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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

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UNHCR and partners seeking $US274 million to meet acute needs of those fleeing the Central African Republic

Nearly 200,000 Central Africans, third country nationals and returnees who escaped violence in CAR over the past four months are struggling to restart their lives in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo.

International Organization for Migration:

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Chad + 4 others
IOM targets returnees to neighbouring countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden.

Tens of thousands of CAR Muslims, migrants and returnees fleeing armed groups continue to pour into Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (RoC). An estimated 200,000 have already fled CAR.

International Organization for Migration:

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 April 2014)

IDP figures are stabilizing on a high plateau of almost 630,000, including more than 200,000 in Bangui, while the number of refugees continues to increase. It currently stands at 338,000.

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 + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (January - March 2014)

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active in CAR and DRC, where a total of 65 LRA attacks were reported in Q1 of 2014. These attacks represent 33% of reported incidents in 2013, with a majority (63%) occurring in DRC. These attacks resulted in two deaths and 93 abductions (of whom 12% are children). The incidents are consistent in pattern to those reported in Q1 of 2012 and 2013 except that the number of reported deaths has significantly reduced.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 10 - 3-10 Apr 2014

Highlights

UNHCR is leading the launch of a Regional Response Plan for the CAR Refugee Emergency, to cover the four neighbouring countries–Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The launch is set for 16 April and will highlight the needs of seven UN agencies, IOM and six NGOs providing assistance in the region.

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Launch of the Voluntary Repatriation of Congolese Refugees from Batalimo refugee camp to DRC

On 10 April 2014 , UNHCR Representative, Mr. Kouassi Lazare Etien, and the Central African authorities : a Representative of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, of the Ministry of Health, social Affairs and Humanitarian Action , the National Commission for Refugees (CNR) and the Prefect of Lobaye, launch together the program of the voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees settled in the Batalimo refugee camp ( Lobaye prefecture).

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.

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Lancement du rapatriement volontaire de plus de 6,000 réfugiés congolais vers la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Aujourd’hui jeudi 10 avril 2014, M. Kouassi Lazare Etien, Représentant du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) et les autorités centrafricaines représentées par M. Patrick B. Niadobé, représentant du Ministère de l’Administration du Territoire et de la Décentralisation, de M.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 07 April 2014)

The security situation throughout the country remains volatile after new clashes in Bangui and high level of tensions in many areas. The third week in a row of increasing IDP figures in Bangui confirms a departure from the downward trend since mid-January, with an overall increase from 177,000 to approximately 208,000. In Cameroon, the influx of refugees from CAR is continuing with about 5,000 new arrivals per week. In Chad, almost 62,000 evacuees remain in transit centres, mostly in the South near the CAR border.

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 + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 4 others
Africa Security Brief No. 27 - Creating Sustainable Peacekeeping Capability in Africa

Highlights

  • Over 60,000 African troops from 39 different nations serve in peace operations worldwide.

  • Maintaining African peacekeeping capability requires an ongoing training process to sustain the skill proficiency of troop contingents for rapid deployment and crisis response.

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Rwanda + 8 others
"20 years after the genocide in Rwanda: Lessons learned and unlearned" Op-ed by UN Secretary-General

By BAN Ki-moon

Today in the Central African Republic, government and community leaders are struggling to help the country find the path of peace.

On Monday in Kigali, I will join the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide, the reverberations of which are still being felt across an arc of uncertainty in Africa’s Great Lakes region -- and in the collective conscience of the international community.