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31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan (July 31) - This month UNHCR and South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) jointly issued and distributed some 3,400 digital identity cards to refugees in Western Equatoria. This includes nationals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic who fled to South Sudan between 2008 and 2010 to escape attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army. But also some Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

31 Jul 2015 description

Sudan - IOM has this year provided life-saving emergency shelter and non-food relief items (ES/NFIs) to 16,525 vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) across three states in Sudan. It plans to reach 65,000 vulnerable IDPs with ongoing ES/NFI aid distributions funded by multiple donors by year-end.

This year has seen IOM ES/NFIs assistance expand by 40 per cent from last year’s total of 7,755 IDPs assisted in South Kordofan, South Darfur and North Darfur. The aid continues to target the most vulnerable and at risk populations, particularly newly displaced people.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • In the past week, IOM installed six water points in Abyan governorate reaching over 3,300 individuals.

  • On 29 July, IOM deployed an assessment team to Mokha, Taizz governorate to evaluate the needs and identify Somali refugees stranded in the area.

  • To date, IOM has successfully evacuated 3,132 Third Country Nationals from Yemen through 14 IOM-charted flights and seven IOM-charted boats.

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Kids for Kids

The Calais crisis is a tragedy, but what about the basic cause? Why are so many young men braving horrendous danger to try, by all means possible, to reach London? What are their lives like that they leave their homes and their families with no way to return? “My heart goes out to these young men following their Dick Whittington dream that the roads of London are paved with gold” said Patricia Parker MBE, founder of Kids for Kids, today. “Compared to the conditions they have left behind, they are right.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The more than 163,000 displaced people in Kalma camp, near the South Darfur capital of Nyala, are living in extremely dire conditions during this rainy season, owing to a shortage of food and poor sanitary provisions.

“Many children in the camp show signs of malnutrition as they depended on the food distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP). However, the organisation stopped its food rations two months ago,” Saleh Eisa, general coordinator of Kalma camp reported to Radio Dabanga on Wednesday.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· The current growing season (May-October 2015) in the Greater Horn of Africa is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.

· In Ethiopia the first (Belg) season was affected by a severe drought leading to poor crop production and pasture. This has stressed households at the onset of the main season (Meher) covering June to October.

30 Jul 2015 description

The relationship between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) in Darfur has all the makings of a highly dysfunctional marriage, with one side throwing around its weight to show power and make decisions, while the other ends up being excluded from day-to-day affairs.

Given their inability to address the challenges within the relationship, it seems the UN and AU might be on the verge of losing an important opportunity to improve coordination and to craft a meaningful partnership in peace operations.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO has secured funding for emergency response missions and the establishment of 10 temporary emergency clinics in areas at risk of cholera.

• The number of new South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has exceeded the response planning figure of 196,000.

• An estimated 3,350 people in Mellit town, North Darfur, are in need of assistance.

• Some 780 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Kalma camp, South Darfur.

30 Jul 2015 description

Over 199,828 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • 109,480 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)

  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
    * Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

29 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Consortium

After four years of conflict in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN), civilians continue to be heavily affected by aerial bombardment and ground fighting carried out by the Sudanese government. Since the beginning of the war, civilians have been displaced on a massive scale, injured, killed, detained or abducted in SK and BN. Moreover, the government of Sudan continues to deny independent humanitarian access increasing the suffering and the vulnerability of civilians leaving in the Two Areas.

29 Jul 2015 description

Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region

Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

29 Jul 2015 description

Khartoum, 27 July (SUNA)- The government of Khartoum state has endorsed a plan to fully refurbish primary school buildings in the state within four years, and to rehabilitate and maintain 25% of all education establishments annually.

The governor of Khartoum state, Gen Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has promised to upgrade the education environment in a manner that would be up to par with the lofty message of the education and the role played by the teachers in the community.

29 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – At least four people were killed following clashes between al-Hawaweer and al-Gamo’iya at an area that lies west of Sudan’s twin capital city of Omdurman in a dispute over land.

The interior ministry sent police units to separate the two sides while Khartoum state decided to form a committee to investigate the bloody events during an emergency meeting of the Commission for the Coordination of Security Affairs headed by governor Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein.