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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 1 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • 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.

KEY FIGURES

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Floods, disease and death in Bentiu

With the flooding, already squalid living conditions for the over 46,000 people seeking shelter at the UN base in Bentiu have worsened, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

● 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.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 26 August 2014)

Close to 200,000 people displaced early during the conflict have since returned to their homes, having in many cases lost all their belongings. They are among the people in most urgent need of assistance, alongside those who remain displaced.

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Media Advisory: Press briefing by UN aid chief in South Sudan

What: Journalists are invited to a press briefing with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer. Mr. Lanzer will brief on the humanitarian situation in the country, including a recent visit to Bentiu, Unity State, and update on the UN protection of civilian sites.

When: 11:00 am on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Where: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Offices, Erick de Mul Conference Room

For more information about the press briefing, contact:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 25 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The number of nutrition hotspot priority one woredas increased by 64.5 per cent from 76 to 125 between April and August of this year.

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

KEY FIGURES

  • South Sudanese refuge arrivals (since mid-December) 187,206 Source: UNHCR

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 22 Aug. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

People to be assisted Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other states. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more wounded. Some 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, and 3.9 million people face alarming levels of food insecurity. The nutrition situation is deteriorating. With the crisis showing no sign of abating, partners have extended the Crisis Response Plan to December to address the massive humanitarian consequences of the conflict.

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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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World + 23 others
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 + 1 other
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 + 1 other
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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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 + 4 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 July 2014)

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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