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18 Dec 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Benin

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Yellow fever in Nigeria

  • Measles in Madagascar.

17 Dec 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

VIOLENCE AGAINST AID WORKERS PERSISTS

Twenty-one incidents against aid workers were recorded in November. They included robberies, threats, physical assault and abduction. Across the country, 363 violent incidents against humanitarian organizations were reported between January and November, and more than 25 aid groups were forced to suspend operations due to armed attacks and insecurity. Two-thirds of the incidents were robberies, breaks-in, lootings and carjacking.

CHAD

17 Dec 2018 description

The Global risk analysis outlines 18 contexts where a significant deterioration is expected to occur within the next six to nine months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs.

ACAPS analysts conduct daily monitoring and independent analysis of more than 150 countries to support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

The knowledge acquired in this process enables analysts to develop a solid understanding of crisis dynamics and identify trends as well as potential risks, which enabled the selection of these 18 contexts:

17 Dec 2018 description

Regional Flow Monitoring Network

30 FMPs and nine mobile FMPs are currently operational in seven countries.

In Burkina Faso, data was collected from five FMPs during the month of October 2018. An average of 1,117 individuals were observed crossing Flow Monitoring Points daily - a slight decrease of three per cent from the September figures.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13618

Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 Dec 2018 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

12 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intercommunal clashes in Alindao and Batangafo kill and displace civilians, damage infrastructure

  • Countrywide insecurity continues to endanger aid workers

  • Number of severely food-insecure people in CAR increases by nearly 20 percent between March and September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Dec 2018 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins continue d’engendrer des mouvements sporadiques de personnes vers le Tchad, en particulier au sud en provenance de la République Centrafricaine (RCA), ainsi que des déplacements internes dans la province du Lac. En outre le retour volontaire des réfugiés se poursuit, avec 1 085 réfugiés soudanais rapatriés au Darfour et près de 4 000 réfugiés tchadiens du Soudan dans le Sila.

12 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Measles in Mauritius
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

10 Dec 2018 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 452.966 personnes (fin du mois d'Octobre) à 454.664 à la fin du mois de Novembre 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.4%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités d’enregistrement continu dans les camps et en milieu urbain.

Par ailleurs, il est à noter la reprise des convois de rapatriement volontaire vers le soudan. À ce jour, 840 personnes sont retournées avec l’appui de HCR et ses partenaires en 2018.