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South Sudan + 5 others
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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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 42 others
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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Uganda + 2 others
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 + 4 others
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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World + 3 others
Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Lessons learned on promoting women’s empowerment…………pages 1-2

P4P supports FAO and IFAD initiatives in Sierra Leone………page 3

Local procurement models for African governments……………pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in Uganda……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………page 6

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Monthly Market Monitor, June 2014: Issue 4

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum, beans and goats were relatively stable in Karamoja during the month of June 2014 despite varying fluctuations at district level. Average daily wage rates increased by 10% on average but more significant in Nakapiripirit.

  • The terms of trade for a goat and daily labour wage when compared to the amount of maize grain purchased were stable during the month of June in reference to May 2014.

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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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Building Uganda’s Next Generation of Nutrition Leaders

Every year, Uganda’s universities graduate more than 60 students with degrees in nutrition and high hopes of helping their local communities tackle challenges such as undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition. Although the universities’ curricula provide graduates with a solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, it hasn’t always been easy to put classroom learning into practice.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #27 16 July 2014

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan was launched on 11 July in Geneva and in Nairobi on 15 July. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs attended both events. The plan requests for US$658 million to provide protection and assistance to 715,000 refugees until the end of the year in a “most likely” scenario.

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Uganda + 1 other
Study Highlights New Agricultural Methods and Technologies that can Save Governments Millions and Conserve Vital Natural Resources

Experts and policy-makers meet to share key findings from Ugandan and Indian national planning and food security study

Nairobi, 15 July 2014 - A shift in agricultural policy to encourage crop diversification and use of new water and energy saving technologies could save millions of hectare-metres (ha m) of water annually, as well as millions of dollars in energy costs, finds a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner food security study.

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World + 42 others
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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South Sudan + 4 others
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 + 4 others
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 + 4 others
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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South Sudan + 5 others
The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 10, 2014

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #26 09 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$103 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The Kenya refugee programme has reduced Super Cereal rations in the July general food distribution and is considering further cuts in August. The Ethiopia refugee programme will implement ration cuts in September and a complete pipeline break is expected from October onwards, if new contributions are not received soon.