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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (15 Apr.) - At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land Cruisers launched a large-scale offensive on the villages of Hashaba ,Kutto , Krafula , Kuijr, Tumu , Kadarik , Umm Triter, Abu, Umm Driseiya, Sharafa, and Dali.

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Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum

UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 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 + 1 other
South Sudan: Situation Report #23, 14 April 2014

Highlights

  • Following the WFP Executive Director's visit, the Country Office has sent a letter to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs requesting the Government's permission for WFP to use the Sudan corridor, similar to the request which led to the non-objection letter for the Gambella corridor access. Positive discussions with the government of Sudan and South Sudan are currently ongoing.

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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 + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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‘Unexploded ordnance’ kills three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (13 Apr.) - Three children, as well as several cattle, were killed when a grenade – a suspected remnant of the almost daily Sudanese aerial bombardments of the area – exploded on Sunday in Darfur’s East of Jebel Marra.

One of the relatives of the dead told Radio Dabanga that the bomb killed Zainab Jaqoob Adam (8), Aaron Haj Issa (11), and Tayeb Adam Yahya (no age stated), who were herding livestock.

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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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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #15, 10 April 2014

Highlights

 The third round of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign conducted by Medair started in Tongping on 9 April 2014 targeting persons vaccinated for the first time in the second round. A total of 452 people were vaccinated.

 HIV/AIDs and TB services have been initiated in UN House in Juba III by IMC, Juba Teaching Hospital, and MSF-B respectively with support from MoH, WHO and UNAIDS.

 The health cluster has delivered 965,099 medical interventions to internally displaced persons and host populations across the country.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 31 (as of 10 April 2014)

Highlights

  • Clashes were reported in northern Upper Nile State, with tension mounting in and around Melut.

  • So far, aid agencies have reached around 1.1 million people, around one third of the people to be assisted by June. Over 960,000 people have been reached with medical interventions.

  • Over 100,000 people are reported to be displaced in and around Kodok, Lul and Wau Shiluk in Upper Nile State. They are in urgent need of 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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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 9, 24 March - 4 April 2014

Highlights

  • 88,584 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia (as of 03 April)

  • 31,240 South Sudanese refugees in Kenya (as of 03 April)

  • 61,889 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (as of 03 April)

  • 93,980 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (as of 03 April)

  • 803,200 IDPs since 15 December 2013 (as of 03 April)

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Egypt + 2 others
Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt

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IRIN

CAIRO, 8 April 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools.

In addition, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Egypt complain of unaffordable school costs in private and public schools, bureaucratic enrolment procedures, and a growing atmosphere of suspicion, xenophobia and discrimination in the classroom.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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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 + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #17, 8 April 2014

UNICEF has developed a strategy to scale up nutrition interventions in the conflict affected states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity, as well as Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

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Sudan + 1 other
Swiss Contribution Will Boost Nutrition For Mothers And Children In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two contributions from the government of Switzerland that will improve the poor nutritional status of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in Sudan.

Switzerland is giving WFP Sudan a total of CHF 4.7 million (US$5.2 million) in two separate contributions including an in-kind donation of 600 metric tons of dried skimmed milk, valued at CHF 3.7 million (US$4.1 million), and a cash donation of CHF 1 million (US$1.1).

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Rebels expelled, areas bombed in Kutum, North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KUTUM LOCALITY(6 Apr.) -

The Governor of North Darfur announced the expulsion of rebel elements from Kutum locality on Sunday. On the same morning, the Sudanese Air Force bombed the area of Amarei in the locality.

North Darfur State Governor Osman Kibir told the pro-government Ashorooq TV this afternoon (Sunday) that the areas of Bir Mazza and Birdik in Kutum locality have been “liberated”. “The insurgents have been expelled from these areas, which were their last strongholds in North Darfur for a long time.”

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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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Special report of the Secretary-General on the review of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2014/138)

I. Introduction

1 . Six years after the transition from the African Union Mission in the Sudan to the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), a comprehensive political settlement to the Darfur crisis has yet to be reached.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #16, 25 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

• Continued movement of people in and out of displacement sites and ongoing registration has increased the number of people internally displaced by over 100,000. It is estimated that there are currently 803,200 people displaced within the country and a further 254,600 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
UNHCR, WFP Leaders Witness Shocking State of South Sudanese Refugees during Ethiopia Visit

The refugees, mostly women and children, reported walking up to three weeks before reaching the border. Many described surviving on grass, wild fruits and leaves.