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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

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Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan condemn violence against civilians - Press release by the Humanitarian Country Team

Juba, 18 April 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan unite in condemning recent days’ attacks against civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and other parts of the country. Humanitarian partners are particularly outraged by deliberate and targeted killings of civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peacekeeping bases and other places where people’s rights should be sacrosanct.

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Devastating cycle of violence and revenge in South Sudan must end - Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 17 April 2014: “I am deeply saddened and frustrated by the violence that has ravaged Bentiu and Bor in the past 72 hours. There is no excuse for direct attacks on civilians, or on those risking their own lives to protect them.

These events show, yet again, the pointlessness of the violence engulfing South Sudan. The current cycle of revenge will get the people of this country nowhere. It wrecks the present, and casts a dark shadow over what should have been a very bright future.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

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World + 21 others
CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

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LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (January - March 2014)

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active in CAR and DRC, where a total of 65 LRA attacks were reported in Q1 of 2014. These attacks represent 33% of reported incidents in 2013, with a majority (63%) occurring in DRC. These attacks resulted in two deaths and 93 abductions (of whom 12% are children). The incidents are consistent in pattern to those reported in Q1 of 2012 and 2013 except that the number of reported deaths has significantly reduced.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin,14 April 2014

Key Events

  • With the continued heavy influx, the expected number of South Sudanese refugees in Gambella region was increased to 200,000 people, up from 150,000 people last week.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 April 2014)

Since January 2014, 1.1 million people across South Sudan have received some form of assistance. Humanitarian partners are responding in 84 of 170 locations with reported concentrations of displaced people.

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We must not look away

Toby Lanzer is the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in South Sudan. Since conflict broke out in December 2013 he has travelled across the country to meet people struck by violence and coordinate the response to their needs. Here he shares some impressions from these travels.

Scenes that linger.

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United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

The leaders issued a Call for Action on South Sudan urging immediate action on three critical fronts.

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Fear of food crisis in the world’s youngest nation

With the conflict in South Sudan in its fourth month, and with a million people having fled their homes across the country, aid groups are now warning of the possibility of a serious food crisis by year’s end.

Read the full story on OCHA website

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates another US$15 million for South Sudan

(New York, 11 April 2014): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$15 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in South Sudan.

This is the second allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to South Sudan in 2014, bringing the total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30.3 million.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 10 Apr. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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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.

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South Sudan: Operational Presence (3W: ongoing activities as of 31 March 2014)

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Sudan + 3 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 March 2014)

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (31 March 2014)

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin,7 April 2014

Key Events

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Funding Update (as of 31 March 2014)

In December 2013 conflict broke out in South Sudan, which has led to displacement and suffering on a vast scale. Aid agencies quickly drew up a Crisis Response Plan (CRP) to guide the humanitarian response until June 2014, with a funding requirement of $1.27 billion in order to assist 3.2 million people. Half way through the plan period a total of $384 million has been secured, just 30 per cent of the needed amount.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 14 | 31 March - 6 April 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Some 40,400 displaced people have yet to be reached by aid agencies for needs assessments or the delivery of assistance

  • An estimated 2,000 people have taken refuge at the UNAMID team site in Mellit, North Darfur, need further humanitairan assistance

  • Some 18 civilians have been killed and 20 injured in East Darfur and West Kordofan following inter-tribal clashes between the Hamar and Ma’aliya tribes

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