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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 9-22 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: IOM releases the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on 17 September. The report can be found here .

CHAD: On 18 September, IOM began conducting verification exercises of the returnees currently residing in Kobit-eye transit site.

CAMEROON: IOM in coordination with the Red Cross, distributed food to 143 newly arrived households and NFI kits to 15 households in Kentzou.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 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
UK boosts emergency aid for people displaced by conflict in Central African Republic

The new £7 million package of funding will allow the World Food Programme (WFP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNHCR to increase the life-saving humanitarian assistance they offer to refugees from CAR who have fled to Cameroon and Chad.

The funding will provide:

•£2.5 million to WFP allowing it to feed 86,000 refugees in Cameroon, and provide 38,000 children and new and expecting mothers with additional food;

•£3.5 million to UNHCR to give shelter, water and improved security to those that have fled to Chad and Cameroon, with focus on women and girls;

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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South Sudan + 15 others
24 September 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

U.S.A. – Wildfires

• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.

• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)

Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather

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Nigeria + 3 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Nigeria Issue 07 | September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Up to 1.5 million IDPs and 75,000 refugees/returnees as a result of conflict in the Northeast.

· There are over 60,000 new IDPs in Maiduguri and Yola due to recent insurgent attacks in Konduga,
Mainok, Bama, Madagali, Michika and Mubi.

· Contact tracing of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has revealed a total of 894 contacts, 64 of whom are currently being followed-up.

· There are currently 39,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon due to violence in the Northeast.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Cameroon + 1 other
UNHCR steps up efforts to move refugees to safety as violence spills over border

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

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C.A.R. Regional Impact Situation Report #7 19 September 2014

In Numbers

128,000 refugees have been registered arriving in Cameroon since January (in addition to staeless persons and Third Country Nationals)

113,000 persons have arrived in Chad (refugees, returnees) since January

In DRC there are some 63,000 refugees from C.A.R. (new + previous caseload)

In RoC there are 13,000 refugees from C.A.R. in Likouala

Situation Update

Port congestion challenges in Cameroon

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Cameroon + 1 other
Enlèvement de civils dans l’est par des rebelles Centrafricains

Au moins neuf civils, dont un chef de village, se trouvent entre les mains des rebelles du Front démocratique du peuple centrafricain (FDPC) qui demandent en échange la libération de leur chef Abdoulaye Miskine, arrêté et détenu depuis septembre 2013 à Yaoundé. L’enlèvement, survenu samedi dernier à Béthanie, non loin de la ville de Garoua Boulaï, dans la région Est du Cameroun, a été communiqué par les médias locaux et agences de presse internationales.

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 23 September 2014)

Insecurity and violence persist in the Central African Republic, increasing the vulnerability and needs of the people affected including IDPs and refugees.An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 487,580 displaced people, 418,296 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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