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Cameroon + 1 other
Six killed in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon

09/19/2014 18:19 GMT

YAOUNDÉ, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Six people, including four civilians, were killed on Thursday in the far north of Cameroon following two incursions by Boko Haram militants, sources told AFP on Friday.

"Boko Haram appeared yesterday (Thursday) around 1900 (1800 GMT) at Assighassia," a police officer in the region said on condition of anonymity. "There followed an engagement between them and our soldiers. Two assailants were killed and one soldier was injured."

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Liberia + 12 others
Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No 1

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Summary
To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1

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Cameroon + 1 other
Six tués lors d'incursions d'islamistes armés de Boko-Haram

09/19/2014 15:37 GMT

YAOUNDÉ, 19 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Six personnes, dont quatre civils camerounais, ont été tuées jeudi soir dans l'extrême-nord du Cameroun lors de deux incursions d'islamistes armés nigérians de Boko Haram, a appris l'AFP vendredi de sources concordantes.

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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Mali + 4 others
Peace & Security Council Report No 61, August 2014

In this issue

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has an important role to play in supporting talks on the situation in Mali taking place in Algiers. The conclusion of a deal between the various armed groups and the government in Mali is crucial to achieve lasting peace.

The African Union now has to take some tough decisions about its involvement in the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria. This includes the question of a possible regional intervention similar to the one launched against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 7 (as of 31 August 2014)

Highlights

  • Humanitarian actors responded to the needs of over 6,000 people who arrived from CAR who were relocated from Doba to the new Kobiteye temporary camp (Logone Oriental), following a governmental decision to close Doba transit site on 8 August.

  • Relocations of returnees from Doyaba and Sido transit sites to Maingama temporary camp were suspended from 22 August onwards to give humanitarian partners more time to prepare for the arrival of new households.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.

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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees

Report
IRIN

MAROUA (CAMEROON), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.

Since June over 1,500 Nigerian families have crossed into Cameroon where they are mainly sheltering with host families or in local mosques, churches and schools, but following renewed Boko Haram attacks, some of these schools have been destroyed and refugees have had to flee further into Cameroon's interior.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Aide aux réfugiés nigérians : le HCR et ses partenaires recherchent 34 millions de dollars

GENEVE, 16 septembre (HCR) – Le HCR a lancé un appel de fonds conjoint aux donateurs pour un montant de 34 millions de dollars afin de financer des opérations urgentes pour aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés nigérians au Cameroun, au Tchad et au Niger.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan, August - December 2014

The aim of this Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan is to mobilize support for an inter-agency response to the refugee situation developing in south-east Niger, south-west Chad and northern Cameroon and to present the corresponding emergency programme needs. These countries are affected by a continuing influx of refugees from north-eastern Nigeria seeking safety from attacks by armed insurgents.

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Congo + 7 others
La CEMAC prépare un plan de riposte contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) – Face à la résurgence de la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola dans certains pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et dans un pays d’Afrique Centrale, les pays membres de la Communauté économique et monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) multiplient les initiatives en vue d’une prévention et d’une riposte à cette maladie, l’une des plus graves maladies virales chez l’Homme. La réunion des ministres de la santé de la CEMAC, qui s’est ouverte ce mardi 16 septembre à Brazzaville, par un atelier des experts, répond à cette problématique.

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Cameroon + 1 other
Humanitarian Aid, Equipment Blocked in Cameroon

Report
Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka
September 16, 2014 8:24 AM

YAOUNDE—The United Nations says huge loads of equipment, needed by the United Nations MINUSCA forces (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission) in the Central African Republic (CAR) are blocked at the Douala seaport in Cameroon. The move is seen as a developing supply crisis in West Africa.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Cameroon + 3 others
UNHCR and partners seek US$34 million for Nigeria refugees

UNHCR and its 16 partners need the funding to provide protection and life-saving aid to the more than 75,000 people who have to date fled to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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Graves conséquences de la crise sur la situation socioéconomique de la RCA

Suisse - D’après un nouveau rapport de l’OIM intitulé « Migration Dimensions of the Crisis in the Central African Republic », la crise qui a éclaté en République centrafricaine (RCA) en décembre 2012 provoquant des violences sectaires généralisées, des déplacements massifs de population et la fuite de ressortissants centrafricains et de migrants vers les pays voisins, aura de graves conséquences socioéconomiques à long terme dans le pays.

International Organization for Migration:

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Cameroon + 1 other
CARE soutient les réfugiés centrafricains au Cameroun

Report
CARE

Fuyant la flambée de violences qui ravage leur pays, plus de 120 000 Centrafricains ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun. CARE leur apporte un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement ainsi qu'un soutien psychosocial.

La plupart des réfugiés ont marché des semaines, voire des mois pour arriver au Cameroun. Epuisés physiquement et moralement, la situation humanitaire des réfugiés est aujourd'hui dramatique. Chaque mois, les besoins deviennent de plus en plus importants alors que les financements internationaux ne sont pas suffisants pour soutenir les actions des ONG.

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Migration Dimensions Of The Crisis In The Central African Republic : Short, Medium and Long-term Considerations

The report examines how future mobility patterns will affect the overall socio-economic situation in CAR, in particular the risks of food insecurity and potential land and property challenges.

International Organization for Migration:

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Chad + 3 others
Tchad : Retournés de la RCA Rapport de situation no 07 (31/08/2014)

Faits saillants

  • Les acteurs humanitaires ont répondu aux besoins de plus de 6 000 retournés de la RCA qui ont été déplacés sur le nouveau site de Kobiteye (Logone Oriental), suite à une décision Gouvernementale de fermer soudainement le site de transit de Doba le 8 Aout.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.