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Emergency livelihood kits for vulnerable families in South Sudan

Up to 95% of South Sudan’s population depends on farming, fishing or herding to meet their food and income needs; yet South Sudan faces the world’s worst food crisis. The conflict since December 2013 prevented farmers from accessing their fields during the key planting season, fishermen unable to access rivers, and herders left destitute as their cattle have been stolen, slaughtered, or sold off at less than their usual value. Furthermore, the influx of displaced people has strained the resources of already-poor communities.

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World + 9 others
Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa Staying the Course, October 2014

Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, but Pockets of Difficulty

  • Infrastructure, services, agriculture driving growth in most economies
  • Positive outlook overshadowed by Ebola impact in affected countries
  • Goals are high, inclusive growth and addressing fiscal risks in a few countries

Strong growth in the majority of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies should underpin a robust regional expansion in 2014 and 2015, the IMF said in its regional outlook.

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South Sudan: 3W Operational Presence (ongoing activities as of 25 September)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan: Protection Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: CCCM Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: Education Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: Health Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 20 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.

  • Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.

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Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

10/20/2014 - 21:12 GMT

by Ephrem RUGIRIRIZA

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival rebel chief Riek Machar said Monday they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed.

"The parties acknowledge a collective responsibility for the crisis in South Sudan that has taken a great toll on the lives and property of our people," said the text of a deal signed by Kiir and his sacked former deputy Machar in the Tanzanian town of Arusha.

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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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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

Report
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

Report
United Nations

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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East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - 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 Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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.