• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.
• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.
During this reporting period (7 September - 13 September), IOM tracked 245 South Sudanese arriving from White Nile to Jabal Awlia, amounting to a daily average of 35 persons per day. All arrivals during this reporting period were tracked by the IOM hub in Jabal Awlia; no South Sudanese were registered in South or West Kordofan. Therefore, the number of South Sudanese entering Khartoum continues to drop. During the previous reporting period (31 August - 6 September), IOM tracked slightly more people, totalling 263 persons, or 38 persons per day.
Flooding in Southeast Upper Nile damages crops and displaces households
Green consumption in Duk County, Jonglei is ongoing but harvests are limited because of significant reductions in area planted. Nile River flooding in the Duk Padiet area is expected to affect performance of already limited crop areas. Field reports suggest that harvests may only last for two months. Consumption of green crops continues in Uror, Nyirol, and Ayod.
JUBA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - South Sudan will from next month require that companies and non-government organisations (NGOs) employ South Sudanese citizens unless they are unable to find locals with the necessary skills.
Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala says more people crossed the border after fresh violence broke out last night.
Kala: “The situation again has worsened; these people are burning houses as I speak. Seventeen houses are burnt and one church and our population coming now from Jalle and also Litoba has gone to 2,000 and they are still coming. They are settled near a primary school in Jalle. You find these people are going back, collecting their luggage. It is really a misery to see small children running.”