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30 Jun 2015 description

African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.

30 Jun 2015 description

Résumé analytique

La violence basée sur le genre (VBG) est une question de droit de l’homme et de santé publique largement reconnu, touchant au moins une femme sur trois à travers le monde.1 La VBG peut devenir encore plus perverse dans les situations de crise où les mécanismes de protection communautaires et institutionnels sont souvent affaiblis ou détruits. Les hommes et les garçons sont également vulnérables à la violence pendant le conflit et le déplacement, notamment la violence sexuelle, quoique dans une moindre mesure que les femmes et les filles.

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"I See That It Is Possible" identifies the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities and their caregivers from accessing GBV programs and outlines activities to better meet their needs in humanitarian programming.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description


The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description

Key Issues

  • More support needed to address the deteriorating humanitarian context in the country. The net 2015 HRD requirement is still at 41 per cent funded. The relief food caseload is likely to increase following the mid-year review

  • Limited truck availability to move relief food supplies continue to delay the relief operation

30 Jun 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.

29 Jun 2015 description


  • South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella at a daily average rate of 209 people. Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla are the main crossing points.

29 Jun 2015 description

Addis Ababa June 27/2015 A Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) built at cost of over 123 million birr was inaugurated today in Addis Ababa.

The center, expected to benefit not only Ethiopia but also sub-regional peace and security institutions in Africa, serves as a training facility for peace keeping organizations within and around the Horn of Africa.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, President Dr Mulatu Teshome, said the completion of the Center has a vital role to successfully attain international peace keeping missions.

27 Jun 2015 description

Poor households in central SNNPR and northeastern Amhara to enter Crisis in July


  • Despite some Belg rainfall in May, after starting late, the cumulative March to May Belg rains were well below average. As a result, planted area was low, and many crops have not developed as early as is typical. During dry spells in March and April, a significant proportion of Belg crops wilted .

27 Jun 2015 description

Well below average Belg harvest likely in central SNNPR


27 Jun 2015 description

The polio outbreaks in Ethiopia and Kenya were declared over this June, emphasizing the importance of strong surveillance in knowing the virus has gone from a country.

No ‘polio-free’ without surveillance