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23 Nov 2014 description

Grown on over 22.2 million hectares worldwide, groundnut (Arachis hypo-gaea L,) has been used for decades as an important protein-rich source for people in developing countries, while its oilseed, cake and haulms are used traditionally as animal feed.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Enough Project

Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians

November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.

20 Nov 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.

• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.

• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.

20 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Nov. 19 (SUNA)- The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdallah Hamad Al Azraq, has stated that one of the main motives for which the village of Thabit, north Darfur, was picked up by circles hostile to the Sudan as a scene of alleged mass rapes was because the area has witnessed implementation of a number of service and rehabilitation programmes including support for productive families, assistance for agricultural societies and other social cohesion programmes.

20 Nov 2014 description

Food insecurity will ease after harvests and October to December rains

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19 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER(18 Nov.) -

The Sudanese Air Force has carried out intensive air raids on villages in North Darfur targeting civilians, utilities, water sources, livestock and farms.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from North Darfur capital El Fasher, opposition Member of Parliament responsible for Karnoi and Um Baru localities, Mohamed Ahmed Minawi reported “heavy aerial bombardments on Sunday and Tuesday”.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Early-season rainfall deficits impact vegetation in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya

Key Messages

  • Drier-than-normal conditions persist in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia despite moderate to heavy rainfall in the first dekad of November.

  • Flooding over the Shabelle and Juba River Basins continued to damage crops and homesteads in southern Somalia and in the Dassench and Kangatom areas of the South Omo Zone of Ethiopia.

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Nov 2014 description

Desert Locust threaten Red Sea coast in Sudan and Egypt

13 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA LOCALITY(12 Nov.) -

Armed pro-government herders in Kabkabiya locality in North Darfur have imposed a levy of two mids of grain on each farmer after harvest. Unless the farmers comply, the herders threaten to allow their livestock and camels to graze on the farms.

12 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Harvesting of cereal crops has just started and is expected to be completed by the end of the year

•Coarse grain production expected at above-average levels due to favourable rains and increased planted area in key cropping states

•Cereal prices remain at record high levels in most markets

•Food security situation started to improve in October as green crops became available for local consumption and will continue until early next year

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

07 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

6 November 2014 – The most basic of all human rights – water – is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the Deputy Secretary-General told participants today the World Water Summit held in London.

06 Nov 2014 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2014 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2014

Une résurgence s’est développée en octobre au Soudan où des opérations intensives de lutte aérienne et terrestre ont été menées contre des bandes larvaires et des groupes d’ailés.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

05 Nov 2014 description

Faits saillants

· Les attaques dans le nord du Nigéria ont forcé 1 000 réfugiés dans la région inaccessible du Lac.

· Les inondations dans la région du Salamat ont affecté près de 8 000 personnes.

· Dans la bande sahélienne du Tchad, plus de 670 000 personnes reçoivent une aide alimentaire pendant la période de soudure.

· Le financement des ONG nationales gestionnaires des camps temporaires par le gouvernement sera nécessaire après décembre 2014.

04 Nov 2014 description

General Situation during October 2014 Forecast until mid-December 2014

03 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Oct. 31 (SUNA) - The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid has announced that Sudan cultivated in the summer season more than 50 million acres which the recent history of Sudan has not seen, comparing to the average of the past five years which amounted to 37 million acres.