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02 Jan 2018 description
report Tufts University

Executive Summary

In many protracted emergencies, the prevalence rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) regularly exceed the emergency threshold of > 15% of children with acute malnutrition (< -2 weight-for-height z-scores (WHZ) or with nutritional edema), despite ongoing humanitarian interventions. The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it is a policy and programming priority.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Evidence Brief

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries

09 Mar 2017 description
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The people of the Sudan’s Darfur Region have experienced numerous shocks of various types over the past 15 years. This report describes exactly how shocks have affected specific livelihood groups in Darfur, the extent to which people have been successful at recovering their self-sufficiency, and why. We found that households make calculated decisions based on balancing the potential risks and returns of activities in light of shocks. We found that some key factors influencing resilience and recovery in this context include:

09 Nov 2016 description
report Tufts University


• Millet and sorghum food-aid prices increased steadily during this six-month period in most South Darfur markets, following the poor harvest and the reduction in WFP’s food-aid distribution.

30 Jan 2015 description


Purpose and scope

The purpose of this study is, first, to understand the impact of a decade of conflict on the cereal trade in Darfur; second, to understand the impact of a decade of humanitarian food assistance on the cereal trade in Darfur; and third, to explore the influence of government policy. The study has been carried out in all five Darfur states. It describes the state of the cereal market in 2014, for millet, sorghum and wheat.

14 Oct 2014 description

1 Introduction

One of the most bitter tragedies of Sudan is that the dilemmas facing humanitarian organizations today are almost exactly those faced repeatedly over the last ten years.
Francois Jean (MSF) 1993

[T]he threat to the children of South Sudan is mounting by the minute ... We are perilously close to seeing history repeat itself.
Anthony Lake (UNICEF) 2014

24 Sep 2014 description
report Tufts University


• Cereal prices continued rising in most monitored markets due to the bad harvest. The average quarterly price of millet in El Geneina market increased by 27% compared with the last quarter; in Forobaranga market the average quarterly millet price increased by 16%; and in Seleia by 28%. The percentage rise in the average quarterly price of sorghum in El Geneina market was higher: 37% compared with the last quarter, owing to scarcity and high demand.

26 Nov 2013 description
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Livestock, Livelihoods and Disaster Response: Part One A Review of Livestock Based Livelihood Projects in Sudan
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Livestock, Livelihoods and Disaster Response: Part Two Three Case Studies of Livestock Emergency Programmes in Sudan

Tufts University and the Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce the publication of a two part review of emergency livestock interventions in Sudan. Livestock production is a crucial livelihood strategy for farmers and pastoralists throughout Sudan, and contributes to a wider economy linked with livestock marketing, livestock products, fodder, water and support services.

13 Aug 2013 description
report Tufts University

Each month thousands of men, women, and children flee Eritrea as a result of grave violations of human rights committed by the Eritrean government. Traveling via Sudan and Egypt, 36,000 Eritreans have made their way to Israel over the past six years, via a well-organized network of people smugglers and human traffickers. For the last two years, Israeli, Egyptian, and international human rights organizations have reported severe torture and abuse of Eritreans being held hostage in the Sinai by these traffickers.

10 Jun 2013 description

The report highlights the importance of pastoralist livestock production for the country’s economy, and outlines ways in which pastoralism can be supported in the future, to benefit livelihoods and the economy of Sudan. The economic value of pastoral livestock production is largely hidden, both in the official statistics, and in relation to the domestic market and subsistence economy (e.g. milk).

11 Dec 2012 description
report Tufts University


• Cereal prices stabilized or fell in almost all monitored markets in North Darfur, attributed to the good rainy season and prospects of a good harvest. Livestock prices fell in some markets and fluctuated in others. Overall, the terms of trade between cereals and livestock has improved in many monitored markets.

• Exceptionally heavy rains and flooding in June 2012 caused heavy livestock losses in Malha locality.

11 Dec 2012 description
report Tufts University

Headlines • Cereal prices were stable or fell across West Darfur in anticipation of a good harvest after a favourable rainy season

• Livestock prices stabilized or increased slightly, although the price of meat in Geneina reached the same level as in Khartoum

• The limited availability of cash crops such as sesame and kerkadeh in many markets in West Darfur is unusual and deserves further investigation

• The price of fresh fruit and vegetables such as onions and tomatoes increased, a normal seasonal trend

18 Oct 2012 description
report Tufts University


One important gap in the literature on refugees’ and international migrants’ remittances concerns flows between developing countries. ‘South-South’ flows, particularly those to and from transit countries in the vicinity of conflict zones have not been researched. Transit countries are those that become way stations or stopping points in the journey from origin to intended destination countries.