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22 Jul 2017 description
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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 22 July 2017 – “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues.

21 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

240,188 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

249,298 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,028 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

93,213 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 2017

FUNDING

USD 75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

OPERATION UPDATE

21 Jul 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees (arrived since December 2013): 410,354
  • Total arrivals in 2017: 164,595
  • Total arrivals in July 2017: 4,513

In addition, Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese refugees who were residing in Sudan before cessession of South Sudan. GoS estimates the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to be 1.2M.

21 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Wednesday Kabkabiya hospital in North Darfur recorded seven new cases of cholera, bringing the total number of infections in the isolation centre to 43 cases, while the number of reported cases seems to be decreasing in El Gedaref.

A woman volunteer activist told Radio Dabanga that the new cases in North Darfur came from camp El Matar, El Jeer district, and the Korkrama area west Kabkabiya. She explained that two of the cases recorded were discharged yesterday before they were fully recovered.

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

20 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 7,342 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) (853 of these were children under the age of 18) in the hardest hit White Nile state.

20 Jul 2017 description

A training course for scientists on the statistical analysis of agricultural field experiments, recently conducted at Sudan’s Agricultural Research Corporation, demonstrated ICARDA’s on-going commitment to raising the capacity of Sudanese agricultural scientists and strengthening the country’s food and nutritional security. Many of those trained were young researchers who will go on to manage research institutions and initiatives in the future.

20 Jul 2017 description

The Amiet common market for the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities reopened on 19 July 2017, after an agreement was reached between the leaders of both communities.

The temporary suspension of trading activity in Amiet common market on 10 July 2017 resulted from the security incidents in the vicinity of Amiet. More than 200 trucks loaded with a variety of goods for trading were affected.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description

EL FASHER - UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, met with community leaders at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El Fasher, North Darfur this week to brief them on the planned closure of the Mission’s team site in the area.

During the 17 July visit, Mr. Mamabolo met with IDP representatives from Abu Shouk and Alsalam camps, including Omdas (tribal leaders), women and youth.

20 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.

• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.

• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.

• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Monday in Khartoum the Health Minister Bahar Idris Abugarda announced the spread of ‘watery diarrhoea’ in 12 states and confirmed the death of four people and infection of 186 others during the past week. Reports of deaths and infections continue to reach this station from across Sudan.

Ten people have died and 26 others have been infected with cholera at camp El Salam in Nyala, capital of South Darfur in the last 10 days.

20 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

David H. Shinn, Adjunct professor of international affairs, George Washington University

19 Jul 2017 description

Appeal History and Background

• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): on May 20, 2015, 178,980 Swiss francs were initially allocated from IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society set up the operations in five states.

• An Emergency Appeal was launched on 10 July 2015 for 3,934,859 Swiss francs to assist 389,930 beneficiaries for 12 months.

19 Jul 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 36.5 M contributions received, representing 46% of requirements

  • 43.3 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

19 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

July 18 - 2017 EL DINDIR / ZAMZAM CAMP / EL SALAM CAMP

The area of El Dindir in Sennar state recorded 31 deaths by cholera this week. In a collaborative report doctors found that the local health centres are too ill-equipped to effectively treat all infected people.

The population in El Dindir, amounting to more than 193,000 people in 88 villages in the southeastern state, are under threat from contracting the infectious disease, according to a new report by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors.

18 Jul 2017 description
report EastAfrican

The Khartoum government, Juba and the United Nations have signed a one-year deal to facilitate the flow of relief aid to the victims of famine in South Sudan until July 2018.

The three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday in Khartoum for the agreement that aims to deliver 90,000 metric tons of aid, especially to the Upper Nile and Unity states.

The Sudanese Aid Commissioner, Mr Ahmed Mohammed Adam, said Khartoum was committed to the food delivery to the neighbouring state, adding that they would open more corridors this year.