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30 Jan 2015 description

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Friday 1/30/2015 - 17:10 GMT

Militia forces in war-torn Central African Republic appealed Friday for international support for an ceasefire agreement struck without government involvement.

The deal was signed last week in Kenya between senior representatives of the anti-balaka rebels and the ex-Seleka movement of ex-president Michel Djotodia.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Peace Direct

January 30 2015: The political situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is fragile. If the current National Transition Council (CNT) is to bring peace, it will need the support of civil society groups able to reach the population and defend their needs. Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet gives a summary of how civil society can contribute to the peace process in CAR.

30 Jan 2015 description

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | vendredi 30/01/2015 - 14:28 GMT

Ex-rebelles centrafricains de la Séléka et miliciens anti-balaka ont appelé vendredi la communauté internationale à reconnaître leur accord de cessez-le-feu signé à Nairobi, à l'issue de pourparlers en l'absence des autorités centrafricaines.

30 Jan 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In Chad, 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. That is nearly one fourth of the 13,2 million population, signaling the high vulnerability levels throughout the country. Under-five mortality dropped between 2009 and 2012 but remains the third highest rate in the world.

30 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Purpose and scope

The purpose of this study is, first, to understand the impact of a decade of conflict on the cereal trade in Darfur; second, to understand the impact of a decade of humanitarian food assistance on the cereal trade in Darfur; and third, to explore the influence of government policy. The study has been carried out in all five Darfur states. It describes the state of the cereal market in 2014, for millet, sorghum and wheat.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed conflict and the corresponding displacement of people continue to dominate the humanitarian context in the eastern part of the country, including southeastern Katanga province, with over 2.7 million people still displaced.In Katanga alone, the number of newly displaced people increased by 22 per cent in the second half of 2014.2 Population movement in DRC is complex and dynamic: attacks on people and gross violations of human rights by numerous armed actors continue, with zones of violence and displacement constantly shifting with zones …

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has developed from a silent emergency into a visible and complex humanitarian and protection crisis, as a result of a Seleka rebel offensive that began in December 2012 and a seizure of power in March 2013. Following this regime, the country’s political and military situation progressively worsened with new rebellions (anti-Balaka) fighting against Seleka.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Peace Direct

January 29 2015: With a national process of reconciliation getting to its feet in the Central African Republic, there is a chance for different sides in CAR's decade-long conflict to be brought to the negotiating table. However, rival political factions and deep divisions mean that parallel negotiations are undermining the prospect of peace. Thomas Zuber discusses the outlook for CAR in 2015.

30 Jan 2015 description

Recrudescence des violences entrainant de nouveaux déplacements de populations

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Selon l’OCHA, des violences intercommunautaires ont provoqué une amplification du nombre de déplacés internes passant de 430 000 personnes en début décembre 2014 à 440 000 personnes à la mi-janvier 2015.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:09 GMT

BANGUI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Central African Republic's government rejected on Thursday a ceasefire deal signed in Kenya between rival militia groups that calls for an amnesty for those responsible for more than a year of sectarian violence in which thousands have died.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

30 Jan 2015 description
report Caritas

Caritas appelle l’attention sur les difficultés que risquent de rencontrer les réfugiés de la République Centrafricaine à défaut d’une augmentation des fonds d’aide alloués par la communauté internationale.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$63.1 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Chad in 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$40.2 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Cameroon in 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
INSECURITY HAMPERS AID ACCESS
Humanitarian access continues to be hindered by various constraints, particularly violence against civilians and workers, interference with the implementation of humanitarian activities and active hostilities. Up to 21 January, 31 security incidents (four against aid workers) were reported. A French aid worker and a UN staff member were briefly kidnapped this month.

29 Jan 2015 description

L’enquête a été menée du 13 au 25 septembre 2014 sur la base d’un échantillon dont les résultats sont représentatifs au niveau des préfectures et des zones des moyens d’existence. Contrairement aux évaluations passées, la ville de Bangui a également été incluse dans l’échantillon et la totalité des préfectures du pays a été couverte. L’échantillon est raisonné au niveau des unités primaires que sont les villages. Les unités secondaires que sont les ménages ont été sélectionnées par un tirage aléatoire systématique.

29 Jan 2015 description

29/01/2015 - 15:04 GMT

Au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées et plusieurs blessées dans des villages du centre-nord de la Centrafrique, au cours d'attaques attribuées aux Peuls armés et ex-rebelles Seleka, a-t-on appris jeudi auprès de la gendarmerie.

"Au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées et plusieurs autres blessées dans l'attaque de leurs villages par des individus armés assimilés aux Peuls et ex-Seleka dans la région de la Nana Gribizi" (centre-nord), a expliqué à l'AFP un responsable de la gendarmerie sous couvert d'anonymat.

29 Jan 2015 description

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. OBJECTIF DE L’EVALUATION

L’objectif global de la mission est d’évaluer les conditions de vie des nouveaux ménages déplacés, des anciens ménages déplacés, ainsi que des familles d’accueil. Plus spécifiquement, il s’agit de :

  • Avoir une idée sur l’effectif des personnes affectées (déplacés, familles hôtes);

  • Evaluer l’état nutritionnel de la population affectée ;

  • Evaluer les conditions de logement des personnes affectées;

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

The worst outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history continues to ravage communities in West Africa. UNICEF estimates that 9.8 million children and young people under the age of 20 live in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; countries where disease transmission is widespread and intense. Of these, 2.9 million are under the age of 5. UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers due to Ebola.