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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 April 2014)

IDP figures are stabilizing on a high plateau of almost 630,000, including more than 200,000 in Bangui, while the number of refugees continues to increase. It currently stands at 338,000.

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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 10 - 3-10 Apr 2014

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UNHCR is leading the launch of a Regional Response Plan for the CAR Refugee Emergency, to cover the four neighbouring countries–Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The launch is set for 16 April and will highlight the needs of seven UN agencies, IOM and six NGOs providing assistance in the region.

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World + 13 others
UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.

The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 07 April 2014)

The security situation throughout the country remains volatile after new clashes in Bangui and high level of tensions in many areas. The third week in a row of increasing IDP figures in Bangui confirms a departure from the downward trend since mid-January, with an overall increase from 177,000 to approximately 208,000. In Cameroon, the influx of refugees from CAR is continuing with about 5,000 new arrivals per week. In Chad, almost 62,000 evacuees remain in transit centres, mostly in the South near the CAR border.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Chad + 4 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Echo Flight (ECHO/FLI/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 26/03/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 10 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Early 2014, ECHO has decided to open an ECHO Flight service in Chad and Mali. These services are financed until the end of April 2014 under the ECHO Flight HIP 2013 whose budget had been increased. Two additional Caravan C208 have been added to the fleet.

DAC Aviation International Ltd, a Kenya-based operator, has won the call for tender and is going to be the contract holder for the next 4 years.

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Ebola : la RDC renforce la surveillance aux frontières

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Radio Okapi

La RDC a décidé de relever le seuil de surveillance du virus d’Ebola dans tous les points d’entrée du pays et dans les milieux hospitaliers. La décision a été prise vendredi 4 mars à Kinshasa par le ministre de la Santé publique, Félix Kabange. Les contrôles viseront particulièrement les voyageurs qui viennent de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, où sévit actuellement la maladie.

Intervenant sur Radio Okapi, le ministre Kabange a déclaré:

Radio Okapi:

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République centrafricaine : Rapport de situation No.19 (au 2 avril 2014)

Faits saillants

  • Suspension temporaire de la fourniture d’eau potable aux 2 600 déplacés enclavés dans le quartier PK12 de Bangui en raison de la violence.

  • Le regain de violence au cours des deux dernières semaines dans les quartiers proches de l'aéroport de Bangui, a conduit à l'augmentation spectaculaire des retours de personnes déplacées internes (PDI) vers les sites de déplacement, tout comme le repeuplement de certains sites vides.

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Guinea + 1 other
La RDC, pays de découverte de l'Ebola, envoie quatre experts en Guinée

04/04/2014 15:41 GMT

KINSHASA, 4 avril 2014 (AFP) - La République démocratique du Congo va envoyer quatre experts en Guinée pour l'assister dans sa lutte contre une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique, partiellement due au virus Ebola, qui s'étend en Afrique de l'Ouest, selon le ministre de la Santé congolais.

"La RDC vient de décider, en partenariat avec l'OMS (Organisation mondiale de la santé), d'envoyer une équipe en Guinée Conakry, qui sera composée de quatre" experts en surveillance épidémiologique, a déclaré le Dr Félix Kabange Numbi à Kinshasa

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Angola + 2 others
Japan Backs Voluntary Return of Former Angolan Refugees

Angola - IOM Angola has received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to facilitate the safe voluntary return of at least 1,950 Angolans from neighbouring countries to their places of origin in Angola.

The nine-month project will be implemented in close coordination with IOM offices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia, and in close partnership with the Angolan government, UNHCR and other local and provincial stakeholders.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 4 others
ECHO Factsheet – 1 April 2014 - South Sudan

Key messages

  • Humanitarian situation in South Sudan is grave ever since armed violence broke out in the capital Juba on 15 December 2013 and subsequently spread to several states in South Sudan. Over 800 000 people have been internally displaced and more than 250 000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries.
    The dead and the wounded are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. There are 4.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No.19 (as of 2 April 2014)

The latest OCHA situation report highlights the need to continue improving access to water, basic sanitation services and hygiene practices for 900,000 affected people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Le Gouvernement, l’Union européenne, l’UNICEF, la Coopération allemande (GIZ) unissent leurs efforts pour lutter contre les violences liées au genre en RDC

Kinshasa, le 1er avril 2014. Préoccupée par la persistance des violences basées sur le genre en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), l’Union européenne (UE) a lancé ce jour une initiative innovante pour lutter contre ces violences. Cette initiative d'une valeur de 25 millions d'euros, soit environ 35 millions de dollars américains, s'étendra sur quatre ans.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 March 2014)

The security situation throughout the country remains volatile with new clashes in Bangui and high level of tensions in many areas. The second week in a row of increasing IDP figures in Bangui marks a departure from the downward trend since mid-January. Over the last two weeks, the number of IDPs in Bangui increased from 177,000 to approximately 200,000.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central African Republic: CERF allocations 2013/2014 (as of 19 March 2014)

The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following months of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. UN agencies estimate that 2 million people, almost half of the population, are in need of assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 8 - 20 – 26 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN officials again highlighted the lack of sufficient funding for humanitarian operations and the constant volatility as primary concerns and challenges in providing adequate humanitarian assistance. UN humanitarian coordinator Abdou Dieng noted that only 21% of the nearly $500 million pledged by donors at the Central African Republic (CAR) High-Level meeting in Brussels in January 2014 had been received.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 24 March 2014)

The security situation throughout the country remains volatile. Inter-community attacks continue, notably against the Muslim communities, driving-up the number of refugees and evacuees fleeing to Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo and the DRC. Humanitarian operations continue to be constrained by severe lack of funding. Operations to support influx of refugees and evacuues are scalling up in Chad, Cameroon and Republic of Congo. Over the last week, more than 6,000 evacuees in Cameroon were repatriated to their country of origin.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 6 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 8, 17 - 21 March 2014

Highlights

  • SOUTH SUDAN: Escalating tensions between refugees and host communities in Maban County are attributed to dwindling resources affecting all populations during the hunger gap.

  • SUDAN: Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 300 per day, with a notable influx into El Liri, Talodi Locality in South Kordofan over the past week. The condition of those arriving is noted as particularly dire, with the population in desperate need of assistance as they are reported to be arriving with almost no belongings.