West and Central Africa Humanitarian Bulletin February 2014

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 24 Feb 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN and partners launch USD$2.03 billion Strategic Response Plan for nine Sahel countries.

  • There are 698,500 IDPs in CAR, down by 223,500 since mid-January. Number of refugees increased by over 35,000 to 280,000.

  • Increased violence in CAR results in more than 78,000 migrant evacuees, over 70,000 to Chad alone.

  • Food in CAR is increasingly scarce. WFP begins airlifting food to Bangui due to insecure roads. FAO warns of risk of missing the planting season.

  • In Nigeria, 470,565 IDPs, 290,002 from the northeastern states, according to new Government figures.

  • Urgent agriculture support needed before April in the Sahel

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