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20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.

18 May 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

DECREASE IN MENINGITIS CASES

After the meningitis threshold was exceeded in March in the towns of Kabo and Batangafo, fewer cases are now being reported in the north-western Ouham province. WHO and health actors are curbing the outbreak by monitoring the seasonal meningitis-prone region and by strengthening social mobilization. A national campaign against the disease is planned in October as part of the preventive measure in the meningitis belt in Africa.

CHAD

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.

  • In Nigeria’s Borno and Yobe states, 800,000 people need immediate assistance.

  • Clashes between herders and farmers in Côte d’Ivoire displace over 6,000 people.

  • Between January and April, DRC reports 5,757 cholera cases.

  • Ebola resurfaces for the third time in Liberia, Guinea sees its first flare-up.

KEY FIGURES

People displaced in Lake Chad Basin - 2.4M

27 Apr 2016 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

1,600 MENAGES DEPLACES

Des tensions suite à l’arrivée de membres d'un groupe armé dans les régions de Yade et de Makounzi Wali au nord-ouest du pays début avril a entraîné le déplacement de 1600 ménages dans les sous-provinces de Koui et de Bocaranga. Les personnes déplacées sont auprès de familles d'accueil et reçoivent des articles non alimentaires et une assistance alimentaire des partenaires humanitaires.

CONGO

27 Apr 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1,600 HOUSEHOLDS DISPLACED DUE TO TENSIONS WITH ARMED MEN

Tensions following the arrival of members of an armed group in the north-western Yade and Makounzi Wali regions early April have led to the displacement of 1,600 households into Koui and Bocaranga sub-provinces. The IDPs are with host families and are receiving non-food items and food assistance from humanitarian partners.

CONGO

2,000 AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS IN THE SOUTHERN POOL REGION

29 Mar 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE
ENLÈVEMENT DE VILLAGEOIS PAR DES HOMMES ARMÉS PRÉSUMÉS DE LA LRA

15 Mar 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

DES HOMMES ARMÉS DE LA LRA ENLÈVENT DES VILLAGEOIS

Le 8 mars, des hommes armés soupçonnés d’appartenir à la LRA ont pillé un village dans la province orientale de la Haute-Kotto, et ont enlevé six hommes pour transporter les biens volés. Les assaillants auraient été accompagnés de 19 femmes et enfants enlevés. Par ailleurs, les autorités de la province sud-est du Haut-Mbomou ont annoncé l'arrestation du troisième plus haut gradé de la LRA qui doit être transféré à la capitale Bangui.

15 Mar 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

LRA GUNMEN ABDUCT VILLAGERS

Suspected LRA gunmen on 8 March looted a village in the eastern Haute-Kotto province, and kidnapped six men to transport the stolen goods. The attackers are reported to have had 19 kidnapped women and children with them. Separately, authorities in the southeastern Haut-Mbomou province announced the arrest of LRA’s third highest-ranking leader who is to be transferred to the capital Bangui

COTE D’IVOIRE

GUNMEN KILL 18 IN BEACH RESORT ATTACK

02 Mar 2016 description

CAMEROUN

DES CENTAINES D’OTAGES LIBÉRÉS SELON L’ARMÉE

Le gouvernement a déclaré le 26 février qu'il avait sauvé 850 villageois de Boko Haram au cours d'une opération militaire conjointe avec le Nigeria où 92 membres du groupe armé ont également été tués. L'opération a été effectuée dans le village nigérian de Kumshe, près de la frontière avec le Cameroun. La région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun a maintes fois été frappée par des attentats-suicides soupçonnés d'être perpétrés par Boko Haram.

02 Mar 2016 description

CAMEROON

ARMY SAYS RESCUES HUNDREDS OF HOSTAGES

The Government said on 26 February that it had rescued 850 villagers from Boko Haram during a joint military operation with Nigeria in which 92 members of the armed group were also killed. The operation was carried out in the Nigerian village of Kumshe near the border with Cameroon. Cameroon’s Far North region has repeatedly been hit by suicide attacks suspected to be perpetrated by Boko Haram.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

FIRE LEAVES OVER 700 IDPS HOMELESS