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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan crisis and its regional impact (as of 4 April 2014)

Insecurity, lack of access and the onset of the rains are preventing humanitarian agencies in South Sudan from reaching all those in need, making the pre-positioning and transportation of supplies a priority.

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Kenya + 4 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 34 | 8 March – 4 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP and partners begin rapid response operations to reach IDPs in South Sudan before they are cut off

• Military offensive in Somalia slows down interest of returnees, as Kenya issues orders to reinforce encampment of refugees

• Regional agro-climatic outlook: mostly normal to near-normal rain and vegetation conditions except in known drought-prone areas

• Flood alerts in river basins and other low-lying areas

• OCHA-IGAD strengthen ties on resilience

• One polio case reported in Ethiopia

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan: Coordinated CERF-CHF allocations (as of 19 March 2014)

In South Sudan, 3.2 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and more than 710,000 people are internally displaced.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 March 2014)

Over one million people have had to flee their homes since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.
Aid agencies estimate that 803,000 are currently displaced within the country; sheltering across 174 different displacement sites. Another 254,600 have fled to neighbouring countries. Aid agencies launched a new rapid response model to reach displaced communities in remote locations.

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World + 7 others
UN and IGAD strengthen ties on resilience and humanitarian action

Around 65 per cent of the IGAD region receives less than 600mm in rainfall every year. This year’s Summit seeks to keep the spotlight on commitments made to end drought emergencies.

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Burundi + 8 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 33 | 11 February - 7 March 2014

Humanitarian actors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda continue to appeal for assistance in responding to reported outbreaks of measles, polio and meningitis.

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Kenya + 1 other
South Sudanese refugees receive $4.6 million

UN agencies expect that by the end of March, 20,000 South Sudanese will have arrived at the Kakuma camp in northwest Kenya.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya to Somalia: Cross-Border Movement (as of 28 Feb 2014)

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Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - Kenya case study

This paper explores the role of the private sector in humanitarian action in Kenya. Kenya was selected as a case study because it has a vibrant and innovative private sector, a history of severe and repeated humanitarian crises, notably drought in the country’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), and a track record of public–private partnerships for humanitarian action that have exploited new technologies and experimented with new models of fundraising.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan: Coordinated CERF-CHF allocations (as of 20 February 2014)

In South Sudan, 3.2 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and more than 707,000 people are internally displaced.

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Somalia + 4 others
Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot, January 2014 | Issued on 19 February 2014

FOOD SECURITY

Compared to six months ago, the number of people projected to be in ‘crisis and emergency’ conditions over the next six months has slightly reduced to 857,000 from 870,000.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 February 2014)

The South Sudan crisis was declared a Level 3 (L3) Humanitarian System-Wide Emergency Response on 11 February, signifying the scale of the crisis and the multi-sector response required to meet needs. Heavy fighting was reported in Upper Nile State’s Malakal town during the week, despite a cessation of hostilities signed on 23 January.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 February 2014)

OVERVIEW Since conflict broke out on mid-December 2013, close to 870,000 people have been forced from their homes, including 707,400 people displaced within South Sudan. Despite the cessation of hostilites agreement signed in late January, clashes and insecurity continue to constrain the humanitarian response. So far, over 302,000 people displaced have received assistance. Aid agencies aim to assist 3.2 million people affected by the crisis by June.

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Kenya + 9 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 32 | 20 January - 11 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security stable but some areas experiencing crisis

  • Protection concerns for South Sudanese IDPs and refugees

  • Displacement crisis in Katanga, DRC

  • Reintegration challenges for expelled migrants from Tanzania

  • Less displacement caused by inter-communal violence in Kenya in 2013 compared to 2012

  • ICRC in Sudan forced to suspend operations, in talks with Government

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Kenya: Inter-communal conflict by district (January - December 2013)

The most affected areas are Moyale, in Marsabit County, Mandera County and Tana River County. Humanitarian access and operational constraints remain a challenge to effective humanitarian response.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 January 2014)

More than 90 per cent of them are in states that are worst affected by the crisis. Up to 7 million people are at some risk of food insecurity over the course of the year.

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World + 45 others
CERF 2013 Summary

Member States and the private sector contributed $474 million to CERF for 2013—the highest-ever annual total. An additional $6.7 million was pledged and remains outstanding.

CERF received more than $502 million in contributions during 2013, including payments for 2012 and early funding for 2014. See table on the right for more details.

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World + 45 others
CERF Quarterly Update - October-December 2013

CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.

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Kenya + 1 other
Aid worker diary: South Sudanese flock to Kakuma refugee camp

Gabriella Waaijman is the Head of OCHA’s Eastern Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya. She travelled last week to the Kakuma refugee camp in north-west Kenya. Hundreds of South Sudanese are arriving there every day, most of them children who have made the journey alone.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 January 2014)

Hostilities in South Sudan continued for a second month, with over 700,00 people displaced by the violence. Active fighting centred largely in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. The largest groups of displaced people are in Lakes, Upper Nile and Unity states with 79,000 sheltering in UN bases across the country. Over 123,400 people have crossed into neighbouring countries in search of refuge. A cessation of hostilities was signed on 23 January.

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