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14 Nov 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
FRESH FIGHTING DISPLACES 5,000 IN BATANGAFO

Clashes between armed groups on 7 -9 November near the northern Batangafotown forced around 5,000 people to flee towards the town. The latest violence raised to 36,000 the number of displaced people in the area. Food and basic household items are the urgent needs of the newly displaced. The country has witnessed a surge in violence over the past year, with fresh hotspots and recurrent clashes erupting in several regions.

14 Nov 2017 description

La République centrafricaine (RCA) traverse une crise profonde et complexe aux conséquences humanitaires considérables. L'insécurité permanente, les contraintes logistiques et la baisse des financements freinent l'accès humanitaire et explique les difficultés à répondre aux besoins des plus vulnérables. L’analyse des besoins humanitaires (HNO) conduite par la communaute humanitaire montre que 2,5 millions soit 54% de Centrafricains auront besoin d’assistance humanitaire en 2018

14 Nov 2017 description

"Central African Republic is currently balancing on a knife's edge. If we are to avoid the whole country from sliding back into civil war, there is an urgent need for better protection of the civilian population against attacks," said the regional director for the Norwegian Refugee Council Marianne Irion.

14 Nov 2017 description

Key points:

  • The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania.

  • The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains very worrying.

14 Nov 2017 description

The Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr. Atul Khare, signed today a Letter of Assist with the Government of Israel to extend a technology pilot project designed to improve security in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

14 Nov 2017 description

The Department of Peacekeeping Operations today announced the appointment of Brigadier-General (retired) Fernand Marcel Amoussou (Benin) to lead an independent special investigation into a number of recent incidents in the south-east of the Central African Republic that occurred between 1 May and 31 August 2017.

14 Nov 2017 description

13 novembre 2017 – Les Nations Unies ont annoncé lundi le lancement d'une enquête spéciale indépendante portant sur un certain nombre d'incidents survenus dans le sud-est de la République centrafricaine (RCA) entre le 1er mai et le 31 août 2017.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Cholera in Tanzania

Cholera in north-east Nigeria

Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

In October, fighting between government and opposition forces was reported in Kajo-keji (Central Equatoria), Mundri and Maridi (Western Equatoria), Koch and Guit (Unity) forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Due to clashes in Kajo-keji, over 17,000 displaced people in Keriwa, Ajio and Logo camps re-displaced to new locations and across the border to Uganda. According to health partners, the deadly tropical disease kala-azar had killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Brussels event calls on African Union-EU summit to prioritise investment in learning opportunities

Brussels, 13 November 2017: Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries.

13 Nov 2017 description

Venus des quatre coins de la République Centrafricaine où ils servent dans divers domaines aussi bien au sein de la MINUSCA que dans les agences de l’ONU, plus de 85 Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) se sont réunies deux jours durant, les 2 et 3 novembre 2017, pour réfléchir sur l’état de leur contribution dans le pays. C’était à l’occasion de leur retraite annuelle organisée par le Programme VNU en Centrafrique.

13 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

13 Nov 2017 description

By Paul-Marin Ngoupana

BANGUI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and around 20 others were injured in a grenade attack on a peace concert and reprisal violence in Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, on Saturday and Sunday, government officials and city residents said.

The riverside city has in the past been a flashpoint for inter-religious violence that erupted between Muslims and Christians in 2013 and has since engulfed most of the impoverished, landlocked nation.

12 Nov 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 26 octobre au 8 novembre 2017. Le prochain rapport sera publié vers le 22/11/2017.

Faits saillants

  • Un conflit foncier entraîne des pertes humaines et des déplacements de personnes.

  • PEAR Plus assistera plus de 200 000 personnes dans trois zones de santé.

Aperçu de la situation

12 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

11 novembre 2017 – L'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a procédé cette semaine à la réinstallation de 698 familles centrafricaines déplacées qui avaient trouvé refuge près d'une base de la Mission intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Centrafrique (MINUSCA) suite à des attaques en 2016 à Kaga Bandoro, dans le nord du pays.