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21 Nov 2014 description
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(Addis Ababa/Jeddah/N'Djamena, 21 November 2014): A high-level mission today wrapped up a week-long visit to Chad raising attention for the human suffering and calling for more engagement of the international community in the Central African Country.

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • The security situation countrywide remains volatile. Ex-Seleka elements living in Bangui’s Beal camp threaten to detonate the site if their demands are not met.

  • An eruption of violence started on 5 November in Zémio, Haut Mbomou Province, an area affected by the LRA, but that had not been impacted by the crisis so far.

  • Fourteen cholera cases have been confirmed following a cholera outbreak on 1 November along the CAR-Cameroon border.

20 Nov 2014 description

Situation Overview

An upsurge of violent attacks in Zémio (Haut Mbomou Province) was reported on 17 November where inter-community violence persists in the south east of the Central African Republic (CAR). The crisis began following the killing of a member of a community-at risk on 5 November. Retaliation included the burning of over 30 houses in the villages of Barh and Bogou, located around 40-45km from Zémio and the use of ammunition including grenades and automatic weapons.

20 Nov 2014 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 the year, more than 1,120 security incidents have been recorded of which 109 or 10 per cent were direct violence against humanitarian organisations

20 Nov 2014 description

The security situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile, with persisting violence including looting, mob violence and banditry. This consequently increases the vulnerability and needs of the people affected. Over 105 humanitarian organisations operating in CAR continue to provide immediate life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to the estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance including over 428,172 displaced people.

17 Nov 2014 description

Situation Overview

The situation in Bangui remains tense particularly around the Beal camp, where ex-Seleka elements threaten to blow up the site if their demands are not met. On November 16, shooting erupted in the area followed by looting, leading to an intervention of international forces. In the early hours of 17 November, groups were being formed in the same areas with the set-up of roadblocks.

17 Nov 2014 description

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen by half a million to 6.6 million people in the period between November 2013 and October 2014. These 6.6 million people in need consist of 3.1 million IDPs, 0.7 million refugees, and asylum seekers, 1.2 million malnourished children aged under five and 1.6 million people who are food insecure. Needs are greatest in the Darfur region, Southern Sudan (South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States) and Eastern Sudan.

13 Nov 2014 description

Despite the lack of media interest in the CAR crisis, the fact remains that more than a million people have been forced from their homes and around half of the population is in urgent need of assistance as a result of violence over the past year. Among the most affected are children, who are increasingly suffering from malnutrition and at risk of being recruited by armed groups, and women, who are forced into marriage – at times when they are as young as 12.

12 Nov 2014 description

(Bangui, le 10 Novembre 2014) : La Coordonnatrice humanitaire principale, Claire Bourgeois, a visité la préfecture de la Vakaga, dans le nord-est de la République centrafricaine (RCA), le 8 Novembre, pour évaluer les besoins humanitaires dans la région et souligner l'engagement de la communauté humanitaire en appui aux populations déplacées suite aux conflits.

11 Nov 2014 description

Overview

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 157 LRA attacks, 22 deaths and 432 abductions have been reported. This compares at 81 per cent of total LRA attacks, 30 per cent of total deaths and 125 per cent of total abductions reported in 2013. The trend in LRA attacks remains similar in pattern since 2012, however a steady increase in number of abductions continues to be reported.

10 Nov 2014 description

Faits saillants

· L’aménagement du camp temporaire de Maïngama reste urgent, afin de pouvoir aussitôt que possible relocaliser les populations de Doyaba. Les transfert des populations à partir de Doyaba ont repris le 13 octobre, mais restent limitées par rapport à la construction des abris et des infrastructures d’eau, hygiène et assainissement.

· L’aménagement du site de Kobitey reste également une urgence, bien que la construction des abris et le défrichage se poursuivent. Des investissements additionnels sont nécessaires.

10 Nov 2014 description

(Bangui, 10 November 2014): The Senior Humanitarian Coordinator, Claire Bourgeois visited the Vakaga province, in north-eastern Central African Republic on November 8, to assess humanitarian needs in the area and to underline the humanitarian community’s commitment to the conflict-displaced populations.