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Cameroon + 1 other
Tailors Become Schoolteachers in Cameroon Camps

Report
Voice of America

YAOUNDA, CAMEROON — Thousands of children from the Central African Republic continue arriving in eastern Cameroon as refugees – more than 18 months since a coup d’état sparked a cycle of killings in their country. They have sought safety in camps next door in Cameroon, but they are not getting the education they need. With little donor money coming in, relief workers can only do the barest minimum such as teacher children songs and handwork.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 36 (as of 30 July 2014)

Highlights

  • A three-day peace talk was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 21 July, attended by delegates of various political groups and resulting in the signing of a cessation of hostilities, but clashes between the armed groups continued.

  • Since 1 January, 13,698 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for treatment across the country. This represents 82 per cent of the SRP target of 16,800 children suffering from SAM.

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World + 13 others
Polio this week as of 31 July 2014

  • In Pakistan, three new cases have been reported, including one from Balochistan. It is the first case in this province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.

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LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (April - June 2014)

Overview

Attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) still remain a threat in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 119 LRA attacks, 7 deaths and 307 abductions have been reported. Compared to 2013, this represents more than 60% of the attacks and almost 90 % of abductions reported by end of that year, an indicator that LRA is still very active in 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 5 others
Latest innovations in cash transfers

Report
IRIN

Instead of queuing for rations, many aid recipients today are quite likely to be given the means to buy their own food. As the cash transfer sector matures, IRIN spoke to experts to discuss the latest innovations and lessons learned.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Centrafrique: Bangui va mieux

07/31/2014 09:35 GMT

Par Christian PANIKA

BANGUI, 31 juillet 2014 (AFP) - La peur est encore forte et les nuits sont toujours déchirées par des tirs d'armes à feu, mais Bangui, ravagée depuis plus d'un an par de terribles affrontements, exactions, traques et pillages va mieux. Un peu mieux.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 6 others
African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

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Security Council Weighs Effectiveness during ‘Eventful and at Times Tragic Month’

SC/11502

Security Council
7231st Meeting (PM)

Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.

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Nigeria + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23-30 July 2014)

CAMEROON

18 KILLED IN CROSS BORDER INSURGENCY CLASHES

On 24 July, Boko Haram insurgents reported attacked a Cameroonian military base in Balgaram (Extreme North) killing two. On 27 July, the group also reportedly committed two attacks in Kolofata, killing at least 16 people.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

400 FEWER IDPS, USD$7 MILLION HUMANITARIAN FUND ALLOCATED

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République Centrafricaine : 3W Bangui (28 Juillet 2014)

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Evaluation RRM Ville de Sibut, Axe Carnot – Gadzi, Préfecture de la Mambéré Kadeï , 12 Juillet 2014

  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. OBJECTIFS DE L’EVALUATION

Mener une évaluation multisectorielle rapide RRM sur l’axe Carnot-Gadzi, et plus particulièrement des localités de : Irma-Baron, Nalembe / Demba Bateke, Zaorossongou, Ngaboua, Djomo, Gueng et Gadzi.

1.2. DATES DE LA VISITE

L’évaluation s’est déroulée les 8 et 12 juillet. Nous avons dû nous rendre sur Boganangone pour faire une autre évaluation, ce qui explique ces deux dates séparées de 4 jours. L’équipe a donc administré les enquêtes à l’aller et au retour sur l’axe.

1.3. METHODOLOGIE

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Évaluation Multisectorielle RRM Rapport Préliminaire - Nao, Gbapang, Amada Gaza, Gbambia (24 au 25 juillet 2014)

Date : L’évaluation s’est déroulée les 24 et 25 juillet 2014 Zone d’évaluation : Nao, Gbapang, Amada Gaza, Gbambia.

Population: Environ 11.400 personnes sont présentes dans ces quatre localités, réparties comme suit :

  • Nao : 3.211 habitants, dont 391 déplacés (en familles d’accueil)

  • Gbapeng : 18 retournés récents - Amada-Gaza : 4.107 habitants, dont 800 déplacés (en familles d’accueil)

  • Gbambia : 4.000 habitants, dont 300 déplacés (en familles d’accueil)

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Islamic Relief Worldwide, IOM Distribute Food for Eid in Divided Boda

IOM and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) have distributed 6,000 food parcels to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Boda, Central African Republic (CAR).

The town is separated along religious lines by a red line surrounding the Muslim enclave. Residents do not cross the red line for fear of attack by armed groups.

The food distribution was timed to coincide with celebrations marking Eid – the end of Ramadan. The Muslim and non-Muslim communities each received 3,000 frozen chickens.

International Organization for Migration:

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Central African Republic: facts and figures, May – June 2014

The violent conflict that has rocked the Central African Republic since December 2013 has been particularly deadly, aggravating an already precarious situation. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are redoubling their efforts to bring aid to the people hardest hit.

Between the end of April and the start of July, the ICRC worked closely with the Central African Red Cross to:

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World + 17 others
Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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A tentative ceasefire in CAR

Report
IRIN

BRAZZAVILLE, 29 July 2014 (IRIN) - While the ceasefire signed in Brazzaville on 23 July by the two principal armed factions in the Central African Republic (CAR), the ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka, was widely greeted as a positive step forward, analysts are sceptical it can lead to lasting peace.

The agreement, negotiated during a three-day Forum for National Reconciliation in CAR and mediated by Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N’guesso, involved CAR religious groups, trade unions, civil society, the National Transitional Council and government officials.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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New EU fund for rebuilding the Central African Republic

The EU is to establish a new fund for the 1st phase of reconstruction in the Central African Republic. This decision was made today at a meeting of European development ministers in Florence.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Chad + 1 other
Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du Du 20 au 25 juillet 2014

Avant propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad.
Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR (IOM, 25/07/14)

  • Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad (UNICEF, 23/07/14)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.