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28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BATANGAFO, Central African Republic, August 28 2015 – An additional 163 children – including 5 girls - have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic.

The children were released by the anti-Balaka militia during a ceremony Friday in the town of Batangafo.

28 Aug 2015 description

28 August 2015

Since 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from violence in Sudan, Chad has become home to more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. WFP is still providing them with food assistance despite their plight, but they risk to fall in oblivion amidst stretched resources as Chad struggles to host more than 750,000 people displaced by conflict, including thousands of people recently displaced by violence spilling across the border from Nigeria.

28 Aug 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

27 Aug 2015 description

STATISTICS

137 CAR refugees were registered in Bétou areas and Brazzaville this week. The number of new arrivals, except for the regularization, is currently lower.

Up to 23 August 2015, 29,884 CAR refugees were registered in the Republic of Congo, including 19,473 who arrived after 5 December 2013.

27 Aug 2015 description

Bangui, le 27 août 2015 - Le nouveau Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies et Chef de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, a réaffirmé mercredi le soutien de l’organisation à la RCA, et appelé les élites du pays à un engagement accru, au cours de la conférence de presse hebdomadaire tenue au siège de la Mission.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Response highlights in 2015

• 850,000 people have access to health services and essential medicines in affected areas; a national measles campaign is scheduled for November.

• 10,025 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition received therapy with a recovery rate of 87%.

• Over 200,000 people have access to safe drinking water and more than 150,000 displaced people have access to latrines in the sites.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 août 2015 – Des affrontements meurtriers entre milices rivales au cours des derniers jours ont forcé plusieurs milliers de personnes à fuir leur domicile dans la ville de Bambari, en République centrafricaine, a déploré jeudi le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

Malgré un début de retour au calme dans la journée de jeudi, le personnel du HCR sur le terrain reste très inquiet et craint une nouvelle détérioration de la situation, a déclaré l'agence dans un communiqué de presse rendu public à Bangui, la capitale du pays.

27 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Following the overthrow of President François Bozizé, a major humanitarian crisis began in May 2013 that led to the displacement of thousands of CAR nationals. Many fled to neighbouring countries like the DRC, Congo, Chad and Cameroon. They arrived in very miserable conditions; some with wounds, and others malnourished.

27 Aug 2015 description

BANGUI, 27 Aug – Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic town of Bambari. The situation began to ease on Thursday but UNHCR staff say Bambari remains very tense and they fear the situation could deteriorate again.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
HUMANITARIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN BAMBARI

26 Aug 2015 description

M. Wolfgang Manig, Ambassadeur d’Allemagne en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et Madame Silvia Caruso, Directrice Adjointe du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) se sont déplacés dans le Sud Ubangi, province voisine de la République centrafricaine, pour voir en quoi consistaient les programmes financés par le Gouvernement allemand et mis en œuvre par le PAM. Dès son retour à Kinshasa, capitale de la RDC, nous lui avons posé plusieurs questions pour avoir ses impressions sur cette mission.