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03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS - Ex- and former presidents of CAR signal support for the country’s peace process - Demonstrations in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town in mid-February result in six deaths - Humanitarian organizations continue to provide IDPs in Batangafo town, Ouham Prefecture, with emergency relief supplies

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes between UN forces and ex-Séléka militants in Haute-Kotto Prefecture’s Bria town result in unconfirmed deaths and injuries

  • Crop production remains 58 percent below the pre-crisis average, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report

  • WFP releases its 2015 Emergency Operation (EMOP) for the CAR regional crisis, which aims to provide food assistance to 1.56 million people in CAR and neighboring countries

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10 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 February 2015

Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.

06 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: In Kabo, the fourth rotation of the socio-economic reinsertion project for ex-Seleka fighters who were relocated from Bangui/PK 12 to Kabo began on 2 February.

CHAD: On 2 February, IOM and a team of five NGO workers departed for Tissi to conduct Training of Trainer (ToT) sessions on how to construct solar panels/lights.

05 Feb 2015 description

Libreville/Genève, 4 février 2015 – A l’occasion d’un entretien avec le chef d’Etat gabonais Ali Bongo Ondimba, le président de la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR), Tadateru Konoé, a appelé aujourd’hui les gouvernements africains à accroître leur soutien aux Sociétés nationales, de façon à leur permettre de jouer pleinement leur rôle d’auxiliaires des pouvoirs publics face aux catastrophes et aux crises qui tendent à se multiplier.

04 Feb 2015 description

Executive Summary

The December 2013 escalation of conflict in Central African Republic marked an important shift in an already difficult security, political, and humanitarian context. By the end of the month, 640,000 people were displaced in the country. The subsequent resignation of the president and his cabinet in January 2014 created new waves of displacement and tens of thousands fled to neighboring countries. The United Nations declared the crisis a Level 3 emergency, a designation that remains in place today.

04 Feb 2015 description

Libreville/Geneva, 4 February 2015 – While meeting with Gabon head of state Ali Bongo Ondimba, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr. Tadateru Konoé, today called on African governments to provide greater support to National Societies so they can truly fulfill their auxiliary role in the face of increasing numbers of disasters and crises.

03 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 28 January – 3 February 2015

DRC: 30,000 refugees have fled CAR for Equateur province since December. In North Kivu, 18,000 new IDPs need humanitarian assistance; another 21,000 are in need in South Kivu. Nationwide, food security is worsening: over one-third of territories are in Crisis or Emergency phases.

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.

02 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed groups kidnap aid workers and a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) staff member

  • An estimated 30,000 CAR refugees flee southern Ouaka Prefecture for northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) reports continued Crisis and Emergency—IPC 3 and 4—levels of food insecurity*

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