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July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

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Key Issues:

 Water shortages continue in parts of Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions.

 11 cases of dengue fever were confirmed in Gode town, Somali region.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

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Introduction

Generally the middle Juba is more stable than other region like lower Juba. Middle Juba falls on the south west of Somalia, The region border lower Juba, Gedo, Bay and lower Shabelle.

The region consists of three districts namely:

  1. Bu'aale (The regional Capital)

  2. Jilib 3. Sakow (is the largest district in the region)

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMMUNITY

03 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

Generally the middle Juba is more stable than other region like lower Juba. Middle Juba falls on the south west of Somalia, The region border lower Juba, Gedo, Bay and lower Shabelle.
The region consists of three districts namely:

  1. Bu'aale (The regional Capital)

  2. Jilib 3. Sakow (is the largest district in the region)

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMMUNITY

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Highlights

  • Cambodia is experiencing a dry spell due to the delayed onset of rains and below than average for the season rainfall. There has been improved rainfall from mid-July, but with localised areas of ongoing concern.

  • This is in line with regional trends and as a result of the El Niño effect that is expected to last through 2015.

  • If rains remain poor, there is potential for crop losses and a resulting impact on livelihoods and food security.

03 Aug 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mbom Sixtus

YAOUNDE, Aug 2 2015 (IPS) - Marking a shift away from the growing trend of abandoning sustainable life styles and drifting from traditional customs and routines, Joshua Konkankoh is a Cameroonian farmer with a vision – that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming.

03 Aug 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

03 Aug 2015 description

8/3/2015 - 15:11 GMT

by Hussaini BUKAR with Aminu ABUBAKAR in Kano

Nigeria's military said Monday it had "besieged" Boko Haram positions in the Islamist militant group's northeastern heartland after setting free 178 hostages, mainly women and children.

The ongoing operation has led to the capture of a Boko Haram commander, according to the army, while a "large number" of the extremists have been killed in air strikes.

02 Aug 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 8/2/2015 - 22:09 GMT |

Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Local farmer Moha Saleh said 27 people, including women and children, were also injured in the attack, which began when the Islamist militants stormed the village at around 1:00 am (0000 GMT).

"They also set many houses ablaze after accusing us of telling soldiers their whereabouts," he told AFP.

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Situation Update

According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

02 Aug 2015 description

Guatemala 1 agos (AGN).- Del 17 al 31 de agosto se realizará la entrega de 4.000 toneladas métricas de alimentos donados por el Gobierno de Brasil como parte de la cooperación internacional para los damnificados por la canícula prolongada en Guatemala.

Durante una supervisión del presidente Otto Pérez Molina, en el puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla, ubicado en el departamento de Izabal al nororiente del país el gobernante indicó que esta ayuda beneficiará a los habitantes de 84 municipios.

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description

Sorghum, millet, white maize, and local and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is most heavily consumed in the eastern and northern regions of the country. Local rice is another basic food commodity, especially for poorer households. Imported rice and white maize are most commonly consumed in and around the capital. The Marché d'Atrone in N’Djamena, the capital city, is the largest market for cereals. Moundou is an important consumer center for sorghum and the second largest market after the capital. The Abéché market is located in a northern production area.

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Malgré le retard, la campagne agricole s’installe grâce aux pluies de juillet

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