)
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin/infographics(All Maps/Infographics)
  7. Ebola Update – UN Country Team Liberia
    http://www.unliberia.org/contentmm.asp?pg_detail=16&main_menu_id=16&pg=main
  8. International SOS daily news monitoring
    https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/index.cfm?content_id=407&
  9. International SOS Travel security advisories - Flight bans and closures
    https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/index.cfm?content_id=435&language_id=ENG

Maps and Infographics

  1. Ebola Portal Maps - WHO
    https://devseed-dev.firebaseapp.com
  2. All Outbreak Maps - WHO
    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/maps/en
  3. West Africa Ebola Outbreak - HDX
    http://docs.hdx.rwlabs.org/west-africa-ebola-outbreak-visualization
  4. Ebola Map Catalogue
    http://mapcatalog.ocharowca.info/ebola
  5. OCHA Ebola Dashboards
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin/infographics/infographic-type/humanitarian-dashboard/infographic-type/humanitarian-snapshot/infographic-type/humanitarian-update/infographic-type/funding-graphic
  6. Ebola 3W Dashboard
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/fr/operations/west-and-central-africa/infographies-interactives
  7. OCHA 3W Maps
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/disaster/ep-2014-000041-gin/infographics/infographic-type/operational-presence/infographic-type/programme-presence/infographic-type/organization-location
  8. Ebola Map Catalogue - Map Action 
    http://www.mapaction.org/deployments/depldetail/231.html
  9. Ebola E-tracking in Sierra, Liberia and Guinea – Open Street Map
    http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/ebola-e-tracking-in-sierra-leone-liberia-and-guine_12522#11/8.2125/-11.7911
  10. Healthmap Timeline and Projections
    http://healthmap.org/ebola
  11. Direct West Africa Ebola Outbreak
    http://directrelief.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=28e348f8d312402ab97faaf6dbd057ec
  12. Ebola Dashboard
    http://simonbjohnson.github.io/Ebola_Dashboard
  13. Ebola Timeline
    http://simonbjohnson.github.io/Ebola-Timeline-Map
  14. Ebola Virus Disease - Cases by Gender
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/fr/operations/west-and-central-africa/evd-gender

Statistics and Datasets

  1. Global Health Observatory - WHO
    http://www.who.int/gho/en
  2. Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)
    https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset?q=ebola
  3. Sub National Data of Confirmed Cumulative Ebola by Gender
    https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/sub-national-data-of-confirmed-cumulative-ebola-by-gender
  4. Number of Ebola Cases in Affected Countries
    https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/ebola-cases-2014
  5. 3W Datasets on the Organizations Responding to Ebola Crisis
    https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/3w-dataset-on-the-organizations-involved-in-the-response-to-the-ebola-crisis
  6. Financial Data on the Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa
    https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/financial-data-for-the-ebola-virus-outbreak-in-west-africa
  7. Common Operational Datasets
    http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/applications/data
  8. Health, Nutrition and Population Data and Statistics – World Bank
    http://datatopics.worldbank.org/hnp/Home.aspx 
  9. Open Humanitarian Data Repository (OHDN)
    http://ohdr.nethope.opendata.arcgis.com
  10. Guinea National Institute of Statistics 
    http://www.stat-guinee.org
  11. Liberia Institute of Statistics
    http://www.lisgis.net
  12. Sierra Leone Bureau of Statistics
    http://www.statistics.sl/
  13. Compiled list of  data - Standby Task Force and Volunteers Group
    http://goo.gl/zQuW35

Financial, Logistics and Contributions Tracking and Clusters Related Information

  1. Financial Tracking System (FTS) 
    http://fts.unocha.org/pageloader.aspx?page=emerg-emergencyDetails&emergID=16506
     
  2. Logistics Cluster
    http://www.logcluster.org/ops/ebola14
     
  3. WASH Cluster
    http://washcluster.net/wash-in-ebola
     
  4. In-Kind Contributions Tracking
    http://logik.unocha.org

Online Reporting System (ORS)
http://ors.ocharowca.info