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16 Aug 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003. In addition, there are over 300,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad. Exact numbers of displaced people are hard to determine as some have been displaced on multiple occasions, some were displaced temporarily while others remained displaced for many years, and some are in camps while others are in host communities or left the area. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, well over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by conflict since 2011.

14 Aug 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Three airplanes carrying Qatari and Ethiopian relief for the Sudanese affected by the recent floods have arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday as fresh official figures pointed that the number of the affected population has reached 23.000 people.

Two of the three planes were from Qatar in line with orders of Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and besides 80 tons of relief items were also carrying a search and rescue team.

14 Aug 2013 description
  • Rainfall deficits grow along the Gulf of Guinea, while dryness persists in eastern Sudan.

1) A delayed start of the rainfall season across northwestern Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and bordering areas in Sudan has begun to negatively impact cropping activities, including planting. Heavy rains are, however, forecast during the next outlook period, which could provide some relief to dry conditions throughout the region.

07 Aug 2013 description

 Heavy and above-average rains fell in Sudan, causing flooding and infrastructure damages.

1) A poor start of the rainfall season across northwestern Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and bordering areas in Sudan has begun to negatively impact cropping activities, including planting. Above-average rains are, however, forecast during the next outlook period, which could provide some relief to dry conditions throughout the region.

24 Jul 2013 description

 Dryness worsens across Sudan, Eritrea and northwest Ethiopia.

 Abnormal dryness develops across bi-modal areas in Ghana and southern Togo.

1) A migratory locust outbreak in October-November was accelerated with the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Haruna in February, which provided favorable conditions for locust breeding throughout western Madagascar. This large-scale outbreak should subside with cooler weather in July-August.

20 Jul 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Food insecurity has declined in many parts of East Africa as household food supplies increased, following the end of the March to June season. Nevertheless, over 12 million people are likely to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), Crisis (IPC Phase 3), and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) through September.

17 Jul 2013 description

 Rains continue to recover across the Sahel of West Africa, while rainfall deficits develop along the Gulf of Guinea.

 Seasonal rainfall deficits grow and expand into eastern/central Sudan.

1) During much of May and the beginning of June, intermittent and insufficient rains had increased rainfall deficits over parts of northeastern Nigeria, resulting in poor NDVI values and delayed planting. However, recent moderate to heavy rains have decreased seasonal rainfall deficits and expected rains should be enough to satisfy cropping requirements.

02 Jul 2013 description

“I trained as a midwife to help my community,” says Fatima, a volunteer community health worker at a clinic in Hammeida, rural Kassala state in eastern Sudan. Fatima’s clinic is run by Talaweit, a Sudanese NGO. The clinic is the only primary health care facility for many miles.

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21 Jun 2013 description

Suspending the Implementation Matrix could reduce food security in Sudan and South Sudan

KEY MESSAGES

18 Jun 2013 description

Africa Report N°204
18 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

12 Jun 2013 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 12 June 2013 (IRIN) - The UN and the African Union must step forward and take decisive action to stop Sudan from committing war crimes against civilians in Blue Nile State, says a new Amnesty International report, dismissed as "false" by Khartoum.

"There has been no acknowledgement by the [UN] Security Council of the fact that Sudan is carrying out indiscriminate aerial bombardment. They need to press Sudan to stop," Jean-Baptiste Gallopin, Amnesty International's Sudan researcher, told IRIN.

11 Jun 2013 description
  1. SUMMARY

When war broke out in Sudan’s Blue Nile state in September 2011, waves of refugees numbering in the tens of thousands poured out of the southern half of the state, fleeing indiscriminate aerial bombings and deliberate ground attacks by Sudanese military forces. Now, nearly two years later, some 150,000 people from Blue Nile state languish in a string of refugee camps in neighboring Ethiopia and South Sudan, and tens of thousands more have been forcibly displaced within Sudan.

31 May 2013 description

More than 300,000 people have been displaced by inter-tribal fighting or conflict between armed movements and the government since January 2013. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, according to figures from the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) for government-controlled areas and from the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA) for SPLM-N areas, over a million people remain displaced or severely affected by fighting.

23 May 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: July 2011 to December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,188,106

Appeal coverage: 54%

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 1 July 2011 for CHF 3,758,917 for 8 months to assist 173,000 beneficiaries in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei states following the eruption of conflict on 5 June 2011 between SPLM-N and Sudan Government armed forces in South Kordofan.

17 May 2013 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 30 April - 13 May 2013, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

North Africa 1
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 5

10 May 2013 description

Highlights

• The killing of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei sparks new tensions between the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities.

• Aid agencies mobilise resources to meet the needs of some 40,000 newly displaced people in parts of South Kordofan.

• According to humanitarian agencies, the total number of people displaced from Labado and Muhajeria is estimated at 60,000.

• About 10,000 people flee their homes near Nyala following inter-tribal clashes in the Bulbul Abugazo area

08 May 2013 description

In Darfur, about 300,000 people have been displaced by either inter-tribal fighting or conflict between armed movements and the government since January 2013. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, according to figures from the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) for government-controlled areas and from the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA) for SPLM-N areas, over a million people remain displaced or severely affected by fighting.

03 May 2013 description

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

25 Apr 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

• 10 years since the Darfur conflict broke out, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement and inhibit returns.

• Fighting in the transitional areas has affected over 900 000 people, including the 210 000 who have taken refuge in Ethiopia and South Sudan.

• Better access is needed to all vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in order to conduct assessments and provide humanitarian assistance according to needs.

19 Apr 2013 description

Highlights

  • About 40,000 people flee their homes in East Darfur as a result of fighting between SAF and SLA-MM rebels in Muhajeria and Labado

  • Thousands of people have fled to Chad from Central Darfur as fighting between Salamat and Misseriya tribes continues in parts of Central and South Darfur

  • More than 44,000 people displaced in Darfur since January 2013 receive non-food and emergency shelter supplies

  • Over 92,000 people in Government-controlled areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile receive food aid