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11 Feb 2016 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

Many children in developing countries — particularly in Africa — are malnourished. Worldwide, more than 70 million children suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition.

Experts say poor nutritional status increases the risk of death 10 times in children who are ill with malaria, diarrheal diseases and other conditions.

The non-profit global health organization, Medecins Sans Frontier, or Doctors Without Borders, treats an estimated 300,000 children every year for malnutrition.

10 Feb 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim a doublé en un an.

  • Le système d’assistance téléphonique, dédié à la protection, aide les victimes d’abus et permet d’avoir une vue d’ensemble des violations des droits de l’homme.

  • Le conflit entre les éleveurs et les communautés locales s’intensifie en raison de l’aggravation de l’insécurité.

  • Une sérieuse insuffisance de financement mine les opérations humanitaires : seulement 52 % du financement sollicité reçu en 2015.

09 Feb 2016 description
  1. Key points
  • According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have not yet committed/contributed any funding in 2016 for the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP). Outside of the appeal, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Denmark and Sweden have committed/contributed US$5.8 million to Uganda.
09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

20,544* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 02 February, 2016)

Further breakdown of the above figure:

15,410 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

366 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement

250 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement

83 Refugees received in Kisoro district

4,435 Urban refugees received in Kampala

*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

HIGHLIGHTS

09 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 11,705 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in January. For the first four days of February, 425 individuals have been received.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

05 Feb 2016 description

FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong

KAMPALA – Three United Nations agencies in Uganda are implementing a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.

05 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
    The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

03 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy rights and assume responsibilities as citizens of an equal world. Underpinned by a strategic plan, Oxfam commits to achieving six strategic goals:

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 1,696,962 internally displaced people
  • 643,046 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
  • 263,000 refugees in South Sudan
  • 20,694 refugee new arrivals in South Sudan
  • 10 refugee camps
  • 6 UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites for IDPs
  • $116,275,632 in funding received by UNHCR (28% of the budget required for comprehensive needs)
01 Feb 2016 description

A set of briefs on gender and climate change that highlights how CIFOR and partner organizations are addressing current and emerging policy issues, with insights and recommendations based on experience.

Gender and climate change Evidence and experience

01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.

01 Feb 2016 description

Key Points

  • The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.

  • New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture

  • Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.

01 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

20,136* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 27 January, 2016)

Further breakdown of the above figure:
15,128 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
362 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
245 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
79 Refugees received in Kisoro district
4,322 Urban refugees received in Kampala

*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

PRIORITIES

31 Jan 2016 description

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy recently released its annual report covering research and activities progress over the past year. The overall goal of the FSP program is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy environments. The goal will be achieved by fostering credible, inclusive, transparent and sustainable policy processes at country and regional levels and filling critical policy evidence gaps.