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24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haute Kotto and Ouaka Prefectures remain areas of tension in need of assistance from the humanitarian community

  • Insecurity is hindering humanitarian action. By the end of February, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has only received 5% of the expected resources required for 2017. However, the humanitarian community remains ready to assist the areas of tension in spite of the humanitarian action's chronic under funding.

KEY NUMBERS

# displaced persons 402,240

24 Mar 2017 description

« Faire de l’école un lieu de paix et de cohésion sociale, propice à de bonnes études », c’est autour de ce message que l’Association des Elèves du Lycée Moderne de Bossangoa a organisé une journée culturelle au sein de l’établissement, le jeudi 23 mars 2017. Une initiative mise en œuvre avec la collaboration du Bureau de la Communication l’Information publique de la MINUSCA. A l’intention des petits participants ont été développés divers modules, relatifs à la culture de la paix et la cohésion sociale.

24 Mar 2017 description

Qu’ils soient sédentaires ou transhumants, centrafricains ou étrangers, musulmans ou chrétiens, tous les éleveurs en Centrafrique ont pour préoccupation principale la santé de leurs animaux, qui sont leur bien le plus précieux. Face à l’absence quasi-totale de services de santé animale de proximité, ACTED réalise des campagnes de vaccination dans le sud-est du pays.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Crop-destroying caterpillars, known as armyworms, have destroyed 63,000 hectares of maize in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple. The 63,000 hectares represent 80 percent of maize production in Haut Katanga province.

23 Mar 2017 description

**Central African Republic

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has received reports of heavy fighting between the FPRC [Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique] and the UPC [Union pour la Paix en Centrafrique] in Nzako, some 50 km north of Bakouma in Mbomou prefecture yesterday.

23 Mar 2017 description

La MINUSCA a dénoncé mercredi une minorité en Centrafrique qui continue à recourir à la violence alors que, depuis la mise en place des institutions élues en mars 2016, la plupart des Centrafricains a fait le choix de la paix et du dialogue en vue d’une solution aux problèmes du pays. La Mission a rappelé que les armes et la violence n’ont plus de place tout en soulignant l’amélioration de la sécurité et le retour de l’autorité de l’État dans certaines localités.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Soldiers camping out in schools and breaking up desks for firewood is common in parts of the Central African Republic. According to a United Nations report from November, 20 percent of the country’s schools are not operational, many because of misuse by armed groups. Some students were forced out of school four years ago, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels cut a bloody swath through the country and seized the capital.

23 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After three years of assistance at the Gaoui site, the humanitarian community advocates for durable solutions to facilitate the reintegration of returnees.

  • The Oslo Humanitarian Conference allowed the countries of the Lake Chad Basin to receive pledges of US $ 672 million, including US $ 458 million in 2017.

Toward sustainable solutions for Gaoui returnees

Decreasing humanitarian response in the site

23 Mar 2017 description

Avec l’intensification de la riposte régionale d’urgence à la flambée, 116 millions d’enfants vont être vaccinés sur tout le continent

23 mars 2017 – Genève/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar : Plus de 190 000 vaccinateurs dans 13 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique centrale vont vacciner plus de 116 millions d’enfants la semaine prochaine pour faire disparaître le dernier bastion de la poliomyélite sur ce continent.

23 Mar 2017 description

62 countries - representing almost two-thirds of the world's population - still recognise only female victims of rape

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual violence against men in conflict-torn countries from Syria to the Democratic Republic of Congo is an "invisible" crime, with victims reluctant to speak out for fear of being ostracised and mocked, researchers said.

23 Mar 2017 description

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.

23 Mar 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années.

23 Mar 2017 description

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies

23 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar: More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

République centrafricaine : Des groupes armés occupent des écoles

Cette pratique abusive empêche de nombreux enfants de recevoir une éducation

(Nairobi) – Des groupes armés qui sévissent en République centrafricaine ont occupé, pillé et endommagé des écoles, empêchant les enfants de recevoir une éducation, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd'hui.

23 Mar 2017 description
  • UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside Wau town. NFIs included dignity kits for women of reproductive age, pieces of soap, secondhand clothes, jerry cans, and buckets. This intervention comes after the government granted access to the Baggari area, which has been inaccessible to aid agencies since 2016.