Guinea Bissau Humanitarian Update #1, 27 April 2012
On the 12th of April 2012 the military in Guinea Bissau carried out a coup d’état, and established a Military Command to lead the country. Following the coup there has been no functional Government, but no significant humanitarian implications to date. However, given population vulnerabilities and weak basic social service provision before the coup, several potential humanitarian needs exist.
There was a significant movement of people from the capital city, Bissau, to the interior in the week of 16 to 22 April, particularly to the towns of Gabu, Bafata, Bissora, Sao Domingos and Ingore. However this movement has now slowed. People moved to the towns and villages where they have families and friends; through social solidarity there are no humanitarian or shelter needs to date.