Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
Malawi: Heavy rainfall since early January has led to severe flooding. Around 638,000 people have been affected overall, mostly through crop damage. The most affected districts are Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba in the south. 121,000 people have been displaced, 54 have died, and 153 are missing. In Mozambique and Madagascar, which have also seen flooding, 53,000 and 51,000 have been affected, respectively.
Updated: 20/01/2014. Next update: 27/01/2015