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03 Mar 2015 description

CAMEROON
16,000 ARRIVE FROM NIGERIA

Around 16,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks recently crossed into Cameroonian border villages. UNHCR, its local partners and the authorities in the Far North Region are planning to transfer them to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in the region. Cameroon’s Far North region is already hosting some 50,000 refugees and 117,000 people in the Far North Region.

COTE D’IVOIRE
588 DISPLACED AFTER ATTACK

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
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.

12 Feb 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
FEAR OF ATTACKS PREVENTS IDP RETURN

Persistent rumours of attacks and a weak security presence are preventing the return of some 3,000 people displaced following a series of armed raids on border villages in western Côte d’Ivoire in January this year. The return of the IDPs currently living with host communities or in temporary sites is a priority for the local authorities and aid groups.

MAURITANIA
SUSPECTED EVD CASE TESTS NEGATIVE

04 Feb 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

120 FAMILIES FLEE TO CAMEROON

Around 120 families have fled to Gbiti locality in eastern Cameroon following an attack blamed on Central African Republic’s Seleka rebels. The assailants burned down houses during the 29 January raid on Banga village north of the capital Bangui.

CAMEROON

BOKO HARAM ATTACKS CHAD ARMY

21 Jan 2015 description

INTRODUCTION

The Ebola outbreak is presenting the world with an extraordinary public health challenge with consequences for millions of people and far beyond the health sector. We have also seen an extraordinary response, primarily by people in communities living with the outbreak. It has been distressing to witness the individual suffering but at the same time it has been encouraging to see how local communities, governments in the affected countries, and the international community at the highest possible level have come together to stop the outbreak.

15 Jan 2015 description

REPUBLIQE CENTRAFRICAINE (RCA)
10 000 FUIENT VERS LA RDC SUITE AUX VIOLENCES A OUAKA
Le 9 Janvier, le HCR a indiqué que depuis le 16 Décembre, 10 000 personnes de la RCA ont fui vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) après de violents affrontements entre les ex-Séléka et anti-Balaka dans la province de Ouaka. Il est estimé qu’un total de 68 000 réfugiés centrafricains sont en RDC.

15 Jan 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
10,000 FLEE VIOLENCE IN OUAKA PROVINCE TO DRC
On 9 January, UNHCR reported that since 16 December, 10,000 people from CAR have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after violent clashes between ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka in Ouaka Province. There is an estimated total of 68,000 CAR refugees in DRC.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

09 Oct 2014 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

5 KILLED, 10 INJURED AS REBELS ATTACK IDP SITE

On 1 October, armed rebel groups attacked an IDP camp in Bambari, killing 5 and injuring 10 persons, according to media sources. The NGO Mercy Corps was also pillaged during the attack. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR, Clare Bourgeois, issued a statement condemning the violence against civilians and aid workers.

CAMEROON

8 KILLED IN ROCKET ATTACK FROM NIGERIA

29 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 6,553 Ebola cases and 3,083 deaths as Ebola outbreak accelerates in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

• UN mission established to lead comprehensive response, headed by SRSG Anthony Banbury.

• UN launches Overview of Ebola Needs and Requirements calling for USD$979 million over the next 6 months.

• NEMA estimates up to 1.5 million IDPs in Northeast Nigeria. UNHCR expects 95,000 refugees and returnees by year’s end.

• 80 per cent decline in IDPs in Central African Republic.

19 Aug 2014 description

La première moitié de l’année 2014 a enregistré des vagues d’attaques et d’assassinats de travailleurs humanitaires, notamment dans la bande de Gaza et au Soudan du Sud. 2013 détient le nouveau record de violence contre les groupes humanitaires avec 460 travailleurs humanitaires victimes d’attaques, dont 155 tués.

07 Aug 2014 description
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This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central African countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from January to June 2014.

CERF ALLOCATES $48.7 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THE REGION DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2014

31 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,323 Ebola cases and 729 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. Highest number of confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

  • One out of every three refugee children from the Central African Republic suffers from acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF reports that one in every three primary school children are out of school in northern Nigeria due to the insurgency.

  • Cameroon currently hosts 230,000 refugees from both Central African Republic and Nigeria.

23 Jul 2014 description

CAMEROON

116,000 CAR REFUGEES

As of 11 July, 116,449 CAR refugees have been registered by UNHCR in Cameroon. 48,185 are living in relocation sites and 61,915 are still at entry points or with host families. 2,984 Third Country Nationals are in need of repatriation support.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

IDPS DECREASE, KEY AID SUPPLY ROUTE DAMAGED

16 Jul 2014 description

Contexte

Les événements de décembre 2013 en République Centrafricaine, théâtre d’une hausse sans précédent de la violence et du chaos ont provoqué le déplacement de plus de 1 million de personnes en internes et plus 380 000 autres ont traversé les frontières.
Plus de 187 251 individus immigrants ont été évacués vers leurs pays (Tchad, Cameroun, Congo, RDC,
Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, etc...). La fermeture de la frontière Tchad/RCA depuis 9 mai 2014 a eu un impact considérable sur les échanges entre les deux pays.

Transhumance

16 Jul 2014 description

Context

The events of December 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seen of an unprecedented rise of violence and chaos, and has led to the internal displacement of over 1 million people. More than 380,000 people have crossed the borders to neighboring countries and more than 187,251 people have been evacuated to their countries of origin (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.). The closing of the Chad/CAR border has had a considerable impact on the exchanges between the two countries

Transhumance

01 Jul 2014 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
70 DEAD AND 10,000 DISPLACED IN BAMBARI
IDPs CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN THE CAPITAL

The situation in Bambari following last week’s clashes remains tense. An estimated 70 people have been killed, 150 homes destroyed and 10,000 people displaced to several IDP sites in Bambari town. A rapid needs evaluation is underway.

CAMEROON
3,000 NEW CAR REFUGEES ARRIVE THIS WEEK

23 Jun 2014 description

Aujourd'hui, je suis au terme d'une visite de deux jours en Côte d'Ivoire. Le but de ma visite était de deux ordres.

Premièrement, de participer à la première des consultations régionales en préparation au Sommet humanitaire mondial qui se tiendra à Istanbul en 2016. Le Sommet humanitaire mondial définira un programme qui permettra aux acteurs humanitaires de faire face aux défis auxquels nous sommes actuellement confrontés y compris les besoins croissants et les ressources limitées.