West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (24 June - 1 July 2014)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
70 DEAD AND 10,000 DISPLACED IN BAMBARI
IDPs CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN THE CAPITAL
The situation in Bambari following last week’s clashes remains tense. An estimated 70 people have been killed, 150 homes destroyed and 10,000 people displaced to several IDP sites in Bambari town. A rapid needs evaluation is underway.
3,000 NEW CAR REFUGEES ARRIVE THIS WEEK
New refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon, with more than 3,000 new arrivals this week, bringing the total to 106,000. A new cycle of food distributions began on 21 June targeting 75,000 CAR evacuees. As of 25 June, food had been provided to 8,000 people.
FLOODS IN COTE D’IVOIRE , GHANA, GUINEA BISSAU
A recent assessment reveals that over 13,000 people have been affected by heavy rains in June in Ghana. In Cote d’Ivoire 700 people were affected and 12 killed in Abidjan this week. In Guinea Bissau, 800 families were affected by rains and heavy winds in the East with heavy rains forecast in in the country for 2014.
MINUSMA MANDATE EXTENDED
On 25 June, the Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) for one year through 30 June 2015.
77 KILLED IN STRING OF ATTACKS ACROSS, ABUJA, BAUCHI, AND BORNO
A string of attacks in Abuja, Maiduguri, Chibok District, and Bauchi state killed 77 people in less than one week. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, though they are largely attributed to insurgency group Boko Haram.
9 PER CENT INCREASE IN EBOLA CASELOAD IN PAST WEEK
11 COUNTRIES TO MEET TO TACKLE OUTBREAK
WHO reported this week that there are presently 687 cases of Ebola which have resulted in 427 deaths, representing a 9 per cent increase in the number of cases reported and an 8 per cent increase in the number of deaths reported since last week. Highest reported increases of cases and deaths occurred in Sierra Leone. Health ministers from 11 countries in the region will be meeting in Accra from 2-3 July to discuss cooper
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