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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

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  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 29, 16-22 August 2014

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  • Mahamat Kamoun officially took office on 14 August. The PM intends to form a broadly based government, which will revitalise the political process and achieve the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July. During the week, a delegation of political leaders went to Brazzaville in order to engage in further discussions with the Congolese president and acting mediator for the Central African crisis.

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Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 31)

Cholera alert Ghana

The cholera outbreak in Accra, Ghana has led to more than 1,000 cases in three weeks. As of 31st of July 2014, at least 1 119 cases of cholera and 17 deaths were recorded in the Great Accra. Nine (9) districts out of sixteen (16) recorded cases. Accra metro and Dadekotpon are the most affected district and account for 87% of cases.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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République centrafricaine : des milliers de personnes réfugiées dans l’hôpital de Batangafo

Batangafo, au nord de la République centrafricaine (RCA), tente un retour à la normale après d'intenses combats entre la Séléka et les forces françaises Sangaris, début août. Les affrontements ont fait des dizaines de morts et de blessés et font à nouveau régner la terreur dans la région. Quelques 1 500 habitants se réfugient toutes les nuits à l'hôpital par crainte d'une recrudescence de violence alors qu'au moins 4 000 autres s’abritent dans le quartier général de la mission de maintien de la paix de l'Union africaine (MISCA).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 27, 2-8 August 2014

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  • African Republic (CAR), have led to the displacement of an estimated 20,000 people within the town. Following the escalation of violence, that adversely affected civilians and humanitarian access, the Protection Cluster in CAR issued an advocacy note calling for humanitarian access and to not target the civilian population. The Protection Cluster urged international forces in CAR to ensure the protection of civilians in order to prevent massive displacement.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 8 August 2014)

The security situation remains volatile throughout the country. Renewed tension and the escalation of violence in the interior of the country, in particular in the town of Bambari and Batangafo, have triggered new displacements. Humanitarian operations continue to be severely constrained by insecurity and serious funding gaps. Total IDP figures remain high, with nearly one million people displaced internally and across borders. Hundreds of CAR refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon every week.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2014 [EN/FR]

This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central African countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from January to June 2014.

CERF ALLOCATES $48.7 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THE REGION DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR regional update 26, 26 July - 1 August 2014

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 In order to better respond to border monitoring needs, UNHCR is bolstering its presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) border areas of Cameroon and Chad. The influx of refugees and returnees in these countries and the continuous movement across their frontiers urgently requires a better understanding of their movements. Border monitoring activities in CAR will be scaled-up through a new partnership with International Emergency and Development Aid (IEDA Relief).