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29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improving across Sahel, but millions are still in need of assistance.

  • Nearly 3 million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.

  • 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

28 Apr 2016 description

Rescue of Civilians and Civilian Casualties

  • Strong and continued counter-insurgency offensive by the military has continued throughout April particularly in Borno, with higher incidents of rescued civilians.

  • According to the analysis done by UNHCR, from January through April 26, 2016, 372 civilians died and 284 were injured.

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN estimates that Boko Haram exploits children for 20 percent of bombing attacks

  • ASYG/RHC Lanzer advocates for additional assistance for the Lake Chad Basin

  • Ambassador Power announces more than $40 million in new USG assistance for the Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | mercredi 27/04/2016 - 10:59 GMT |

Une jeune kamikaze transportant cinq explosifs a été interpellée dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi dans une localité de l'extrême-nord du Cameroun, frontalière du Nigeria, où les islamistes armés de Boko Haram commettent des attentats et lancent des attaques, ont déclaré les autorités locales.

26 Apr 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cropping season in 2016 started in South, while seasonably dry conditions still prevail in northern states

  • Favourable rains in major producing regions led to increased crop production at national level in 2015

  • Coarse grain prices increased steeply in January and February 2016

  • Food security situation remains critical in northern parts, especially in Borno and Yobe, due to civil conflict

26 Apr 2016 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:22 GMT
Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Retired Cameroonian footballer Roger Milla is already famous for being the oldest goal scorer - at age 42 - in World Cup history. And now the footballer is proving an unlikely hero in Cameroon's struggle against climate change-related flooding.

Read the full article on AlertNet

25 Apr 2016 description

DONNEES CLEES

169,970 Personnes Déplacées Internes.
72,727* Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.
56,875 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.
4,404 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.

*Ce chiffre comprend 15 852 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.

FINANCEMENT

USD 56, 361,252 Requis par les agences et les partenaires pour couvrir l’ensemble des besoins dans le cadre du « 2015 Refugee Response Plan »