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21 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Environ 150 réfugiés angolais vivant à Kolwezi (Katanga) ont été rapatriés, jeudi 20 novembre, dans leur pays d’origine au terme d’une opération organisée par la tripartite Commission nationale pour les réfugiés (CNR), le Haut-commissariat de l’Onu pour les réfugiés (HCR) et le consulat d’Angola.

Selon les responsables de la CNR, ces réfugiés représentaient environ 50 familles qui ont elles-mêmes accepté de retourner chez elles. Ces hommes, femmes et enfants sont passés par la cité frontalière de Dilolo, située à 440 km à l’Ouest de Kolwezi (Katanga).

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.

19 Nov 2014 description

BURKINA FASO

MICHEL KAFANDO CHOSEN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT
On 18 November, Michel Kafando, was sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim President. In compliance to the Charter of the Transition signed on 16 November, Mr. Kafando, a former Foreign Minister and diplomat has been chosen to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in Burkina Faso.

CAMEROON/NIGERIA

19 Nov 2014 description

Mbanza Congo - At least 220 Angolan former refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) returned Monday to the country under the voluntary organized repatriation process underway in the country.

A group of 54 families, Angolan citizens from the Lower Congo Democratic region returned to Angola through the land border of Luvo and are camped in the shelter in Kinzau, 15 kilometers north off city of Mbanza Congo.

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.

18 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • In recent years, Nigeria has been facing an armed insurgency in the three north-eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, home to some 13 million people. On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in these three States and swiftly put in place operational measures for a counter-insurgency operation. As of May 2014, millions are believed to have been affected, with at least 650,000 of them internally displaced in the directly affected States.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 5th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,131 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,995. As at 5th November 176,279 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

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

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.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Plus de 7000 réfugiés congolais vivant au camp de Musasa au Nord du Burundi déplorent leurs conditions de vie. Ils ont saisi, le week-end dernier, l’Office de protection des réfugiés pour dénoncer cette situation. Ces réfugiés congolais se plaignent de ne plus pouvoir s’offrir une alimentation équilibrée depuis que le perdiem de leur ration alimentaire individuelle a été revue à la baisse. Elle est passée de 12,5 dollars américains à 10 dollars.

06 Nov 2014 description

Uige - At least 505 former Angolan refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) returned home on Tuesday through the Kimbata border post in Maquela do Zombo municipality, some 310 kilometres north of Uige city.

This is part of the programme of repatriation going on since August this year.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) official, Bernardo Pacavira, told Angop that of the 526 who were expected to return to Angola on the 11th convoy of DRC returnees, 17 were denied due to questionable documentation, while four just missed.