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25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

The continuous armed attacks by Boko Haram at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, Far North region, have caused large population displacements of around 43 000 refugees according to the Cameroon authorities, of whom 17 000 have been registered and transferred by UNHCR in the Minawao camp.

25 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: Work rotations continued in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th arrondissement with 750 IDPs engaged in Cash-for-Work activities over a period of 10 days.

CHAD: IOM relocated 787 Chadian returnees from the Doyaba transit site to Maigama temporary site.

CAMEROON: IOM distributed food received from WFP to 227 households in Kentzou.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

24 Nov 2014 description

In this study, IPIS analyses the conflict dynamics in the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of the latest crisis in September 2012 up to September 2014. The analysis specifically looks into the motivations and interests of the main conflict parties, Seleka and anti-balaka, and the influence and interests of neighbouring countries. The report covers the following key questions. What is the background of the conflict parties Seleka and anti-balaka, and how are they structured? Which strategic interests do they prioritise, or ignore? What do they want to achieve?

22 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The situation in Bangui remains precarious, as ex-Séléka elements have issued demands to the Government of CAR (CARG) and threatened to detonate explosives.

  • U.N. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for CAR Claire Bourgeois visits northeast CAR and calls for increased humanitarian support to the area.

  • The ongoing harvest has improved food security levels in parts of CAR; however, an estimated 1 million people may require emergency food assistance by mid-2015.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Télécharger les photos et vidéos des pays affectés depuis: http://uni.cf/1xZAb39

DAKAR/GENEVE/NEW YORK, 21 Novembre 2014 – En réponse à l’apparition de nouveaux cas d’Ebola au Mali et l’augmentation continue des cas en Sierra Leone, l’UNICEF intensifie ses efforts pour aider les pays à risque en Afrique de l’Ouest à se préparer à toute éventuelle épidémie.

21 Nov 2014 description

Dear Palais journalists

Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Preparedness

  • Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.

21 Nov 2014 description
report CARE

132 000 Centrafricains ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun. La plupart ont fui dans la précipitation les combats et les massacres. Beaucoup souffrent de traumatismes liés aux violences dont ils ont été témoins. Nos équipes ont rencontrés Jamila et son fils Paul*, réfugiés dans le camp de Timangolo. Ils reçoivent une aide psychosociale de la part des équipes de CARE. Un récit de Pauline Hédé, du pôle urgences de CARE France.

Jamila a perdu deux de ses fils lors de massacres en Centrafrique

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • The security situation countrywide remains volatile. Ex-Seleka elements living in Bangui’s Beal camp threaten to detonate the site if their demands are not met.

  • An eruption of violence started on 5 November in Zémio, Haut Mbomou Province, an area affected by the LRA, but that had not been impacted by the crisis so far.

  • Fourteen cholera cases have been confirmed following a cholera outbreak on 1 November along the CAR-Cameroon border.

20 Nov 2014 description

The security situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile, with persisting violence including looting, mob violence and banditry. This consequently increases the vulnerability and needs of the people affected. Over 105 humanitarian organisations operating in CAR continue to provide immediate life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to the estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance including over 428,172 displaced people.

20 Nov 2014 description
  • On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.

20 Nov 2014 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | Thursday 11/20/2014 - 03:08 GMT

by Celia LEBUR

Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons, as the army fears more violence in the approaching dry season.

"We're convinced that the establishment of a 'caliphate' (by Boko Haram) is aimed not only at Nigeria but also at Cameroon," Leopold Nlate Ebale, commander for an elite battalion in the border zone, told AFP.

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

19 November 2014 – Insecurity is on the march again in the countries of Africa’s Sahel belt, where extremists have displaced 1.5 million people in Nigeria and the threat of Ebola is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations humanitarian regional coordinator said today.

19 Nov 2014 description

BURKINA FASO

MICHEL KAFANDO CHOSEN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT
On 18 November, Michel Kafando, was sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim President. In compliance to the Charter of the Transition signed on 16 November, Mr. Kafando, a former Foreign Minister and diplomat has been chosen to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in Burkina Faso.

CAMEROON/NIGERIA

19 Nov 2014 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | mercredi 19/11/2014 - 13:30 GMT

par Celia LEBUR

Attaques de localités jusque-là épargnées, armements de plus en plus sophistiqués: dans le nord Cameroun, le groupe islamiste nigérian Boko Haram, qui met l'armée sous pression depuis plusieurs semaines, pourrait profiter de la saison sèche pour étendre encore son champ d'action.

L'installation prochaine de la saison sèche "va augmenter les capacités de nuisances de Boko Haram", souligne le colonel Jacob Kodji, chef de la région militaire interarmées du Nord Cameroun.

19 Nov 2014 description

IDPs face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or higher; malnutrition and mortality high among refugees in Cameroon

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