- OCHA Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 6 July 2015
- UNHCR Ethiopia: South Sudan situation operational update 20-26 June 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update - June 2015
Appeals & Funding
In South Sudan, which on Thursday this week will mark its 4th anniversary of independence, refugee and internally displaced numbers have continued to rise. As of today, more 730,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries and some 1.5 million people have become internally displaced. In addition, South Sudan continues to receive refugees from neighbouring Sudan - almost 250,000 people, mostly from Sudan’s Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
July 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) said that 3000 South Sudanese families have recently arrived in Sudan’s White Nile state bringing the total number of refugees from the newborn country in the state 84,000 refugees.
SRCS executive director in the White Nile, Osama Osman, said that 3197 families have arrived in the seven cantonment sites in the state from June 1 to July 5, 2015.
• The Long Rains season in the Horn of Africa has come to an end in May. With no further rainfall until the Short Rains start next October, current conditions represent the available resources for the dry season that is now starting.
• Favourable seasonal conditionsin northern Kenya and south-eastern Ethiopiabroke a succession of poor seasons, easing the pressure on pastoralist livelihoods and allowing a degree of asset recovery.
Near term humanitarian prospects for Ethiopia are worrisome due to insufficient funding, combined with operational challenges.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women and other vulnerable South Sudanese asylum seekers need to be prioritized for registration and relocation to existing camps pending the opening of Pugnido II.
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• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.
Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.
2 July 2015, Addis Ababa: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over almost US$ two million worth of equipment to the National Meteorological Agency (NMA).
The equipment, including 40 automatic weather stations, is expected to help strengthen Ethiopia’s early warning network to monitor, generate climate data and feed into early warning systems as well as inform national climate resilient development planning.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Yemen - Airstrikes and mortars damaged an IOM office in Haradh as well as the Migrant Response Point (MRP) in Basateen, both incidents occurring two days ago, on July 1, 2015.
The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 that it is providing a €1.2-million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to improve sanitation and faecal waste management in Arba Minch. The project will benefit over 21,000 people who will have access to improved toilet facilities. It will also boost local agriculture through the provision of new and affordable fertiliser.
Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.