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17 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 17:51 GMT

Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have killed at least 10 civilians in a cross-border raid on a village in northern Cameroon, security sources told AFP on Friday.

"Boko Haram attacked the village of Bia overnight" Thursday to Friday, one source said, on condition of anonymity. "The toll is 10 civilians killed and a large number of livestock stolen."

A source within the administration said there had been "a dozen deaths" in the raid.

17 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 17:29 GMT

Dix civils ont été tués dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi au Cameroun dans un village de la région de l'Extrême-Nord lors d'une attaque des islamistes nigérians de Boko Haram, a appris l'AFP de sources sécuritaires.

"Les Boko Haram ont attaqué cette nuit le village de Bia. Le bilan est de dix civils tués et d'un important stock de bétail emporté", a affirmé vendredi sous couvert d'anonymat une source sécuritaire.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

  • Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

  • Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.

  • Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • 12 April marked 60 years since Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was launched, enabling children to be protected against polio for the first time. Read more.
  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) is meeting this week in Geneva, and will review the current epidemiological situation for polio and provide updates on readiness for oral polio vaccine withdrawal.
16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, le 15 avril 2015: Depuis bientôt deux ans, le Cameroun a été témoin de l’arrivée des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés déversés au niveau de ses frontières, à mesure que les gens fuient l'instabilité persistante au Nigeria voisin. Actuellement, 34 996 nigérians ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun, avec 2 670 nouveaux réfugiés dans le pays, au mois de janvier. Par ailleurs, 30 000 hommes, femmes et enfants ont été identifiés comme étant déplacés à l'intérieur du Cameroun à la suite du débordement des violences transfrontalières.

16 Apr 2015 description

15 April 2015, Yaoundé: For almost two years, Cameroon has witnessed tens of thousands of refugees pour across its borders as people flee ongoing instability in neighbouring Nigeria. Currently, 34,996 people have sought refuge in Cameroon, with 2,670 entering the country in January alone. A further 30,000 men, women and children have been identified as being internally displaced within Cameroon as violence has spilled over the border.

15 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Violent attacks by Boko Haram in villages in Carmeroon have increased during the last months. Those who fled report of lootings, killings, mass executions and kidnappings including of children which resulted in large scale displacement.

Unless otherwise indicated the data in this document summarizes the results of an assessment conducted by UNHCR Protection staff. It provides a first snapshot of protection and other needs collected end of March 2015 through key informant interviews. The full report is available upon request from UNHCR.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR launched the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Nigeria situation on 9 April in Dakar. US$174,409,920 are being requested by 23 sister UN agencies and NGO partners to meet the needs of over 240,000 refugees and host communities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

  • Following the successful conclusion of the 28 March Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigerian people peacefully participated in the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country, on Saturday 11 April 2015.

13 Apr 2015 description
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MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas prey to attack from Boko Haram militants? Arm the soldiers with vaccine. This is exactly what has happened with great success in northern Cameroon.

Following a series of abductions last year by Boko Haram groups, military escorts have been joining vaccination drives in Cameroon’s Far North Region to protect both local and international humanitarian workers.

13 Apr 2015 description

2.7 million people are still in need based on 2015’s humanitarian Strategic Response Plan for the Central African Republic. The relative severity requirement by sub-prefecture shows that the humanitarian situation one year after the outbreak of the crisis is still important and continuing to be despite the progress of humanitarian actors deployment on the field and sectoral response already made over of 2014.

13 Apr 2015 description

Prévision des caractéristiques Agro-Climatiques de la grande saison des pluies dans les pays du Golfe de Guinée

■ De mars à juin 2015, des précipitations globalement proches de la moyenne à défi citaires sont attendues sur la majeure partie de la région du Golfe de Guinée. Durant cette période, des perturbations pourraient être observées dans la distribution des événements pluvieux.