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Sudan + 3 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 16 | 14 - 20 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• HAC reports that close to 6,700 people fled their homes in eastern South Kordofan over the past week following clashes between Government security forces and SPLM-N.

• An estimated 105,000 people in North Darfur who were displaced since February 2014 have returned to their areas of origin by 21 April 2014, according to HAC, local authorities and aid agencies.

• An estimated 224,000 people who fled their homes in North and South Darfur since February 2014 remain displaced.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Angola + 12 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 24 – April 30, 2014

  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April
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Somalia + 2 others
Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 23 April 2014

Each cell on the map represents the forecasted accumulated rainfall over the next 3 days / Xubin walba oo naqshadda koorkeeda ah waxay muujinaysaa guud ahaan saadaasha roobka ee saddexda maalmood ee soo socota

The full forecast grid is available for download at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/africa/briefing.html

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
WHO takes urgent action to address health situation in Kulle South-Sudanese Refugee Camp, Gambella in Ethiopia

Kulle Refugee Camp in Gambella Region, western Ethiopia, currently hosts about 35,000 of the 97,000 refugees from South Sudan taking shelter in three camps in the region. Almost 66 per cent of the refugees in Kulle are women and children. The WHO assessment team led by the WHO Representative comprising technical experts in emergency and outbreak response, malaria, water and sanitation, immunization, and communication, witnessed the concerning health conditions at the camp on 22 April 2014 whilst assessing the situation to urgently intensify WHO technical support.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Factsheet - South Sudan Crisis

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CARE

In just over 100 days since violence erupted in South Sudan, over 1 million people have fled their homes. 4.9 million people are in desperate need of emergency assistance (food, access to clean water and sanitation). Many refugees are crossing into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. 3.7 million people are at high risk of a severe food crisis. On top of this, the rainy season begins mid-April, entailing high risks of flooding.

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World + 4 others
IKEA campaign raises €7.7 million to brighten the lives of refugees

LONDON, United Kingdom, April 23 (UNHCR) – IKEA customers and staff around the world have helped raise Є7.7 million to provide funding and energy for hundreds of thousands of refugees under a two-month campaign launched in February.

Under the "Brighter Lives for Refugees" campaign, the IKEA Foundation pledged to donate Є1 to the UN refugee agency for every LEDARE (light-emitting diode) bulb purchased in IKEA stores globally between February 3 and March 29.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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World + 14 others
Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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Yemen + 2 others
115 African migrants arrested while attempting to cross into Yemen

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Yemen Times

Published on 22 April 2014 in News
Nasser Al-Sakkaf (author)

SANA’A, April 20—Coastguard and military units on Saturday arrested 115 migrants and refugees traveling in two boats. The detained are from Somalia and Ethiopia.

Shuja Mahdi, the operations director of the Coastguard, said the first boat was encountered near Mayyun island with 75 on board, 15 of them Somalis and four of them women.

Patrols of the 17th Infantry Brigade spotted the second boat carrying 23 Somalis and 17 Ethiopians off the Dubab coast, according to the state-run Saba news agency.

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World + 8 others
Satellite mapping overview as of 22 April 2014

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UNOSAT

This service summarizes current satellite mapping activities of interest to GDACS stakeholders. It is issued weekly and based on contributions from map-producing entities and GDACS partners.

Africa

South Sudan complex emergency – Glide number: OT-2014-000001-SSD

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World + 4 others
Aliments enrichis - persuader le secteur privé de faire le bien

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IRIN

LONDRES, 22 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Le Nigeria vient tout juste de passer, en grande pompe dans la catégorie des pays à moyen revenu. Ce n'est pas le genre de pays que l'on associe à la faim généralisée ou un pays dont les habitants obtiennent normalement - ou s'attendent à obtenir - une aide alimentaire. Et pourtant, près d'un quart des jeunes enfants nigérians ont un poids insuffisant et environ 40 pour cent présentent un retard de croissance ; ils ne consomment pas suffisamment d'aliments nutritifs pour développer leur plein potentiel physique et mental.

IRIN:

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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.

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Nigeria + 17 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 13 2014

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At week 13 of the 2014 epidemic season, two LGAs in Nigeria have crossed the epidemic threshold, and in the other counties, six districts have surpassed the alert threshold:

• Burkina Faso: Nanoro remains in alert with an AR of 7.6;

• Cameroon: Mbengwi has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.1 • Gambia: Jarra West crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.0 • Ghana: Yendi and Wa have crossed the alert threshold with the following AR: 5.7 and 5.2.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 April 2014

Key Events

  • Assessment results in Boricha and Dale woredas of SNNPR suggest that the under-estimation of relief food beneficiaries and the absence/delay in Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) interventions are likely parts of the reasons for the high increase in TFP admissions in the areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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World + 5 others
Fortified food - persuading the private sector to do good

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IRIN

LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.

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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Kenya + 3 others
281 refugees transferred to camps

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

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Kenya + 3 others
100 more refugees relocated to camps

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.