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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 April 2014

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Equatorial Guinea + 19 others
Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 21 (as of 16 April 2014)

The new sites host 10,000 people, raising the number of IDPs in Bangui to 219,000. Due to insecurity, shelter assessments cannot be carried out in some neighbourhoods.

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Chad + 3 others
Millions of children to be vaccinated against polio in Chad

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’Djamena, 16th April 2014 – This year’s second national immunization campaign against polio was launched Friday in the capital city of N’Djamena by Chadian health authorities, alongside representatives of lead UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO. International funding partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were also present at the launch.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

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Cameroon + 3 others
Fears in Cameroon of Boko Haram recruitment

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IRIN

Nigeria’s extremist Islamist group Boko Haram are believed to be actively recruiting fighters across the border in Cameroon’s Far North Region, according to residents and local government officials.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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UNHCR and partners seeking $US274 million to meet acute needs of those fleeing the Central African Republic

Nearly 200,000 Central Africans, third country nationals and returnees who escaped violence in CAR over the past four months are struggling to restart their lives in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo.

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Chad + 4 others
IOM targets returnees to neighbouring countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden.

Tens of thousands of CAR Muslims, migrants and returnees fleeing armed groups continue to pour into Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (RoC). An estimated 200,000 have already fled CAR.

International Organization for Migration:

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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Nigeria + 6 others
West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 8– 14 April 2014

CAMEROON
7,000 NEW ARRIVALS FROM CAR
The influx of refugees from CAR continues with some 7,000 arrivals since the previous week. The number of entry points increased following violence near the former main crossings at Garoua Boulai and Kenzou. Many refugees arrive exhausted and with injuries. In 2014, Cameroon has received almost 70,000 CAR refugees.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 April 2014)

IDP figures are stabilizing on a high plateau of almost 630,000, including more than 200,000 in Bangui, while the number of refugees continues to increase. It currently stands at 338,000.

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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 10 - 3-10 Apr 2014

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UNHCR is leading the launch of a Regional Response Plan for the CAR Refugee Emergency, to cover the four neighbouring countries–Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The launch is set for 16 April and will highlight the needs of seven UN agencies, IOM and six NGOs providing assistance in the region.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

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Cameroon + 2 others
CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

UNHCR said on Friday it was extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen were blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic.

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Chad + 4 others
Chadians Continue to Flee CAR, Often Destitute: IOM

Since late December 2013 IOM has registered and tracked over 95,000 often destitute Chadian returnees, Central African nationals and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in Chad from the Central African Republic (CAR).

At least 10,000 Chadians and other TCNs, including Malians and Sudanese, have fled to Cameroon. IOM organized road convoys from the CAR-Cameroon border to Moundou in Chad on 30th March and April 2nd. These convoys facilitated the return home of 1,219 stranded migrants.

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Cameroon + 2 others
Cameroon Polio Vaccination Targets CAR, Nigerian Refugees

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Voice of America

YAOUNDE — Cameroon has announced a special polio vaccination campaign for all children after half a dozen cases were identified. There are fears that children fleeing dangerous situations in neighboring countries, such as terrorist violence in Nigeria - one of a few nations which have not eradicated polio - are spreading the virus.

Minister of Health Andre Mama Fouda said the whole country needs to be on alert to protect every child from the crippling and potentially fatal virus.

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Polio this week - as of 9 April 2014

  • First mass vaccination campaigns started in the Middle East since a polio case was reported in Iraq. Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt on 6 April and Turkey on 7 April, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over five days. For Iraq, this is the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio in a six-month-old boy from northern Baghdad was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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