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18 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

17 December 2014 – Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said today.

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PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2015

18 Dec 2014 description

By Africa Correspondent Martin Cuddihy

A new report by aid agency Save the Children estimates there are as many as 10,000 active child soldiers fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) - a four fold increase since a violent civil war broke out two years ago.

Recruitment there started when violence broke out in 2012 between majority Christian and Muslim militias.

The report titled Caught in a Combat Zone, said children were used as porters, domestic servants and as sex slaves and that while some joined voluntarily, others were forced at gunpoint.

17 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • There have been 18 603 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6915 reported deaths.

  • Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia.

  • There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. A major operation has been implemented to curb the spread of disease in the west of the country.

  • No new cases have been reported in Mali since 24 November. All contacts of the outbreak in Bamako have completed the 21-day follow-up period.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.

Malnutrition

17 Dec 2014 description

By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.

17 Dec 2014 description

Contexte : Les localités de l’axe Zémio-Rafai ont connu une crise suite à l'assassinat d'un commerçant musulman de Rafai par des inconnus dans les environs de Sélim en novembre 2014.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Invisible Children

Non-profit organization working to bring a permanent end to the violence of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central and East Africa will launch Finishing Fund to underwrite protection programs, and Citizen Volunteer Network to continue activism efforts before closing the doors on US headquarters

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Population of Concern

  • Despite the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there are 247,281 recognized refugees in South Sudan as of 01 December 2014. The Sudanese who are mainly found in Unity and Upper Nile State make up 91 % of the total refugee population. The DR Congolese, Ethiopians and refugees from the Central African Republic are mainly in Central and Western Equatoria, with some Ethiopians also living in Jonglei State. Most refugees were recognized prima facie after mass arrival.

17 Dec 2014 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be assisting the Central African Republic in the organization of a constitutional referendum, as well as parliamentary and presidential elections next year.

The elections are seen as a crucial step in the country’s return to peace and development, following decades of conflict and political instability. At the beginning of December, the UN Secretary-General called for the organization of elections by August 2015.

16 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 430 000 people currently internally displaced (out of a population of 4.6 million)

  • 1.5 million people in need of food assistance(Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC],
    October 2014), of which 19 percent of the rural population is in IPC phase 3 (Crisis) and 12 percent in phase 4 (Emergency)

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Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description

Date: l’évaluation s’est déroulée du 09 au 10 décembre 2014

Zone d’évaluation: Sous-préfecture de Koui, Commune de Koui, villages Sangré 3, Gaigo et Minime

Population: La population est estimée à 930 personnes soit 169 ménages. Le nombre des déplacés est estimé à 281 personnes soit 51 ménages dans les deux villages.

Chocs:

15 Dec 2014 description
report European Union

Session du Conseil Affaires étrangères Bruxelles, 15 décembre 2014

Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes:

"LE CONSEIL DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE,

  1. L’Union européenne (UE) continue à suivre attentivement la situation en République centrafricaine (RCA) qui reste fragile malgré une relative amélioration de la situation sécuritaire perçue ces dernières semaines à Bangui. L’UE appelle au respect de l’intégrité territoriale du pays et rappelle son attachement à la cohabitation pacifique entre les différentes communautés et religions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: During the reporting period, IOM rehabilitated 24 IDP shelters in Kabo and Moyenne Sido.

CHAD: On 26 November, IOM distributed 275 blankets and 126 tarpaulins to 456 Chadian returnees at the Djako temporary site.

CAMEROON: On 26 November, IOM in Djako temporary site received 456 Chadians returnees from the Garoua Boulai transit site.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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L’année prochaine, le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement aidera la République centrafricaine à organiser un référendum constitutionnel, suivi d’élections législatives et présidentielles.

Un processus électoral libre, transparent, crédible et inclusif est considéré comme essentiel au rétablissement de la paix et la reprise du développement après des décennies de conflit. Au début du mois de décembre, le Secrétaire-général de l’ONU a appelé le pays à organiser des élections d’ici août 2015.