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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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2014: A Year of Food Assistance

From the dusty plains of South Sudan to the tropics in the Philippines, the world saw a whirlwind of crises destroy lives, livelihoods and human dignity over the past year. Severe drought, ravaging conflict and powerful natural disasters devastated communities and pushed already vulnerable families into crisis, oftentimes lacking enough food. USAID, through its Office of Food For Peace, was there to provide emergency food assistance in those times of need.

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USAID/OFDA Logistics and Relief Commodities Sector Update October 2014

SECTOR OVERVIEW

As part of its efforts to ensure a rapid response to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)—the lead U.S. Government office for international disaster response—stockpiles relief supplies at strategic global warehouses in Miami, Florida; Pisa, Italy; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stockpiled humanitarian commodities include thermal blankets, plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, and water purification systems.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #55 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance

  • Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises

  • Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy rains and associated flooding affect more than 277,000 people across Sudan

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signs agreement with the Government of Sudan (GoS) to resume operations in Sudan following a nine-month suspension

  • The U.S Government (USG) provides more than $287 million in FY 2014 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #53 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies focus on drainage improvements to address flooding at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Food and nutrition assistance mitigate food insecurity in some areas; concerns for risk of deteriorating conditions in 2015 persist

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #52 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

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OFDA Marks 50th Anniversary, Supports IOM Delivery of Clean Water, Sanitation in South Sudan

USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which this year marks its 50th anniversary, is helping IOM to provide clean water and sanitation services to 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in a UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan.

In the eight months of South Sudan’s latest humanitarian crisis, over 1.3 million people have been displaced. Of these, some 95,000 have sought shelter inside over-crowded UN PoC sites throughout the country.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #51 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six South Sudanese relief workers killed in Upper Nile State’s Maban County

  • Flooding worsens living conditions in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • U.N. barges departed Mangalla town, Central Equatoria State, on August 6

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #50 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 5,200 suspected and confirmed JULY 25, 2014 cholera cases—including 114 deaths— reported between April 23 and July 24
  • Fighting in and around Nhialdiu town, Unity State, halts the distribution of food assistance to approximately 37,000 people.

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Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #49 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 3,200 suspected and confirmed cholera cases—including 70 deaths— reported between April 23 and July 9.

  • Relief agencies provide much-needed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State.

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