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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 25-31, 2014

Dryness continues across parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; flooding possible in Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, which has led to large moisture deficits. While increased rainfall forecast during the next week may provide some relief, ground conditions are expected to remain very dry, which may still hurt crop development later in the season.

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South Sudan Crisis: 6 Months On

Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria, and Lakes states. ACTED’s interventions have provided life-saving assistance to displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable local populations. Six months since the start of the crisis, ACTED reflects on what its teams have achieved.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Farmers abducted, livestock released on farmlands in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ZALINGEI LOCALITY / EAST JEBEL MARRA (22 Jul .) - Militiamen abducted two farmers and seized their tractor in the area of Dankoj in Central Darfur on Friday. The farmers were released on Sunday. The gunmen demand SDG35,000 for the return of the tractor. In East Jebel Marra, herders released their camels and cattle on farmlands by force of arms.

“Two militiamen on a motorcycle on Friday attacked two farmers, while they were tending their lands in the area of Dankoj, east of Central Darfur's capital of Zalingei,” a villager told Radio Dabanga from Dankoj.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Qatar charity supporting voluntary return in Darfur

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Qatar Charity

QC’s projects in Sudan focus on facilitating voluntary return in Darfur, through raising awareness and providing stability and rehabilitation of the villages of the displaced, providing basic services through income-generating projects that rebuild social cohesion and harmony.

Qatar Charity's most recent effort included a farming project to bring back to cultivation 1500 acres of land that has directly benefited more than 1,400 people in Darfur.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)

Highlights

● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.

● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.

● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

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 Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, Statement to the Press, Security Council Briefing on Sudan/ South Sudan, 16 July 2014

I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, which continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries.

It is more than two years since the Council adopted resolution 2046 in May 2012, expressing deep concern at the humanitarian impact of fighting between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-North in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (June 2014)

Humanitarian partners are seeking $982 million for 419 projects in eleven sectors throughout Sudan. A total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of the population) have been identified as requiring assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 28 | 7 – 13 July 2014

Health delivery systems in Darfur are severely overstretched, as numbers of newly displaced people in camps increase. And the quality of healthcare is suffering due to a decrease in the number of implementing partners.

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 Weather Hazards Summary July 11-17, 2014

Flooding possible in Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan; dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy and above-average rains since May has oversaturated ground conditions in southern Mali and resulted in rainfall surpluses greater than 200 percent of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast for the next week, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Greater humanitarian and development efforts needed to meet IDPs’ growing needs

Summary

Violence has spread quickly throughout South Sudan since the outbreak of civil war on 15 December 2013, when tensions flared within the army in events the government has called an attempted coup. Other armed groups have joined the conflict, as what began as a struggle between two leaders has become a vehicle for people to express complex political, social and economic grievances.

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Ethiopia + 10 others
GIEWS Update: Greater Horn of Africa: Moisture deficits persist in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania

Highlights:

  • Late and irregular rains in March and April affected the 2014 main cropping season in most countries

  • Beneficial rains in May improved production prospects in Ethiopia and South Sudan

  • Early depletion of grazing resources in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas following moisture deficits

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.