Amref Health Africa South Sudan believes that the Outreach Programme can greatly help to address the backlog of surgical cases in state hospitals, as many patients cannot afford to access private medical services available in Juba or out of the country.
The latest Amref Health Africa clinical and surgical outreach mission provided in Warrap State handled 270 cases, including 151 operations. The number has more than doubled from the last outreach mission, which was conducted barely three months ago, underlining the need for increased frequency of the service.
Critical water shortages persist in areas that received poor seasonal rainfall in Afar, Oromia and Somali regions. The WaSH needs and associated monetary requirements are expected to increase in the second half of 2014 and beyond.
Heavy rains in Gambella regions flooded approximately 95% of Leitchor refugee camp and most of the newest camp (Nip Nip), Matar way station and Pagak entry point.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
Although most farmers in East Africa are ready to make efforts to boost production, the institutional set-up, governance as well as management of land and other resources create conditions that inherently make farming an inefficient enterprise.
To a large extent, agriculture is in the hands of small-scale farmers who use rudimentary tools of production and methods passed down across generations, resulting in low crop yields, despite their high commercial and export potential.
Satellite imagery confirms reduction in cultivated area in Mayendit County
During a July 2014 rapid assessment in Unity State, residents of Tharker (Mayendit County), and Bieh,
Boaw, and Dor (Koch County) reported that up to 30 percent of households had not planted. In addition, respondents reported that among households that did plant, area planted had declined.
Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.
In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).
30 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan call on all those engaged in the conflict in South Sudan to fully respect the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) Agreement and its subsequent re-dedication.
The Special Envoys reiterate that the Re-Dedication of and Implementation Modalities for the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed on 23rd January 2014 between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army (In Opposition), signed on 25 August 2014 in Addis Ababa states: “The Parties...Now therefore,
Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas. Maize flour and wheat (as bread) are more important for middle-income and rich households in urban areas. Sorghum and maize are generally substitutable for one another but preferences are shifting towards maize over time, especially in the southern half of Southern Sudan. Groundnuts are important for the rural poor in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap, and Lakes states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.