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Bangui, le 17 août 2017 – La détérioration du climat sécuritaire en République centrafricaine à partir du début de l’année 2017 et l’explosion des besoins qui s’en est suivie ont imposé à la communauté humanitaire de réviser le Plan de réponse humanitaire. Lancé en janvier 2017, il ne répond plus à présent à la planification initiale pour couvrir tous les besoins. Il prévoyait de répondre aux besoins critiques et urgents de 2,2 millions de Centrafricains avec une enveloppe financière de 399,5 millions de dollars.

17 Aug 2017 description

Bangui, 17 August 2017 – The deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic this year and the sharp increase in needs forced the humanitarian community to revise the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Launched in January 2017, it no longer covers the needs initially identified and planned for. It sought 399.5 million dollars to respond to the urgent needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.

17 Aug 2017 description

Permettre aux populations de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de la Cour pénale spéciale, tel est l'objectif de la séance de sensibilisation sur la Loi portant création de ladite Cour, organisée le mercredi 9 aout 2017 à Paoua, préfecture de l’Ouham Pende. L'activité s'inscrit dans le cadre du Projet conjoint Gouvernement-Organisation des Nations Unies, celle-ci intégrant le PNUD, la MINUSCA, le Programme VNU et ONU Femmes.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights   

• As of July 2017, 385 Cameroonians, of which 238 are children, are seeking refuge in Mozogo, after having escaped Boko Haram in Nigeria. Unable to return home, they are in dire need of food, shelter, NFI, water and sanitation. UNICEF, in partnership with other humanitarian actors, is responding to their needs.

16 Aug 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le chiffre des déplacés internes en Centrafrique ne cesse de croître.
    De juin à juillet, il est passé de 534 000 à 600 000, soit une augmentation de 11%.

  • De janvier à juillet 2017, 196 incidents ont directement ciblé les acteurs humanitaires. Cette violence les a amenés à suspendre leurs activités ou à réduire les opérations strictement aux activités d’assistance vitale.

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017. Twenty million Africans have been displaced from their homes and 44 million are acutely food insecure

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationBy Earl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

15 Aug 2017 description

La Commission Mouvement de Populations (CMP) est un mécanisme inter-organisationnel mis en place en RCA dont l’objectif final est de fournir des indications sur les chiffres et tendances de mouvements de populations à l’échelle du pays à travers une analyse et une centralisation de données secondaires provenant de plusieurs partenaires (ONG locales et internationales, autorités locales, religieuses et administratives, autres).

15 Aug 2017 description

KINSHASA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers from the Central African Republic (CAR) into remote areas of the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where very few humanitarian actors are present.

The latest major population movement was reported by authorities in the town of Yakoma in DRC’s northern province of Nord-Ubangi, where over 10,000 people have arrived since last week. They fled insecurity in the area around Bema in CAR, to the nearby Congolese town of Yakoma.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Donaig Le Du – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

GENEVA/NEW YORK ,15 August 2017 - We have said for the past three years that the Central African Republic was one of the worst countries in the world to be a child. Sadly it is truer than ever. And the crisis is happening very far away from the eyes of the world and the media.

15 Aug 2017 description

KINSHASA - Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) est préoccupé par l’afflux continu de demandeurs d’asile centrafricains dans des zones reculées de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) où très peu d’acteurs humanitaires sont présents.

15 Aug 2017 description

Cameroon currently has 619,325 people of concern, including 232,572 Central African refugees and 92,427 Nigerian refugees.

From 18-19 July, Volker Türk,
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, undertook an official visit to Yaounde, Cameroon.

The district of Touboro, in the North region of Cameroon, has seen the arrival of thousands of Central Africans since 10 July.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Radio

« Ce n'est pas le moment d'oublier la Centrafrique et nous devons pas abandonner les enfants centrafricains ». Lors d'un point de presse ce mardi à Genève, la porte-parole de l'UNICEF en RCA s'est indignée de la résurgence des violences dans plusieurs localités de l'intérieur de ce pays d'Afrique centrale. Un regain de tension, qui est selon Donaig Le Du à l'origine d'un important mouvement de populations sur le terrain.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Chad welcomed a USD 4 million contribution from China to provide food assistance to some 100,000 Sudanese refugees in the East and vulnerable women and children in the Lake Chad region.

  • On 9 June, the Zero Hunger Strategic Review was launched by the former Chadian Prime Minister Nassour G. Ouaido selected as Lead Convener.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May, new wave of militia violence in C.A.R. forced 100,000 people to flee, bringing the total number of internally displaced people to over 500,000, the highest level since August 2014.

  • WFP’s immediate response to increased needs included distribution of food and specialised nutritious foods.

  • In coordination with the humanitarian actors, WFP is scaling up its response to provide life-saving assistance to newly displaced people until the end of the year.

Operational Updates

15 Aug 2017 description

Mr. António Guterres,
Secretary-General
United Nations

Bangui, 14 August 2017

Dear Mr. Guterres,

This Open Letter is to express our grave concern about the rapid deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), and to request your office take immediate action to prevent the country collapsing into another full-blown conflict.