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31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

31 Dec 2014 description

The UK will provide emergency food, shelter and sanitation to half a million refugees that have fled the ongoing fighting in South Sudan

With almost a quarter of refugees reaching camps in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya suffering from acute malnutrition, the new £16.4 million package will provide:

31 Dec 2014 description

Unusual herding and migration routes in 2014 stir tensions and pose risk of spreading diseases

31 December 2014 –As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, as well as within different pastoralist communities.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Sudan declared the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Country Director as persona non grata

  • Areas in the north of the Abyei area lack basic services including water, healthcare, education and civil infrastructure

  • The yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached an estimated 4.8 million people in Sudan.

  • DFID gives US$17.7 million to WFP humanitarian operations in Sudan.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

31 Dec 2014 description
report Voice of America

Benno Muchler

JUBA— The world's youngest nation returned to war earlier this year, after only three years of independence and relative peace. And the prospects for an end to fighting are dim.

Residents and analysts in Juba said they are not optimistic and see more strife as plans to build South Sudan appear to evaporate.

Sudan - South Sudan map Sudan - South Sudan map Akuja de Garang is one of many South Sudanese who returned to make a positive contribution to the growth of the country.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2014 Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) funding strategy prioritized lifesaving interventions with limited engagements in livelihood support. Despite significant needs across all sectors, the humanitarian response in Ethiopia remained underfunded given more high-profile emergencies around the world during the year. As a result, the national Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) was only 58 per cent funded at the end of the year.

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2014 SUMMARIZED

Dorcas takes action to help people in need and deep poverty irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender or political convictions. Inspired by Matthew 25:31-46 to care for the poor and oppressed, Dorcas has been working for 35 years to provide relief and development projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For this it can count on the enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers, entrepreneurs and donors in the Netherlands.

31 Dec 2014 description

Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,

WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

31 Dec 2014 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi. The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

WASH

31 Dec 2014 description
report Caritas

Reduce poverty

Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.

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Key Messages

  • In West Africa, markets were well supplied with staple foods in November as regional harvests progressed. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

30 Dec 2014 description

New York – The conflict that started a year ago in South Sudan has brought about major setbacks for the protection of children, concludes the first report on children and armed conflict in South Sudan published today by the United Nations Secretary-General.

30 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

The present report is the first report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan since South Sudan seceded from the Sudan on 9 July 2011. It contains information on the six grave violations against children and, more broadly, on the situation of children affected by armed conflict during the period from 1 March 2011 to 30 September 2014.

30 Dec 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 29, 2014 (BENTIU) – At least 10 civilian were killed as they attempted to flee Unity state’s capital, Bentiu in to Sudan, sources within the internally displaced people’s camp, told Sudan Tribune.

“Five men and five women were shot dead in Unity state oil fields as they attempted to flee South Sudan to the Sudanese border,” said John Gatgach, an area resident.

He said the group left Bentiu on Saturday and ended up being killed.

Gatgach blamed pro-government forces for allegedly carrying out the tragic killings.