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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.

The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.

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Guinea-worm Disease Set to Bow Out as Public Health Threat in Africa

Brazzaville, 7 April 2014 - The above headline would have been unimaginable 30 years ago when Guinea-worm disease (GWD) was robust, alive and well in much of Africa.

At the start of the Guinea -worm Eradication Progrmme in the 1980s, about 20 African countries were endemic for the disease and the world counted 3.5 million cases of GWD annually. However, in 2014, all indications are that this ancient scourge is about to be consigned to history in Africa - and planet Earth - for good!

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Sahel meningitis outbreaks linked to wind and dust levels, claim scientists

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Researchers collaborate with health officials to plan vaccination campaigns after discovering how to predict seasonal outbreaks.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 25 March

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IPC Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 3, February 2014

The third issue of the new IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting, and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 11 | 10 – 16 March 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Some 53,000 people who were displaced near the UNAMID team site have returned to their homes in Saraf Omra, North Darfur, according to community leaders

  • An estimated 59,000 people have been displaced from South Darfur’s Um Gunya area as a result of fighting between Government forces and armed movements

  • Some 1,200 people have returned from North Kordofan’s El Rahad area to South Kordofan’s Abu Kershola area as part of an organised return exercise, according to HAC

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 09 2014

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At week 9 of the 2014 epidemic season, one LGA in Nigeria was in epidemic phase and four districts were in alert phase in Benin, Ghana and Chad:

  • Benin: The district of Tanguieta has remained in alert phase with an AR of 7.4 and the district of Cobly has crossed again the alert threshold with an AR of 7.3;

  • Ghana: The district of Jirapa has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 5.3;

  • Nigeria: The LGA of Aliero has crossed again the epidemic threshold with an AR of 11.9;

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief March 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (28 February 2014)

A total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. These needs are driven by a series of inter-related trends, including conflict, insecurity, environmental conditions, weak social services and displacement. Some 2.6 million people are either refugees or internally displaced people. In 2013, 380,000 people were newly displaced in Darfur. As of late February 2014, significant displacement took place in South and North Darfur.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 March

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Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

Joint Press Release

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF unveil ‘Children, not Soldiers’ campaign

NEW YORK, 6 March 2014 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.

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TDRP Quarterly Report October - December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP participated in Global DDR Summit in December 2-3, Santa Marta, Colombia

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • DDR Facebook page reached 18,000 followers

  • Great Lakes Peace Cup tournament finalist for international Peace & Sport Award

  • African Union DDR Capacity Program Consultative Workshop