2.7 million people are still in need based on 2015’s humanitarian Strategic Response Plan for the Central African Republic. The relative severity requirement by sub-prefecture shows that the humanitarian situation one year after the outbreak of the crisis is still important and continuing to be despite the progress of humanitarian actors deployment on the field and sectoral response already made over of 2014.
23 January 2015 – With a “tense and highly volatile” situation in North-Eastern Nigeria at the Chadian Lac border, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing food to thousands of refugees who have recently been displaced by the region’s escalating violence and urged that it required some $11 million to continue to meet those needs.
Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.
L'accueil délicat des enfants réfugiés dans la région du lac Tchad (RFI, 19/01/15)
Boko Haram crisis: The victims who fled over Lake Chad (BBC, 20/01/15)
Thanks to yearly contributions of more than €1 billion from the European Union and its Member States, the UN World Food Programme provides assistance to tens of millions of vulnerable people in more than 50 countries each year. Central Africans who have sought refuge in Cameroon are amongst those benefitting from the EU-funded food aid. Hadidja is one of them.
The inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), led by UNHCR, was first launched in April 2014 to address the L3 emergency in CAR and the significant numbers of refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo, since 5 December 2013. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of all actors, the most critical phase of the emergency was stabilized by July 2014.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
GENEVA, January 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners on Friday appealed for US$331 million to help almost half-a-million Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive in neighbouring countries.
The Regional Refugee Response Plan, presented by UNHCR and 18 partners, is aimed at providing safety, food, clean water, shelter, health and other basic services to some 460,000 refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo.
WFP Launches Regional EMOP 200777
January 22, 2015 12:27 PM
DAKAR, SENEGAL— Nigeria’s electoral commission is scrambling to find ways that will allow approximately 1 million people displaced by Boko Haram-related violence to vote in the February elections.
The independent commission says voters displaced by fighting in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states can pick up their voter cards at designated centers and refugee camps, many of them located in the state capitals. Those locations are also where displaced voters will be able to cast their ballots.
Ministers of Health from around the world will convene next week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting, to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are expected to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared, to facilitate discussions, available here.
• En 2014, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 91 361 cas et 1 583 décès de choléra (CFR=2%) dans 11 pays, soit trois fois plus de cas qu’en 2013.
• Les trois pays les plus affectés sont le Nigeria, le Ghana et la RDC qui comptent 93% des cas et 80 % des décès de la région. Les épidémies au Nigéria et au Ghana impactent directement les pays limitrophes du lac Tchad et du golfe de guinée.
• On observe une létalité élevée en zone sahélienne supérieure ou égale à 2% notamment au Nigéria, Tchad, Cameroun et Niger.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
THREE PEOPLE KIDNAPPED IN BANGUI
In retaliation for the capture of its leader, Rodrigue Ngaibona (Andilo), anti-Balaka elements kidnapped on 19 January, a French woman working for an international NGO and a priest. The day after, they also detained for some time a staff member of the UN peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA). Anti-Balaka elements are demanding the release of their leader.
Boko Haram (BH), meaning Western education is forbidden, an Islamist militant insurgent group based in northeastern Nigeria, has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. In May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency (SoE) in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, which has been extended until November 2014. The security crisis continues to worsen, with growing numbers of victims, and the destruction of social and economic infrastructure, including the disruption of education services.
1/21/2015 - 01:24 GMT
by Aminu ABUBAKAR
Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria's neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants and fears grew of further violence.
The confirmation from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau came as no surprise after multiple eye-witness accounts of the attack on Baga, which is thought to have killed hundreds, if not more.
20 January 2015 – Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned today as it continued its efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region.
UN Commission of Inquiry determines that attacks against Muslims in CAR during 2014 qualify as ethnic cleansing.
Government of CAR (CARG) working to relocate IDPs at M’Poko International Airport
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.