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05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

27 Apr 2016 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

1,600 MENAGES DEPLACES

Des tensions suite à l’arrivée de membres d'un groupe armé dans les régions de Yade et de Makounzi Wali au nord-ouest du pays début avril a entraîné le déplacement de 1600 ménages dans les sous-provinces de Koui et de Bocaranga. Les personnes déplacées sont auprès de familles d'accueil et reçoivent des articles non alimentaires et une assistance alimentaire des partenaires humanitaires.

CONGO

27 Apr 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1,600 HOUSEHOLDS DISPLACED DUE TO TENSIONS WITH ARMED MEN

Tensions following the arrival of members of an armed group in the north-western Yade and Makounzi Wali regions early April have led to the displacement of 1,600 households into Koui and Bocaranga sub-provinces. The IDPs are with host families and are receiving non-food items and food assistance from humanitarian partners.

CONGO

2,000 AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS IN THE SOUTHERN POOL REGION

26 Apr 2016 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | mardi 26/04/2016 - 19:21 GMT

Le député d’opposition Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, deuxième à la présidentielle du 20 mars au Congo, a demandé mardi au président de l’assemblée nationale d’ouvrir "une enquête parlementaire impartiale" sur les bombardements du Pool (sud).

"Au niveau du parlement, j’ai déposé une demande d’enquête parlementaire. Mais ce Parlement, est-ce qu’il va m’écouter ? a déclaré M. Kolélas.

26 Apr 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Dry weather conditions at start of 2016 secondary maize cropping season

  • Inflation rates forecast to remain stable at low levels in 2016

  • Refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) estimated at 28 500 in late March

23 Apr 2016 description

Brazzaville, le 23 avril 2016 (CONGOSITE) - Logées dans un bâtiment de l’église catholique à Kindamba (département du Pool), les populations de Mayama, déplacées à la suite des tirs d’hélicoptères, déplorent leurs conditions de vie précaires et souhaitent repartir dans leur localité.

«Depuis pratiquement deux semaines, nous vivons dans des conditions difficiles avec des enfants. Nous souhaitons que les autorités nous aident à regagner nos habitations à Mayama», confie Darel Tsoni, père de quatre enfants.

20 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In March, food assistance was provided for 14,389 CAR refugees.

  • In March, food assistance was also provided for 3,296 DRC refugees.

18 Apr 2016 description

Air strikes on residential areas in the south eastern Pool region of Congo that have reportedly resulted in deaths, casualties and the destruction of properties, including churches, schools and medical facilities represent an unlawful use of lethal force by the security forces, Amnesty International said today.