Snapshot 16–22 December 2015
Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.
Iraq: Over 10 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Healthcare, infrastructure and social services have suffered from conflict and low oil prices, which have severely impacted the budget. Around 3.2 million people are internally displaced, with 17% living in critical shelter conditions as winter sets in. Humanitarian access is severely constrained. Civilians in Ramadi prevented from escaping an imminent military offensive urgently need access to protection.
Somalia: Two humanitarian workers were killed on 14 December when their vehicle was shot by unidentified gunmen in Mogadishu. On 13 December, fighting broke out in the town of Beledweyne, Hiraan region, at Hawl-wadag neighbourhood in the centre of the town. More than 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured, including women and children. Several houses and business places were damaged. School has been disrupted in the area.
See the Crisis Overview 2015: Humanitarian Trends and Risks 2016, ACAPS overview of long-term trends in humanitarian needs for major crises, and scenarios outlining their potential evolution in 2016.
Updated: 22/12/2015. Next update: 05/01/2016