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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 6 - 12 April 2016


Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.

DRC: Fighting between FARDC and armed groups in late March in Masisi, Nord-Kivu, has displaced 30,000 people. Most were already IDPs. Humanitarian organisations have suspended operations due to the volatile security situation.

Nigeria: 200,000 people in the northeast are currently in Emergency food insecurity (Phase 4 of the Cadre Harmonisé) and in urgent need of assistance in the northeast. The situation is expected to deteriorate as the lean season approaches (June–August). Population movements are extremely fluid with more IDPs being identified, and others relocating or returning. 64,000 Nigerian refugees have returned from Cameroon since January 2016.

Updated: 12/04/2016. Next update: 19/04/2016.

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