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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (31 May - 6 June 2016)

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
OVER 2,500 PEOPLE RETURN TO THEIR REGIONS OF ORIGIN

Following a period of relative calm in Bambari and its surroundings, a region which has been unstable for months due to inter-community violence, return movements have been observed particularly on the BambariNdjoubissi axis north-east from Bangui and in many neighbourhoods in Bambari. In May, over 924 households or 2,591 people returned to their regions of origin. Multisectoral needs assessments are being planned to assess the needs of returnees in the region

CHAD
14 KILLED IN SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM ATTACKS

During the night of 31 May to 1 June, two military vehicles of the Multi-National Joint Task Force exploded on improvised explosive devices in suspected Boko Haram attacks on the road from Kaiga N’Gouboua, 45 km from Baga Sola, to Kaiga Litri, 10 km from the Nigerian border, reportedly killing 14 soldiers and wounding 16 people. This incident could severely affect ongoing humanitarian operations in N’Gouboua area where over 15,000 displaced people and more than 3,000 people from host communities were recently assisted by WFP and UNICEF.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO
MULTI-SECTORAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE POOL DEPARTMENT

A multi-sectoral assessment team will be deployed from 6 to 10 June after the Government granted access to the Southern Pool region to the UN and humanitarian partners. Access should enable partners to assess the potential impact of the situation on civilian populations, including displacement, access to basic services, education and protection. Security operations including bombardments against positions of a former rebel leader were conducted in April by the Congolese security forces.

NIGER
NEW DISPLACEMENTS AFTER BOKO HARAM ATTACKS

On 3 June, 26 soldiers were reportedly killed and 112 people wounded when suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the town of Bosso, Diffa region. On 31 May, another attack was recorded in the village of Yebi.
The attacks could displace up to 75,000 people moving to safer areas in the departments of Bosso (Toumour), Nguigmi, and Diffa (Diffa and Kitchandji). First reports indicate that displaced people are in urgent need of food, shelter, protection, health care, non-food items as well as adequate water and sanitation. Joint rapid assessment missions are scheduled on 6 June to further assess needs and estimate the number of people in need of emergency assistance.

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE/GUINEA
WHO DECLARES THE END OF EBOLA TRANSMISSION

On 1 June WHO declared the end of the Ebola virus transmission in Guinea forty-two days after the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people. The UN system in Guinea received in May US$2.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to maintain a high level of readiness, response capacity and surveillance to avoid new outbreaks.

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