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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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Spreading News by Boda Boda: An Innovative Approach to Meeting the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Juba, South Sudan

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Enough Project

For the 14,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living at Tong Ping Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Juba, news and life-saving information circulates not by television or internet, but by boda boda. Broadcast from speakers attached to the backs of motorcycles, Boda Boda Talk Talk responds to IDP needs and addresses challenges in Tong Ping in an innovative, culturally-relevant manner. The Internews program delivers vital information on food, medical assistance, services for women, education opportunities, and family reunification.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Western Equatoria State forms Ebola task force

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Miraya FM

The Western Equatoria State government has formed an Ebola task force in response to an outbreak of the deadly disease reported in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

The team will carry out surveillance along the common border and set up an isolation unit at Yambio hospital for suspected cases.

The Acting State Minister for Health, Pia Phillip says the taskforce is comprised of experts from different organizations.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

Highlights

  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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L’UNICEF déploie sa plus grosse opération d’approvisionnement d’urgence jamais menée en un seul mois

Une quantité record de matériel d’urgence acheminée pour les enfants piégés dans un nombre record de crises

COPENHAGUE/GENÈVE/NEW YORK, 26 août 2014– Au cours de ce seul mois d’août, l’UNICEF a expédié 1 000 tonnes de fournitures d’urgence aux enfants pris dans les crises les plus urgentes du monde – ce qui constitue la plus grande opération d'urgence jamais menée par l'organisation en un seul mois. La quantité livrée représente l’équivalent de 19 avions cargos gros porteurs.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

The mass immunisation campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as well as the host community, against the risk of cholera spreading across the border.

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South Sudan: Combating the spread of cholera

Hand-in-hand with the South Sudan Red Cross, the ICRC is working to combat the spread of the disease in key locations, in particular those affected by recent violence. In this video we see how the South Sudan Red Cross in Lul and Kodok, in the Upper Nile State, are treating patients who have contracted cholera, and preventing spread of the disease by educating people about how to protect themselves.

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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan + 1 other
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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 1 other
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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).

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How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

Argument in Foreign Policy on 21 August 2014 by Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende

After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Kule Refugee Camp Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Camp was opened on 17 May  2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.  

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile  and Jonglei states.  

Cultural Background

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Pagak Entry Point Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Contextual Background

Background

  • At the onset of the emergency  in  South  Sudan (mid‐December 2013), refugees began arriving  at  Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak and Akobo, as well as Burbiey, Mataar and Raad). Over  80,000 persons have been relocated from Pagak to various camps and transit locations since January  2014.

Areas of Origin

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Matar Transit Center Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Background

  • At the onset of the emergency  in  South  Sudan (mid‐December 2013), refugees began arriving  at  Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak and Akobo, as well as Burbiey, Mataar and Raad). As of  at mid of August 2014, Matar is hosting over 11,500 refugees who were awaiting relocation to Nip  Nip camp.  

Areas of Origin