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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal n° MDRKE030 operations update n° 2

The situation has continued to worsen due to increased food prices, which have continually eroded household purchasing power driven by increases in the cost of fuel, and general inflation.

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Sudan + 4 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Sudan and South Sudan Last update: 24/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 22-29 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM launches a psychosocial project that aims to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals.

Sudan: 48,484 refugees have been tracked and registered since the beginning of the conflict.
An IOM medical staff assists a patient after her medical check up in Assosa, Ethiopia.

Kenya: IOM continues to transport refugees from Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 5 others
U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 29, 2014

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World Bank accuses itself of failing to protect Kenya forest dwellers

Report
Guardian

Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands

A leaked copy of a World Bank investigation seen by the Guardian has accused the bank of failing to protect the rights of one of Kenya’s last groups of forest people, who are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of climate change and conservation.

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Kenyan Task Force formed to implement the 2010 Endorois ruling

29 September 2014

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) welcomes the formation by the Government of Kenya of a new task force dedicated to implementation of the 2010 African Commission ruling which recognised the Endorois' rights over their ancestral land in and around Lake Bogoria in Kenya's Rift Valley.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 55 (as of 25 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary September 26 - October 2, 2014 

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Kenya + 1 other
UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update 18th – 24th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 24th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,485 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,445. As at 21st September 174,737refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

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Kenya + 1 other
Seven years of resistance: one girl’s fight against FGM

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nancy Tomee resisted female genital mutilation (FGM) for seven long years, enduring bullying and abuse before a local organization intervened on her behalf. Yesterday, Ms. Tomee spoke to dignitaries at the United Nations Headquarters in New York about her efforts to empower other girls to stand up against FGM.

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Villages tense after four herders shot dead in fresh raids

In Summary

  • Chief Josephat Lopalal said two boys were killed in the raid on Silale Village, occupied by Pokots from Baringo.
  • Residents who had settled in Kapedo Location in Turkana East Sub-County can no longer access Sukuta River while those in Kaputir Village cannot fetch water from Turkwel River.
  • He said residents of Kapedo had declared that anyone raiding a Pokot village would be arrested and disowned by the local people in a bid to end conflict in the region.

By SAMMY LUTTA

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Ethiopia + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 25 – October 1, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains were received throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.

  • A seasonable distribution of rains was received across East Africa during late September.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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South Sudan + 15 others
24 September 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

U.S.A. – Wildfires

• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.

• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)

Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather

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Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal Operations update n° 1 - MDRKE030

Summary:

  • January 2014 the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected.

  • March – May 2014: Poor performance of the long rains.

  • Ongoing: Increasing food prices and general.

  • June - July 2014: According to SMART survey results from the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG) the nutritional status in the target counties has deteriorated as compared to June 2013. 29 August 2014: IFRC launches Emergency Appeal.

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Kenya + 4 others
Leaders, farmers call for creation of regional food security commission

Report
EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE

Posted Tuesday, September 23 2014 at 10:06

In Summary

•East African crop scientists this year embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security across East Africa.

•Plant genetic resources are seeds and planting materials (traditional and modern varieties, crop and wild plant species) that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to pests and diseases as well as tolerant to climate change.