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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Air raid burns crops in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA / EAST DARFUR (29 Sep.) - The Sudanese Air Force bombed the area east of Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. On the same day, a man was killed in an armed robbery in East Darfur.

According to local residents, the air raids on the area, located 3 km east of Mashrou Abu Zeid, burned vast tracts of farmland. They reported to Radio Dabanga that there were no human fatalities. The fires, however, destroyed all the crops that were about to be harvested.

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Sudan Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

KEY MESSAGES

  • Despite earlier national and regional forecasts for average to below-average rainfall in Sudan, above-average rains continued across most of the country in September. This has enabled crop development and replenished pasture and water resources for livestock.

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Update on Abyei (24 September 2014)

As of mid-September 2014 Abyei still does not have a local government or police force, despite the obligations of both the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) to establish them as per the 20 June 2011 Addis Ababa agreement. At present, negotiations over the territory’s future are at a total standstill.

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Trade and Market Bulletin West Darfur - Covering March to May 2014 (Vol. 2, No. 5)

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Tufts University

Highlights

• Cereal prices continued rising in most monitored markets due to the bad harvest. The average quarterly price of millet in El Geneina market increased by 27% compared with the last quarter; in Forobaranga market the average quarterly millet price increased by 16%; and in Seleia by 28%. The percentage rise in the average quarterly price of sorghum in El Geneina market was higher: 37% compared with the last quarter, owing to scarcity and high demand.

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37 | 8 – 14 September 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.

• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.

• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.

• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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ACT/Caritas Appeal Darfur – 2014 Programme SDN141, EA 24/2013, Revision 2

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Dear Colleagues

Please find attached the revised appeal and budget for the NCA Darfur Programme, supported by the ACT Alliance and Caritas networks.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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GIEWS Country Brief : Sudan 11-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Mixed production prospects for the 2014 main season cereal crops to be harvested from November

  • Heavy rains since July caused widespread floods across the country, affecting more than 250 000 people

  • Cereal prices hit new record high levels in most markets

  • Food security situation expected to improve from October as green crops become available for local consumption

Mixed production prospects for crops to be harvested from early November

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Sudan Acute Food Insecurity Situation Overview (May - July 2014)

Key Outcomes for the Worst affected Area

Blue Nile: GAM average is 41%. CMR is 3/10000/p/d. No access to localities bordering the South of Sudan (stress). Some of the population changes to gold mining to maintain their livelihood affected by conflict.

South Kordofan: GAM is 4.3%in some localitiesCMR0.37 / 10,000 /p/d. Consumption is affected by reduction in production and the high food prices, Market supply stock covers HH needs with stress. Deterioration of livelihood assets due to insecurity situation.

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CAR Food Security Cluster Bulletin No. 12 (10 September 2014)

• The cluster is supporting FAO, WFP and partners, as well as the government, in the coordination of the Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) as well as the Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA).

• Together with 20 national and international NGOs, FAO is carrying out the second cycle of the Agricultural Campaign.

• In partnerships with 15 national and international NGOs, WFP assisted an estimated 371,600 people in July and around 399,800 in August.

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Floods damage vast tracts of farmland in northern Sudan, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

RIVER NILE / SOUTH DARFUR - Large parts of the River Nile state in northern Sudan were flooded on Sunday. In South Darfur, torrents destroyed more than 1,000 plots of farmland, and about 200 homes.

The floods, coming from Wadi Ghadi, south of Wad Hamed town, have blocked the Wad Hamed-Khartoum road. The torrents and floods washed away dozens of cows and sheep, and severely damaged vast tracts of farmland in the area.

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Agreement for productive partnership in agricultural investment in Northern State signed

Khartoum, September 7 (SUNA) - An agreement on productive partnership was signed Sunday at Al-Salam Rotana Hotel between the Social Security Investment Authority and the Northern State in the field of improved seeds production in an area of 5,000 acres at Al-Golid Locality.

The Director General of Agricultural Investment at the Social Security Investment Authority Kamaluddin Abdullah Haji Al-Toum signed on behalf of the authority whereas the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Northern State Mohammed Khadir Taha Ibrahim signed for the state.