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26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

25 May 2015 description

Bukavu, RD Congo | AFP | lundi 25/05/2015 - 17:14 GMT

Les autorités congolaises laissent "pourrir la situation" dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, écrivent plusieurs évêques catholiques de cette région déchirée par les conflits depuis plus de vingt ans dans un message reçu lundi par l'AFP.

25 May 2015 description

Communiqué

Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015

24 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Asia and South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.

22 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased by 15%, 17% and 2% respectively across Karamoja. This is an expected finding given that Karamoja is in the middle of the lean season.

  • The increase in maize grain prices in April led to deterioration in terms of trade (TOT) for both goat keepers and casual labourers in Karamoja who mainly depend on market purchase for this commodity.

21 May 2015 description

Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact

by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross

21 May 2015 description
report Voice of America

ARUA, UGANDA— As the civil war in South Sudan rages on, more than 100,000 refugees have fled to camps in neighboring Uganda. The United Nations Children's Fund says $36 million is needed to meet these refugees' basic needs. Recently the European Commission donated $1 million, which to UNICEF is significant, but far from enough.

By now Akon Thiong knows how to prepare the nutritious Plumpy’Nut for her twin daughters. It’s a peanut-based product with extra nutrients for children who are severely malnourished.

20 May 2015 description

International policy is ambiguous on whether or not to talk to non-state armed groups. But while states equivocate, local populations may already be in contact.

20 May 2015 description
  • Most of the greater Horn of Africa observed a decrease in rainfall over the previous week.
  • Early season rainfall remains below normal for portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.