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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 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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WFP Ethiopia July Monthly Situation Report #6

Highlights

  • Since mid December 2013, due to the on-going crisis in South Sudan, over 181,000 refugees from Jonglei and Upper Nile States crossed the border into Ethiopia as of 31 July 2014. The Refugee Operation’s food pipeline will begin to break in September, esca-lating until January 2015. WFP needs to receive US$40 million to cover these requirements soon to be able to preposition food for timely distribution at the camps.

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Global Fund News Flash: Issue 47

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The Global Fund

Zambia: Power of Partnerships

Irene Sinzi stood eagerly outside of her home in the village of Mufumbwe, in Zambia’s North-Western province, waiting to receive her insecticide-treated net. It was an important day for Irene and her one-year-old child, as the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million nets, simultaneously distributing them to all provinces across the country.

“I’ve had malaria before and it was terrible,” said the 21-year old mother. “I’m so happy because this mosquito net will protect us from malaria.”

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SPRINT provides emergency lifesaving support to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia

14 Aug – Ethiopia: The SPRINT Initiative, a sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post crisis situations, supported by the Australian Government and led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is reaching out to South Sudanese refugees in two camps (Kule, Leitchuor) of the Gambella region of Ethiopia with life-saving services for reproductive health. SPRINT aims to provide this support to 57,861 refugees in the camps with USD 77,500 for a period of 4 months starting from August to November 2014.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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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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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 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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More Positive Stories Needed: HIV in Countries with Low ARV Therapy Coverage

By Cecilia Ferreyra, MSF HIV & TB Technical Advisor

More than 24 million people living with HIV; 9 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART); 1.5 million new infections; 1.1 million deaths from AIDS-related causes. These are some of the data just released by UNAIDS on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, by far the area of ​​the world hardest-hit by the virus. But, in this broad area covering nearly the entire continent, we see very different realities.

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HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation. The untapped investment opportunities offered by this new nation are attracting both foreign investors and South Sudanese in the Diaspora. This homecoming of South Sudanese from the Diaspora and the influx of foreign investors and aid workers to South Sudan raise concern of an increasing HIV/AIDS incidence in a nascent state. As a result of the decades of war,

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Uganda Emergency Update - 2 - 8 July 2014

Main Highlights

  • The number of South Sudanese arrivals assisted in Uganda since 16 December 2013 is 119,003, including 77,475 in Adjumani, 11,219 in Arua, 25,635 in Kiryandongo and 4,674 in Kampala. An increase in arrivals was noted this last week.

  • UNHCR and the Government of Uganda began assisting spontaneous returns of Congolese, providing transportation for 47 individuals from Rwamwanja settlement to the DRC border. Other Congolese refugees also returned to DRC of their own means.

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Praying for peace as South Sudan turns three

Three years ago today was a time of cautious rejoicing – South Sudan had gained its independence, and the world’s newest nation was born. The event flagged a time of hope and anticipation after four decades of civil war and fighting. Despite the many challenges they faced in building a new nation, the people of South Sudan had a positive attitude.

Three years later, the situation is a stark contrast to this hope and optimism. There is unrest throughout the country, and hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, fleeing from conflict.

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Raising awareness of HIV testing and counselling in South Sudan

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UNAIDS

Private Albert Joseph Lustiko of the South Sudan Army calls himself an ambassador for HIV testing. When he finishes his morning work as a cleaner at the Juba base he sticks around to talk to other soldiers about HIV and to encourage them to take advantage of the HIV testing and counselling (HTC) services at the nearby military hospital.

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HIV infections increasing in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal

19 June 2014 - The rate of contracting HIV infections in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State was “threatening”, State Minister of Health Tong Deng Anei said in the state capital Aweil today.

Mr. Anei said the number of confirmed HIV cases in recent months was higher than the state had witnessed before.

“We have a very high prevalence of HIV. In the last three months, we have (confirmed) 74 HIV cases,” said Mr. Anei. “The numbers we get are always going up and that is telling us something is going wrong within our community.”

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Uganda + 3 others
Uganda Emergency Update - 4 - 10 June 2014

Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest

Main Highlights

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees assisted since 16 December 2013 is now 110,657 in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo districts of Uganda. Together with those registered in Kampala (3,636), the total number assisted is now 114,293.

  • A PSN verification exercise was concluded in Kiryandongo and one is underway in Arua for refugees in Koboko (Congolese) and Rhino Camp (South Sudanese).

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South Sudan Crisis Response Plan 2014

Six months into the conflict, around 1.5 million people have been uprooted from their homes and over seven million people are at risk of hunger and disease.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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More cases of HIV in Morobo, officials say

5 June 2014 - The rate of HIV infections in Morobo County had significantly increased this year compared to last year, a health official in the Central Equatoria State county said today.

“One in every 15 samples taken on a daily basis is found positive with HIV,” said Morobo Health Care Centre Clinical Officer Simon Evans Moro.

He explained that at least six in every 100 people tested had already contracted the virus, which was far higher than statistics recorded a few years ago when only one out of every 100 people tested was found with the infection.

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Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 21 – 27 May

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.