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04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

29 May 2018 description
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• The humanitarian community is responding to needs following an escalation in fighting on the west coast.

• Humanitarian responses to the impact of Cyclone ‘Mekunu’ have been scaled up on Socotra Island.

• Deconfliction notifications submitted by OCHA on behalf of UN agencies to the Evacuation and Humanitarian Operations Committee (EHOC) have reached 10,000 since 2015.

• The first containerized cargo vessel to be granted access to Al Hudaydah port since November 2017 arrived on 26 May.

21 May 2018 description
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• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.

• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.

• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.

16 Nov 2016 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 18 of Security Council resolution 2304 (2016), in which the Council requested me to present, within 90 days, recommendations on the steps to adapt the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to the situation on the ground and to increase the efficiency of the implementation of its mandate, including with respect to strengthening the safety and security of United Nations personnel and facilities.

10 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 21 million people need humanitarian assistance. A 33 per cent increase since December 2014 according to the updated Humanitarian Needs Overview.

  • Casualties are increasing rapidly. Over 2,500 people have been killed and 11,000 injured in the conflict.

  • Increased humanitarian needs are being driven by conflict, impediments to humanitarian access, and severe restrictions on commercial imports.

22 Jun 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

•Fighting has erupted in the states of Central, South and West Darfur leading to insecurity, civilian deaths, and internal displacement.

•Some 42,200 newly displaced people have been verified in Zamzam IDP camp, some 360 in Kassab IDP camp, and some 12,000 in IDP camps in the Tawilla area, according to IOM.

•On 18 June, armed men abducted 16 Sudanese humanitarian aid workers in three separate incidents in Kutum locality, North Darfur.

29 May 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR reports that by 21 May 84,700 people had arrived in Sudan from South Sudan. The main concern remains the relocation of 30,000 people from Kilo 10 reception site in White Nile State.

• An inter-agency team identifies over 90,000 people, including residents, IDPs and returnees, in Shaeria locality, East Darfur, in need of food assistance.

• Latest FEWS NET reports states that 4.5 million Sudanese are food insecure, including 2.7 million in Darfur.

29 Dec 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian community in Sudan is getting ready to provide humanitarian assistance initially to an estimated 350,000 people from South Sudan
  • An estimated 6.1 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, according to the UN Strategic response plan for 2014.
  • Some 4,700 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Central Darfur from Chad in December are receiving assistance.
  • Some 1,000 people have fled their homes as tension between farmers and nomads increases in East Darfur.
26 Dec 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

· The Darfur Hotline is empowering an estimated 265,000 displaced people living in IDP camps in West Darfur.

· An estimated 55,000 people have been displaced in South Darfur due to inter-tribal fighting, according to HAC and community leaders.

· North Darfur to gain more midwives with the establishment of a Midwife Training Center in the state.

· HAC reports some 19,500 people have returned from various places in Sudan and neighbouring countries to their areas of origin in Blue Nile State in 2013.

03 Oct 2013 description
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• New round of fighting between the Misseriya and Salamat tribes in Central Darfur leaves 45 people dead, according to reports received by the UN.

• Insecurity and Government restrictions prevent aid to some 150,000 newly displaced people in East Darfur.

• The highest level of acute food insecurity is projected among IDPs in SPLM-Ncontrolled areas of South Kordofan, according to FEWS NET.

01 Sep 2013 description
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  • SPLM-N announces a one month ceasefire in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states for flood response.

  • In East Darfur, an estimated 144,000 people have been displaced since 9 August as a result of fighting between the Reizegat and Ma’aliya tribes, according to HAC.

  • According to FEWS NET, the number of food-insecure people in Sudan might increase from 4 million to 4.3 million people during the peak lean season – August to September.

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Two regions of southern Somalia are currently facing famine. Malnutrition rates are above 50 per cent in some of the districts and tens of thousands of people have already died for reasons related to malnutrition in the last few months. In the first half of 2011, the number of people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance increased by over a million to some 3.7 million people, almost half of the people living in Somalia. If humanitarian agencies do not intervene now, famine will spread to the whole of southern Somalia within two months.