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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 37, 18 - 24 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • On 18 October, a delegation led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Central Africa and Head of UN Mission in Central Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Basile Ikwébé, arrived in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) to engage in “direct dialogue” with all signatories to the Brazzaville Agreement including the transitional Government and representatives of armed groups in an attempt to appease the tense situation in the country.

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World + 13 others
In Presidential Statement, Security Council Urges States to Bolster Protection, Empowerment of Displaced Women, Girls

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

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World + 5 others
Scale of United Nations Peacekeeping across Massive Distances in Midst of Conflict Matched by Operational Complexity, Department Head Tells Fourth Committee

GA/SPD/567
Sixty-ninth session,
15th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The “remarkable” scale of United Nations peacekeeping operations, where personnel often operated in remote areas, across massive distances and in increasingly hostile environments, came alive today in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) during briefings by senior Secretariat officials, as that body began its annual comprehensive review of the subject.

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World + 6 others
The “empty void” is a crowded space: health service provision at the margins of fragile and conflict affected states

Report
BioMed Central

Abstract

Background: Definitions of fragile states focus on state willingness and capacity to ensure security and provide essential services, including health. Conventional analyses and subsequent policies that focus on state-delivered essential services miss many developments in severely disrupted healthcare arenas. The research seeks to gain insights about the large sections of the health field left to evolve spontaneously by the absent or diminished state.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

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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République Centrafricaine (RCA): OCHA Flash Update 2 - Affrontements Bangui, 21 Octobre 2014

Contexte General:

La situation sécuritaire dans le pays demeure instable, tendue et imprévisible. La récente explosion de violence déclenchée depuis le 8 octobre dans certains quartiers de Bangui qui a visé des civils, des travailleurs humanitaires et du personnel des Nations Unies pour le maintien de la paix a fait 11 morts civils et 2 Casques Bleus, ainsi que 229 blessés parmi la population de Bangui et 13 Casques Bleus.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Centrafrique: au moins 7 morts dans des violences dans le centre du pays (gendarmerie)

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | lundi 20/10/2014 - 17:43 GMT

Au moins sept personnes ont été tuées et d'autres blessées ces derniers jours par des miliciens anti-balaka et ex-Séléka, qui s'en prenaient à des habitants accusés de collaboration avec leurs rivaux dans le centre de la Centrafrique, a-t-on appris lundi auprès de la gendarmerie.

Agence France-Presse:

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 15 October 2014)

An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 410,000 displaced people, 424,268 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet, 30 september 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

745 IDPs have received NFIs on 19 September in Lukwangulo and Kabembé in Katanga Province

68,165 Central African refugees live in the DRC

750 Enhanced stoves have been distributed in Nyiragongo and Rutshuru (N-Kivu)

2,234 Protection incidents recorded in South-Kivu. 4,217 in South-Kivu.

Protection

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic violence continues to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • USAID/OFDA staff members assess humanitarian needs in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces.

  • An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in July resulted in 70 cases and 42 deaths as of September 29.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $180.6 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Côte d'Ivoire + 13 others
WHO and Partners agree on a common approach to strengthen Ebola preparedness in unaffected countries

Brazzaville, 10 October 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak.

Building on national and international existing preparedness efforts, a set of tools is being developed to help any country to intensify and accelerate their readiness.

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World + 41 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.