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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 7 - 13 January 2015


Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.

Sudan: Government and opposition forces fought in Tawila locality, North Darfur and in Northern Jebel Marra, Central Darfur. 15 villages were burned and another 30 abandoned in Tawila, with up to 37,000 estimated displaced. In Fanga, northern Jebel Marra, 21 villages were burned and some 50,000 estimated displaced.

Ukraine: Savings are dwindling and winter needs remain unmet, as the latest figures indicate more that than half of the 633,000 registered IDPs were displaced in the past four months. More than 4,800 people have been killed in the conflict, and it is reported that hostilities are intensifying.

Updated: 13/01/2015 Next Update: 20/01/2015

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