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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.

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.

26 Jan 2015 description

Palais des Nations, Geneva (room XXVI)
10-11:30, Friday, 23 January 2015

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the invitation to provide you with an update on the humanitarian situation inside the Central African Republic at today’s launch of the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan for CAR Refugees.

26 Jan 2015 description

Since January, humanitarian access continues to be hindered by various constraints; particularly violence against civilians including aid workers/assets, interference in the implementation of humanitarian activities and active hostilities. Since the beginning of 2014, more than 1,267 security incidents have been recorded of which 138 or 11 per cent were direct violence against humanitarian organisations. In 2015, until 21 January, 31 security incidents with 4 or 13% against aid workers specifically humanitarian workers kidnapping.

26 Jan 2015 description

2.7 million people are still in need based on 2015’s humanitarian Strategic Response Plan for the Central African Republic. The relative severity requirement by sub-prefecture shows that the humanitarian situation one year after the outbreak of the crisis is still important and continuing to be despite the progress of humanitarian actors deployment on the field and sectoral response already made over of 2014.

26 Jan 2015 description
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(Bangui, 26 January 2015): The Senior Humanitarian Coordinator, Claire Bourgeois, visited Batangafo, in north Central African Republic on 23 January, to assess the increasing protection needs in the area caused by a continuous influx of newly displaced persons (IDP). There are now more than 30,000 IDPs in the main site of the city.

23 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian community in CAR strongly condemns the abduction of humanitarian workers.

  • Nearly 10,000 Central Africans have fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 16 December.

  • Malnutrition persists among the nearly 500 members of the Fulani (aka “Pheul”) community displaced in Yaloké.

Situation Overview

21 Jan 2015 description

REPUBLIQE CENTRAFRICAINE (RCA)
TROIS PERSONNES ENLEVÉES À BANGUI
En représailles à la capture de son chef, Rodrigue Ngaibona (Andilo), des éléments anti-Balaka ont enlevé le 19 janvier, une femme française travaillant pour une ONG internationale et un prêtre. Le lendemain, ils ont également détenu, pendant un certain temps, une employée de la Mission intégrée multidimensionnelle de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA). Les éléments anti-Balaka réclament la libération de leur leader.