West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (18 - 24 July 2017)

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from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 24 Jul 2017 View Original

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

OVER 3,000 RETURNEES REGISTERED

Since the start of the year, UNHCR has registered 3,052 returnees from Cameroon and Chad. About 1,070 people returned to Nana Mambéré prefecture and 1,982 in Mambéré Kadéï prefecture in the country’s west. The spontaneous returns are due to improving security in some localities in the western part of CAR, the return of Government and some public services as well as the resumption of some mining activities.

AID GROUPS SUSPEND WORK IN KAGA BANDORO

Ninety per cent of international NGOs have suspended operations in the northern Kaga Bandoro area since the start of July owing to worsening insecurity. Mobile clinic services have been suspended and health care for pregnant women and children has been curtailed. Provision of shelter and basic relief items to the displaced is limited in the area where more than 1,500 people live in makeshift shelters within the community.

DR CONGO

THREE AID GROUPS RESUME WORK IN NYUNZU TERRITORY

Three NGOs on 17 July resumed operations in Nyunzu territory in the eastern Tanganyika province. They had suspended work following an attack by an armed group a fortnight earlier. Improving security has allowed the NGOs to return to the area and around 2,500 people who fled the attack have already returned to their villages. More than 26,000 people are receiving water and sanitation services as well as food and nutrition assistance in the northern part of Nyunzu territory following financing by the country humanitarian fund to the three aid groups.

CONGO REPUBLIC

US$23.7 MILLION RESPONSE PLAN FOR POOL REGION

Humanitarian agencies and the authorities on 17 July launched a response plan, requesting $23.7 million to assist people displaced by conflict in the southern Pool region. The plan aims to address pressing nutrition, food security, protection, WASH, education and recovery needs. The region has been affected by violence since April 2016 and around 81,000 people (or a third of the region’s population) have been displaced.

NIGERIA

US$23.7 MILLION RESPONSE PLAN FOR POOL REGION

Some 562 suspected and confirmed cases of hepatitis E were reported by the authorities on 21 July. Six people are suspected to have died of the virus - an infection of the liver common in areas with limited water supply and sanitation - which erupted in June. Rapid response teams are being trained in 11 local government areas in northern Borno. Most of the infections are in Ngala locality near the border with Chad. Treatment, construction of latrines and water points and sanitation work are ongoing in Ngala. However, heavy rains and insecurity in certain localities are complicating the efforts in curbing the outbreak.

SUICIDE ATTACKERS STRIKE IDP CAMPS

Suicide bombers carried out multiple attacks on two camps for the displaced in Maiduguri on 23 July, killing at least eight people and wounding 15 others. They struck Dalori 1 and 2 camps which host over 40,000 people. Two other explosions were reported at Dalori 1 camp early morning on 24 July.

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