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30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016

  • WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • Humanitarian assistance arrives in conflict-affected Fanga Suk

  • WHO records nearly 540 VHF cases since August 2015 outbreak

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2016 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.

23 Dec 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Insecurity, protection risks, and other access constraints continue to limit the ability of relief actors to address humanitarian needs in South Sudan. Despite challenges, U.S. Government (USG) partners and other humanitarian actors commenced an interagency emergency response mission on December 1 to assist conflict-affected communities in Unity’s Leer County. As of mid-December, the mission remained ongoing and had reached more than 6,500 households with emergency relief supplies.

16 Dec 2015 description

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $173 million in lifesaving emergency food assistance for those suffering from hunger as a result of the conflict that broke out in South Sudan two years ago.

27 Nov 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.

17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

17 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • USAID/FFP emergency food commodities arrives in Port Sudan

  • CERF allocates more than $15 million to North Darfur

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Nov 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

30 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 IPC reports 3.9 million people severely food insecure, including 30,000 people facing Catastrophe—Household IPC 5—levels of food insecurity, as of September

 USG joins high-level delegation to South Sudan to engage on key humanitarian issues

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Continued food insecurity in parts of northern Kenya results in nearly 1.1 million people requiring emergency food assistance

  • U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec reissues disaster declaration due to deteriorating nutrition and food security conditions

  • The USG provides more than $142 million in humanitarian assistance to Kenya in FY 2015

15 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity and humanitarian access restrictions continue to constrain relief efforts in Darfur and the Two Areas

  • New GoS import restrictions on relief commodities hinders the provision of humanitarian assistance

  • USG provides more than $275.6 million in FY 2015 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- Conflict continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- USG announces additional $80 million in emergency funding to South Sudan DECEMBER 1, 2014
- Relief organizations provide health assistance following Maridi oil tanker explosion