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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 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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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

In most countries, adolescent girls face disadvantages compared to their male peers in family roles, divisions of labor, and access to resources because they are female and young. Even before conflicts erupt or natural disasters occur, adolescent girls’ transition from childhood to adulthood is shaped by rigid expectations that have negative implications for their access to health services, schooling, and other life-shaping opportunities.

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New School Removes Barrier To Learning For Uganda's Children

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — The one-room, red-brick village school near the shores of Lake Victoria in Butembe, Uganda, fills quickly each morning as hundreds of children, barefoot and humbly dressed, file in and sit shoulder to shoulder on the packed earth floor to receive their lessons. One teacher provides instruction for 500 students from kindergarten to eighth grade in two shifts, with children waiting outside for their class to be called. There are no desks, chairs or books, only a solitary chalkboard at one end of the room used by the teacher to instruct them in reading and math.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 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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IRRI submission to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan: UK and International Engagement with South Sudan 2011-2014

Summary

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about the transitional period in South Sudan and the ways in which aid might have been targeted more effectively.

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Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)

Highlights

● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.

● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.

● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Feed the Future Fellow Promotes Food Security and Nutrition among Children in Ugandan Primary Schools

One of the ways Feed the Future supports better nutrition and food security is by increasing the number of agricultural scientists and strengthening scientific institutions in developing countries. To learn more about what that looks like in practice, Feed the Future talked to Richard Bukenya, a Fellow with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, who is working to improve nutrition for in Uganda through his research at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Q: Tell us about your research objectives in a nutshell.

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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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Uganda + 2 others
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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South Sudan Refugee Situation: UNHCR Regional Update 23, 07 – 11 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The revised Inter-Agency Appeal (South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan - RRRP) was launched on 11 July in Geneva. Governments, UN agencies and NGos attended the event. The document can be downloaded from the UNHCR’s website: http://www.unhcr.org/53bf91879.html

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 44 (as of 10 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

● South Sudan and Sudan have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing for the cross border transport of humanitarian assistance through Sudan.

● There were reports of new displacements this week in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.

● About 113,000 previously internally displaced people have returned to their homes, mostly to Unity State, with smaller-scale returns recorded in Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Jonglei.

● The onset of the rainy season was complicating the delivery of humanitarian aid, with many roads now impassable.

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 Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan January – December 2014: Consequences of Underfunding

In all countries receiving South Sudanese refugees, more and more new arrivals are extremely under-nourished, in poor health, and in dire need of basic survival items, shelter, water and sanitation.

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Uganda + 4 others
South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan January – December 2014

Introduction

The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014).

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‘Children, not soldiers’: Forest Whitaker Announces Support for the Campaign

Leila Zerrougui, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, travelled to South Sudan at the end of June to assess the impact of the conflict on children and follow-up on the implementation of the action plan signed by the Government of South Sudan to end and prevent the recruitment of children in the country’s armed forces.

In Juba, the Special Representative joined UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to advocate for the protection of schools and the right to education, even in times of conflict.

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South Sudan Crisis Regional Response Appeal - May 2014

Regional Response Appeal to assist displaced populations

Following the South Sudan crisis which has left many people killed and displaced, NRC has launched a regional emergency appeal to make it possible for a meaningful humanitarian action to take place.

During a recent visit to Awerial, NRC Secretary General Jan Egeland witnessed the poor conditions that internally displaced persons were living in, with multiple families clustered around every tree or bush seeking shelter from harsh climate.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

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South Sudan Refugee Situation: UNHCR Regional Update 22, 30 June – 4 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 3 July, between 100 and 200 new IDPs in malnourished conditions are arriving each day at the PoC site at the UNMISS base in Unity State capital (Bentiu) to seek refuge and assistance.

  • As of 2 July, cholera continues to spread affecting 2,613 people with outbreaks confirmed in seven out of ten states. There have been 63 deaths.

  • According to OCHA’s latest report, over 9,000 children have been recruited into armed forces since January 2014.