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Equatorial Guinea + 19 others
Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 21 (as of 16 April 2014)

The new sites host 10,000 people, raising the number of IDPs in Bangui to 219,000. Due to insecurity, shelter assessments cannot be carried out in some neighbourhoods.

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Centrafrique : les agences des Nations Unies lancent un appel aux donateurs

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16 avril 2014 – Alors que l'instabilité et la violence continuent de sévir en République centrafricaine, plusieurs agences des Nations Unies et des ONG partenaires ont demandé mercredi aux bailleurs de fonds de financer des opérations d'aide d'urgence destinées aux civils qui fuient le pays depuis décembre 2013.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

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UNHCR and partners seeking $US274 million to meet acute needs of those fleeing the Central African Republic

Nearly 200,000 Central Africans, third country nationals and returnees who escaped violence in CAR over the past four months are struggling to restart their lives in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo.

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Chad + 4 others
IOM targets returnees to neighbouring countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden.

Tens of thousands of CAR Muslims, migrants and returnees fleeing armed groups continue to pour into Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (RoC). An estimated 200,000 have already fled CAR.

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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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Polio this week - as of 9 April 2014

  • First mass vaccination campaigns started in the Middle East since a polio case was reported in Iraq. Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt on 6 April and Turkey on 7 April, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over five days. For Iraq, this is the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio in a six-month-old boy from northern Baghdad was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March.

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Six nouveaux centres de santé intégrés seront construits dans le Pool

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) – Les districts de Mindouli, Vindza, Loumo, Kibouendé, Louingui et le village Kimba seront bientôt dotés des centres de santé intégrés (CSI). Les offres relatives à la construction et à l’équipement de ces structures sanitaires ont été dépouillées le 8 avril à Brazzaville. La cérémonie a été dirigée par Valentin Bemba, conseiller à l’aménagement du ministre à la Présidence de la République, chargé de l’aménagement du territoire et de la délégation générale aux grands travaux.

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

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· 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.

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Congo + 1 other
Food And Shelter Ease The Life Of Refugees From Neighbouring CAR

With fighting closing in around her family towards the end of last year, one woman tells of her flight from the Central African Republic...and how she sought refuge in the neighbouring Republic of Congo. With help from the humanitarian community, she and her charges have been able to survive what they hope is only temporary exile.

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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.

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Congo + 1 other
La République du Congo renforce la surveillance dans les frontières pour lutter contre Ebola

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - Le directeur général de la santé, le Pr Alexis Elira Dokekias, a annoncé récemment que le Congo renforcera sa vigilance sanitaire au niveau des frontières pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola, qui sévit actuellement en Afrique de l'Ouest.

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Pakistan + 16 others
Polio this week - as of 2 April 2014

The data table below is as of 2 April 2014

  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has met in Geneva on 1-3 April to discuss measures to prevent further international spread of polio, progress in eliminating wild and vaccine derived poliovirus and the status of the preparation for global OPV2 withdrawal. Final recommendations will be published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record.

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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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