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06 Dec 2006 description


FEWS NET Alert Status



Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required

Emergency

Chad: Conflicts have put the entire population of eastern Chad at risk of food insecurity, despite the record harvest this year. Agricultural, commercial and vital humanitarian operations have been severely curtailed. See back page for more details.

08 Nov 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority-Urgent Action Required

Emergency

Ethiopia: Heavy rains in October caused severe flooding in Somali Region, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis there and expanding the areas affected by floods this year. Still, these rains in the medium term are likely to benefit drought affected pastoral populations, allowing the slow process of their recovery to begin.

22 Oct 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)-affected areas east of the Nile River deteriorated over the reporting period. Clashes between the LRA and the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) were reported in a number of locations south and south-east of Juba in Central Equatoria. Two ambushes targeting civilian vehicles were also reported on the Juba-Nimule road.

23 May 2006 description

Key goal is to "energize" Tripartite Process in Great Lakes region

06 May 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for 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.

19 Apr 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority-Urgent Action Required

Chad: Civil insecurity in eastern Chad is putting the large Darfurian refugee population at increased risk. In southern Chad, the food and non-food needs of a growing number of refugees from Central African Republic are not being met.

Djibouti: Therapeutic feeding and health centers have been overwhelmed by the growing number of sick and malnourished people.

29 Mar 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: July-September 2006 Forecasts

Sahel

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal precipitation locally over the southern areas of Mali and Niger. Low to moderate tilts in the odds favoring below normal rainfall are confined to the of central and northern Mali and Chad.

Gulf of Guinea Region

09 Mar 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Equatoria remained volatile with several attacks and cases of abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). On 7 March, a truck belonging to a national NGO called South Sudan Community Association (SSCA) was ambushed by the LRA along the Yei-Maridi road, near Tore, 43 miles from Yei. During the incident, one SSCA staff member was killed while two others were seriously injured.

16 Jan 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The general security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is stable but tense due to alleged Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) movements and activities in the Maridi areas in Western Equatoria State as well as along the Juba-Torit road in Central and Eastern Equatoria States. The Juba-Rokon road is now safe as the Dinka herdsmen, who were considered a security risk on that road, have now moved away from the Mundri area in Western Equatoria on their way back to Bor.