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Displaced SOS families in South Sudan get new temporary village

Six months after being driven from their homes by looting soldiers, families from SOS Children’s Village Malakal enjoyed moving into their brand new, temporary village

29 August 2014 - After six months of living in confined and cramped quarters in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, SOS Children’s Villages families displaced from their SOS village in Malakal by rebel soldiers have moved into a spacious temporary village in Jebel, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Juba.

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CHF funding enables DCA to reach extremely remote conflict affected areas in South Sudan

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DanChurchAid

The Common Humanitarian Fund’s (CHF) new donation of USD 109,131 will enable DanChurchAid (DCA) to reach extremely remote conflict-affected areas and assist people who have been stranded in these areas since December 2013.

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South Sudan Crisis Blog #1

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Islamic Relief

Amir Manghali, Regional Desk Coordinator for East Africa, blogs from Juba on the conditions facing displaced families in Mahad camp.

On 20 August, I visited Mahad IDP camp, together with Rose Juru Joushua, our Senior Programme Officer in Islamic Relief South Sudan.

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Darfur peace process chronology (2013-2014) (as of 29 August 2014)

2014

January 1: A commercial truck moving from Ameriya Shariq to Um Baru was attacked by 25 unidentified armed men in Wadi Al Tine area, North Darfur, resulting in a shot injury to the driver and the theft of the goods on board.

An accidental fire at Tereji IDP camp, West Darfur, resulted in the destruction of 32 IDP shelters with no reported injuries.

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UNMISS South Korean engineers complete project in Bor

28 August 2014 - To assist Bor residents in dealing with incessant flooding during the rainy season, UNMISS South Korean engineers recently completed a River Nile embankment project in the Jonglei state capital Bor.

Built along a 17 kilometre stretch of the river over a period of seven weeks, the project was aimed at protecting civilians in the area who are affected by severe flooding that sometimes leads to displacement from their homes.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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Relief and relationships go hand-in-hand in South Sudan

MCC continues to provide food and encourage understanding among people displaced by violence in South Sudan.

By Emily Loewen

Aug. 29, 2014

WINNIPEG, Man. – As conflict has displaced more than 1.5 million people in South Sudan since late December, about 70,000 of them sought refuge at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Awerial County, South Sudan, where they could find people who spoke the same language.

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Floods, disease and death in Bentiu

The sight of people wading in knee-deep water between dilapidated and flooded shelters in has become increasingly common as the rainy season peaks.

With the flooding, already squalid living conditions for the over 46,000 people seeking shelter at the UN base in Bentiu in South Sudan’s northern Unity State have worsened. Latrines have collapsed contaminating ground water; debris has clogged drainage channels.

A cycle of disease and death

The risk of infectious waterborne diseases is increasing, especially for children under five years of age.

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
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 51 (as of 28 August 2014)

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● Extensive rains in Bentiu caused renewed flooding and the collapse of around 175 latrines, worsening living conditions for displaced people.

● The crash of a UN-contracted helicopter near Bentiu, Unity State, on 26 August caused suspension of humanitarian flights to the area.

● One in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict broke out in December 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Waiting in Leitchuor: South Sudanese refugees need help

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DanChurchAid

Eight months after conflict broke out, thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to flee into Ethiopia but lack of funding makes it difficult to provide shelter, clean water and proper sanitation. In August 2014, DanChurchAid visited Leitchuor camp in the Gambella region of south western Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 20 - 26 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since the beginning of August, IOM has relocated a total of 7,543 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar, Pamdong by bus, air and boats to way stations and camps.

• Camps such as Tierkedi and Leichour are experiencing flooding.
Urgent relocation from existing camps is necessary to avoid an emergency within emergency.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 169,888 from Gambella and 1,906 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 21st – 27th August 2014

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  • Heavy rains pounded Kakuma on 25th August for several hours, resulting in previously dry river beds to overflow. Culverts leading to the camp were flooded as a result, cutting off the entire camp for hours and causing staff from UNHCR and other agencies to be stranded.

  • An urgent inter-agency coordination meeting was held and a quick assessment of the affected refugees was organized to establish the extent of damage caused by the floods so that immediate emergency interventions could be determined.

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World + 12 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 29 August 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388) [EN/FR]

Contents of this issue:

29 August 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388)

  • 377 Assessing and mitigating the risks of outbreaks due to wild poliovirus in polio-free African countries, 2013-2014
  • 387 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January- July 2014

29 août 2014, vol. 89, 35 (pp. 377-388)

  • 377 Evaluation et atténuation du risque de flambée due à un poliovirus sauvage dans les pays africains exempts de poliomyélite, 2013-2014
  • 387 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juillet 2014
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One fifth of the world's displaced are Syrians

According to the UN, the number of registered Syrian refugees has now passed 3 million people, while 6.5 million are internally displaced in Syria. This means that close to one fifth of the world's 50 million displaced are from Syria. Although the world is witnessing a historic number of serious crises it remains important to keep focusing on the dire humanitarian situation in and around Syria.