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10 Feb 2016 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 09:35 GMT

At least six civilians were killed and over 30 injured Wednesday in a double suicide attack in Cameroon's northern border region with Nigeria, which is regularly attacked by Boko Haram fighters, security sources said.

The attackers, who were also killed, were both female, said a source.

"Six civilians were killed as well as two suicide bombers who blew themselves up" during a funeral wake in the village of Nguetchewe, a source told AFP, adding that between 30-50 people were injured.

09 Feb 2016 description
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09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

Terrorist attacks have led to deteriorating humanitarian and security conditions in these regions of the country with thousands of Cameroonians fleeing their homes.

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Humanitarian Context

• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of people are being displaced in inaccessible areas of Borno State as the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army continues.

  • Settlements in inaccessible parts of Borno have been completely destroyed.

  • Pilot relocations from schools due to take place on 4 February stalled following attack on Dalori village on 30 January.

  • Feedback from IDPs reveals complex attitudes towards relocations.

FIGURES

  • people in need 7 m

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RDC : Maintien de l’alerte dans les provinces du Haut-Lomami (Bukama, Kinkondja), le Lualaba (Lubudi) et le Haut-Katanga (Kikula, Likasi et Katuba).

05 Feb 2016 description

Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$58 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence. Some $27.2 million was allocated in March 2015 to assist more than 1.6 million internally displaced people, refugees, returnees and host communities from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; and an additional $31 million was provided in late 2015 and early 2016 for live-saving humanitarian response for more than 700,000 affected people in the Lake Chad Basin region.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR

  • 2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Feb 2016 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 9 February, 2015. 1,671,593 Swiss francs required to fully implement this appeal which runs for 5 months. This will enable Cameroon Red Cross provide assistance to some 25,000 persons in emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter, food security, nutrition and livelihoods, National Society capacity building and disaster risk reduction.

  • Operation update n°1 was issued on 5 March 2015.

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

02 Feb 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Recurring natural disasters such as droughts, floods, combined with volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

  • Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon and causes internal displacements.

  • Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.