- Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo — UN Report
- OCHA Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N°10, 14 avril 2015
- OCHA Rapport hebdomadaire: Province du Katanga, 15 avril 2015
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Aperçu des besoins humanitaires
- Plan de réponse humanitaire 2015
- DRC Pooled Fund
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.
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.
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.
BAORO, 9 avril 2015 (IRIN) - La salle était comble. Tout le monde voulait parler, ce qui n’est pas surprenant après des années d’un conflit ethnique et religieux qui a fait des milliers de morts en République centrafricaine (RCA).
Après avoir été ignorés toute leur vie, les citoyens ordinaires de la RCA ont finalement eu la parole et profité de cette occasion unique de dire ses quatre vérités au pouvoir en place.
On 3 April, UNHCR assisted in the relocation of 13 IDPs from Yaloke enclave in the Central African Republic under the family reunification process. Through this process, UNHCR has assisted 20 IDPs from Yaloke to relocate to Cameroon since 4 March. Several other IDPs in the Yaloke have departed on their own accord on board of commercial trucks escorted by MINUSCA along the Bangui-Garoua Boulai supply route to Cameroon. UNHCR, with the support of MINUSCA, will continue with the family reunification process.
BAORO, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) - The room was packed. Everyone wanted to speak: unsurprising after years of conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and seen the Central African Republic riven by ethnic and religious cleansing.
After a lifetime of being ignored, the ordinary people of CAR are finally having their say, taking advantage of a unique opportunity to speak truth to power.
Snapshot 1–8 April 2015
Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.
Situation in numbers
2.4 MILLION CHILDREN AFFECTED IN CAR OUT OF 4.8 MILLION
891,434 TOTAL INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) AND REFUGEES IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
436,300 PEOPLE INTERNALLY DISPLACED IN CAR
455,134 TOTAL REFUGEES FROM CAR IN CAMEROON, CHAD, DRC AND CONGO
215,735 NEW CAR REFUGEES SINCE DECEMBER 2013
By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.
Snapshot 25–31 March 2015
Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.
Total CAR refugees in neighbouring countries 455,134 of which since Dec. 2013 215,735
Total population of concern (IDPs in CAR + Refugees in neighbouring countries) 891,390
In this issue
■ Addis Insight
The PSC undertook its first joint mission to Mali, together with the European Union Political and Security Committee.
This mission highlighted the importance of joint action and set a precedent for similar field visits in the future.
■ On the Agenda
On 3 March the PSC reviewed and adopted the Concept of Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to combat Boko Haram. The decision to launch the MNJTF was taken at the PSC Summit on 29 January 2015.
ISTANBUL, 24 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Dans un café quelconque de l’un des quartiers d’Istanbul les plus délabrés, des migrants originaires d’Afrique regardent un match de football congolais sur fond de musique afro-pop poussée à plein volume.
« On se sent à l’aise ici. Tout le monde vient du Cameroun ou du Congo », explique Patrick, chef d’une organisation informelle de la communauté camerounaise, à IRIN. « Mais en dehors de ce restaurant, la vie est très dure pour nous. »
Snapshot 18-24 March 2015
Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.
A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.
Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0
Press Release 83/2015 16 March 2015
WFP’s new C.A.R. Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 began on 1 January 2015 in response to another wave of insecurity and further displacement of populations. The operation ensures that WFP meets immediate food security needs of vulnerable populations in conflictaffected communities, sites of displacement and refuge, and refugee/returnee receiving areas. In February, under the EMOP, WFP reached some 626,000 beneficiaries in Cameroon, C.A.R., Chad, DRC and RoC.