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02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

31 Jul 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 20:05 GMT

Cameroon has deported more than 2,000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources said Friday.

Regional newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel reported that about 2,500 Nigerians had been "rounded up" in Kousseri, in the far north of Cameroon, and sent back to their country on Thursday.

The weekly posted a photo on its Facebook page showing several departing trucks crammed with hundreds of passengers.

31 Jul 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 19:25 GMT

Plus de 2.000 ressortissants nigérians en situation irrégulière ont été expulsés jeudi du Cameroun vers leur pays, dans le cadre des nouvelles mesures sécuritaires visant à prévenir le risque d'attentats-suicides par les islamistes de Boko Haram, selon des sources concordantes.

31 Jul 2015 description

The crisis in CAR has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. Today, more than 368,000 people remain displaced, living in the bush, in camps or with host families. They are among the 2.7 million Central African who depend on aid to survive, including 1.2 million people food insecure.

31 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

MAROUA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - A month ago, the main market in the Cameroonian town of Maroua was bustling with traders and buyers. Now it is a place of fear and suspicion, bordering on paranoia.
Five suicide bombings in just 13 days in the Far North Region, all blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, have made people jittery. Thousands of troops have been sent north by the government in distant Yaoundé and draconian security measures have come into force across much of the country.

29 Jul 2015 description

CAMEROON

33 KILLED IN SUICIDE BLASTS
On 25 July, 20 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck a bar in Maroua town, the capital of the Far North Region. The attack, the most deadly of its kind so far, was the third in the region in two weeks. Cameroon’s Far North Region has been repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram insurgents. No gap in terms of medication and medical material is reported so far, but MSF estimates that in case other attacks occur, capacity of health centres will be overwhelmed.

CHAD

29 Jul 2015 description

Over the last six months, Child Soldiers International has found worrying evidence of child rights violations by the Chadian army, and non-compliance with child protection commitments by the Chadian authorities.

28 Jul 2015 description

GENÈVE, 21 juillet (HCR) – La violence et l'insécurité ont continué d'entraîner des mouvements de population dans le nord du Nigéria et les pays voisins, a déclaré mardi (21 juillet) l'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

Dans la région isolée de l'Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, un flux incessant de réfugiés nigérians quitte la zone frontalière instable entre le Nigéria et le Cameroun en quête d'abri à une centaine de kilomètres à l'intérieur des terres, au camp de Minawao qui est géré par le HCR et ses partenaires.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Third modification

While political and security challenges persist in Central African Republic (CAR), the living conditions of Centralafrican refugees in neighbouring countries require continued attention. Assistance needs are likely to last as no return intentions are reported so far, due to the uncertainty of the political process in CAR ahead of the elections scheduled in October 2015.

27 Jul 2015 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

  • Entre juin et août, environ 7,5 millions de personnes seront confrontées à une crise alimentaire au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Début tardif de la saison des pluies dans certaines régions du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Insécurité persistente en RCA malgré une diminution des violences

  • Fixation de la date des élections en RCA

  • Résurgence d’Ebola au Libéria

24 Jul 2015 description

Flash info

Comme mentionné dans le précédant flash, IRC a procédé à une assistance alimentaire d’urgence à Chétimari et Gagamari suite à l’arrivée massive de personnes déplacées en provenance de Damasak. Cette assistance s’étendra sur une période de 5 jours et touchera 1000 ménages déplacés dont 600 à Chétimari et 400 à Gagamari identifiées sur base de vulnérabilité.

24 Jul 2015 description
  • For the first time the capital of the Far North Region, Maroua, has suffered the attacks from Boko Haram suspects. On 23 July, two suicide attacks took place at the same time in Maroua central market and in an adjoining neighbourhood. At least 13 people were killed and 32 wounded due to the blast. The attack was caused by two girls, under 15 years old, who were begging at the market, blew themselves up, causing total panic.

24 Jul 2015 description

These maps show the population displacements in Sahel due to the differents crisis (Boko Haram in Nord East of Nigeria, Central African of Républic, North Mali)

24 Jul 2015 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE (RCA) LE NOMBRE DE DÉPLACÉS DIMINUE DE 30 000 Le nombre de personnes déplacées est passé de 399 268 en mai à 368 859 en juillet. Cela inclut les personnes déplacées dans les 32 sites de la capitale Bangui, où il y a actuellement 30 186 personnes déplacées comparé aux 33 067 en mai, selon la Commission Mouvement de Populations.

23 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since June, the USG has provided approximately $50.8 million in assistance for the Nigeria regional crisis

  • Nearly 1.4 million people are displaced in northeastern Nigeria due to Boko Haram violence

  • During the week of July 20, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari met with U.S. President Barak Obama in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Boko Haram insurgency, among other topics

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