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Benin + 37 others
Coopération internationale en matière d'aide humanitaire à la suite de catastrophes naturelles : de la phase des secours à celle de l'aide au développement - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/331)

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies

Résumé

Le présent rapport a été établi en application de la résolution 63/141 du 10 mars 2009 de l'Assemblée générale, dans laquelle

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Ethnic violence and hunger add to south Sudan's woes

Report
AlertNet
Written by: Frank Nyakairu

RIER, UNITY STATE, southern Sudan - Hardly 30 minutes after restaurant owner William Makwach described Rier as a peaceful, progressive trading centre, the village turned into something like a war zone.

Gangs of spear-throwing young men chased each other through the streets. Traders shuttered their shops and women and children scattered to safety.

"For how long shall we suffer?" asked a woman holding a toddler.

The woman was a recent returnee to Rier in the flashpoint border area between northern and southern Sudan. She'd

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FEWS South Sudan Food Security Update Mar 2009 - Darfur IDP flows may affect south Sudan


Up to 1.3 million people are expected to be food insecure during 2009. This group is comprised of returnees, the chronically food insecure, and households negatively affected by conflicts, dry spells, and flooding in 2008. Most of the food insecure populations are located in areas highlighted in Figure 1.

The potential movement of 1.5 million displaced Darfur residents into southern Sudan's Northern and Western Bahr El Gazal states, due to disruptions in humanitarian assistance, presents a severe threat to food security in the two states.

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Congo + 5 others
Flood affected areas in Central and East Africa (as of 24 Nov 2008)

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Afghanistan + 37 others
UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report 2008 - Mid-Year Review

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases. In terms of natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region is considered specifically vulnerable to floods and landslides, a yearly recurrent consequence of the seasonal rains coupled to possible formation of cyclones during the

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Humanitarian action in Southern Sudan weekly bulletin, week 44 & 45, 02 - 15 Nov 2008

SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

- 212,000 people were affected by floods in 2008

- Approximately 187,000 people were displaced by conflict in 2008

- LRA attacks in eastern DR Congo have displaced over 4,773 people within the past month

I. FOCUS ON SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN ACCESS

Mines: Following the discovery of anti-tank (AT) mines during reconstruction of the road from Limbe - Kajo Keji, a team from UNMAO travelled this week to verify the findings and make an assessment of what further action is necessary. The team identified

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian action in Southern Sudan weekly bulletin, week 43, 26 Oct - 01 Nov 2008

SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

- At least 44,700 people were affected by recent flooding in Maban (see Section II)

- 4,500 of them have received 73MT of one month food rations

- 713MT more food aid earmarked for Maban is yet to be delivered

I. FOCUS ON SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN ACCESS (from UNMIS)

- According to UNMIS, on 27 October UNMAO received reports of anti-personnel mines- along the road in the Rajaf West area of Central Equatoria State. It was recommended that the area be raised to Security Level 4 (NO-GO Area) of Security Phase 3 until mine clearance has been completed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Burundi + 13 others
Eastern Africa Zone: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA64001)

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa Zone covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Zone has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two Sub Zones covering the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa countries.

The Eastern Africa Zone continues to experience major disasters which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the communities affected. Disasters

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OCHA Pastoralists Voices, Volume 1, Issue 8 - Oct 2008

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa. The African Union has responded to this call and has begun formulating a Pastoral Policy Framework for the Continent.

Pastoralist Voices is a monthly bulletin that supports this process by promoting the voices and perspectives of

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Humanitarian action in Southern Sudan weekly bulletin, week 42, 19-25 Oct 2008

SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

- GoSS says 31 people killed by floods in Maban

- Polio campaign scheduled for end October and November

- Over 2,300 DR Congo refugees in Western Equatoria State

I. CURRENT ISSUES

Floods in Maban County, Upper Nile State

Floods have affected Maban County on a serious scale during the past week. According to the government (GoSS), excessive river flow from the Ethiopian Highlands has worsened the flooding, which started in the area early last month. The GoSS reported a death toll of 31 people due to the floods.

An inter-agency assessment team involving

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Sudan: Commissioner of Yirol West County declares famine

Report
Miraya FM
The Commissioner of Yirol West County Agok Manyeil has confirmed famine in the County due to floods which have affected the areas.

In a meeting with the Political and Security Advisors, and Police Commissioner of the Lakes State, Mr. Manyeil complained that the floods have destroyed roads, crops, and displace the people.

Meanwhile, the commissioner said that the security situation is now normal despite the frequent cattle theft.

The Lakes State Political and Security Advisors, and the Police Commissioner were visiting Yirol West County to

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Burundi + 9 others
Flood Affected Areas in Central and East Africa (as of 15 October 2008)

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Burundi + 8 others
Flood Affected Areas in Central and East Africa (as of 15 October 2008)

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Sudan: Cholera claims the lives of 25 people in Northern Bahar el Ghazal

Report
Miraya FM
The Commissioner of Aweil East County Cirelo Diing Aher said at least twenty five people died of Cholera disease in Tiitchok Mareeng area.

Speaking to miraya fm from the state government headquarters in Aweil town on Monday, the aweil east county commissioner said that citizens of toich Area have been displaced by floods forcing them to over crowd some highlands in the area where acute watery diarrhea is now in progress.

Cases of Cholera disease were first discovered in the aweil north and west counties in July before it spread to aweil town.

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Afghanistan + 50 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 4, Oct 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 4.9 percent to a record 2 232 million tonnes, considerably up from earlier predictions after better than expected results from the major harvests gathered in the past two months.

- Based on the latest production forecast, a significant improvement in the global supply and demand balance for cereals in the 2008/09 season can be expected. Even allowing for a larger increase in utilization than was reported in July, an 8 percent increase in world cereal stocks could be possible.

- International prices of most cereals

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Chad + 4 others
Hunger's global hotspots: 08 Oct 2008

Rome, 8 October 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies

Chad

- A budget revision to extend PRRO 10510 through March 2009, with additional resources, has been approved. This will allow WFP to design a new project for 15 months starting in April 2009.

- The request for an early budget release for EMOP 10559.1 has been granted to allow WFP to receive donor contributions. Through this EMOP, WFP will provide assistance to 250,000 Sudanese refugees, 185,000 IDPs and over 150,000 host populations in eastern Chad. The project

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Sudan: Hundreds of homes destroyed in Warrab by floods

Report
Miraya FM
Floods hit the Gogrial area in Warrab State destroying hundreds of homes and infrastructure utilities.

Heavy rains led to the displacement of hundreds of families making road impassable.

Akonn area chief Nial Shan Nial said the affected people are facing dire humanitarian conditions.