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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Tense situation in Deleig, Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DELEIG CAMP (20 Oct .) - The school, markets, and government offices in Deleig town, Wadi Salih locality in Central Darfur, remain closed, after displaced from the Deleig camp killed a militiaman in retaliation for the murder of a displaced mother and her son on Saturday. Militiamen gang raped a young woman of the Deleig camp for the displaced today. 12 other displaced were assaulted.

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World + 5 others
Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

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AlertNet

While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.

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Food agencies expect improved harvests in Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

Food prices in Sudan remained at record-high levels, despite the generally better food security situation in much of East Africa, a United Nations agency said in its monthly food price index. Agriculture organisations forecasted improved harvests in most parts of Sudan in the coming months, except in the Darfur region and rebel-held areas in South Kordofan.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #40, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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Displaced lynch murderer in Central Darfur’s Deleig

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Radio Dabanga

DELEIG(19 Oct.) -

Three people were killed, and two others injured in the area of Deleig in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, on Saturday.

“On Saturday morning, elements of a government-backed militia opened fire on a woman who was eight months pregnant, as well as her two sons. They were working on a farm in the area of Bugla, about 2 km south of Deleig town,” a sheikh of the Deleig camp for the displaced informed Radio Dabanga.

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Air raids on Zaghawa tribal area in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

UM BARU(19 Oct.) -

A man was killed during heavy aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Air Force on the areas of Orschi and Ebeiha, Um Baru locality, a stronghold of the Zahgawa tribe in northwest North Darfur.

Mohamed Ahmed Minawi, Member of Parliament for Um Baru and Karnoi localities, reported to Radio Dabanga that the village of Orschi was hit by seven bombs, the neighbouring village of Ini by four bombs, Hamra village by two, and Dar Darkoi village by seven bombs. The water well of Ebeiha village was destroyed by a bomb.

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Central Darfur displaced reject model villages

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Radio Dabanga

BINDISI CAMP(19 Oct.) - The displaced of Bindisi camp in Central Darfur reject any voluntary repatriation, to be implemented by the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), headed by El Tijani Sese, if security and peace have not been restored in the region.

“DRA employees last week attempted to register the Bindisi camp residents, in preparation for their transport to newly erected model villages in the state,” a camp sheikh reported to Radio Dabanga.

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International staff barred from Blue Nile aid assessment

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (19 Oct.) - The Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Blue Nile state, in its monthly meeting with UN, national and international NGOs on 12 October, confirmed that an inter-agency multi-sector needs assessment will take place in Blue Nile state in November. HAC noted, however, that international staff members of UN agencies and international NGOs are not permitted to take part in the assessment.

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Kenya + 9 others
East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 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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Sudan to build roads linking Abyei to major cities

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Sudan Tribune

October 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government agreed to build a network of paved roads to link the disputed area of Abyei to the rest of the country.

Following a meeting with the minister of roads and bridges Abdel-Wahid Youssef, the head of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) from the Sudanese side, Hassan Ali Nimir, said they requested completion of a road linking Abyei to Al-Muglad, besides building a new 150-200 km road to link villages north of Abyei to major cities in Sudan.

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Sudan calls for support combating human trafficking

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (17 Oct.) - Sudan has acknowledged that human trafficking occurs on a great scale in the refugee camps on the eastern borders. During a regional conference on smuggling in the Horn of Africa this week, Sudanese Ministers demanded logistical support to chase human traffickers, and expressed readiness to cooperate with the international community.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Chad + 1 other
Refugee schools in Chad without books, students drop out

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD (17 Oct.) -Schools in Sudanese refugee camps in eastern Chard have witnessed a drop-out of students and a complete lack of textbooks since the implementation of a Chadian curriculum this month.

Adam Fadul, who is a teacher in Kounongou camp, told Radio Dabanga about the replacement of the Sudanese curriculum for the basic and secondary school stages in the camps. He stressed that the new, domestic textbooks have not yet arrived in the camps, although the school year in Chad began on 1 October.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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Sudan Children Join the World in Celebrating Global Handwashing Day

UNICEF says: Choose Handwashing, Choose Health

UNICEF, Khartoum, October 15

Thousands of Sudanese children will join their peers, across the world in celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, an event aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and under the theme “ Choose Handwashing, Choose Health” children from different states will perform drama, songs and traditional dances focusing on the importance of 'handwashing' with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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World + 3 others
Emergencies and new conflicts leave the forcibly displaced hungry

Rome, 16 October 2014 – While forcibly displaced persons make up only a tiny portion of those suffering from chronic hunger and malnutrition, the rise in conflict-induced displacement is putting serious strains on the capacity of the international community to meet the basic food needs of those fleeing conflict. Nothing better illustrates the hardship faced by refugees and internally displaced persons than the on-going conflicts in Syria and South Sudan, and the protracted refugee crisis in Chad.