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27 Mar 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kwame Buist

OHANNESBURG, Mar 27 2015 (IPS) - Over half of the African continent’s population is below the age of 25 and approximately 11 million young Africans are expected to enter the labour market every year for the next decade, say experts.

Despite strong economic growth in many African countries, wage employment is limited and agriculture and agri-business continue to provide income and employment for over 60 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population.

27 Mar 2015 description

Total CAR refugees in neighbouring countries 455,134 of which since Dec. 2013 215,735

Total population of concern (IDPs in CAR + Refugees in neighbouring countries) 891,390

27 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Provisional estimates point to a reduced cereal production in 2014

  • Inflation rates increased in 2014 due to higher fuel prices

  • Dire humanitarian situation among refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria impacting also host communities

March rains help start the cropping season

26 Mar 2015 description

MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, 26 March (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for greatly increased humanitarian and development assistance to Cameroon after touring a camp that is hosting tens of thousands of refugees who escaped violence in neighbouring Nigeria.

26 Mar 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

MINDIF, Cameroon, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

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25 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

More than a million Nigerians have fled fanatically violent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Spilling over into neighbouring countries, these displaced families have relied on Catholic Church and other aid groups for basic necessities like shelter, food and medicine. On 26 and 27 March, Caritas representatives from the region will meet in Rome to create a humanitarian action plan for displaced families, refugees, and those returning to their destroyed villages.

25 Mar 2015 description

In this issue

■ Addis Insight
The PSC undertook its first joint mission to Mali, together with the European Union Political and Security Committee.
This mission highlighted the importance of joint action and set a precedent for similar field visits in the future.

■ On the Agenda
On 3 March the PSC reviewed and adopted the Concept of Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to combat Boko Haram. The decision to launch the MNJTF was taken at the PSC Summit on 29 January 2015.

25 Mar 2015 description

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.

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24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

24 Mar 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

24 Mar 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

MINDIF, Cameroon, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

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23 Mar 2015 description

Commentaires :

A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.

  • Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0

23 Mar 2015 description

Four regions in Cameroon (Est, Nord, Adamaoua, Extreme Nord) are deeply affected by the crises in neighbouring Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Cameroon now hosts a total of 311,000 Nigerian and CAR refugees. In addition, Boko Haram attacks and insecurity along the Nigerian border in the Far North Region have caused further internal displacements. Meanwhile, the refugee and IDP influx is overstretching host communities’ limited resources and basic services in addition to worsening vulnerabilities.