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Niger: Massive Food-Aid Project for People Fleeing Conflict in Nigeria

Over the last three months, more than 25,000 people – residents, displaced people and returnees, have received assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working together with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, bringing to nearly 45,000 the number of recipients of food aid in 2014.

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CAR: Thousands of Displaced People Continue to Arrive in Bangui

BANGUI –For the past 10 days, thousands of Bangui residents have been taking refuge at sites set up for displaced people in the capital, joining hundreds of thousands uprooted since 5 December. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society have boosted their emergency response activities.

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Mali: Access to Health Care Remains Challenging in the North

Bamako – In Mali, despite a certain political normalization, the armed conflict that has been under way for almost two years makes access to health care difficult for people living in the north. The ICRC is helping them by maintaining its support for certain health facilities.

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Sahel: War and food crisis, the ‘uncomfortable’ guests

Nouakchott (Mauritania), Niamey (Niger) and Bamako (Mali)Sahel region is facing a double crisis. The first one is linked to an armed conflict between Malian military forces and Tuareg rebels in Northern Mali where thousands of people had to flee the area in order to find safe in neighbouring countries. The second is linked to a food crisis that is affecting the whole Sahel belt where people share what they have with the Malian refugees. The Afronline’s report from Mauritania, Niger and Mali.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Aid agencies fighting to remain impartial

ABIDJAN/DAKAR – The perceived impartiality of UN aid agencies and NGOs is still at risk and must be re-stressed in Côte d’Ivoire, say NGOs, given the UN peacekeeping force’s direct role in the fighting. Aid agencies – both UN and NGOs – are deliberately distancing themselves from the UN mission (UNOCI) so they can reach populations at risk, staff told IRIN.

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