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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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World + 21 others
CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan Special Report: Price Projections through August 2014

Staple food prices expected to reach record high levels in June

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan faces worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis

The current food insecurity is due to a combination of increased conflict and displacement in Darfur, refugee movement from South Sudan, poor harvest and spiralling food prices.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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.

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #36, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies are working to quickly decongest the overcrowded the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) bases in Juba town, Central Equatoria State, and Malakal town, Upper Nile.

  • To reach conflict-affected populations displaced outside of UNMISS bases, relief agencies are deploying mobile response teams to remote, difficult-to-access areas.

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Kenya + 4 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 34 | 8 March – 4 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP and partners begin rapid response operations to reach IDPs in South Sudan before they are cut off

• Military offensive in Somalia slows down interest of returnees, as Kenya issues orders to reinforce encampment of refugees

• Regional agro-climatic outlook: mostly normal to near-normal rain and vegetation conditions except in known drought-prone areas

• Flood alerts in river basins and other low-lying areas

• OCHA-IGAD strengthen ties on resilience

• One polio case reported in Ethiopia

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Somalia + 11 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 426, 3 avril 2014)

Situation Générale en mars 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2014

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s’est améliorée en mars le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge suite aux opérations de lutte et au dessèchement des conditions. Néanmoins, il subsiste un risque que des groupes d’ailés et peut-être quelques petits essaims puissent se déplacer dans les aires de reproduction printanière de l’intérieur de l’Arabie saoudite et du Yémen, où une reproduction est possible.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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South Sudan + 4 others
ECHO Factsheet – 1 April 2014 - South Sudan

Key messages

  • Humanitarian situation in South Sudan is grave ever since armed violence broke out in the capital Juba on 15 December 2013 and subsequently spread to several states in South Sudan. Over 800 000 people have been internally displaced and more than 250 000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries.
    The dead and the wounded are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. There are 4.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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.

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Djibouti + 14 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 425, 4 Mar 2014)

Situation Générale en février 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #35, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict that erupted on December 15 has displaced nearly 1.1 million people.

  • Relocation efforts are underway in UNMISS internally displaced person (IDP) sites to reduce overcrowding in flood-prone areas.

  • The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) distributes approximately 1,300 metric tons (MT) of food commodities to refug

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 29 (as of 27 March 2014)

Aid agencies launched a multi-sector rapid response mechanism, aiming to reach people in hard-to-access locations in the coming three months. Halfway through the Crisis Response Plan, relief activities are only 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Darfur: New displacement – first quarter 2014 Situation Report No. 1 (as of 24 March 2014)

This scale of displacement and type of violence inflicted upon civilians are reminiscent of the early years of the Darfur conflict (2003-05), when tens of thousands of civilians sought safety in makeshift camps, where most have since remained.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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More than 10,000 livestock stolen in North Darfur

Report
Radio Dabanga

NORTH DARFUR (25 Mar.) - Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have stolen more than 10,000 head of livestock during their attacks on several rural areas in North Darfur last week.

Citizens in North Darfur who fled the SRF attacks on the areas of Malawi and Foda, west of Mellit, the areas of Sarafaya , west of El Fasher, Kobe, in the area of Korma, and the areas of Um Sidr, Hashaba, and Baashim, northeast of Kutum town, last week, estimate that the volume of livestock looted totals at least 10,000 heads.

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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin March 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.