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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #31, 13 August 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$114 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • Congestion in camps is of concern, in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. Negotiations with authorities on land access are ongoing.

  • The alarming levels of malnutrition among new arrivals require sustained and strengthened nutritional support in addition to regular food assistance at border crossings, reception centres and camps.

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Soaring Nyala bus fares hampering South Darfur students

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Radio Dabanga

NYALA LOCALITY (17 Aug .) - Secondary school students of Otash camp in Nyala locality are prevented from attending classes in South Darfur’s capital Nyala by the sharply increased transport costs. The population of Nyala is complaining about skyrocketing food prices.

“The price of a bus ticket from Otash camp to Nyala has risen from SDG 1 ($0.17) to SDG 3 ($0.52)”, a sheikh of Otash camp reported to Radio Dabanga.

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S. Sudan Red Cross to provide counselling for war traumatised children

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Sudan Tribune

August 16, 2014 (BOR) – South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has launched a three-state child protection unit in Jonglei state capital Bor which will provide in school psychological counselling to children severely traumatised by the country’s ongoing conflict.

The program, which will be rolled out in Lakes, Central Equatoria and Jonglei states, will target children up to 18 years of age.

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South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 49 (as of 14 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Operations were scaled up to respond to emergency levels of malnutrition in Longochuk, Upper Nile State.

  • The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate up to US$500,000 from its emergency reserve to mitigate flood effects in Bentiu Protection of Civilians sites in Unity State.

  • Estimates from partners indicate some 1.29 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict. The increase was due to improved reporting from remote areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 32 (30 July – 13 August 2014)

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Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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Kony's LRA still holding on in Central Africa

08/15/2014 04:01 GMT

by Hervé BAR

LIBREVILLE, August 15, 2014 (AFP) - Down, but not out, the guerrillas of the Lord's Resistance Army, led by one of Africa's most brutal militia leaders Joseph Kony, are holding on in the Central African Republic with support from the rebels who temporarily seized power last year.

"Each week, the LRA raids a village in the bush, steals, rapes, kills and kidnaps," said Guillaume Cailleaux, a coordinator with the US group Invisible Children.

Agence France-Presse:

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 32 | 4-10 August 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 126,000 people are estimated to have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Sudan, according to HAC and SRCS.

  • Heavy rains and flooding have also affected thousands of displaced people in the camps in West, North and Central Darfur, according to HAC and other aid agencies.

  • SKBNCU reports that 31,500 people were displaced in Rashad locality in South Kordofan since December 2013.

  • FEWS NET reports that there are 5.3 million food insecure people, or almost every seventh person in Sudan.

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: innocence suffers in conflict

(Maban, South Sudan) August 13, 2014 — Alvar and I, the two new Jesuit members of the Jesuit Refugee Service team here, arrived in Maban (Upper Nile state) almost a month ago. More than 127,000 refugees from Sudan came here in late 2011 — early 2012, and are living in four very large camps in a precarious situation.

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South Darfur displaced decry camp raids

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Radio Dabanga

EL SALAM/KHARTOUM(12 Aug.) -

Photos taken during the military raid in El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur last Tuesday show that elements of the army, Rapid Support Forces, and police forces ('Abu Tira') searched the camp and vehicles, and forced a number of camp residents to lay on the ground. The United Nations has commented on the raid, stating that the use of weapons is not allowed in camps for the displaced.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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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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FSNWG Statement on the Alarming Deterioration in Food Security and Nutrition in Eastern and Central Africa Region

An estimated 20 million people in the region face acute food insecurity, with most in Crisis and Emergency. The figure compares unfavourably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

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16 Cental Darfur children dead from mystery disease

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Radio Dabanga

GARSILA / TAWILA (10 Aug.) -Last week 16 children at the Garsila camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, died of an unidentified disease.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Garsila camp sheikh reported that seven children died in the Jebel camp, four in Riyadh camp, and five children in the Ardeba camp.

“The children were suddenly hit by high fever and vomiting. At the health centres of the camps, their cases were diagnosed as malaria, as usual when the cause is unclear. They received anti-malaria treatment, after which they die the following days.”

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Seven children die of diarrhoea in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI (8 Aug.) - Seven children suffering from diarrhoea and other infections have died within a week in the camps for displaced people in Nierteti, Central Darfur.

A Sheikh of one of the camps told Radio Dabanga that there is a spread of diarrhoeal diseases and infections, especially amongst children. He reported there is a significant lack of medicines and health care in the camps.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #30, 06 August 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$104 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • Cases of malaria are on the increase in the Ethiopia refugee camps following the rainy season. UN agencies are working with the Government and NGO partners to support treatment and malaria control interventions.