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Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 6 November 2018

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Armed secessionists have attacked Cameroon Development Company workers in an attempt to destabilise the company and the region ahead of Paul Biya's presidential inauguration.

Meanwhile, 79 children were kidnapped by armed secessionists from a boarding school in Bamenda, the largest incident of its kind since the anglophone crisis began in 2016.

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Three camps hosting more than 27,000 IDPs were set on fire in Batangafo city, Ouham prefecture following violent clashes between armed groups on 31 October.

At least 10,000 people sought refuge in the MSF hospital while hundreds fled to the bush.

Needs are likely to include health, particularly as 20 people were injured, shelter, food and NFIs.

Humanitarian activities have been suspended in the area due to insecurity.

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The number of people severely food insecure (IPC 3 and 4) has almost doubled, from 7.7 million in 2017 to 13.1, million according to an IPC analysis conducted in August.

The conflict-affected eastern provinces are the most impacted along with the Greater Kasai region, which is the epicentre of the cholera outbreak.

Thousands of people who were forcibly returned from Angola at the beginning of October are also in Kasai, and need health, food, and shelter assistance.

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