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27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 26 May 2015

The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach of the European Union (EU).

26 May 2015 description

REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the month of April, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continued with an increase of the number of refugees fleeing to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon (1,424), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3,282), and the Republic of Congo (778) - bringing the total to 462,015 refugees. At the same time, half of the CAR population (about 2,7 million people) rely on international assistance.

26 May 2015 description

The crisis in CAR has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. Today, more than 426,000 people remain displaced, living in the bush, in camps or with host families. They are among the 2.7 million Central African who depend on aid to survive, including 1.4 million people food insecure.

21 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Pact for Peace, National Reconciliation and Reconstruction was adopted at the end of the Bangui National Forum which was held from 4-11 May. The Forum was attended by political and religious figures, armed groups, civil society members and youth groups. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the adoption of the Pact as well as an agreement signed by armed groups on the principles for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and called for its “swift implementation”.

21 May 2015 description

PERIOD: January 2015 - December 2015

SUMMARY

Strategic objectives

  1. To immediately improve the living conditions of newly displaced individuals, ensuring their protection and providing them with basic goods and social services

  2. To reinforce the protection of civilians, including their basic rights, in particular those of children and women.

  3. To increase access to basic services and means of subsistence for vulnerable men and women.

20 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK, May 19 2015 (IPS) - In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing.

It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008 – and feed them at the same time.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

18 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 19 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 8,239 cas et 151 décès (Let = 1.8%) de cholé-ra dans 6 pays.

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As of 19th April 2015, 8,230 cases and 151 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

13 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

11 May 2015 description
report Caritas

Bamako, le 08 mai 2015(caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas Congo Asbl, partenaire du Gouvernement dans la lutte contre la maladie virale à Ebola, a été invitée par la fondation Rockfeller par le canal de CORDS (Connecting Organisation of Régional Diseases Surveillance») pour participer à un module de Préparation du Programme Intégré (IPP) de lutte contre la MVE, rapporte caritasdev.cd L’atelier a eu lieu à Bamako du 24 au 25 Mars 2015 et a rassemblé les participants venus des pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Est et Centrale (Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Mali, Guinée, Burundi, RDC et Nigeria).

08 May 2015 description

Welcome to the May 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 vio- lence 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.

05 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

679 Persons who have approached UNHCR Office to apply for asylum in 2015

987 Persons of concern who have been auditioned and/or regularised by the ad hoc Commission on Regularisation

141 Vulnerable households benefitting from regular cash assistance since January 2015

160 Refugees having benefitted from a vocational training or support to develop an income generating activity in 2014

05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.