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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur region since late February has resulted in the displacement of approximately 326,000 people. Although relief agencies have confirmed the return of nearly 63,500 people to their homes, conflict continues to displace populations and expand across most areas of North Darfur and South Darfur states, affecting communities in neighboring states as well.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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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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Nouvelle loi agricole américaine : un espoir pour la réforme de l’aide alimentaire

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IRIN

Nouvelle loi agricole américaine : un espoir pour la réforme de l'aide alimentaire

NEW YORK, 17 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Les efforts consentis pour améliorer la manière dont les Etats-Unis distribuent environ 2 milliards de dollars d'aide alimentaire internationale chaque année ont rencontré un certain succès dans la loi agricole de 2014 - communément appelée 'Farm Bill' - récemment adoptée, mais le mécanisme d'aide alimentaire utilisé par le principal donateur mondial continue de favoriser les intérêts commerciaux américains.

IRIN:

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Haiti + 1 other
Audit of USAID/Haiti’s New Settlement Construction Activities

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

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World + 3 others
United States Urges Partner Countries To Increase Support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 12, 2014

Trust Fund Produces High Impact, Sustainable Results in the Global Fight against Poverty and Hunger

The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State yesterday sent a letter to international partner countries urging nations around the world to expand their support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.

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South Sudan + 1 other
USAID Donates Plastic Sheets as Rains Hit South Sudan

South Sudan - IOM has received 4,000 plastic sheet tarpaulins from the USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan as the first heavy rains of the wet season hit overcrowded displacement camps.

The tarpaulins will help some of the estimated 62,800 civilians, including many foreign nationals, who are sheltering in eight overcrowded UN bases in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Upper Nile states.

International Organization for Migration:

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Solomon Islands + 1 other
United States increases disaster relief assistance to Solomon Islands in response to floods

In response to floods in Guadalcanal Island last week, the United States Government will provide an additional $150,000 U.S. dollars for the delivery of emergency relief items and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance for disaster-affected communities. Save the Children is the new implementing organization for the U.S. disaster relief assistance with a new total of $250,000 U.S. dollars.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for the Central African Republic

New York, NY

April 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Solomon Islands + 1 other
United States to provide disaster relief to Solomon Islands in response to floods

In response to floods in Guadalcanal Island last week, the United States Government will provide the French Red Cross Society $100,000 for the delivery of emergency relief items and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance for disaster-affected communities.

On April 4, U.S. Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Walter North issued a disaster declaration to support the immediate relief efforts to counter the effects of the floods in the Solomon Islands.

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Centrafrique : Washington débloque 22 millions de dollars d'aide supplémentaires

04/10/2014 00:07 GMT

NATIONS UNIES, 10 avril 2014 (AFP) - Les Etats-Unis ont annoncé mercredi le versement d'une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 22 millions de dollars à la République centrafricaine (RCA) en proie depuis un an à une guerre civile.

Cette nouvelle enveloppe de 22 millions porte l'aide américaine versée au pays depuis le début de l'année à 67 millions de dollars, a précisé la mission américaine auprès de l'ONU dont la chef, Samantha Power, est en visite en RCA.

Agence France-Presse:

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #12, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of individuals killed in the first three years of the Syria crisis surpasses 150,000, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) expects below-average harvests in May due to persistent insecurity and drought conditions.

  • U.N. official reports access restrictions continue to impede assistance delivery.

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Honduras + 1 other
Estados Unidos dona 12 lanchas para fortalecer la capacidad de respuesta de COPECO

Nota de Prensa No. 053-2014

Un total de 12 lanchas "Jon-Boats", con sus respectivos motores de 40 caballos de fuerza, entregó este día la representante del Comando Sur y jefa de la Oficina de Cooperación en Seguridad de la embajada de los Estados Unidos de América, Coronel Muriel Ramírez Salas, a la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias COPECO.

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Solomon Islands + 2 others
USA and Germany sign deal to support climate adaptation in Solomon Islands

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), working in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, recently inked a deal to further assist climate change adaptation in Solomon Islands.

The deal provides additional resource allocations from both USAID and GIZ to the existing Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICHAP). Choiseul province, north-west of the country’s capital Honiara on Guadalcanal, supports a population of more than 26,000 inhabitants.

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Solomon Islands + 2 others
US, Germany partner to boost climate change resilience of Solomon Islands

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Germany’s aid agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ- commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development- BMZ), entered into a new partnership today to support the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICHAP) in the Solomon Islands.

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Philippines + 4 others
8 April 2014: World – Weather Events

PHILIPPINES - Tropical Cyclone PEIPAH

  • On 8 April, at 06.00 UTC, PEIPAH (locally known as DOMENG) was a tropical depression located approx. 500 km east of Mindanao.
  • In the next 24h, it is forecast to continue moving towards Caraga, Eastern Visayas and Bicol Regions, roughly maintaining its intensity. It may approach these areas on 11-12 April.

AUSTRALIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Tropical Cyclone ITA