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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

At end-July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees, mostly from South Sudan, followed by Somalia and Eritrea. Kenya hosts 575,334 registered refugees.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis: What is happening in South Sudan?

South Sudan has had three turbulent years since gaining its independence in 2011. Violence erupted in December 2013 in the capital, Juba, and quickly spread across the country, forcing people to flee their homes and plunging the country into chaos. As a result of the conflict and displacement, people were largely unable to plant their crops in time for rainy season and now approximately four million people are in a severe state of food insecurity.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 18 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The national Flood Task Force issued a flood alert today, 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in high-risk communities.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

  • Relocation of new arrivals to Nip Nip camp started on 14 August. Flood-affected refugees are prioritized for relocation to the new camp.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
WFP Ethiopia July Monthly Situation Report #6

Highlights

  • Since mid December 2013, due to the on-going crisis in South Sudan, over 181,000 refugees from Jonglei and Upper Nile States crossed the border into Ethiopia as of 31 July 2014. The Refugee Operation’s food pipeline will begin to break in September, esca-lating until January 2015. WFP needs to receive US$40 million to cover these requirements soon to be able to preposition food for timely distribution at the camps.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Situation Report #13, 15 August 2014

WFP has taken internal loans to mitigate the breaks in September and October -- in light of donor pledges -- but it remains with a shortfall of $40 million to cover needs until January.

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Insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale

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IRIN

Insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale

NAIROBI, 18 août 2014 (IRIN) - Quelque 20 millions de personnes sont en situation d'insécurité alimentaire aiguë en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale. Selon les organisations d'aide humanitaire, la plupart se trouvent à un niveau « de crise » ou « d'urgence ». Ce chiffre est bien plus élevé qu'en juillet 2013, quand l'insécurité alimentaire touchait 15,8 millions de personnes.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Early Warning and Response Analysis, August 2014

EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY

  • The Rift Valley areas in areas where deficient rainfall was observed during the preceding decades will have better rainfall during the coming August 2014.

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Flood Alert, August 2014

INTRODUCTION

Following the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) forecast for the 2014 kiremt season (July to September), the DRMFSS-led national Flood Task Force, constituting NMA, sector line ministries, UN Agencies, NGOs, and donors, was reactivated to closely monitor the situation and timely facilitate preparedness and response activities in areas likely to be affected.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM South Sudan Situation Report 32 (30 July – 13 August 2014)

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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UNDP, Microsoft deal to empower 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs

Addis Ababa - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft East Africa Limited to enhance development activities in the areas of entrepreneurship, UNDP said.

A press release UNDP issued to ENA today said the two organizations have agreed that Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to Ethiopia's UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for 200,000 entrepreneurs.

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World + 13 others
Polio this week as of 13 August 2014

  • The Horn of Africa Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is meeting this week to review the current epidemiological situation and the impact of the outbreak response and to determine additional strategies needed to close the outbreak. See ‘Horn of Africa’ section below, for more.

  • In West Africa, polio staff are supporting efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak affecting the region. Staff are actively engaged in helping preparedness planning, social mobilization, surveillance of suspected cases, contact tracing and assisting with outbreak logistics.

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Sudan + 4 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 July 2014)

An estimated 6.9 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Most are in Darfur, where at least 2.4 million people are internally displaced. In the first half of 2014, an additional 399,000 people have been displaced following hostilities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
SPRINT provides emergency lifesaving support to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia

14 Aug – Ethiopia: The SPRINT Initiative, a sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post crisis situations, supported by the Australian Government and led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is reaching out to South Sudanese refugees in two camps (Kule, Leitchuor) of the Gambella region of Ethiopia with life-saving services for reproductive health. SPRINT aims to provide this support to 57,861 refugees in the camps with USD 77,500 for a period of 4 months starting from August to November 2014.

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Nigeria + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 14 – August 20, 2014

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  • Some increase in rainfall expected across West Africa during the next outlook period.
  • Many areas of Sudan have reported flooding, house damages, and displaced people due to continued heavy rains.