The current Ebola virus disease outbreak was declared a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ by WHO on 8 August 2014. On 8 September, the UN Secretary-General activated the UN system-wide crisis framework and subsequently announced the establishment of the ‘United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response’ – UNMEER. UNMEER is described as a ‘unified mission’, different from a ‘regular’ or ‘integrated’ mission, with HQ UNMEER in Accra, Ghana, and offices in each of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
• Office of Security Cooperation COL Rumphrey USA
• Dep OSC LCDR Peters, USN
• Defense Attaché: LtCol Plevell USMC
• Chain of Command: OSC –> DATT –> Ambassador (RSO)