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Mali + 10 others
2014-2015 Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37 | 8 – 14 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.

• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.

• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.

• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.

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Les groupes armés en RCA

Report
IRIN

BANGUI, 18 septembre 2014 (IRIN) - Le lancement officiel de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) a eu lieu cette semaine. La MINUSCA a pris le commandement des 6 000 soldats déployés par la Mission internationale de soutien à la Centrafrique (MISCA) de l’Union africaine.

IRIN:

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 7 (as of 31 August 2014)

Highlights

  • Humanitarian actors responded to the needs of over 6,000 people who arrived from CAR who were relocated from Doba to the new Kobiteye temporary camp (Logone Oriental), following a governmental decision to close Doba transit site on 8 August.

  • Relocations of returnees from Doyaba and Sido transit sites to Maingama temporary camp were suspended from 22 August onwards to give humanitarian partners more time to prepare for the arrival of new households.

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Mali + 8 others
Avis sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionelle a l'entrée de la periode de soudre et les perspectives agricoles dans le Sahel et l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Jun 2014

Les participants à la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue du 18 au 19 juin 2014, Ndjamena au Tchad, font la déclaration suivante:

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Sudan + 4 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 August 2014)

An estimated 6.9 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Most are in Darfur, where at least 2.4 million people are internally displaced. Since the beginning of 2014, an additional 399,000 people were displaced following hostilities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Chad + 1 other
Refugee schools in eastern Chad to follow domestic curriculum

Report
Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(17 Sep.) -

The UNHCR, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will replace the Sudanese curriculum by the Chadian one in the refugee camp schools in eastern Chad.

“The UNCHR, together with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will organise trainings for the 321 basic and secondary school teachers in the 11 refugee camps, to work with the Chadian curriculum, that will be used the coming school year, starting on 1 October,” secondary school teacher El Sadeg Yagoub, teacher told Radio Dabanga from Touloum refugee camp.

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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.

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Niger + 2 others
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 15 août au 08 septembre 2014)

La situation sécuritaire du Nigéria voisin a forcé plus de 10 000 personnes à se réfugier dans la région de Diffa et les îles du Lac Tchad, au cours d’un seul mois, créant ainsi de nouveaux besoins urgents, particulièrement en abris, vivres, NFI, WASH et santé. Ce chiffre constituant le pic le plus élevé des arrivées depuis les 5 derniers mois, risque d’évoluer si la situation au Nigéria continue.

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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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L’Angleterre et le PAM font équipe au Tchad

A la frontière avec le Soudan au milieu d'un marécage, la piste d'atterrissage de Tissi se situe dans l'une des zones les plus reculées de l'est du Tchad. Il était crucial de la réhabiliter

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Armed groups in CAR

Report
IRIN

BANGUI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union’s International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).

The deployment of the blue helmets comes in the wake of a July cessation of hostilities agreement signed by an array of armed groups in a country rife with insurgents of different stripes and beset by a series of coups d’etat over the last couple of decades.

IRIN:

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Cameroon + 3 others
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees

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IRIN

MAROUA (CAMEROON), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.

Since June over 1,500 Nigerian families have crossed into Cameroon where they are mainly sheltering with host families or in local mosques, churches and schools, but following renewed Boko Haram attacks, some of these schools have been destroyed and refugees have had to flee further into Cameroon's interior.

IRIN:

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad : L'éduction pour les filles dans les camps de réfugiés soudanais, entre obstacle et espoir

N'Djamena, le 11 septembre 2014. Il ne faut pas sous-estimer ce que représente le fait de devoir marcher pendant des heures pour ramener de l'eau dans la chaleur étouffante du désert du Tchad oriental. C'est l'une des pires difficultés pour les femmes soudanaises vivant dans les camps de réfugiés du Tchad oriental, un lieu où les traditions socio-culturelles tendent à limiter leur rôle aux seules tâches domestiques : tâches ménagères, soins à apporter à de grandes familles, approvisionnement en eau.

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Chad + 1 other
Education for girls in Sudanese refugee camps, between obstacles and hope

N'Djamena, 11 September 2014 – Walking long distances to fetch water in the blistering desert heat of eastern Chad is not to be underestimated. It is one of the most arduous of tasks facing Sudanese women living in refugee camps in eastern Chad, a place where socio-cultural traditions tend to limit their role strictly to the domestic sphere: household chores, caring for large families and fetching water.

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World + 5 others
Global Estimates 2014 - People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report from IDMC reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Aide aux réfugiés nigérians : le HCR et ses partenaires recherchent 34 millions de dollars

GENEVE, 16 septembre (HCR) – Le HCR a lancé un appel de fonds conjoint aux donateurs pour un montant de 34 millions de dollars afin de financer des opérations urgentes pour aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés nigérians au Cameroun, au Tchad et au Niger.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan, August - December 2014

The aim of this Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan is to mobilize support for an inter-agency response to the refugee situation developing in south-east Niger, south-west Chad and northern Cameroon and to present the corresponding emergency programme needs. These countries are affected by a continuing influx of refugees from north-eastern Nigeria seeking safety from attacks by armed insurgents.

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Congo + 7 others
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.