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Safe paths home: protecting civilians and supporting reintegration in LRA affected communities

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of thousands of civilians in the border areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Unpredictable attacks and the awful memory of past atrocities prevent local communities from pursuing their traditional means of subsistence. They struggle to cope with severe individual and collective trauma and to accept family members and neighbours whom the LRA kidnapped and forced to kill.

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Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

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

Overview

Attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) still remain a threat in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 119 LRA attacks, 7 deaths and 307 abductions have been reported. Compared to 2013, this represents more than 60% of the attacks and almost 90 % of abductions reported by end of that year, an indicator that LRA is still very active in 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #29, 30 July 2014

Highlights

· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in all four countries.

· UN agencies are working with national and local governments to provide adequate settlement for new arrivals, in all four countries.

· More than 428,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM South Sudan Situation Report 30, 22 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and highly volatile. In Guit and Nhialdu (18km from Bentiu town), Unity State, clashes disrupted food distribution to 37,000 people on 16 July. Fighting was also reported in Ayod (Jonglei State) and Nassir (Upper Nile State). In Lakes State, 1,000 people have been displaced by incidents of cattle raiding and sporadic fighting.

International Organization for Migration:

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, 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 + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 14– 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan.

  • Number of refugees transported by IOM in Ethiopia passes the 150,000 mark.

  • Refugees travelling to Kenya continue to face insecurity along the way.

  • Uganda records an increase in refugee arrivals in this reporting period.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 2 others
IRRI submission to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan: UK and International Engagement with South Sudan 2011-2014

Summary

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about the transitional period in South Sudan and the ways in which aid might have been targeted more effectively.

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Uganda + 2 others
Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)

Highlights

● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.

● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.

● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Uganda + 2 others
Doctors Without Borders Calls for Wider Access to Vaccines for Children in Emergencies

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #27 16 July 2014

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan was launched on 11 July in Geneva and in Nairobi on 15 July. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs attended both events. The plan requests for US$658 million to provide protection and assistance to 715,000 refugees until the end of the year in a “most likely” scenario.