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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 33 | 11 – 17 August 2014 [EN/AR]

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Sudan, which is struggling with 6.9 million people needing humanitarian assistance, is now home to almost 100,000 refugees from South Sudan. The appeal is only 47 percent funded out of US$988 million requested.

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Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Attacks Against Aid Workers 2013 -2014, 19 August 2014

Attacks against humanitarian workers are on the rise in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. For the period 2013-2014, 298 incidents were recorded against humanitarian workers, in which 286 were killed, 441 wounded and 402 kidnapped. The overwhelming majority of victims are national staff, with Non-Governmental Organizations the most affected.

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of attacks, with 2013 witnessing the highest number of incidents

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 18 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The national Flood Task Force issued a flood alert today, 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in high-risk communities.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

  • Relocation of new arrivals to Nip Nip camp started on 14 August. Flood-affected refugees are prioritized for relocation to the new camp.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 49 (as of 14 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Operations were scaled up to respond to emergency levels of malnutrition in Longochuk, Upper Nile State.

  • The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate up to US$500,000 from its emergency reserve to mitigate flood effects in Bentiu Protection of Civilians sites in Unity State.

  • Estimates from partners indicate some 1.29 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict. The increase was due to improved reporting from remote areas.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 15 August 2014)

Over 68 per cent of the estimated 1.3 million people displaced within South Sudan are sheltering in flood-prone sites where they are at risk of contracting malaria, acute respiratory infections and other diseases.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 July 2014)

An estimated 6.9 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Most are in Darfur, where at least 2.4 million people are internally displaced. In the first half of 2014, an additional 399,000 people have been displaced following hostilities.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (31 July 2014)

OVERVIEW

A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of an estimated 399,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to an estimated 85,700 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late July 2014 have affected some 44,000 people across Sudan.

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Invitation: Press conference on 19 August to mark World Humanitarian Day

Media advisory

19 August 2014

Press briefing by UN aid chief in South Sudan on World Humanitarian Day

What: Members of the press are invited to a press conference with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer, on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day. Mr. Lanzer will brief on the humanitarian situation in the country, recent visits to Bentiu, Maban County and Malakal, and on other developments.

When: 11:00 am on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 32 | 4-10 August 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 126,000 people are estimated to have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Sudan, according to HAC and SRCS.

  • Heavy rains and flooding have also affected thousands of displaced people in the camps in West, North and Central Darfur, according to HAC and other aid agencies.

  • SKBNCU reports that 31,500 people were displaced in Rashad locality in South Kordofan since December 2013.

  • FEWS NET reports that there are 5.3 million food insecure people, or almost every seventh person in Sudan.

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CERF Quarterly Update - April – June 2014

By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.

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South Sudan: CHF 2012 dashboard - July 2014

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 11 August 2014

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KEY EVENTS

  • WHO procured 200,000 doses of meningitis vaccines in response to the increasing meningitis caseload nationwide and ahead of the meningitis epidemic season starting in October 2014.

  • In Gambella region, monitoring visits and health assessments conducted since May 2014 revealed critical resource gaps in the public health systems of the refugee hosting woredas.

  • Despite the current near- normal karan (mid-July to September) rains in parts of Somali region, critical water shortages persist.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 48 (as of 7 August 2014)

Highlights

● At least six South Sudanese aid workers were killed in Maban County, Upper Nile State, causing aid agencies to suspend essential activities such as food distributions and evacuating some staff.

● Continued rains in Bentiu worsened flooding in the Protection of Civilians site, deteriorating living conditions and causing tension between displaced people and aid agencies.

● Rapid multi-sector response teams deployed to new locations in Canal County in Jonglei State and north of Nasir town in Upper Nile State.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Monthly Update - July 2014

Highlights

• Partners reached 2.4 million people with some form of assistance by July 2014. This represents 63 per cent of the 3.8 million people planned to be assisted by the end of 2014.

• While the cholera outbreak was relatively contained in the month of July in Central Equatoria, the disease spread to new locations in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 31 | 28 July – 3 August 2014[EN/AR]

The Floods Task Force – co-chaired by the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and OCHA – has been activated to respond based on identified needs, prioritizing and targeting the most vulnerable people.

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Press release by Humanitarian Country Team: Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan horrified by killings in Maban County

Juba, 6 August 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan are horrified by the killings of at least six South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, in the past 48 hours. The humanitarian community is united in condemning these ethnically based crimes, and calls on authorities to conduct a full and swift investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 July 2014)

Displacement, disease and malnutrition threaten lives

Eight months into the current conflict the situation in South Sudan continued to deteriorate.
The rainy season is underway increasing the risk of diseases, including cholera. Hunger and malnutrition are also on the rise with millions of people facing emergency levels of food insecurity. Over 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes.

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Ethiopia: Areas of Humanitarian Concern Snapshot (as of July 2014)

Areas that received poor mid-February to May belg/gu/ganna rainfall are reporting increasing water shortages and pasture for livestock. Results of bi-annual and ad-hoc nutrition surveys revealed deteriorating nutrition situations in parts of the country, especially in Oromia and Somali regions. Pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities are particularly affected, requiring close follow-up and timely assistance. The situation is expected to further deteriorate until the next rainy season in October.

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