Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April
Syria: Violence is intensifying in Damascus, with increased attacks from both the Government and the opposition. In Aleppo, fighting between Syrian troops and opposition fighters is causing further casualties. In the east, infighting between rival opposition factions has led to a reinforcement of Iraqi troops’ positions on the Iraqi side of the border. To date, over nine million people are in need of assistance, and more than 2.6 million have fled the country. In early April, humanitarian assistance was allowed in besieged areas in Aleppo for the first time since June.
Central African Republic: The UN Security Council voted a resolution to deploy a UN peacekeeping operation, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) as of September. Violence continued, with an attack against a Chad-bound convoy of Muslim civilians causing renewed mass displacement in Boguila, Ouham. Between 5 and 8 April, 35 people were killed in clashes in Dekoa, Kemo province, and in Bangui.
Nigeria: Violence is escalating across the country, with almost daily attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. In Abuja, a bomb attack killed over 70 people at a crowded bus station. This was the first attack in two years and the deadliest ever on Nigeria's capital. A string of attacks killed up to 200 people in Borno state, near the border with Cameroon. To date, six million people are affected by the violence and over 57,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries since May 2013.
Last update: 15/04/2014 Next Update: 23/04/2014