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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Supporting camp communities in Darfur to grow their own food

To enter Hamadia camp in Sudan’s central Darfur region, you cross a flat lunar like landscape mud brick kilns rise out of the sandy earth like moon craters.

The environmental impact of firing up the kilns is evident – the tree population is decimated, there is no protection from the searing heat of the sun's rays.

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Forces deployed in East Darfur to curb new tribal clashes

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / ABU KARINKA LOCALITY (21 Aug .) - After the deadly clashes that broke out on Wednesday between Rizeigat and Ma’aliya in the area of Um Rakuba, Abu Karinka locality in East Darfur, a cautious calm prevailed today.

Light skirmishes occurred today in the area of El Musaba’at, south of ​​Abu Jabra, Member of Parliament for Abu Karinka constituency, Hamdan Abdallah Tirab, reported to Radio Dabanga from Omdurman.

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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Darfur: UN Should End Silence on Rights Abuses

Improve Reporting on Violations, Protection of Civilians

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to improve human rights monitoring and public reporting when it renews the mission’s mandate. The Security Council is expected to act on the mandate during the week of August 25, 2014.

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UNAMID Head engages Government, displaced leaders in South Darfur to defuse tension

Nyala, 21 August 2014 - The Head of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, visited Nyala, South Darfur, to defuse tension in the area following recent security operations carried out by State authorities in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and to coordinate with local authorities on tribal reconciliation and community development. During the two-day visit, Mr. Chambas met with Government authorities, IDP leaders and representatives of UN agencies operating in the state.

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Darfur rebels hand captives to families in absence of Red Cross

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Radio Dabanga

NORTH DARFUR (21 Aug.) - The Liberation Movement for Justice faction led by Taher Hajar (LJM-TH), has called on relatives of three government troops captured in North Darfur, to contact the movement for their release.

“During battles with government forces in North Darfur earlier this year, LJM-TH combatants captured soldiers Khalifa Kumi Monda, Bakhit Ishag Adam, and Mohamed Ahmed Ishag,” the movement’s Secretary of Humanitarian Affairs, Abu Bakr Ahmed Suleiman, reported to Radio Dabanga.

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Darfur displaced reject Sudan’s National Dialogue

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP / NYALA (21 Aug.) - The head of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, visited Kalma camp for the displaced in South Darfur on Wednesday.

During his meeting with representatives of the camp residents, Ibn Chambas asked them if the displaced would be prepared to participate in the National Dialogue, launched this year by the ruling National Congress Party.

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South Sudan + 1 other
IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 33 (14 - 20 August 2014)

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Heavy rains in Malakal have resulted in standing water within the PoC

The South Sudan CCCM-DTM Round IV report was released on August 20th

OVERVIEW

Over 1.3; million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

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Sudan: New displacements in Darfur as of 17 August 2014

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Funds released for humanitarian needs in Jebel Marra

Khartoum, Sudan | 21 August 2014, The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund has allocated US $400,000 to the Danish Refugee Council to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

In light of significant humanitarian needs in Nertiti and Rokero localities, the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) provided the Danish Refugee Council with US $400,000 to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

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Sudan: 2014 Floods (as of 20 August 2014)

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'Hundreds' die in Ma’aliya, Rizeigat fighting in East Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ABU KARINKA LOCALITY(20 Aug.) -

Hundreds of tribesmen have been killed and injured in one of the fiercest clashes that erupted so far between the Ma’aliya and Rizeigat in the area of Um Rakuba in Abu Karinka, East Darfur, today.

According to reports by multiple sources in Um Rakuba, at least 123 Ma’aliya and more than 200 Rizeigat were killed.

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Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan (as of 20 August 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood affected land as detected in satellite imagery acquired by the Pleiades satellite on 19 August 2014 in Khartoum State, Sudan. The area surrounding Khartoum City and Umdurman was inundated by floods caused by heavy rains. Areas to the South of Umdurman seem to have been flooded and many other areas including Um Baba and Khartoum Bahri seem to be affected by varying levels of water and saturated soils. The flooded area over Khartoum has decreased slightly in some areas, however there also appears to be an increase in others.

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'Dozens killed' in Darfur tribal fighting

KHARTOUM, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between two Arab tribes in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, witnesses from the rival camps said on Wednesday.

A witness said at least 30 members of his Rezeigat tribe were killed in the fighting with Maaliya tribesmen over territorial claims in the Umm Rakuba district.

Heavy weapons were used in the clashes, the source said, declining to be named.

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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 33 | 11 – 17 August 2014 [EN/AR]

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Sudan, which is struggling with 6.9 million people needing humanitarian assistance, is now home to almost 100,000 refugees from South Sudan. The appeal is only 47 percent funded out of US$988 million requested.

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