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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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In Congo, trapped in violence and forgotten

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In a village emblematic of a long and brutal conflict: "We no longer know if even God can end this war."

KIVUYE, Congo — On the first market day after the militia retreated, as the midday sun broke through the mist, hundreds of villagers gathered on a grassy hillside.

Vendors sold fresh cabbage, corn and potatoes without fear of being robbed. Women bought pink dresses and orange cloth without fear of being raped. Children kicked a tattered ball made of twine without fear of being dragged away and forced to carry a gun.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 23 September 2014)

Insecurity and violence persist in the Central African Republic, increasing the vulnerability and needs of the people affected including IDPs and refugees.An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 487,580 displaced people, 418,296 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Angola + 1 other
Over thirty former Angolan refugees return home from Congo Brazzaville

Cabinda: About twelve families of former Angolan refugees in the Republic of the Congo voluntarily repatriated to the country, having arrived in the national territory last Saturday, through the border post of Massabi, in the framework of the voluntary repatriation process.

The operation, which involved a total of 36 Angolan citizens, was made possible through the involvement of the Angolan government and the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

All the former refugees settled in the northern province of Cabinda.

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Congo + 1 other
Expulsion de Brazzaville : Kabila et Sassou annoncent la mise en place d’une commission d’enquête

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Radio Okapi

Le président du Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Ngouesso et son homologue de la RDC, Joseph Kabila décident de mettre en place une commission d’enquête sur les expulsions de Brazzaville. Les deux présidents ont levé cette option, vendredi 19 septembre, à l’issue d’un entretien, à Kinshasa.Plus de 130 000 ressortissants de la RDC ont été expulsés de Brazzaville à la suite de l’opération «Mbata ya Mikolo» (traduisez en français : gifle des aînés).

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Congo + 7 others
La CEMAC envisage une riposte appropriée contre Ebola

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - Les ministres de la santé des six pays membres de la Communauté économique et monétaire d’Afrique centrale (CEMAC) ont arrêté récemment à Brazzaville, une série de mesures pour lutter de manière efficace contre une éventuelle survenue dans l’espace communautaire de la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola qui sévit en Afrique de l’ouest et en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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Vers l’apaisement entre Brazzaville et Kinshasa

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - Refroidies depuis le lancement en avril dernier de l’opération «Mbata ya bakolo» à Brazzaville, les relations de coopération entre la République du Congo et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) vont bientôt reprendre le rythme initial grâce à la visite que le président Sassou N’Guesso a effectuée ce 19 septembre à Kinshasa, à l’invitation de son homologue Joseph Kabila.

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 26 August – 8 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: In an effort to promote social cohesion in CAR, IOM supported the Compagnie Artistique Assoungba Système to organize a “mega-concert” in Bangui, on 30 August.

CHAD: On 26 August, the third IOM charter flight trans- porting 44 vulnerable Chadian returnees who were stranded in the Republic of Congo arrived at the N’Djame- na International Airport.

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Central African Republic (CAR):

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La CEMAC prépare un plan de riposte contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) – Face à la résurgence de la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola dans certains pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et dans un pays d’Afrique Centrale, les pays membres de la Communauté économique et monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) multiplient les initiatives en vue d’une prévention et d’une riposte à cette maladie, l’une des plus graves maladies virales chez l’Homme. La réunion des ministres de la santé de la CEMAC, qui s’est ouverte ce mardi 16 septembre à Brazzaville, par un atelier des experts, répond à cette problématique.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Chad + 3 others
Tchad : Retournés de la RCA Rapport de situation no 07 (31/08/2014)

Faits saillants

  • Les acteurs humanitaires ont répondu aux besoins de plus de 6 000 retournés de la RCA qui ont été déplacés sur le nouveau site de Kobiteye (Logone Oriental), suite à une décision Gouvernementale de fermer soudainement le site de transit de Doba le 8 Aout.

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Kisangani: début d’évacuation des expulsés de Brazzaville vers leurs milieux d’origine

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Le gouvernement de la Province Orientale a débuté, vendredi 12 septembre, l’opération d’évacuation des expulsés de Brazzaville vers leurs milieux d’origine. La première vague d’évacuation a concerné quatre personnes à destination de Bunia, en Ituri et huit pour Isiro. Les autres étaient absents au moment de l’embarquement. Avant de prendre place à bord du bus affrété par le gouvernement provincial, chacun des expulsés a reçu un petit kit d’insertion.

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 10 September 2014)

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Insecurity and violence persist in the Central African Republic, increasing the vulnerability and needs of the people affected including IDPs and refugees.An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian aid including more than 174,397 displaced people in sites, 416,437 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 31, 30 August - 5 September 2014

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  • On 29 August, UNHCR participated in a mission organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in the Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Babacar Gaye, to Bambari. The aim of the mission was to assess the security situation in the town, meet with various concerned parties such as local authorities, international forces and the UN agencies operating in the area.

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CERF funding helps provide mosquito nets in CAR

Since January 2014, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$11 million to humanitarian partners for life-saving relief in Central African Republic (CAR). In its most recent intervention, which has been partially funded by CERF, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets that will protect thousands of vulnerable people from malaria after the heavy August rains.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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