Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- Ethiopia: Some 1,786 Displaced Persons Return Home
- Ethiopia: West Guji Zone - Ongoing Humanitarian Activities Overview (as of 15 Sep 2018)
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia Key Message Update, September 2018
• Yellow fever vaccination campaign starts in Darfur, as death toll continues to rise.
• New civilian displacement to Zamzam IDP camp due to inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur.
• Food insecurity in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile worsens.
Yellow fever case fatality rates declining, according to the Ministry of Health and WHO.
Dinka Ngok protest against Misseriya visit leaves one civilian dead and another injured.
IOM suspends its airlift of extremely vulnerable individuals from Khartoum to South Sudan following crash landing of one plane.
• 329 suspected cases of yellow fever, including 97 deaths, have been reported in Darfur.
• UNHCR prepares for possible influx of up to 30,000 new refugees from Sudan to South Sudan.
• UNAMID mission finds Sigili village in North Darfur completely deserted and IOM reports that some 800 people from Sigili have arrived in El Fasher.
This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 23 October—05 November, 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
• Further shelling of Kadugli town leaves two children killed and eight civilians wounded.
• UNHCR reports that over 240,000 Sudanese refugees have fled conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since June 2011.
• New report highlights poor harvest prospects and lack of access to basic services in parts of SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan.
Highlights in the 3rd quarter
Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians and there are now over 211,000 Sudanese refugees in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia.
In early August, the Government and SPLM-N signed, separately, agreements with the Tripartite initiative on delivering relief aid to all conflict-affected people in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, but by the end of September no aid had been delivered under this initiative.
• Tripartite Initiative remains stalled.
• One UNAMID peacekeeper killed, three others injured in the second attack on peacekeepers in October.
• New assessment in SPLM-N areas shows deterioration of food security and nutritional status.
October 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) has disputed allegations by the Sudanese army (SAF) about the death of civilians during a new bout of mortar attack it launched on the capital of South Kordofan State on Tuesday, saying it only targeted positions of government forces.
SAF’s spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad said that two children died and 8 civilians sustained injuries as a result of the new attack SPLM-N carried out on Kadugli town.
- The Tripartite is still waiting for approval to deliver humanitarian assistance in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
- New report by FAO, WFP and IFAD states that the proportion of undernourished people in Sudan has decreased by 6.4 per cent over the past 20 years.
- 2012 sorghum production is expected to be more than double the 2011 harvest and about 15 per cent above the 2007-2011 average.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
In Focus 1
North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 6
Access to food improved in many parts of the region following onset of harvests
There are currently 16 million food insecure people in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Rwanda facing Stressed (IPC phase 2) to Emergency (IPC phase 4) levels of food insecurity. Food security is expected to improve over the coming six months.
Four UNAMID peacekeepers killed in an ambush in West Darfur.
More than 1,500 people newly displaced in Eastern Jebel Marra, Darfur.
National meningitis campaign launched in parts of Sudan, targeting 17 million people.
Sorghum exports to South Sudan to resume, while FAO expects good cereal harvests this year.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Good prospects for 2012 main season cereal crops
Prices of cereals decline across the country, but are still high
About 4.3 million people are food insecure, but food security conditions are expected to improve in coming months
Favourable outlook for the 2012 main cropping season
1) Both anomalous seasonal rainfall and northward position of the Inter-Tropical front has favored breeding conditions for desert locusts over the southern Mauritania-western Mali border, central Niger-eastern Mali, Chad, and east-central Sudan. The continuation of above-average rainfall during September could lead to locust outbreak across many regions.
UNHCR reports 100 new refugees from South Kordofan arriving in Yida camp, South Sudan during the reporting period.
In South Darfur, some 27,000 flood-affected people have received assistance from humanitarian organisations.
The second phase of the Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund launched with a budget of US$ 40 million.
Improvements expected following enhanced production outcomes
There are currently 16 million food insecure people in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Rwanda. Current food insecurity is driven by poor production in 2011 and the first half of 2012, impacts of debilitating conflict, macro-economic shocks, and rising global prices.