Somalia - Displacement continues amid ongoing hostilities
Intensified fighting broke out in Mogadishu on October 27th, aggravating an already precarious humanitarian situation.
This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.
The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.
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CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
ERC's visit to CEA region
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) John Holmes visited Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Kenya during an eight-day regional mission. Mr. Holmes arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 26 November and travelled to Jijiga and Kebridehar in the Ogaden region where over 640,000 people require urgent humanitarian assistance.
Suite au déplacement à Birao des 89 hommes originaires de Um-Dukhun (Sud-Darfour) (nord-est), le 7 novembre, le Bureau de la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (BCAH) s'est rendu dans la région afin d'évaluer la situation humanitaire et sécuritaire (se référer à l'édition 36 du bulletin d'information).
Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls
Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work
As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.
Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.
- UN Security Council agrees to send 3,000 peacekeepers to Eastern Chad and North-eastern Central Republic
- Human Rights Watch releases report criticising government's role in perpetrating human rights violations across northern CAR
- Security deteriorates further across north-western prefectures
- Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc across the country
- Current appeal funded at just 43%
2. Humanitarian Overview
The Central African Republic is suffering from a multi-faceted crisis.
Mortality rates and the medical and nutritional situation among the refugees that have been entering Cameroon for over a year have exceeded emergency thresholds. In response to this situation, MSF has begun targeted food distribution to meet the vital needs of this vulnerable population.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.
This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below, reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 166,876 (USD 137,914 or EUR 101,754) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to respond to the needs of some 20,000 affected persons.
The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.
Programme Update no.
Increasing violence between the Central African Republic Government (CARG) and armed opposition groups, as well as insecurity attributed to Chadian and Sudanese opposition forces and widespread banditry, have displaced an estimated 220,000 people, including 150,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern CAR and 66,000 refugees in Chad and Cameroon. The 2003 military coup that brought current president Francis Bozizé to power resulted in extensive displacement and damage to infrastructure across the north.