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27 Feb 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo (CONGOSITE) – Selon la ministre des Affaires sociales, de l’Action humanitaire et de la Solidarité, Emilienne Raoul, environ 23.000 personnes ayant fui le conflit interconfessionnel que connaît la République Centrafricaine (RCA) vivent actuellement sur le sol congolais, précisément dans les départements de la Likouala, de Brazzaville et de Pointe-Noire.

26 Feb 2015 description

Après un an de séparation, Pilera, une jeune centrafricaine de 17 ans, a pu retrouver sa maman au Cameroun, grâce aux efforts déployés par le CICR et la Croix-Rouge camerounaise. Le cas de Pilera n'a malheureusement rien d'exceptionnel. Suite au conflit en République centrafricaine, de nombreuses familles sont dispersées et plusieurs enfants se retrouvent seuls, loin de chez eux.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Caritas

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - L’ambassadeur du Japon en République du Congo, Shigeru Ushio, a remis le 24 février à Brazzaville, un don de vivres à la ministre des Affaires sociales, de l’Action humanitaire et de la Solidarité, Émilienne Raoul, destiné aux réfugiés de la République centrafricaine (RCA) et de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) installés dans le département de la Likouala au Congo.

19 Feb 2015 description

After a year-long separation, Pilera, a seventeen-year-old girl from the Central African Republic, has been able to find her mother in Cameroon, thanks to the efforts of the ICRC and the Cameroon Red Cross Society. Sadly, there is nothing exceptional about Pilera's plight. Many families have been scattered as a result of the fighting in the Central African Republic and quite a number of children find themselves alone and far from home.

19 Feb 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

“How many of you have fought in the armed groups?” asks Marc Balekage in an education centre for former child soldiers in Eastern Congo (DRC). Five slim hands are immediately raised.

“You can answer truthfully. In here it is neither a fault nor an obstacle for anything. This place is for you”, Balekage reassures the young.

Around 25 hands are raised.

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes between UN forces and ex-Séléka militants in Haute-Kotto Prefecture’s Bria town result in unconfirmed deaths and injuries

  • Crop production remains 58 percent below the pre-crisis average, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report

  • WFP releases its 2015 Emergency Operation (EMOP) for the CAR regional crisis, which aims to provide food assistance to 1.56 million people in CAR and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Feb 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY:

WFP RoC currently runs an urban Safety Net programme (DEV 200211) in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire targeting 12,000 households; a School Feeding programme (DEV 200144) providing hot meals to over 95,000 children in primary schools in five regions. It also provides general food distributions (under PRRO 200147) to more than 23,000 Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and some 15,000 from the Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in the Likouala region. WFP has been present in the Republic of Congo since 2000.

05 Feb 2015 description

Libreville/Genève, 4 février 2015 – A l’occasion d’un entretien avec le chef d’Etat gabonais Ali Bongo Ondimba, le président de la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR), Tadateru Konoé, a appelé aujourd’hui les gouvernements africains à accroître leur soutien aux Sociétés nationales, de façon à leur permettre de jouer pleinement leur rôle d’auxiliaires des pouvoirs publics face aux catastrophes et aux crises qui tendent à se multiplier.

04 Feb 2015 description

Executive Summary

The December 2013 escalation of conflict in Central African Republic marked an important shift in an already difficult security, political, and humanitarian context. By the end of the month, 640,000 people were displaced in the country. The subsequent resignation of the president and his cabinet in January 2014 created new waves of displacement and tens of thousands fled to neighboring countries. The United Nations declared the crisis a Level 3 emergency, a designation that remains in place today.

04 Feb 2015 description

Libreville/Geneva, 4 February 2015 – While meeting with Gabon head of state Ali Bongo Ondimba, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr. Tadateru Konoé, today called on African governments to provide greater support to National Societies so they can truly fulfill their auxiliary role in the face of increasing numbers of disasters and crises.

02 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed groups kidnap aid workers and a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) staff member

  • An estimated 30,000 CAR refugees flee southern Ouaka Prefecture for northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) reports continued Crisis and Emergency—IPC 3 and 4—levels of food insecurity*

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Jan 2015 description

In Numbers

242,000 refugees have arrived in Cameroon 93,000 refugees have arrived in Chad In DRC there are some 68,000 refugees from C.A.R. In RoC there are 22,000 refugees from C.A.R.

Highlight - Launch of the Regional EMOP 200799