The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
The humanitarian crisis stemming from widespread fighting in South Sudan is rapidly becoming a regional issue but is failing to get the attention it deserves, ACT members working in neighbouring Ethiopia say.
All 11 members in Ethiopia say the growing emergency needs greater awareness in the international community and more funding for relief aid.
SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.
North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.
South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.
SOUTH SUDAN: Escalating tensions between refugees and host communities in Maban County are attributed to dwindling resources affecting all populations during the hunger gap.
SUDAN: Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 300 per day, with a notable influx into El Liri, Talodi Locality in South Kordofan over the past week. The condition of those arriving is noted as particularly dire, with the population in desperate need of assistance as they are reported to be arriving with almost no belongings.
This paper is the first of a series of papers exploring the political and institutional contexts of resource mobilization and social spending for social development in Uganda. We provide the historical context of, and trends in, resource mobilization (domestic and external revenue) and social spending in post-independence Uganda. After years of civil war, mismanagement and general decline, Uganda turned a page in 1986 when NRM (National Resistance Movement) came to power.
UNHCR together with partners are taking emergency measures to address declining nutritional status of refuges that are arriving in the countries of asylum already in poor nutritional status due to the food deficit in South Sudan.
Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 350 per day, with arrivals entering White Nile State from Upper Nile State of South Sudan on a daily basis. There are also reports of further influx to South Kordofan state fleeing Unity State in South Sudan.
Since the 15th of December, fighting in South Sudan has displaced around 740,000 people within South Sudan (OCHA), and led to the outflow of asylum seekers into neighbouring countries. Uganda has received the majority of them, registering more than 75,000 South Sudanese refugees between December 16th and March 17th, 2014. Uganda has a long history of receiving and hosting asylum seekers from South Sudan. For those fleeing the latest outbreak of violence, the Government of Uganda (GoU) is offering refugee status on a prima facia basis.
The pace and numbers of cross-border
arrivals exceed the initial planning figures set at the onset of the crisis. The total planning figure for 2014 has therefore been raised to 350,000 refugees across the region.
In much of Karamoja, the lean season started at least a month early
The second season harvests from November to January have increased supplies on the market. However, staple food prices are for the most part not declining, as overall 2013 crop production was somewhat below average. However, most agricultural areas in bimodal areas remain at Minimal (IPC Phase 1).
UNHCR operational highlights
A top ranking UNHCR - UNICEF - WFP mission visited the DRC from 21 to 25 January 2014. UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Janet Lim, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Yoka Brandt and WFP Deputy Executive Director, Ramiro Lopes da Silva came to increase global attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. The three senior UN Officials visited programs in Province Orientale, North Kivu and Equateur Province and met DRC authorities, humanitarian partners and conflict-affected populations.
NAIROBI, 24 February 2014 (IRIN) - Since the Horn of Africa drought of 2011 aid agencies have been working to understand the changes taking place in the drylands, hoping to better anticipate people’s needs. Recent research shows these changes go beyond climate and environment to encompass social and economic factors. The findings have important policy implications.
L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence
Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région
GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.