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Darfur rains destroy homes, damage farms

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR(26 Aug.) - 759 homes broke down entirely, and 2,674 houses were damaged by the rains in four West Darfur localities last week. Floods spoiled large tracts of farmlands in West and South Darfur.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Sudan Food Security Outlook Update August 2014

Flood risk continues after heavy rains caused localized flooding across Sudan

Key Messages

  • Heavy rains since late July caused localized flooding injuring dozens and destroying thousands of homes in Khartoum, River Nile, North Darfur, West Darfur, Kassala and White Nile states.

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Camel thieves murder seven herders in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NORTH DARFUR(25 Aug.) -

Seven herders were killed by camel thieves in the area of Tigi, located on the border of the localities of El Sareif Beni Hussein and Kabkabiya in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Monday, a herder said that a group of gunmen attacked the camel herders late on Sunday evening.

“They shot them dead while they were sleeping. Then they took 300 camels, and fled to an unknown destination.”

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Livestock destroy Darfur crops

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (24 Aug .) - Farmers in Kutum locality, North Darfur, and in East Jebel Marra complain of livestock destroying their crops. Gunmen on Thursday killed a student, and injured a farmer in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur. On Friday militiamen stole a number of livestock in Tawila locality in North Darfur.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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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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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Catchment Management to Support Livelihoods and Peace in North Darfur

Over the past half-century, Sudan's Darfur region has experienced rapid population growth, periodic drought and, since 2003, a cycle of conflict that has displaced over two million people from their villages, many of whom now live in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps near the towns- putting pressure on the region's natural environment as people concentrate and compete for finite resources.

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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #31, 13 August 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$114 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • Congestion in camps is of concern, in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. Negotiations with authorities on land access are ongoing.

  • The alarming levels of malnutrition among new arrivals require sustained and strengthened nutritional support in addition to regular food assistance at border crossings, reception centres and camps.

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Insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale

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IRIN

Insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale

NAIROBI, 18 août 2014 (IRIN) - Quelque 20 millions de personnes sont en situation d'insécurité alimentaire aiguë en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale. Selon les organisations d'aide humanitaire, la plupart se trouvent à un niveau « de crise » ou « d'urgence ». Ce chiffre est bien plus élevé qu'en juillet 2013, quand l'insécurité alimentaire touchait 15,8 millions de personnes.

IRIN:

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Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 49 (as of 14 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Operations were scaled up to respond to emergency levels of malnutrition in Longochuk, Upper Nile State.

  • The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate up to US$500,000 from its emergency reserve to mitigate flood effects in Bentiu Protection of Civilians sites in Unity State.

  • Estimates from partners indicate some 1.29 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict. The increase was due to improved reporting from remote areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Sudan Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

Seasonal improvements in food security expected as harvests begin in October

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Rains bring more destruction to Darfur and Sudan’s capital

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Radio Dabanga

BIRKAT SEIRA / KHARTOUM(10 Aug.) -

Six people are missing and dozens of homes have collapsed after floods in the area of Birkat Seira on the border between Central and North Darfur on Saturday. In Omdurman, the sister-city of Khartoum, downpours led to the destruction of hundreds of houses on Saturday. The reopening of schools in Khartoum state, closed after the torrential rains on 30 July, has been postponed for a week.