Syria: The security situation had deteriorated with escalating violence in the West of the country resulting in population displacement and hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Large numbers of newly displaced are heading to the calmer regions of Idleb governorate, which hosts over 500,000 IDPs. In the East, Iraqi helicopters hit an opposition convoy in the first strike claimed by Iraq inside Syria since the conflict began.
CAR: Seleka activism intensified, with the armed group capturing the town of Bouca, in Ouham prefecture. In the north, a suspected Seleka attack on a hospital cost 22 lives, including three NGO workers. In the west, 100 people died during clashes between militias and civilians in one village. Seven people died in Bangui after a clash between armed men and peacekeepers, and 1,300 Muslims were evacuated from the city.
Sudan: Peace talks between the Government and the armed group the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) have stalled again as the parties failed to agree to a solution to the conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. In North Darfur, air raids killed three people, while tribal violence killed ten and displaced 7,000.
Afghanistan: Ten provinces in the northwest were affected by torrential rains and flash floods, which killed 132 people, displaced around 16,000 people and affected another 39,000 people. Jawzjan province was the most affected. The preliminary results of the presidential election indicate there will be a runoff between Abdullah and Ahmadzai on 7 June.
Updated: 29/04/2014, Next Update: 06/05/2014.