The Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief - September 2017

Report
from Insecurity Insight
Published on 30 Sep 2017 View Original

Security Incidents

Africa

Burundi

13 September 2017: In Bujumbura, six armed men broke into the compound of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and assaulted a security guard.

Source: Iwacu English News

Cameroon

18 September 2017: In Bamenda, Mezam department, Northwest region, unidentified perpetrators torched a dormitory at Sacré-Cœur college. Source: Cameroon-Info

Central African Republic

04 September 2017: In Bria, Haute-Kotto prefecture, a staff member from an international Non-Government Organisation (NGO) was stabbed by an ex-Seleka fighter outside an unspecified hospital. Source: AWSD

07 September 2017: In Batangafo, Ouham prefecture, unidentified gunmen attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-run Batangafo Hospital, killing one non-medical staff member and looting property.

In response, MSF reduced activities. Sources: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), aBangui, Koaci and Réseau des Journalistes pour les Droits de l'Homme (RJDH)

08 September 2017: In Bangassou, Ouham prefecture, armed antiBalaka fighters attacked Moroccan UN peacekeepers escorting water trucks, killing one peacekeeper and injuring three. Source: Arab Today

10 September 2017: In Bangassou, Ouham prefecture, armed antiBalaka fighters attempted to seize a cathedral housing IDPs. Source: Arab Today

13 September 2017: In Bocaranga, Ouham prefecture, armed antiBalaka fighters took hostage the base of the international NonGovernment Organisation (NGO) Cordaid, and demanded a ransom.
Sources: RJDH I and RJDH II

13 September 2017: In Bocaranga, Ouham prefecture, armed perpetrators on motorcycles and 4x4s kidnapped an unspecified number staff from the INGO Cordaid. All were released on 18 September. Source: Xinhua