Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 25 February - 4 March 2014
Syria: Violence is ongoing across the country, with rebel infighting in the northwest and renewed clashes in parts of Damascus. While several military ceasefires have allowed some access in besieged areas, insecurity continues to interrupt aid distribution, and access remains highly constrained from Damascus to Rural Aleppo, where 1.25 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance. To date, over 9 million people have been displaced by the crisis, 2.5 million of whom have crossed into neighbouring countries.
Central African Republic: Violence against Muslims has intensified in CAR, prompting UN officials and Human Rights NGOs to warn of an ongoing “ethno-religious cleansing”. To date, the conflict has displaced an estimated 701,000 people including over 276,000 in the capital Bangui. At least 1.6 million are considered severely food insecure and fears of a full-scale food and nutrition crisis are growing. French military presence was extended beyond its initially planned size and timeframe, now reaching 2,000 troops for an open-ended period. Targeted attacks against iNGOs have increased, and point towards a deterioration of humanitarian access.
South Sudan: The situation remains highly volatile in the east and northeast of the country, with heavy fighting reported between Government and rebel forces in late February. To date, the crisis has displaced an estimated 885,200 people, 190,000 of whom have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Ethiopia. In a further political development, both the Government of South Sudan and the opposition agreed in principle to the formation of an interim government, pending presidential elections.
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