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24 May 2011 description

KEY developments

· Pasture and water shortages are occurring in regions of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, as pastoral and cropping areas have experienced poor March to May rains, with continued poor rainfall and below-average harvests expected, according to USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

11 Dec 2009 description


The humanitarian situation in Sudan remains complex and dynamic, with wide variations in vulnerability and needs. Overall, the country continues to move towards peace and recovery, but formidable challenges persist. Recent political advancements have not always translated into better lives for local people, and millions of Sudanese still live in extremely vulnerable conditions.

31 Oct 2009 description

I CAP: Central and East Africa funded 64 percent on average - unmet CAP requirements stand at US$1.9 billion I CERF: Under-fundeed Emergency Window closes for 2009 - CEA countries receive 63 percent of global second round allocations I Seven new members of CERF Advisory Board appointed I OTHER FUNDING NEWS: Status of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia pooled funds I Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Documnent Oct-Dec 2009 published I

10 Aug 2009 description

Member States briefing on CERF planned for September

As part of a year-round effort to keep Member States informed on the use of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), John Holmes, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), has invited the Permanent Representatives of all Missions in New York to a briefing on September 11th in the ECOSOC Chamber.

14 Jul 2009 description

Nominations requested for the CERF Advisory Group

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has formally invited all Member States to nominate candidates to serve as new members on the Advisory Group of CERF. The Secretary-General will select new experts to serve on the Advisory Group from a range of partners and stakeholders, including Member States, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, practitioners, and academic and research institutions.

03 May 2009 description


Relative calm maintained in Southern Sudan with few cases of conflict being reported this week.

UNMIS verification team confirms that 4 and not 28 women were raped during the inter-ethnic attack on 21 April, in Tonj South County, Warrap state.

Humanitarian assistance and verification teams still on the ground in Akobo town, Jonglei State, in response to the humanitarian needs of the 15,353 displaced by conflict from Nyandit Payam, south of Akobo town.


21 Sep 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

01 Apr 2007 description

(As this is the last week of the month, this report may contain information related to earlier weeks, for those activities reported on a monthly basis).


- Security situation stable, but cattle raids and looting incidents reported in the Equatoria states.

- UNFPA gears up to conduct advocacy, in preparation for pilot census planned for the second half of April.

- Returns of IDPs ongoing, with caseloads identified for two new potential organized movements.

- Annual global plan for distribution of seeds and tools completed under FAO leadership.

- This year's …

18 Feb 2007 description



The peace talks between the Government and Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are faltering following demands by the LRA to move the venue of the negotiations from Juba and appoint a new mediator.

Around 8 February, the LRA was spotted crossing the main road Yambio - Nzara - Ezo - Tambura some 20 kilometres west of Nzara. This is a clear shift from their previous westward route, now quite deep into Sudanese territory, about 50 kilometres north of the border.

30 Nov 2006 description


Floods in the Horn of Africa-High vulnerability of populations-Major floods have recently hit parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. Estimated numbers of the affected populations are changing rapidly because assessments are still on-going, and new flooding is still occurring.

The major impacts of the floods are the destruction of assets, shelter and infrastructure including roads, contamination of water, destruction of farmlands and deaths of animals. This leads to a disrupted food supply, increase food insecurity, and risk to disease for both humans and animals.

08 Oct 2006 description



The security situation in South Sudan remained relatively stable. Effective 7 September, security Phase IV areas in Equatoria reverted to Phase III. The whole of South Sudan is now in Phase III. Armed escort is however still required in the ex-Phase IV areas between the line Gondokoro-Ngangala-Torit-Amatong- Tsertenya and the line Juba-Lafon-Kimatong-Chukudum-Lotukei.

Complications have arisen in the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) peace process as a result of UPDF deployment into South Sudan.

10 Sep 2006 description



The general security situation in South Sudan is relatively stable although sporadic security incidents have recently become more frequent. On 28 August, a group of students in Juba stormed the Headquarters of the Central Equatoria State's Ministry of Education, smashing office equipment and private and government vehicles. Some officials of the Ministry sustained heavy beating and injuries.

26 Jan 2006 description



The security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is relatively stable. An assessment mission to Yambio and Tambura in Western Equatoria confirmed that the two areas are calm and are now pegged to UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security phase 3 level 2.

In Juba, the population has gone up dramatically and consequently crimes of theft, robbery and arson as well as traffic contraventions have increased significantly.

15 Sep 2005 description



The security situation in south Sudan remained relatively stable. For the first time, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) elements crossed the White Nile river and attacked an area on the Yei-Juba road. Attacks by the LRA have been taking place fairly regularly around Juba in the last few months, but always to the east of the White Nile.

08 Sep 2005 description



The security situation in south Sudan remained relatively stable. Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacks on the civilian population reportedly continued in Eastern Equatoria.