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Cameroon Cholera epidemic: July 29 – Sep 30, 2014

Start Network

A cholera epidemic was first detected in the Far North Region of Cameroon in April 2014. When the Start Fund was activated on 29 July there were more than 1,200 reported cases. Without immediate action, local organisations feared the outbreak would lead to the same situation as the 2010 epidemic, which infected 10,000 people and killed nearly 1,000.

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Cameroon + 5 others
UN to Aid Central Africa in Polio Vaccinations

Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka October 21, 2014 8:52 AM

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON— The United Nations said it is assisting six Central African countries in organizing synchronized vaccinations after Cameroon reported a fifth case of the wild polio virus in its territory.

Four wild polio virus cases have been reported in Cameroon's neighbor to the south, Equatorial Guinea, this year.

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World + 14 others
West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)


· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 8 (as of 30 September 2014)


· The relocations of people from the transit sites to temporary camps are hampered by delays in the construction of shelter and water and sanitation infrastructure.

· The government has decided to review the development of Maingama temporary camp to maximize the number of inhabitants and to accelerate shelter construction.

· The resurgence of malaria cases in transit sites and temporary camps continues. They now account for half of the sicknesses registered.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014


  • The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.

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Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC

For many years now, cholera has been a common occurrence in the North and far North Regions of Cameroon. Recurrent floods in this part of the country are the main cause of the resurgence of this and other water-borne diseases.

This year’s outbreak, which started in August, is causing havoc in more than 20 areas. Current government figures mention 2,019 patients, including 99 fatalities, with the locality of Mogodé, in the Far North Region, hardest hit.

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 39) [EN/FR]

With almost 21,000 cases, Ghana has a new record number, and the outbreak has already spread along the coast to Togo and Benin. The situation in Lake Chad Basin is of concern as well.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 15 October 2014)

An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 410,000 displaced people, 424,268 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 17 October 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 3 others
On-going violence in Nigeria continues to displace people to neighbouring countries

Nigerian refugees have been fleeing across the border into northern Cameroon, Niger and Chad. In the last two months, the number of new arrivals has increased significantly, with more than 100,000 people crossing to Niger since May 2013.

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Back-to-School Supplies Given to 7,500 Cameroonian Children at 150 Elementary Schools

In Demsa, Cameroon, many families don’t have the money to buy pencils or workbooks for their school-age children. Without these simple tools, children cannot attend school.

Last week, 350 of Demsa’s most vulnerable children received the school supplies they needed and now are enrolled in elementary school.

This year alone, Counterpart’s Food for Education program has provided backpacks, textbooks, and pencils to 7,500 children at 150 schools throughout Cameroon.

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Liberia + 5 others
UNHCR: Ebola in West Africa

How are refugees affected?

5 deaths of Liberian refugees in Sierra Leonean communities

4 deaths & 2 undergoing treatment amongst of Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberian communities

Epidemic gradually approaching refugee areas in Guinea

Suspension of voluntary repatriation for 15,000 potential returnees from Liberia & 162 from Guinea to Cote d'Ivoire, plus 300 from Nigeria to Cameroon

5,195 Ivorian refugees in Bahn refugee camp in Liberia quarantined for 21 days

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 23 September - 6 October 2014

CAR: IOM is repairing tarps and wooden structures of the community shelters in Kabo and Moyen Sido.

CHAD: In preparation for the cold season that starts in November, IOM distributed blankets to 1,169 individuals in Djako transit site.

CAMEROON: On 2 October, 18 Senegalese migrants from Kentzou and Garoua Boulai were assisted by the Senegalese Embassy, in close coordination with IOM, to return to Senegal.


International Organization for Migration:

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World + 11 others
Agence de Médecine Préventive Wins the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award for Improving Immunization Programs in Africa

PARIS (October 14, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.