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02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The resumption of flights to Wau Shilluk has made it possible for partners to deliver vital aid.

• Health agencies have ramped up efforts to respond to the sharp increase in malaria cases.

• Partners scaled up response efforts in PoC sites following an influx of people needing aid.

01 Sep 2015 description

When 32-year-old Rosa Lino arrived at the cholera treatment unit in Gumbo, a neighbourhood in the capital, Juba, with her 22-month-old son Angelo, he had all the signs of severe dehydration and she feared that he might not survive

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27 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.

• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.

• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.

• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.

27 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.

26 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

  1. At its meeting on 11 June 2015 the CHF Advisory Board agreed to prepare for the launch of the 2015 second round standard allocation.

  2. This amount of this allocation round is $24 million, as illustrated in the table. Following the allocation decisions, disbursements to partners will be tailored according to the availability of funds resulting from the actual amounts and timing of donor deposits.

25 Aug 2015 description

New York, 25 August 2015

As Delivered

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council following my visit to South Sudan on 22-25 July. This was my first visit to South Sudan as the Emergency Relief Coordinator. My objective was to evaluate the humanitarian situation first-hand and to address critical concerns affecting our operations in South Sudan.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

20 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosting over 189,000 refugees from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• Heavy rain damages over 500 houses in Blue Nile’s Tadamon locality.

• North Darfur IDP camps receive sensitization campaign on the Darfur Hotline Camp Referral System.

• Water and sanitation services in Mukjar IDP camp (Central Darfur) are deteriorating in quality after withdrawal of an international NGO.

• Delayed rainy season increases demand for humanitarian assistance in Central Darfur.

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Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.