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03 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.

  • The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
    Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.

03 Sep 2015 description

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks. This report outlines the key accomplishments during the January to March 2015 quarter. This quarter marked the beginning of the R4 implementation phase in Malawi and Zambia, and continued expansion in Ethiopia and Senegal.

03 Sep 2015 description

Total number of refugees: 966,170

Registered refugees in 2015: 8,626

Total number of IDPs: 1.1 M

03 Sep 2015 description
report Direct Relief

The road from Addis Ababa to Adama is a study in the contrasts of contemporary Africa. Leaving Addis toward the southeast, we see the gleaming concrete and steel shell of the nearly completed tram line that promises to relieve some of the congestion on the city’s clogged roads. We pass block after block of empty housing developments, which, in theory, will fill with the new transit lines.

02 Sep 2015 description

- Above-average seasonal rainfall continues over several regions of West Africa.
- Poorly distributed rains strengthen seasonal deficits over parts of central Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation is expected to lead to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Sep 2015 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to announce the start of a relocation programme for 510 foreign nationals who have been living at one of the UNMISS protection-of-civilians (PoC) sites at UNMISS headquarters along the Yei Road in Juba. The process began on 27 August with the transfer of 97 foreign nationals to Juba Town, and another 16 were transported to Juba Town on Friday, 28 August.

01 Sep 2015 description

Between January and June 2015, UNHAS operated flights in 17 countries, serving more than 300 scheduled destinations.

More than 3,400 mt of cargo airlifted — One third transported in response to the EVD outbreak

Highlights

To reach the most vulnerable in some of the world's most remote and challenging locations, airdrops for life-saving food deliveries are organized as a last resort. In May, the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil in South Sudan.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Direct Relief

It’s a wet and chilly Monday morning outside the Addis Ababa Regional Laboratory (AARL). The thick metal gates open wide and a motorcycle with knobby tires and a tall yellow container attached to its rear roars up to the front reception area. In large block letters the container reads, “Ethiopia Mail.” Inside the yellow container is a battered blue cooler with peeling biohazard stickers affixed to both sides. Specimens in Ethiopia move through an agreement with the postal service.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Expert Review Committee met in Nigeria last week to review the progress made in Nigeria, identify ways to strengthen the gains of the last few years and identify the major risks to stopping polio across the country. More

31 Aug 2015 description

Key Issues

  • Additional funds are needed now to address the impacts of El Niño and pre-position supplies in Ethiopia for the first quarter of 2016.

  • The Ministry of Health urgently needs US$5.5 million to vaccinate 5.3 million children under-5 in nutrition hotspot priority 1 and 2 woredas.

  • The national flood taskforce is working on the September flood forecast and emergency supply needs for prepositioning.