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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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World + 21 others
CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

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:

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

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan crisis being met by silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Report
ACT Alliance

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.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • 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.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis Regional Cross-Border Situation Report #14 09 April 2014

Highlights

  • Since mid-December, more than 280,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. The influx is expected to continue as the situation in South Sudan remains precarious.

  • A joint high level WFP and UNHCR delegation led by WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, visited South Sudan and Ethiopia. The two organizations will continue to collaborate to meet the needs of vulnerable South Sudanese refugees crossing the border.

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WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 9, 24 March - 4 April 2014

Highlights

  • 88,584 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia (as of 03 April)

  • 31,240 South Sudanese refugees in Kenya (as of 03 April)

  • 61,889 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (as of 03 April)

  • 93,980 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (as of 03 April)

  • 803,200 IDPs since 15 December 2013 (as of 03 April)

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Questions over Karamoja food security plan

Report
IRIN

Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s arid Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food insecurity, blamed on the failures of a key government plan.

IRIN:

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Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 3 others
New manual helps Africa's Muslim farmers tackle climate change

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:00 PM
Author: Pius Sawa

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N° 12/14, 3 avril 2014

Faits saillants

  • Zone de santé d’Ango : Taux élevé de séropositivité au VIH/SIDA et absence de centre de dépistage volontaire.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Special Report - FAO/GIEWS Livestock and Market Assessment Mission to Karamoja Region, Uganda - 3 April 2014

Mission Highlights

• Following improved security conditions, pastoralists have returned to the pre-protected kraal system seasonal grazing patterns, being free to carry-out traditional management practices inherent to the right to roam, with consequent better access to pasture and water.

• Despite a two-dekad dry spell in May-June, rainfall performance has been generally good along the season, with positive effects on grazing resources availability as confirmed by satellite-based data showing above long-term average vegetation growth across the region.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Regional Cross-Border Situation Report #13, 02 April 2014

Highlights

  • The influx of new arrivals from South Sudan into neighbouring countries continues. Since mid-December, over 250,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • Alarming levels of malnutrition require sus-tained and strengthened nutritional support in addition to regular food assistance at border crossings, reception centres and camps.

  • WFP requires USD 62 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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Central African Republic Situation Report- 28 March, 2014

Highlights

 The security situation remains tense in many parts of CAR, including particular hot spots in Bangui where Muslims continue to be under attack. There is also an increase in criminality in Bangui.

 296,000 mosquito nets have been distributed to 60,532 households living in IDP sites as part of the ongoing emergency response.

 As part of UNICEF’s outreach strategy, UNICEF has participated in three inter-agency assessment missions to Carnot, Moyen Sido, and Boda.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Heads Of WFP And UNHCR Visit S. Sudan And Ethiopia Amid Alarming Spread Of Hunger And Displacement

JUBA, 31 March 2014 – Alarmed at the impact of ongoing violence in South Sudan, the heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) arrived here today on a joint trip to meet conflict-affected people and to review the on-going response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis.