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27 Apr 2015 description

With nearly 900,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) forcibly displaced since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, the CAR crisis is quickly becoming the largest forgotten humanitarian crisis of our time. There are more than 460,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring countries and some 436,000 people are internally displaced. In the Central African Republic, a total of 2.7 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

24 Apr 2015 description

By Nines Lima, MSF’s advisor on tropical medicine

Since 2000, malaria deaths have fallen by 47% globally, and by 54% in the African region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have played a key role in this great progress. However, malaria still kills in Africa, where 90% of global malaria deaths occur, killing more than 430,000 children a year.

23 Apr 2015 description

Le 26 avril 2014, 19 Centrafricains, dont trois membres du personnel de MSF, ont été tués au cours d’un vol à main armée commis dans l’enceinte de l’hôpital MSF à Boguila dans le nord de la République centrafricaine (RCA). Un an plus tard, MSF continue de répondre aux besoins médicaux de la population de cette région où l’insécurité et la violence persistent et où aucune autre offre de soins médicaux n’existe.

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 April, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Babacar Gaye, appealed to the UN Security Council to increase their financial contributions to the humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR). Mr. Gaye noted that the country’s political transition had reached a “critical stage” as those concerned attempt to organize credible elections by August 2015.

23 Apr 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

In early March 2015 the Ugandan army exhumed and returned to Uganda the remains of top LRA commander Okot Odhiambo. According to unofficial sources, DNA samples from the remains matched samples from known members of Odhiambo’s family living in Uganda. Believed to have been killed in a battle with Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in late 2013, Odhiambo’s remains were found after reliable testimony from former LRA combatants who recently defected.

22 Apr 2015 description

10 priorités dans le cadre de la crise en République centrafricaine

Aperçu de la réponse régionale en faveur des réfugiés

22 Apr 2015 description

TOP 10 priorities in the CAR crisis

REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE AT A GLANCE

One year on from the start of the conflict in the Central African Republic, more than 850,000 people, one-fifth of the country’s population has been displaced both within CAR and in neighboring countries. UNHCR’s protection and response strategy seeks to ensure the respect of the human rights of refugees and identify and implement durable solutions including support to local integration and voluntary return to the Central Africa Republic.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

16 Apr 2015 description

Alexis Kamanzi is an OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Officer in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Alexis is from Rwanda, but for the past 18 months he has lived in Bangui, where he is the link between military actors and the humanitarian community to ensure all relevant parties can work without compromising each other’s activities.

Read the full story on OCHA

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faites le point sur la situation humanitaire en RDC. Retrouvez l’essentiel de la situation politique, humanitaire et sécuritaire ainsi que les derniers chiffres clefs et actions menées par l’UNICEF et ses partenaires.

PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS

16 Apr 2015 description

Minister Yelich delivers Canadian statement at United Nations Security Council open debate on sexual violence in conflict

April 15, 2015 - New York City, New York - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced an additional $5.5 million to fight sexual and gender-based violence.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • North Kivu—Sukola 2: After a joint FARDC-MONUSCO operation against FDLR in five territories was announced to start in January, some preventive displacements were observed. By the end February, the FARDC had begun targeted and unilateral operations (without MONUSCO) against the FDLR in Rutshuru and Masisi territories. Preventative displacement continues.

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

14 Apr 2015 description

Barcelona / Kouango (CAR) – At the end of 2014, thousands of people living in Kouango area, in southern Central African Republic (CAR), started to cross the Ubangi River looking for safety in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after months of armed clashes in the area between rival militias. More than 20,000 locals fled to DRC and thousands more went to the nearby towns of Bambari and Grimari, north of Kouango. They were all looking for protection after the incessant robberies, killings and burnt houses.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

13 Apr 2015 description

2.7 million people are still in need based on 2015’s humanitarian Strategic Response Plan for the Central African Republic. The relative severity requirement by sub-prefecture shows that the humanitarian situation one year after the outbreak of the crisis is still important and continuing to be despite the progress of humanitarian actors deployment on the field and sectoral response already made over of 2014.

12 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

BAORO, 9 avril 2015 (IRIN) - La salle était comble. Tout le monde voulait parler, ce qui n’est pas surprenant après des années d’un conflit ethnique et religieux qui a fait des milliers de morts en République centrafricaine (RCA).

Après avoir été ignorés toute leur vie, les citoyens ordinaires de la RCA ont finalement eu la parole et profité de cette occasion unique de dire ses quatre vérités au pouvoir en place.