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South Sudan + 1 other
Preparing child refugees for an uncertain future in South Sudan

The conflict in Sudan has devastated the lives of millions, having a particularly grave impact on children. Our partners at the Lutheran World Federation describe how using the EU Children of Peace programme funds, they provide access to education to refugees in neighbouring South Sudan - not only academic but also about survival in a conflict zone.

It has been almost three years since 17 year-old Walid Awad Majir and his two brothers settled in neighbouring South Sudan, fleeing conflict at home in South Kordofan, Sudan.

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World + 7 others
9 September 2014: World events


• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)

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UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.

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Humanitarians at risk: South Sudanese youth leader rescues children from harm

This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others. World Humanitarian Day is our opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifice made by humanitarian professionals and pay tribute to those who were injured or killed while doing their job.

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000


In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

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EU increases food aid to South Sudan


The European Commission has just signed two major contracts with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), totalling €14 million, to deliver vitally needed food assistance and facilitate the movement of humanitarian cargo in South Sudan. The contribution will help approximately 1.7 million people.

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South Sudan + 4 others
ECHO Factsheet – 8 July 2014 - South Sudan

Key messages

  • The humanitarian situation in South Sudan is critical ever since armed violence broke out in the capital Juba on 15th December 2013 and subsequently spread to several states in South Sudan. There are 1.1 million people internally displaced and more than 400 000 refugees in neighbouring countries. The dead and the wounded are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. An estimated 3.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance by the end of the year.

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South Sudan - Epidemics (ECHO Daily Flash, 24 June 2014)

Cholera: The number of cases went up to 1 845 with 39 deaths. While Juba county continues to bear the burden of cholera, there are now four States in South Sudan with confirmed cholera outbreaks: Central Equatoria (which includes Juba), Western Equatoria, Upper Nile and Jonglei.

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Somalia + 5 others
6 June 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

Mexico – Severe Weather

• After landfall, Tropical Cyclone BORIS has been reduced to a low pressure area which may interact with a second low pressure system that formed in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, heavy rainfall is expected to continue affecting the southern states of Mexico. (GDACS, NASA, NOAA, CONAGUA, Media)

Somalia – Crisis

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South Sudan + 3 others
3 June 2014: Africa – ECHO Flash Events

South Sudan – Conflict

• There are more than one million internally displaced people (1 040 706) since the violence erupted on 15 December 2013, including over 95 000 at the UN bases. 364 710 South Sudanese have sought refuge in the neighbouring countries.

• About 70 000 new displacements recorded since 9 May, when, for a second time, a cessation of hostilities was agreed upon.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Commission Decision financing humanitarian actions for the refugee population and host communities affected by the spill over of the conflict in South Sudan to the neighbouring countries from the Bridging Facility (ECHO/-HF/EDF/2014/01000)

Brussels, 21.5.2014    C(2014) 3291 final  

COMMISSION DECISION   of 21.5.2014   

financing humanitarian actions for the refugee population and host communities directly or indirectly affected by the spill over of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan to the neighbouring countries from the Bridging Facility   



Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,   

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13 May 2014: Africa – ECHO Flash Events


Republic of the Congo – DRC Refugees

• The Republic of Congo launched an operation aimed at ending a crime wave linked to foreigners. As a result, up to 83 000 have returned to DRC, most of them by fear of being expelled. DRC authorities, leading the efforts to tackle the situation, are prepared to receive up to 250 000 people of concern. ECHO is closely monitoring the situation. (ECHO)


Central African Republic – Conflict

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South Sudan + 1 other
Commission decision of 29.4.2014 financing humanitarian actions for the population directly or indirectly affected by the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan from the Bridging Facility (ECHO/SSD/EDF/2014/01000)

Brussels, 29.4.2014
C(2014) 2728 final


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/759/EU of 12 December 2013 regarding transitional EDF management measures from 1 January 2014 until the entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund1 ('Bridging Facility'), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

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Serbia + 5 others
6 May 2014: World – ECHO Flash events


Serbia / Croatia – Reported floods

• As of 6 May, the national services report ongoing high discharges (alert level 2) on Sava river and its tributaries in Croatia and on Mlava river in Serbia.

• As of the same day, the Civil Protection units of the two countries report several districts affected by heavy rainfall and floods. (EFAS, DUZS, Serbian CP)

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia - South Sudan Refugees (ECHO Daily Flash, 25 April 2014)

The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is reported to be above 97 000 individuals. Around 45 000 refugees are in camps in Leitchuor and around 38 000 in Kule, the remaining people are at the border or in transit facilities.

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United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

The leaders issued a Call for Action on South Sudan urging immediate action on three critical fronts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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