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17 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga

Burundi

24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 16 January 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.

From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in need.

16 Jan 2019 description

L’actualité humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) reste dominée par la persistance de violence entrainant le déplacement forcé de la population. Les incidents contre les acteurs humanitaires continuent. La communauté humanitaire continue cependant à apporter une assistance multiforme aux plus vulnérables, y compris dans les zones de retour dans le pays.

Attaque contre un poste de santé Préfecture de l’Ouham

16 Jan 2019 description

CONTEXTE ET METHODOLOGIE

Des violences intercommunautaires ont éclaté en décembre 2013 et provoqué le déplacement interne et transfrontalier de personnes. La République Centrafricaine continue de faire face à des niveaux élevés d’insécurité et de conflits violents entre différents groupes armés dans la majeure partie du pays, provoquant des déplacements nouveaux et prolongés.

15 Jan 2019 description

Key developments in the week of January 6th include the violence in the CAR, the flare-ups along the border between Libya, Chad and Sudan, and the rising frustration with, and within, a number of political systems in Africa, including in Gabon, DRC, Sudan and Senegal.

15 Jan 2019 description

BURKINA FASO

L’ÉTAT D’URGENCE PROLONGÉ DÛ À L’INSÉCURITÉ

Le 11 janvier, les autorités ont prolongé de six mois l’état d’urgence dans plusieurs provinces du nord du pays, où les attaques de groupes armés se sont multipliées ces derniers mois, dont l’une ayant fait12 morts le 10 janvier. L'état d'urgence prolongé aura probablement un impact sur l'accès des groupes d'aide et des populations des zones touchées. La violence a déplacé plus de 5 000 personnes au cours de la semaine écoulée.

15 Jan 2019 description

BURKINA FASO

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED OVER INSECURITY

The authorities on 11 January extended by six months the state of emergency in several northern provinces where attacks by armed groups have surged in recent months, including one on 10 January that killed 12 people. The extended state of emergency is likely to have an impact on access by aid groups and populations of the affected areas. The violence has displaced more than 5,000 people over the past week.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID WORKER KILLED IN ARMED RAID

15 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

By Federico Borello Executive Director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict, or CIVIC.

2018 was a disastrous year for civilians caught in conflict.

In most conflict zones around the world, the majority of those killed were civilians. Those who survived suffered myriad physical, emotional, and economic hardships.

Read more on IRIN.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

Somalia

22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL

Middle-East and North Africa

Occupied Palestinian Territories