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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #40, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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Tanzania invites South Sudan’s rival leaders to dialogue launch

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Sudan Tribune

October 18, 2014 (JUBA) – Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party announced on Saturday that it has extended an official invitation to South Sudan’s rival leaders, president Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to the launch of a joint dialogue process facilitated by the Tanzanian government.

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World’s Newest Nation Has Unprecedented Opportunity to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last week to assess the situation of sexual violence in conflict in the country.

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SEA Campaign kicks off in Malakal

16 October 2014 - To raise awareness of sexual exploitation and abuse, UNMISS and partners launched a campaign at the missions protection of civilians site in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal today.

Cecilia Tillada, head of the UNMISS Judiciary Advisory Section, pledged the mission’s support in protecting civilians.

“The mission is here to protect civilians from any physical violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Ms. Tillada.

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Kenya + 9 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (10 - 16 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Gambella Region, Zone 1 and Zone 2, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Gambella region, zone 1 and zone 2 in Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Sherloke Area, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the landscape and the topographic features in Sherloke area using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution.This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Situation Report #22, 16 October 2014

Highlights

-According to UNHCR as of 10 October about 189,775 refugees had arrived to Ethiopia from South Sudan since mid-December 2013. The main entry points continue to be Pagak, Burubiey and Akobo Tergole.

  • Road to Leitchour and Nip Nip camps still cut off due to the floods. Only way to transport food is through river.

  • WFP Ethiopia has so far moved over 27,530 mt of food commodities to South Sudan by air, road and river through the cross-border operation.

Situation Update

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UNMISS condemns abductions of UNMISS employee and WFP staff at Malakal airfield

Three contractors employed by UNMIS and a WFP staff member were seized by armed men in separate incidents. One contractors and the staff member are still missing.

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WFP Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Staff Member In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.

“We have not heard from our colleague for almost 24 hours, and we are extremely concerned about his well-being. WFP demands that his captors release our staff member unharmed,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Acting Country Director in South Sudan.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 40 (1-15 October 2014)

Highlights

  • IOM is operating 5 high powered pumps to evacuate water from Bentiu PoC and over 180,000 sandbags have been deployed to mitigate flooding.

  • As of 9 October, Crisis Response Plan (CRP) partners have served 152,487 households with non-food items (NFI) and 53,242 households with shelter.

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Floods displace hundreds of people in Rumbek East County

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Miraya FM

Floods triggered by heavy rains have caused widespread destruction across vast strips of land in Rumbek East County.

Mapuot Manuer Kok, the Rumbek East County Commissioner, says nearly 700 households have been displaced and several children have been admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.

The commissioner says the displaced persons urgently need of food, shelter and medicine.

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Agriculture Bank supplies fuel to Jonglei farmers

Report
Sudan Tribune

October 14, 2014 (BOR) – Farmers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have received 42,000 litres of fuel from the national agriculture ministry, courtesy of the National Bank of Agriculture.

The state agriculture minister said the fuel would benefit farmers in the conflict-affected region.

“This is the first time the state has received agricultural input, which is very, very important for the farming community,” said Mayen Ngor.

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Over 900 homes flooded in Jonglei’s Bor: Red Cross

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Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Red Cross officials in Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, said at least 900 households have been displaced from their homes following heavy rains last Tuesday night.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune by phone, David Gai, the director of Red Cross in Bor, said the displaced families are in urgent need of assistance.

“Hai Machuor, Leek-yaak and Block Two are [the] main affected areas,” Gai said, referring to Bor suburbs where large numbers of people were displaced by heavy rains.