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02 Oct 2018 description

227,694 Nigerian refugees displaced in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to insurgency as of 31 August 2018 (September figures will be updated soon)

2,377,563 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon, Chad,
Niger and north-east Nigeria due to insurgency as 31 August 2018 (September figures will be updated soon)

FUNDING USD 161.1 M requested for the Nigeria situation (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including support costs)

Funded 14% 22.0 M

Funding gap 86% 139.1 M

18 Sep 2018 description
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10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

04 Sep 2018 description



Armed robberies forced an international NGO to suspend operations on 24 August in the northeastern Paoua (Ouham Pende Prefecture) region. The measure will affect around 1,600 people the aid group was assisting. Attacks and threats against aid workers are regular and have severely hampered relief operations in the conflict-hit country where half of the population requires assistance to survive.


17 Aug 2018 description

(Dakar, 17 août 2018) – Dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, la communauté humanitaire d’Afrique de l’ouest et du centre se réunit ce vendredi à Dakar en solidarité avec les personnes affectées par les crises humanitaires et la violence des conflits de la région. Le Bureau des Nations unies pour la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) souligne que plus en plus de civils sont la cible directe ou indirecte d’incidents majeurs et que les humanitaires sont également victimes d’attaques croissantes dans cette partie du monde.

17 Aug 2018 description
  • Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie et de la Planification du Développement,

  • Excellence Madame et Messieurs les Ministres

  • Excellence Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants du Corps Diplomatique

  • Messieurs les Représentants des institutions internationales et régionales

  • Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants des Ministères, des Institutions et Services Etatiques,

08 Aug 2018 description


  • Relief actors temporarily suspend operations in Bambari, Bria, and Kaga-Bandoro following armed attacks

  • More than 50 NGOs express concern over deteriorating conditions in CAR

  • IDPs return to communities of origin in and around Paoua after MINUSCA conducts security operations


06 Aug 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

  • Guinea worm in South Sudan

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

31 Jul 2018 description



Le 23 juillet, les deux régions camerounaises du Nord et du Centre ont été déclarées touchées par l'épidémie de choléra qui a éclaté en mai dernier.

11 Jul 2018 description

Contexte : Suite aux exactions commises par la Secte Boko Haram, plusieurs Nigérians et Nigériens ont été obligés de quitter leurs localités habituelles pour trouver refuge au Tchad spécifiquement dans la région des Lacs. Dans le même sens, la récurrence des attentats dans la zone a engendré des déplacements internes. A ce jour, on dénombre 9892 réfugiés, 108,428 IDPs et 20,582 retournés dans la région du Lac. Actuellement, en raison de la situation sécuritaire dans les zones d’origine, les perspectives de retour ne sont pas encore envisageables.

03 Jul 2018 description

The number of IDPs in the north-western Poua town has drastically decreased to 9,330 from more than 65,000 in January 2018 following security operations by the UN peacekeeping force. Violent attacks by armed elements that erupted in late 2017 uprooted thousands of civilians from their villages around Paoua and forced more than 18,000 to seek refuge in neighbouring Chad. Aid organisations in Paoua are adjusting some of their activities to assist those returning from the town.

20 Jun 2018 description
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This monthly digest comprises threats and violence as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of and access to healthcare. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Middle-East and North Africa
Occupied Palestinian Territories

18 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence and abuse are beginning to be recognised as a major problem across the international aid industry. According to the ‘Report the Abuse’ survey, 86% of aid workers know a colleague who has experienced sexual violence associated with their work. Yet sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. Aid agencies are not reporting sexual violence numbers.

08 Jun 2018 description

President's address at the Human Rights Watch Summit

Switzerland is the birthplace – 150 years ago – of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions that followed. And while the ICRC still has its headquarters in Geneva, we are a truly global organization of 16,000 staff working 80 countries affected by conflict and violence....places like Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Yemen, Myanmar, Colombia, Lake Chad.