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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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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 27 | 30 June – 6 July 2014 [EN/AR]

Aid workers were permitted to assess humanitarian needs in parts of Jebel Marra, where an estimated 100,000 people have been either severely affected or displaced by conflict, for the first time in three years.

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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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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 7 July 2014)

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The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan shows no sign of abating. The rainy season is in progress, and logistics and sanitation challenges have increased. Cholera cases and warnings are on the rise. Since the crisis began six months ago, close to 1.5 million people have fled their homes, and sporadic conflict continued. The Crisis Response Plan for 2014 calls for US $1.8 billion to assist 3.8 million people by the end of this year.

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Food and healthcare urgently needed to save thousands of lives in Leer County

On a hot afternoon in Leer town, Unity State, thousands of people are waiting in a vast field. Suddenly, a plane appears on the horizon. As food rations drop from the sky, excitement spreads among the crowd. Local volunteers and aid workers do their best to keep order making sure the distribution of food for 400 families goes as planned.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 7 July 2014

Key Events

 On 30 June, DRMFSS and partners agreed to immediately dispatch relief food and water trucks to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Arsi zone of Oromia region affecting 66,955 people.

 An assessment team was sent to Somali region following reports of critical water shortages in parts of gu (April-June) rain-receiving areas.

 WFP reports critical resource shortfalls for its refugee operation from September onwards.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Funding Update (as of 30 June 2014)

Humanitarian crisis continued in South Sudan, with about 1.1 million people displaced from their homes by conflict and many more at risk. Humanitarian agencies’ top priorities are: saving lives by responding to the basic needs of the most vulnerable people, mitigating the threat of famine by providing food assistance and supporting livelihood activities; and preventing the loss of a generation by protecting children who are most exposed to violence and abuse or whose education has been disrupted. A total of US$1.8 billion is required to reach 3.8 million people during 2014.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 43 (as of 3 July 2014)

Though initially largely confined to Juba County, the disease has spread, with outbreaks or alerts reported in nine of 10 states. As of 2 July, 2,613 cases have been reported, with 63 deaths.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Monthly Update - June 2014

Highlights

  • Thousands of people fled insecurity and alarming hunger in parts of Unity State to seek refuge and assistance in the UN base in the state capital, Bentiu.

  • Cholera continued to spread affecting 2,488 people, including 59 killed by the disease, with outbreaks confirmed or alerts received from seven out of 10 states as of 30 June

  • Thousands of displaced people living in flood-prone areas were relocated to new or better sites to improve their living conditions amid ongoing rains

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 26 | 23 - 29 June 2014 [EN/AR]

Limited funding and other constraints are affecting the quality and quantity of WASH services for more than 700,000 displaced people in South Darfur and more than 100,000 in East Darfur.

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