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29 Jul 2013 description
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Geneva, 29 July 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Increasing attacks of Boko Haram, the religious extremist group, throughout Nigeria and more recently in the North East of the country led to the serious deterioration of the security situation in the three states of Borno, Yobe and KL Adamaoua. This unstable security situation has contributed to the displacement of the populations which resulted in the influx of refugees in Cameroon’s far north region since June 10, 2013.

23 Jul 2013 description
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 , Paul Jeffrey

In the heat of the afternoon, Aissata Kantao sits in the shade of a tree in front of her home, the sound of children playing in the sandy street rebounding off the dirt walls that characterise Timbuktu, the city in northern Mali where she grew up. It’s also the city she was forced to flee when Islamist extremists took control and quieted the children, covered the women, and imposed a regime of terror.

10 Jul 2013 description
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Paul Jeffrey

Boubanar Traore wants desperately to go back to his home in northern Mali but doesn’t know how he would survive there. So he sits in a camp for displaced families in the south of the country, waiting and hoping that things will soon change.

A mechanic, his tools got left behind when he and his family fled in the middle of the night from the village of Hombori in 2012 after Islamist rebels killed the town’s chief. The Islamists seized most of Mali’s north before being driven out by French troops earlier this year.

21 Jun 2013 description
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Dear Colleagues,

The 2011 drought in the Sahel region and the military operations in Mali launched by France and other African countries in January 2013 have led to the increase of Malian refugees hosted in the Mbera Camp in Mauritania. As of April 21, 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Mbera Camp was 74,452 people1 which included 21,636 refugees arriving between January and March 2013. The presence of Malian refugees in the drought-affected area has further put pressure on the scarce resources (including food, water, social facilities, fire wood, etc.).

31 May 2013 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 299,991 Balance Requested: US$ 211,351

Geneva, 31 May 2013 Dear Colleagues,

24 May 2013 description
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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$400,000

Balance Requested: US$343,193

Geneva, 23 May 2013

Dear Colleagues,

07 May 2013 description
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ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 15/2013. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is planning to provide following assistance to Malian Refugees in the Mbera Camp and HCs: shelters, psychosocial support, nutritional support and agro-pastoral activities.

Mauritania
Assistance to Malian Refugees and Host Communities
Geneva, 7 May 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

19 Mar 2013 description
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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 1,730,514
Less: Pledges/Contribution: US$ 696,800
Balance Requested: US$ 1,033,714

Geneva, 19th March 2013

Dear Colleagues,

14 Feb 2013 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 997,378

Balance Requested: US$ 715,760

Geneva, 14 February 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Chad has experienced chronic instability since its independence in 1960 and was heavily affected by conflicts in neighbouring countries such as Sudan, the Central African Republic and recently Libya. The outbreak of the Darfur crisis in 2003 has caused a major influx of Sudanese refugees and a flare-up of internal fighting had resulted in more than 180,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) within Chad.

28 Jan 2013 description
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The escalating conflict in Mali between French-backed government forces and Tuareg and Islamist rebels is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries, says ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna.

25 Jan 2013 description
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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

11 Oct 2012 description
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Appeal Target: US$1,176,176 Balance Requested: US$346,252

Geneva, 08 October 2012

Dear Colleagues,

This appeal has been revised to extend the implementation period for Christian Aid to 31st December 2012 and correct the errors on the Christian Aid budget.

14 Sep 2012 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 2,449,224
Balance Requested: US$ 193,426

Mauritania and the neighbouring countries (mainly Mali and Senegal) have been affected by the ongoing Sahel food crisis characterised by food insecurity and malnutrition due to drought and other underlying factors in the region. It has been projected that 800,000 people in Mauritania, will need humanitarian assistance in 2012.

In addition to the drought situation, the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Mali has forced thousands of Malians to cross the border to Mauritania.

03 Jul 2012 description
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More than 19 million people in the Sahel region including 2.8 million from Burkina Faso are at risk of food insecurity according to FAO report1. The reason for this severe food crisis is not only caused by a prolonged drought and the subsequent severe decline of agricultural production but is also a consequence of high food prices, displacement and chronic poverty. The situation has been further worsened by the political instability in Mali and the influx of an estimated 65,0002 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso.

07 Jun 2012 description
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Thursday, June 07, 2012 • Erik Johnson, DanChurchAid

“Undi Kibaré,” I say, practicing the Moré greeting I’d learned a few minutes ago. “Lafi,” Hawa replies, breaking in to a smile as she tries to continue the conversation. I just smile with incomprehension, having exhausted my knowledge of her language. Then we both break out laughing.

23 May 2012 description
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The Heads of States of Liptako Gourma (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) have sounded the alert regarding an impending crisis for the whole region. The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso confirmed the emergency food crisis in his speech to the nation on 30 March 2012.

20 Apr 2012 description
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Thomas Ekelund

It looks like any other school yard, any other school day. But it is actually the first school day in Camp Mbere, a refugee camp only a few kilometres from the Malian border in Mauritania. Suddenly a camera attracts the attention and hundreds of children sets of, screaming and laughing. Like any other children.

When Kasongo Mutshaila makes his way through the ocean of screaming children, he can´t help it but laughing. As being the representative in Mauritania Kasongo is heading the ACT Alliance LWF work camp management in camp Mbere. And he is proud.

10 Apr 2012 description
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ACT Alert Reference Number: 12/2012. ACT members in Burkina Faso will jointly assess the situation and form local management committees. In the crisis phase, there will be distribution of food, CfW, supplementary feeding, then mitigation and resilience activities.

07 Mar 2012 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 3,039,387

Balance Requested: US$ 2,711,036

Dear Colleagues,

Mauritania and the neighbouring countries (mainly Mali and Senegal) have been affected by the ongoing Sahel food crisis characterised by food insecurity and malnutrition due to drought and other underlying factors in the region. It has been projected that 800,000 people in Mauritania, will need humanitarian assistance in 2012.

In addition to the drought situation, the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Mali has forced thousands of Malians to cross the border to Mauritania.