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08 Oct 2015 description
report UN Radio

Le Haut-Commissariat de l’ONU pour les réfugiés (HCR) poursuit les travaux de son comité exécutif. Une 66ème session marquée par des méga-crises comme en Syrie et en Iraq, mais aussi celles qui perdurent comme au Soudan du Sud et en République centrafricaine (RCA). Une multiplication de crises qui engendrent des flux sans précédent de réfugiés et des besoins croissants pour les organismes humanitaires. D'où l'appel du Chef du HCR pour ne pas ranger la Centrafrique parmi les crises oubliées de la communauté internationale.

07 Oct 2015 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$342.8 million of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) since the start of 2015.

  • An additional US$26 million is reported in the media to have been recently pledged, but this has not yet been reported to FTS.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor, contributing 25% of funding to CAR in 2015 (US$84.8 million).

06 Oct 2015 description

WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.

06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description

Brusque reprise des hostilités et des déplacements de populations

Messages clés

  • Les tensions et les affrontements armés refont surface en République centrafricaine après un calme qui a prévalu jusqu’en juillet/début aout 2015. Les zones et les populations affectées sont surtout celles du Centre, de l’Ouest et du Sud-ouest du pays. Il s’en est suivi une augmentation des populations en déplacements internes (avec forte concentration au Centre et au Sud) et externe vers le Cameroun et la République démocratique du Congo.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alert in Lake Chad basin (Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad): Upsurge of cholera cases in Kaduna and Borno states

The number of cholera cases is increasing in last 3 weeks (w35-37) in the two most active basins (Congo River and Lake Chad basins). Cholera is spreading through camps sheltering displaced people in Maiduguri, capital of northern Nigeria’s Borno state. In the five days up to 15 September, 187 patients were admitted to MSF’s centre, two-thirds of them in a serious state.

29 Sep 2015 description


■ More than 35,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 16-22 September with a daily average of more than 5,000. Assistance with food,
NFIs, counselling, medical and psychosocial services, child friendly spaces and monitoring have been stepped up and registration is ongoing 24/7.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.

28 Sep 2015 description


Cholera outbreak in Borno State

• 17th day of outbreak from first reported case

• Number of IDP camps affected camps affected remain the same

• Incidence in communities still on the increase, but decreasing in camps

• A total of 408 cases with 13 deaths (CFR =3.2%) recorded

• 23 new cases with no deaths reported as at 24th September: all 23 cases being treated as in-patients

• No discharge as at 24th September

• 56 patients currently on admission in CTC

24 Sep 2015 description
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Key messages

  • Humanitarian air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crises where quick and safe access is vital to save lives.

  • Due to the lack of reliable roads, ports and other infrastructure, access to many crises by land or water is difficult, if not impossible. Humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need.

  • In addition to transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations.

24 Sep 2015 description

Since 2013, CAR has been suffering a devastating humanitarian crisis forcing more than 1 million people to flee their homes. More than half of the population – 2,7 million people – are in need of aid. 20% are displaced within or outside the country. About 378,000 people are still internally displaced (IDPs) including over 27,000 in Bangui still living in 30 makeshift camps and other sites.

23 Sep 2015 description


■ The average daily influx of refugees in September is more than 5,000 refugees and during the reporting period from 09 - 15 September the figure has risen to above 6,000 per day with an all-time high of 8,660 alone on 13 September. Assistance with food, NFIs, counselling, medical and psychosocial services, child friendly spaces and monitoring have been stepped up and registration is ongoing 24/7.

■ The train prices have increased considerably by 150%. Advocacy efforts are ongoing to revert this decision.

22 Sep 2015 description

Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.

Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.

18 Sep 2015 description

Regional Situation Analysis

In the month of August, new CAR refugees have been registered in the neighbouring amounting to a total of 476,076. At the same time, the situation of internal displacement has seen a decrease in the number of IDPs (368,859).

15 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 9–15 September 2015

Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.