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12 Oct 2017 description
In 2017, UNHCR and partners appealed for US$209 million to assist the more than 500,000 CAR refugees across the region. To date, only 9 per cent of those funds have been received.
11 Oct 2017 description
The security situation has recently worsened in several regions of the country bringing the total number of IDPs to nearly 600,000 and threatens humanitarian interventions.
07 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America
The population of the Gado refugee camp has exploded from 1,000 refugees in January to 25,000 today, while aid agencies are struggling to meet their needs.
06 Oct 2017 description
The 2017 Revised Humanitarian Response Plan of $497.3 million had only received $148.5 million at 30 September, compromising the aid that half the population urgently needs.
05 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Armed groups have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said.
26 Sep 2017 description
Armed groups have taken over several localities, in particular the cities of Bocaranga and Niem, and the ensuing confrontations have caused a large number of displacements.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
18 Sep 2017 description
WFP’s regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.
15 Sep 2017 description
The number of Central African refugees in neighbouring countries now stands at 513,676. This is the highest number of CAR refugees seen since the start of the crisis in 2013.
14 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service
The level of anger and hatred has reached unprecedented levels in the country, as witnessed by the rebel forces use of rape as a systematic weapon of war.
12 Sep 2017 description
Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed down the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
29 Aug 2017 description
The funds will sustain and scale up critical aid operations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan, where life-saving needs are alarmingly high but funding is critically low.
24 Aug 2017 description
Selon les dernières estimations, le nombre de personnes déplacées a atteint 600 000 à la fin du mois de juillet, alors que la situation de protection des civils continue de se détériorer.
18 Aug 2017 description
So far, in 2017, crises across the region have recorded more than half of all violent incidents against aid workers in the world. UN agencies and NGO partners are calling for immediate action.
17 Aug 2017 description
A sharp deterioration of the security situation necessitated a revision of the appeal. Between January and July 2017, the number of IDPs increased from 402,240 to 600,000.
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
15 Aug 2017 description
The new 10,000 arrivals add to some 65,000 asylum seekers in DRC since mid-May 2017, and 103,000 registered refugees who arrived since the beginning of the crisis in CAR in 2013.
15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
These past months and weeks have seen horrendous reports on children’s rights violations, UNICEF says. Armed groups control two-thirds of the country, attacking civilian populations.
11 Aug 2017 description
With clashes taking place between members of the former Seleka coalition and so called self-defense groups, the town of Batangafo in the country’s north has once again plunged into chaos.