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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.

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.

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.

12 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

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.

10 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

08 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

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.

08 Apr 2015 description

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.

04 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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

01 Apr 2015 description

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.

31 Mar 2015 description

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.

27 Mar 2015 description

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

25 Mar 2015 description

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.

24 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

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. »

24 Mar 2015 description

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.

23 Mar 2015 description

Commentaires :

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

20 Mar 2015 description

Situation update

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.