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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 47 (as of 31 July 2014)

The flooding set back some of the progress achieved, especially with regard to sanitation. The water has begun to recede, but collapsing soil and overflowing sewage systems make it difficult to construct new latrines.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 36 (as of 30 July 2014)

Highlights

  • A three-day peace talk was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 21 July, attended by delegates of various political groups and resulting in the signing of a cessation of hostilities, but clashes between the armed groups continued.

  • Since 1 January, 13,698 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for treatment across the country. This represents 82 per cent of the SRP target of 16,800 children suffering from SAM.

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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.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 30 | 21 - 27 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies in Sudan require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20 per cent of Sudan’s population).

  • IOM staff member is released in South Darfur after 20 days in captivity

  • In East Darfur, some 50,000 people in Selea and Yassin localities receive two-month rations of food for seasonal support

  • Over 86,400 South Sudanese refugees have sought refuge in Sudan since conflict in South Sudan began on 15 December 2013

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 28 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Faced with limited resources and growing needs, the WaSH Cluster called an extraordinary meeting on 22 July to prioritize needs. As of 23 July, the Cluster remained one of the least funded at 19.52 per cent

  • The performance of the kiremt rains is expected to improve, in intensity and coverage, in the coming months, increasing the risk of flooding in areas receiving above-average rainfall.

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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.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

• Three Sudanese aid workers who were abducted in Kutum, North Darfur last month were freed after 32 days in captivity.

• About 34,000 new IDPs in Um Dukhun and Mukjar localities in Central Darfur need humanitarian assistance, according to aid agencies.

• An estimated 2,000 people have been displaced to El Lait locality, North Darfur from East Darfur.

• UNHCR estimates that the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan will reach 165,000 people by the end of 2014.

FIGURES

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 July 2014)

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan continued to threaten the security, livelihoods, and health of millions of people who have fled their homes – and sporadic conflict continued.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of seven biannual nutrition surveys revealed the need to scale-up emergency nutrition responses in Dembale and Kelafo woredas of Somali region and Mieso woreda of Oromia region.

  • The development of a new camp (Pamdong) in Gambella, which was selected on 16 July, is being expedited.

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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

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Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, Statement to the Press, Security Council Briefing on Sudan/ South Sudan, 16 July 2014

I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, which continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries.

It is more than two years since the Council adopted resolution 2046 in May 2012, expressing deep concern at the humanitarian impact of fighting between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-North in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 July 2014) [EN/FR]

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The events of December 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seen of an unprecedented rise of violence and chaos, and has led to the internal displacement of over 1 million people. More than 380,000 people have crossed the borders to neighboring countries and more than 187,251 people have been evacuated to their countries of origin (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.). The closing of the Chad/CAR border has had a considerable impact on the exchanges between the two countries.

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Republique Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.33 (au 10 juillet 2014)

Faits saillants:

  • Les affrontements dans et autour du site de PDI de Saint-Joseph à Bambari ont fait 26 morts, 35 blessés et de milliers de déplacés. 34 personnes ont été blessées dans une mosquée à Paoua lors d’une attaque à la grenade.

  • Les derniers chiffres montrent qu’il y a 105 300 PDI à Bangui, soit une baisse de 1,3 pour cent comparativement à la semaine passée.

  • Selon le HCR, du 5 décembre 2013 au 29 juin 2014, plus de 145 000 personnes provenant de la RCA sont devenues des réfugiées dans les pays voisins.

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Sudan + 4 others
2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (June 2014)

Humanitarian partners are seeking $982 million for 419 projects in eleven sectors throughout Sudan. A total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of the population) have been identified as requiring assistance.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 14 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of the recently completed nutrition surveys in Kule 1, Kule 2 and Leitchor camps revealed concerning nutritional status among the refugees.

  • Critical gaps continue to be reported in child protection and in Education in Emergencies (EiE) interventions in the Gambella camps.

  • In Afar region, a laboratory investigation is underway following reports of suspected cases of acute febrile illness (AFI) in Dubti woreda.

KEY FIGURES

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 28 | 7 – 13 July 2014

Health delivery systems in Darfur are severely overstretched, as numbers of newly displaced people in camps increase. And the quality of healthcare is suffering due to a decrease in the number of implementing partners.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 44 (as of 10 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

● South Sudan and Sudan have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing for the cross border transport of humanitarian assistance through Sudan.

● There were reports of new displacements this week in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.

● About 113,000 previously internally displaced people have returned to their homes, mostly to Unity State, with smaller-scale returns recorded in Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Jonglei.

● The onset of the rainy season was complicating the delivery of humanitarian aid, with many roads now impassable.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 33 (as of 10 July 2014)

Highlights

  • Clashes in and around the St. Joseph IDP site in Bambari killed an estimated 26 people, injured 35 and displaced thousands of IDPs.

  • Thirty-four people were injured in a grenade attack on a mosque in Paoua.

  • The latest figures show 105,300 IDPs in Bangui, down 4.3 per cent compared with last week.

  • According to UNHCR, more than 145,000 people from CAR became refugees in neighbouring countries between 5 December 2013 and 29 June 2014.

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Statement by Sue Lautze, Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

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Juba, 9 July 2014: “I would like to congratulate South Sudan and all its people on the third anniversary of the Independence of this new nation. Today is a day for both the celebration of South Sudan’s hard-won sovereignty and also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be South Sudanese. While this young nation celebrates today we acknowledge with regret the many South Sudanese facing extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

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