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South Sudan + 3 others
ECHO Factsheet: South Sudan crisis

Key messages

  • Since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 , around 1.9 million people have fled their homes, including 469 000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. At the same time, South Sudan hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.

  • Principal humanitarian needs include food, clean water, health care, sanitation, shelter and protection.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

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UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 20 - 26 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: IOM is developing a curriculum on implementation of mental health and psychosocial services.

  • Ethiopia: IOM has evacuated a total of 542 refugees in Gambella Region during this reporting period.

  • Kenya: Since mid December 2013, IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,576 refugees.

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International Organization for Migration:

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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa

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UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

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International Organization for Migration:

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Uganda + 1 other
ACT Alliance Appeal: Operation support for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – UGA141 (Extension and Revision 1)

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021

Balance Requested: US$ 183,161

Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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MSF Responds to Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

On September 29, a Ugandan man, about 30 years old and presenting symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, died in a hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. On October 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the man's blood tests had revealed Marburg fever. MSF, which has been working in Uganda since 1986, is currently mobilizing its teams in preparation for a response.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 6 - 12 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: Bentiu PoC completely submerged due to heavy rains.

  • Ethiopia: Refugees resist attempts to relocate to Okugu Refugee Camp due to ethnic flare-ups.

  • Kenya: Armed bandits still attacking arriving refugees.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 57 (as of 9 October 2014)

Highlights

  • Heavy rains on 5 October in Bentiu flooded 199 latrines, setting back progress on water and sanitation in the site. Engineers were on the ground pumping water out of the site.

  • Cholera continued to decline, with only 3 new cases during the previous week. Kala-azar rates were about triple what they were the same period last year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Marburg virus Disease - Uganda

10 October 2014

On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda.

The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on 11 September 2014 while working at Mengo Hospital, Kampala. The case presented to Mpigi District Health Center on 17 September 2014, and transferred to Mengo Hospital, Kampala, on 23 September 2014. On admission the case presented with symptoms including fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea and died on 28 September 2014.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 35 (29 September – 03 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report found that 2.2 million people are currently in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and around 2.5 million people could be facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity between January and March 2015.

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Rutshuru: les autorités locales préoccupées par la fièvre Marburg déclarée en Ouganda

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Radio Okapi

Un cas de la fièvre hémorragique à virus de Marburg a été confirmé en Ouganda, qui partage une longue frontière avec la RDC. Et déjà, un homme est mort le 28 septembre dernier, après avoir contacté ce virus proche de celui d’Ebola, selon les médias ougandais.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.