- UNHCR Regional Update #52 - Central African Republic Situation, 7 - 20 March 2015
- CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report | 3 - 16 Mar 2015
- OCHA Situation Report No. 50 (as of 18 March 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Plan de réponse humanitaire 2015
- ‘How to contribute' To the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
(Bangui, 25 mars 2015): Le 18 mars 2015, la communauté humanitaire a appris avec consternation la mort de Monsieur Benoit Kette Ouabolo, infirmier diplômé d’Etat (IDE) et chef de centre de santé au village de Gbokolobo, préfecture de la Ouaka. Selon les informations reçues, le disparu était âgé de 45 ans, père de plusieurs enfants. Il avait fui les violences de sa localité de fonction pour se réfugier dans un camp des personnes déplacées internes où il continuait à porter secours aux malades.
Four regions in Cameroon (Est, Nord, Adamaoua, Extreme Nord) are deeply affected by the crises in neighbouring Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
Cameroon now hosts a total of 311,000 Nigerian and CAR refugees. In addition, Boko Haram attacks and insecurity along the Nigerian border in the Far North Region have caused further internal displacements. Meanwhile, the refugee and IDP influx is overstretching host communities’ limited resources and basic services in addition to worsening vulnerabilities.
At least 10 people were killed and several injured following an armed-group attack in the north-east, near the Chadian border.
The number of IDPs in Bangui continued to decline, but violence in several provinces caused new displacements.
High levels of food insecurity are expected to persist until the end of the lean season in August.
The UN Security Council concluded a two-day assessment trip to the CAR on 11 March.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
Sud Irumu : Une dizaine de civils tués, une vingtaine de cas de viols, d’enlèvements attribués aux miliciens dans la première quinzaine de mars.
Nécessité d’une aide multisectorielle à plus de 5 000 personnes déplacées à Bafwanduo et Avakubi.
Le PAM et le HCR apportent une assistance aux réfugiés centrafricains à Ango (Bas-Uele). Mais plusieurs besoins persistent.
Aperçu de la situation
The food security and nutrition situation in Cameroon has deteriorated due to multiple shocks such as the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria, increasing insecurity and natural disasters. In early 2015, the number of food insecure people stands three times higher than two years ago, af fecting one out of seven people in the two worst hit regions of Far North and North. Malnutrition rates are also on the increase, with a 40% rise in SAM cases since 2014. Refugees and IDP children are particularly affected by the rising malnutrition.
Early October, security events hampered normal operations in Bangui for several weeks. An Advisory Board meeting to finalise the risk management framework and the planned Grant Management System (GMS) training was initially cancelled and later postponed to December.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance at an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
In Darfur, conflict and insecurity continue in the absence of a comprehensive political settlement between the Government and the main armed movements. Meanwhile, an intensification of fighting between Government forces, with allied paramilitary groups, and armed movements as well as inter-tribal fighting, has heightened insecurity in the region.
Some 50,000 people were displaced by ongoing insecurity and violent attacks throughout the country.
Attacks against humanitarian workers continued unabated, forcing the suspension of basic services in some areas.
Reports of attacks and human rights abuses against IDPs prompted serious concerns. The humanitarian community appealed for the respect of the principle of freedom of movement, especially of stranded IDPs.
436,300 IDPs in CAR, including 49,113 in 35 sites Bangui (as of 4 March)
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active and a threat to vulnerable communities in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 197 LRA attacks, causing 36 deaths and 556 abductions have been reported. Compared to 2013, this represents a one per cent increase in LRA attacks and a significant increase by 61 per cent in abductions, however, related deaths reduced by 51 per cent.
(Bangui, le 03 mars 2015): La Coordonnatrice humanitaire principale, Claire Bourgeois, a conduit du 26 février au 02 mars, une mission conjointe dans les préfectures de Mambere Kadéi et Sangha Mbaéré pour analyser la réponse humanitaire et les besoins prioritaires dans les régions.
Mambasa: Retour au calme à Badengaido après une semaine de vives tensions autour de la RFO
Plus de 230 cas de méningite enregistrés dans le Territoire d’Aru.
Plus de 450 enfants encore présents dans les groupes armés.
Aperçu de la situation
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the press, for giving me this opportunity to brief you on my recent visit to the Central African Republic and Cameroon. I did this visit jointly with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, and also with ECHO’s Director of Operations, Mr. Jean-Louis de Brouwer.
Our aim was to help focus the global spotlight on the complex and tragic humanitarian emergency that continues in the CAR and its impact on neighbouring Cameroon.
The Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) Director of Operations visited CAR from 10 to 14 February to take stock of the situation. The delegation reiterated that the need for humanitarian assistance remains extremely high.