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HIGHLIGHTS

• IMC to start health and nutrition activities in Golo, Boori and Jokosti areas in Central Darfur State.

• Aid agencies continue to provide humanitarian assistance to about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur.

• Care International Switzerland is providing access to clean water to 89,000 people in East Darfur.

• According to UNHCR, over 131,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in 2016, the highest number of arrivals per year.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

26 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Activists and observers of the health situation in Sudan’s Red Sea State have demanded the closure of schools because of the high prevalence of acute watery diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, among children.

Journalist Osman Hashim, a specialist in health coverage in eastern Sudan revealed new outbreaks of watery diarrhoea at the areas of Mohammed Goal, Jebeit El Maadin, and Alooulib.

On Saturday, the health authorities in Khartoum state shut-down the state food and beverage shops in the market for ten days after the increase of cases among the public.

26 Jan 2017 description

Contents

  1. Editor's Note
  2. Gender, peace, and security at 16: Some entry points for enhanced thought and leadership
  3. Financing for women, peace and security
  4. Reaching higher: Women liberators and gender
  5. Beyond numbers: Gender and UN peacekeeping
  6. Comment garantir la paix à travers la réduction des inégalités ?

Editor's Note

26 Jan 2017 description

During December, displacement was reported in Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile and Unity. In Central Equatoria, new arrivals, mainly from Yei and Morobo, brought the number of displaced people in Kajo-Keji to more than 30,000 by the end of the month, while clashes in Tindalo area near Terekeka caused the local population to flee. In Western Equatoria, small-scale displacement was reported in and around Mundri East due to clashes in Kediba.

25 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

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Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

25 Jan 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher, Similar, or Lower. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

25 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • School year 2016/2017 resumed in Chad

  • High Commissioner, Fillipo Grande, visit to Chad

  • Ongoing Nutritional Survey to assess the malnutrition and anemia condition of refugee children

25 Jan 2017 description

Emergency food assistance needs unprecedented as Famine threatens four countries

25 Jan 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. This quarter, movement was characterised by persistent conflict, increased risk, and amplified intolerance. Internal and cross border displacement in Yemen, South Sudan and surrounding countries also increased, while returns to Somalia peaked.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

25 Jan 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) Tuesday has called for a new political process and requested the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution committing the Sudanese parties to the implementation of the international humanitarian law.

Yasir Aram made his call during a closed informal meeting through a video conference with the UN Security Council to explain the Movement’s position on the humanitarian and peace talks with the Sudanese government.

25 Jan 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Twelve people have died and 500 infected with watery diarrhea in the states of Khartoum, Red Sea and Gedaref during last week, said a report by the independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD)

The field report, which was seen by Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, accuses health authorities in the states of concealing and covering-up the lab results of samples taken from the patients, describing this behavior as “irresponsible and reckless”.

25 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Tunisia in the last year.

25 Jan 2017 description

3,335 arrivals by sea in 2017

230 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 January

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Jan 2017 description

New York – In her annual report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict highlighted the progress accomplished since the creation of her mandate twenty years ago, but also urged Member States and parties to conflict to take immediate action to end persistent grave violations against children.

24 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

According to laboratory results, the diarrhoea cases spreading over various parts of Sudan since September last year are caused by cholera. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors reported 53 such cases in Red Sea and El Gezira states on Friday.

Dr Mohamed Naji El Asam, Member of the Doctors' Executive Committee, told Radio Dabanga in an interview broadcast on Friday that the results of laboratory tests on acute diarrhoea samples conducted in the Ahmed Gasim Hospital in Khartoum proved that it was cholera.

24 Jan 2017 description

Chad is facing multiple interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic vulnerability. Insecurity in neighbouring countries (Sudan, CAR, Nigeria) resulted in large numbers of people moving to Chad, as well as internal displacement. Millions of people are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition. Locust attacks in September as well as drought and floods often in the same agricultural period exacerbate the situation.

24 Jan 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires multiples et interconnectées, dans un contexte de vulnérabilités chroniques. L’instabilité sécuritaire dans les pays voisins (Soudan, RCA, Nigéria) a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne, exacerbée par les attaques acridiennes au mois de septembre, la sécheresse et les inondations souvent dans la même période agricole.