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24 Nov 2014 description

In partnership with The Resolve, we’ve just released a new reportfrom the LRA Crisis Tracker, which demonstrates important trends in LRA activity over the last six months. Our friend Paul Ronan does a great job at summarizing this data, which points to a spike in LRA abductions in DR Congo and Central African Republic (CAR).

21 Nov 2014 description

Dear Palais journalists

Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Preparedness

  • Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.

21 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall favourable vegetation conditions for the 2014 crops despite below-average rainfall in some areas

  • Inflation increased in 2014 but still very low compared to recent years

  • Civil conflict and recent floods in eastern and southern parts affect food security

Good prospects for 2014 crops despite below-average rainfall in some areas

20 Nov 2014 description

The security situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile, with persisting violence including looting, mob violence and banditry. This consequently increases the vulnerability and needs of the people affected. Over 105 humanitarian organisations operating in CAR continue to provide immediate life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to the estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance including over 428,172 displaced people.

20 Nov 2014 description
  • On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

14 Nov 2014 description
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Technical annex-version 1 - French version

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT : EUR 47 000 000

1. CONTEXT

14 Nov 2014 description

Contents

509 Global progress towards regional measles elimination, worldwide, 2000–2013

Sommaire

509 Progrès dans le monde en vue de l’élimination de la rougeole dans les Régions, 2000-2013

13 Nov 2014 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Thursday 11/13/2014 - 16:31 GMT

by Maude BRULARD

Jean-Pierre Bemba had "no command" over his troops in the Central African Republic a decade ago, the former Congolese vice president's lawyers said as his war crimes trial closed on Thursday.

Bemba, 52, faces three war crimes counts and two of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court committed by some 1,500 members of his private army in the neighbouring Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003.

12 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte Cameroun/RCA :Epidémie de choléra dans les camps de réfugiés à la frontière centrafricaine

L’épidémie de choléra qui sévit au Cameroun depuis Avril a fait plus de 3 020 cas et 177 décès (2 Novembre). Environ 85% des cas de choléra sont enregistrés dans la région de l’Extrême Nord Cameroun. Depuis trois semaines, on note une recrudescence des cas de choléra à la frontière avec le Nigeria (Mora, Kolofata), dans la ville de Maroua et en bordure du lac Tchad (Mada).

11 Nov 2014 description

ICC-CPI-20141111-PR1062

Situation : République centrafricaine

Affaire : Le Procureur c. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu et Narcisse Arido

11 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Les réfugiés de la République centrafricaine (RCA) installés dans le camp de Mole (Equateur) appellent les autorités politiques de leur pays à mettre fin à l’insécurité qui y sévit depuis la chute de François Bozizé en mars 2013. Selon le président de ces réfugiés, Crépin Patrick N’gocko, les belligérants centrafricains doivent cesser de sacrifier la vie de leurs compatriotes au nom des intérêts politiques.

11 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

LOANGO, SUD DU CONGO, 11 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - Alors que plusieurs centaines de soldats appartenant aux États membres de la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) viennent de mener à bien une série de manœuvres et d’exercices conjoints au Congo, l’organisation indique que la Force multinationale de l’Afrique centrale (FOMAC) est maintenant prête à intervenir dans les conflits locaux et à prendre part aux opérations antiterroristes à travers le monde.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

11 Nov 2014 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active and a threat to vulnerable communities in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 157 LRA attacks, 22 deaths and 432 abductions have been reported. This compares at 81 per cent of total LRA attacks, 30 per cent of total deaths and 125 per cent of total abductions reported in 2013. The trend in LRA attacks remains similar in pattern since 2012, however a steady increase in number of abductions continues to be reported.

05 Nov 2014 description

Tracking Kony across central Africa

By Paul Ronan