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26 Aug 2016 description

Ils étaient une trentaine d’ex-combattants à avoir pris part, le 9 août 2016, à Bouar, à une compétition de marathon et de cyclisme organisée pour eux par la section Désarmement, Démobilisation, Réinsertion (DDR) de la MINUSCA. Cette activité qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du pré-DDR a eu lieu sous l’escorte des Casques bleus ainsi que d’une ambulance de la MINUSCA.

26 Aug 2016 description

(Bangui, 26 August 2016): On 16 August, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, released US$9 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving assistance for the people affected by persisting violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). This brings CERF support to CAR and the neighboring countries since the beginning of the crisis in 2013 to $100 million.

26 Aug 2016 description
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(Bangui, 23 août 2016) : Le 16 août, le Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Stephen O'Brien a alloué la somme de 9 millions de dollars américains, du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), pour soutenir des opérations d'assistance vitale en faveur des personnes affectées par la persistance de la violence, en République centrafricaine (RCA).

26 Aug 2016 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) donors have committed/contributed US$207 million of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) since the start of 2016.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor, committing US$53.5 million (26%) of the total so far in 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Sectarian security incidents resumed in Bangui.

  • Seven persons abducted by suspected LRA elements in C.A.R.

  • 364,676 people assisted from 1 to 25 June through the provision of mixed commodities.

  • 153,700 C.A.R. refugees assisted in Cameroon, through food and cash transfer activities.

Situation Update

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

26 Aug 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Près de 82 000 personnes souffrant du paludisme ont été prises en charge par MSF à Pawa et BomaMangbetu.

  • Plus de 75 000 personnes menacées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans le Territoire d’Aru.

26 Aug 2016 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.

25 Aug 2016 description

Cent quatre-vingt-dix ex-combattants dont 17 femmes du groupe armé anti Balaka présent à Bossangoa ont entamé, le 22 août 2016, des travaux d’assainissement de la ville. Ces travaux entrent dans le cadre des activités « Cash for Work » (argent contre travail) initiées à la faveur du processus préparatoire de désarmement, démobilisation, réinsertion (pré-DDR).

25 Aug 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, preparatory talks for a national dialogue were started by facilitator Edem Kodjo on August 23 in order to relieve the political tensions in the country.
However, few key members of the opposition attended and the “Rassemblement” umbrella called for a nationwide “ville-morte”.
The call was answered in some parts of Kinshasa, but ignored in other big Congolese cities. During the demonstrations in Kinshasa, two people were injured and 32 people were arrested.

25 Aug 2016 description
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166 cholera cases and 19 deaths have been recorded in CAR as of 21 August. The government declared an outbreak on 10 August, although cholera was first detected on 27 July in Mourou-Fleuve village, Ndjoukou subprefecture of Kemo, located along the Oubangui River, 100km from the capital Bangui. The outbreak has since spread to Damara subprefecture (Ombella Mpoko) and to at least four arrondissements in Bangui.

Most of the affected are located along the Oubangui River, which serves as the borer with DRC. Road access to these communities is very limited due to the rainy season.

25 Aug 2016 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.

25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persisting insecurity impedes humanitarian access in Bambari, Ouaka province.

  • Since January, over 173,000 people received emergency food assistance.

  • Refugees in Bambouti require access to basic social services including schools and health facilities.

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates USD 9 million to the CAR.

Upsurge of violence hinders humanitarian access to the people in need of assistance

24 Aug 2016 description
report IRIN

Special Report

Katerina Vittozzi

The house where Bertrand Dodoffo was born and raised is now a pile of rubble and brick. But, if you look closely, you can still see a white plastic rosary and a metal crucifix hanging off a nail on what was the wall of Bertrand's bedroom.

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