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24 Jan 2015 description
report New York Times

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net.

23 Jan 2015 description

GENÈVE, 23 janvier (HCR) – L'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés et ses partenaires ont lancé, vendredi, un appel de fonds pour un montant de 331 millions de dollars afin de venir en aide à près d'un demi-million de réfugiés centrafricains qui luttent pour survivre dans les pays voisins.

23 Jan 2015 description

The inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), led by UNHCR, was first launched in April 2014 to address the L3 emergency in CAR and the significant numbers of refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo, since 5 December 2013. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of all actors, the most critical phase of the emergency was stabilized by July 2014.

23 Jan 2015 description

GENEVA, January 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners on Friday appealed for US$331 million to help almost half-a-million Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive in neighbouring countries.

The Regional Refugee Response Plan, presented by UNHCR and 18 partners, is aimed at providing safety, food, clean water, shelter, health and other basic services to some 460,000 refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo.

22 Jan 2015 description

Plus de 300 facilitateurs sont déployés sur toute l’étendue du territoire centrafricain pour préparer le forum de réconciliation nationale de Bangui. Soixante-trois femmes dont huit ministres participent aux facilitations auprès des populations sur le terrain. Outre, les seize préfectures de la République centrafricaine, ces consultations seront également menées au Cameroun, au Congo-Brazzaville et en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Tchad, des pays frontaliers de la RCA où se trouvent des réfugiés centrafricains qui ont fui les violences.

21 Jan 2015 description

The Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) has been informed of the ratification of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention) by the Republic of Congo.

The Special Rapporteur commends the Government of the Republic of Congo for ratifying this very important instrument for the protection of internally displaced persons.

21 Jan 2015 description

Cabinda- At least seven thousand repatriated citizens of the Republic of Congo Brazzaville will benefit from identity card, said Monday in this city, the provincial delegate of Justice, Ernestina da Graça.

Ernestina da Graça, who was speaking to the press, said that for its materialization the Provincial Delegation of Justice started this week the registration of those citizens for the granting of Angolan nationality.

20 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 UN Commission of Inquiry determines that attacks against Muslims in CAR during 2014 qualify as ethnic cleansing.

 Government of CAR (CARG) working to relocate IDPs at M’Poko International Airport

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Jan 2015 description

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - Une convention de partenariat d’un montant de 100 millions de francs CFA destinés à la lutte contre le virus Ebola a été signée le 9 janvier 2015 à Brazzaville entre le gouvernement congolais, la Société nationale des pétroles du Congo (SNPC) et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF).

02 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reaches an estimated 1.4 million people in conflictaffected areas of CAR with health care services and essential medicines.

  • Insecurity, including attacks targeting relief workers, continues to hamper humanitarian efforts.

  • Relief actors will require $195 million to assist more than 1.2 million people in 2015.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Dec 2014 description

Situation Update

WFP Leverages Partnerships to Overcome Logistical Challenges in Cameroon

In Cameroon, November food distributions were hampered by heavy rains which make transport on badly deteriorated roads difficult. In addition, two damaged bridges in Tocktoyo and Nyabi in the East region hindered the passage of trucks to distribution sites.

WFP managed to overcome these challenges and initiate distributions with the help of pickup trucks provided by its partners. A total of 86,367 refugees were assisted during this round.

22 Dec 2014 description

RÉSUMÉ

En 2015, l’assistance humanitaire en République Centrafricaine cible 2 millions de personnes dans le besoin, en concentrant la réponse sur les urgences, la protection et le renforcement de la résilience.

Objectifs stratégiques

  1. Améliorer immédiatement les conditions de vie des nouvelles personnes déplacées, en leurs assurant la protection et en leur fournissant des biens et services sociaux de base.

18 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK – A year after extreme violence tore through the Central African Republic, two out of five children in urgent need of UNICEF’s support are without vital humanitarian aid – according to the agency.

UNICEF says a critical lack of funding and insecurity – such as road barricades, looting and attacks against aid workers – have left children they expected to help this year without access to essential health services, water, education and protection.