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02 Sep 2015 description

Gender-based violence is widespread in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the statistics are alarming: an estimated 47 per cent of women have experienced sexual assault by age 15 and 65 per cent of women and men have experienced intimate partner violence according to a study conducted by the Ministry of Social Affairs, National Solidarity and Gender. Since the conflict that broke out in CAR in 2012 the GBV sub-cluster received regular reports of “new” GBV incidents.

26 Aug 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
HUMANITARIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN BAMBARI

23 Aug 2015 description
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(Bangui, August 23, 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) strongly condemns the attack against humanitarian workers that occurred on August 20 in Bambari. One staff from the Red Cross Movement in the exercise of their mandate was injured. The violence occurred in the context of renewed inter-communal tensions that caused the death of at least five civilians and the evacuation of eight injured to Bambari health structures.

23 Aug 2015 description

(Bangui, 23 août 2015): Le Coordonnateur humanitaire, Aurélien A. Agbénonci et toute la communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) condamnent vivement l’attaque à l’encontre des travailleurs humanitaires survenue le 20 août à Bambari. Un personnel du Mouvement de la Croix Rouge dans l‘exercice de son mandat y a été blessé. Ces violences sont survenues dans le cadre d’un regain de tensions intercommunautaires qui ont causé la mort cinq civils au moins et l’évacuation de six blessés vers les structures de santé de Bambari.

20 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Environ 9 000 personnes affectées par les inondations dans la ville de Kisangani.

  • L’insécurité causée par des hommes armés, à l’origine de mouvements de population dans le Territoire de Djugu.

  • Plus de 50 % des incidents de protection signalés en juillet ont été commis dans le Territoire d’Irumu.

  • L’insécurité a empêché plus de 2 000 élèves de terminer l’année scolaire 2014-2015 dans la région de Bili.

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20 Aug 2015 description

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 January 2014 more than 2,054 security incidents have been recorded,including 272 acts of violence against humanitarian organisations. However the number of reported security incidents has steadily decreased over the past three months from a record 198 in February to 73 in July.

19 Aug 2015 description
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Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.

19 Aug 2015 description

(Dakar, 19 août 2015) – À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, les partenaires humanitaires du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre joignent leur voix à tous ceux et celles qui appellent à un monde plus humain et rendent hommages aux héros humanitaires.

19 Aug 2015 description

(Bangui, 19 August, 2015) – World Humanitarian Day is marked each year on 19 August. The United Nations General Assembly designated the day to acknowledge humanitarians’ unwavering dedication and aid workers who lost their lives while working to help people in need. “Aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

14 Aug 2015 description

BURKINA FASO

FLASH FLOODS IN CENTRAL REGION
Torrential rains triggered flash floods in the Central Region, flooding the Bissighin neighborhood in Ouagadougou and the village of Tanghin Dassouri, 30 km from the capital. Overall, some 1,240 houses were destroyed. Government and partners are providing assistance, primary needs including food and nutrition, health and sanitation. Authorities report that heavy rains and high winds this year so far have resulted in 3,669 people losing their homes and livelihoods.

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