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Key Messages

  • Les conflits entre Luba et Twa Pygmées depuis deux années consécutives dans le territoire de Nyunzu s’intensifient au fil du temps et touchent actuellement tous les 6 territoires de la province du Tanganyika avec environ 402 243 personnes en déplacement soit 23% de la population rurale et un impact très significatif sur la sécurité alimentaire des ménages.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year was similar to 2015/16 and well above average. International rice and wheat imports continue to support regional market supplies. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin. The depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria. A recent ban on Nigerian grain exports has had uneven impacts on trade flows along Nigeria’s long and porous borders.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • From January to December 2016, WFP Sudan planned to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 4 million people or 87 percent of the people in need.

  • In December, WFP Sudan assisted 1.2 million people with general food assistance, and 63,409 children under five and 21,136 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description

South Sudanese create the conditions of peace and security,” that internally displaced people need in order to feel confident about returning home.

Mr. Shearer was speaking on Wednesday during his first field trip outside the capital, Juba, in the town of Wau, where some 41,000 people are sheltering after fleeing their homes due to insecurity.

“The internally displaced people in Wau urgently need to return to their land ahead of the planting season in April and May,” he said. “If they do not there will be no harvest and they will be further dependent on aid.”

01 Feb 2017 description

It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in the community garden in the centre of Aweil. There is no time to waste, as this is the perfect time of day to get things done in the garden – first watering, followed by some weeding and finally the preparation of a new garden bed.

01 Feb 2017 description

Since 2011, USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) partner Medair has been one of the few organizations providing lifesaving health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to conflict-affected people in South Sudan’s Renk County, Upper Nile State.

01 Feb 2017 description

In this issue

US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1

Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3

Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4

Regional update on epidemics P.5

Regional humanitarian news P.7

Sahel funding update P.8

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.

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In “Mapping Conflict Motives: the Sudan-South Sudan border”, IPIS analyses the conflict dynamics in the wider border area spanning Sudan and South Sudan. The analysis specifically looks into the motivations and interests of the parties involved in the interstate, intrastate and local conflicts in this area. The report covers the following key questions: Where are conflict parties focussing their efforts? Which strategic interests do they prioritise and ignore? What do they want to achieve? And do their actions correspond to their rhetoric?

01 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

By the end of November 2016, more than 3 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.3 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.

01 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

1 in 4 Girls Marry Before 18 Despite African Leaders’ Efforts

By Agnes Odhiambo

“I’ve never experienced happiness in my marriage. I’ve never seen the benefit of being married,” Chimwemwe told me when I interviewed her in a small village in rural Malawi.

31 Jan 2017 description

Daniel Dickinson

The new head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, has said that he is keen to find out the “secret ingredient” of the success the mission is enjoying in Rumbek, in Western Lakes State.

Mr Shearer, who is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in South Sudan, was making his first field trip outside the capital Juba, ten days after he took up his position as head of the mission.

31 Jan 2017 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain was the most informally traded commodity in Eastern Africa in the fourth quarter of 2016 but its share of total trade decreased slightly from 35 percent in the third quarter to 31 percent in the fourth quarter because of average production and supplies in Kenya, Tanzania,
    Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

31 Jan 2017 description

South Sudan - IOM has been forced to suspend humanitarian activities in Wau Shilluk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile area due to violent clashes over the weekend putting thousands at risk. Due to this increased insecurity, IOM has had to post pone the registration of nearly 3,000 thousand vulnerable individuals for humanitarian assistance indefinitely.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia - IOM has provided beehives and beekeeping equipment to 50 households in communities hosting refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia, to increase livelihood opportunities and boost family incomes.

The beehives were distributed in the villages of Kamri, Jewi and Bonga, which are all located near the Jewi refugee camp, which hosts some 57,000 refugees from South Sudan.

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La FAO appelle à intervenir immédiatement afin d’empêcher que la grave sécheresse qui sévit n’entraîne une catastrophe

29 janvier 2017, Addis Abeba - Alors que seul un quart des pluies attendues sont finalement tombées et que les précipitations prévues pour la période allant d'octobre à décembre se sont avérées insuffisantes, la sécheresse généralisée qui affecte actuellement la Corne de l'Afrique s'est aggravée, a déclaré aujourd'hui la FAO.

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CBPF Contributions

CBPFs allow governments and private donors alike to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies. They ensure that timely, coordinated and principled funding is available and prioritized at the local level by those who are closest to people in need. CBPFs increase predictability of funding and involve frontline responders, including national and local NGOs, in the planning and delivery of humanitarian response. The following are paid contributions and commitments made to CBPFs by year.