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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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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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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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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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Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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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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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.

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Situation Analysis report on Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS) in Sudan validated

Wednesday, 27th, Khartoum, Sudan - The IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) recently organized the above national validation workshop in August 27th, 2014 in Khartoum, Sudan. The National Validation Workshop on Animal Identification and Traceability Systems (LITS) Situation Analysis in Sudan is an activity financed under the “Improving animal disease surveillance in support of trade or surveillance for trade-sensitive diseases (STSD) project”. The project is jointly coordinated and implemented by IGAD and AU-IBAR in the IGAD member states.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 35 | 25 – 31 August 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross signed a revised country agreement with the Government of Sudan this week

  • The total number of flood-affected people who received assistance is estimated to be approximately 70 per cent of the affected

  • The number of food insecure people in Sudan is expected to decrease from 5.3 million to 3.7 million people by October – FEWS NET

  • ECHO’s €2 million donation will enable UNICEF to reach 100,000 severely malnourished children with high quality treatment

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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$8.5m gene project for food security

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EastAfrican

By ISAAC KHISA Special Correspondent

IN SUMMARY

  • Plant genetic resources are seeds and planting materials (traditional and modern varieties, crop and wild plant species) that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to pests and diseases as well as tolerant to climate change.

East African crop scientists have embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security across East Africa.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 04 - 10, 2014

Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Desert Locust Bulletin 431 ( 2 September 2014)

General Situation during August 2014 Forecast until mid-October 2014

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 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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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.