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08 Mar 2016 description



Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) gunmen have abducted 217 people, including 54 children in eastern CAR since the start of the year, according to the Washington-based advocacy group Invisible Children. Forty-one of the children remain in captivity or unaccounted for, the group said in a statement on 3 March, noting that the abductions highlight gaps in civilian protection. So far this year, the LRA has abducted nearly twice as many people as in the whole of 2015.


08 Mar 2016 description



Des hommes armés de l’Armée de résistance du seigneur (LRA) ont enlevé 217 personnes, dont 54 enfants, dans l’est de la RCA depuis le début de l'année, selon le groupe de défense Invisible Children, basé à Washington.

25 Mar 2011 description

Three years after the 2007-08 food crisis, the prices of basic food items are again rising rapidly, fueling new concerns about the food security of poor people. The international prices of maize and wheat have almost doubled between June 2010 and mid-March 2011, and the global prices of dairy products have also risen (Figure 1). High food inflation is affecting many developing countries, including those home to large numbers of poor people.

14 Mar 2011 description
report UN Women

Posted on March 14 2011

United Nations, New York - UN Women, under the Fund for Women's Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, today announced approximately US$1.5 million in small grants to twenty grassroots and community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen women's property and inheritance rights as a critical strategy for addressing women's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

"There is evidence that increasing women's economic security through access to assets such as land, property, income, credit and skills training helps to …

12 Oct 2010 description

May - July 2010

John Watt, Lene Poulsen


Although the country context has changed during the past three and a half years there are a number of ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic that warrants continued support from DG ECHO.

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in both the south east and the south west with the latter being particularly worrisome as it is likely to build during the period prior to elections in DRC.

14 Jun 2010 description

Points saillants

- Une marche à Bangui pour protester contre les exactions de la LRA sur la population dans le Mbomou et Haut-Mbomou

- Conférence régionale à Ndjamena pour mettre fin à l'enrôlement des enfants soldats dans les groupes et forces armés

- Première Urgence assiste les refugiés centrafricains au Cameroun

- L'Ambassadeur Jan Grauls, Représentant Permanent de la Belgique auprès des Nations Unies et Président de la Configuration de la RCA de la Commission de Consolidation de la Paix en visite en RCA

- Bref aperçu de la situation sanitaire du coté de …

14 Jun 2010 description


- A protest march against the atrocities of the LRA on the population of Haut-Mbomou and Mbomou

- A regional conference in N'Djamena to end the recruitment of child soldiers in armed groups

- Premiere Urgence assists refugees from CAR in Cameroun

- Ambassador Jan Grauls, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations and President of the configuration of the CAR of the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace in visit in CAR

- Brief overview of the health situation in Paoua

07 May 2010 description

The United Nations has a decent chance to avert a catastrophe in drought-prone West Africa by taking timely action and scaling up its capacity to deal with the situation, but the effort would crucially depend on the needed resources being made available by the donor community, John Holmes, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said today.

Briefing correspondents at United Nations Headquarters on his most recent visit to the region, and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mr.

30 Nov 2009 description


The end of 2008 brought hope for the Central African Republic (CAR). However, 2009 brought CAR's most affected populations back to the dire realities they endure on a daily basis, due to the resurgence of violence and slow progress on the path to peace. Despite numerous efforts made by the Government and communities, and cohesive support from the international community, basic survival is the main preoccupation for the majority of CAR's four million people.

30 Nov 2007 description


ERC's visit to CEA region

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) John Holmes visited Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Kenya during an eight-day regional mission. Mr. Holmes arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 26 November and travelled to Jijiga and Kebridehar in the Ogaden region where over 640,000 people require urgent humanitarian assistance.

19 Sep 2007 description


The latest wave of flooding brings the total of those directly affected to over 550,000, with at least 136,000 directly affected by the latest wave of floods. These people have either partial or total loss of their homes, as well as food stocks and essential household supplies.

Most of the damage is located in the state of Southern Kordofan, east of South Darfur. At least 11,000 homes were totally destroyed in this area, leaving at least 55,000 homeless. Twenty-six people have died and 65 have been injured.

18 Sep 2007 description

This map illustrates the total August rainfall accumulation for East Africa, derived from the CMORPH precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km for this region, and was calculated using microwave and infrared data from geostationary satellites. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

20 Sep 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Africa Regional Climate Forecasts:

Due to the recent trends in ENSO regional set surface temperature conditions, notably the sharp increase during the past two weeks, the CPC African Desk climate forecasts will be reprocessed and made available next week, instead of for the current Hazards document.

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07 Jul 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

29 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
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