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Cameroon + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Assistance to Nigerian refugees in Minawao in Cameroon’s Far North Region

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Geneva, 29 July 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Increasing attacks of Boko Haram, the religious extremist group, throughout Nigeria and more recently in the North East of the country led to the serious deterioration of the security situation in the three states of Borno, Yobe and KL Adamaoua. This unstable security situation has contributed to the displacement of the populations which resulted in the influx of refugees in Cameroon’s far north region since June 10, 2013.

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ACT helps revive troubled north Mali city

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 , Paul Jeffrey

In the heat of the afternoon, Aissata Kantao sits in the shade of a tree in front of her home, the sound of children playing in the sandy street rebounding off the dirt walls that characterise Timbuktu, the city in northern Mali where she grew up. It’s also the city she was forced to flee when Islamist extremists took control and quieted the children, covered the women, and imposed a regime of terror.

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Mali’s displaced people face uncertain future

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Paul Jeffrey

Boubanar Traore wants desperately to go back to his home in northern Mali but doesn’t know how he would survive there. So he sits in a camp for displaced families in the south of the country, waiting and hoping that things will soon change.

A mechanic, his tools got left behind when he and his family fled in the middle of the night from the village of Hombori in 2012 after Islamist rebels killed the town’s chief. The Islamists seized most of Mali’s north before being driven out by French troops earlier this year.

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Mauritania + 1 other
ACT Appeal: Assistance to Malian Refugees and Host Communities in Mauritania – MRT131

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Dear Colleagues,

The 2011 drought in the Sahel region and the military operations in Mali launched by France and other African countries in January 2013 have led to the increase of Malian refugees hosted in the Mbera Camp in Mauritania. As of April 21, 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Mbera Camp was 74,452 people1 which included 21,636 refugees arriving between January and March 2013. The presence of Malian refugees in the drought-affected area has further put pressure on the scarce resources (including food, water, social facilities, fire wood, etc.).

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Mali + 3 others
Emergency support to conflict affected population in Mali – MLI131

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Appeal Target: US$ 299,991 Balance Requested: US$ 211,351

Geneva, 31 May 2013 Dear Colleagues,