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31 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2016 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kieran McConville

For three years there have been waves of violence and conflict in South Sudan, driving over three million people from their homes, over of a million of them fleeing the country altogether. Since July of this year the situation has worsened, with thousands of families crossing the border into Uganda every week. On just one day, December 13, over 7,000 people arrived in the neighboring country, seeking refuge.

31 Dec 2016 description

Activated in 2011, the Shelter and Non-Food Item (S-NFI) Cluster coordinates the provision of lifesaving household items and shelter materials to conflict and disaster-affected people in South Sudan. Since the onset of the conflict in 2013, the Cluster has focused on the delivery of flexible, timely and needs-based interventions, particularly in areas that have been affected by multiple humanitarian crises.

31 Dec 2016 description

The need to build peace

30 Dec 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • Note any prior assessments (eg IRNA) and attach to this report

  • If no prior assessment has been done. summarise information gathered through questionnaire at Annex 1

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding.
Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

2,040

Number of new arrivals between the 21st and 27th December 2016

291

Daily average of new arrivals between 21st and 27th of December 2016

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
    Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.

29 Dec 2016 description

Addis Ababa December 29/ 2016 A new World Bank (WB) funded project promises improved living conditions for refugees camped across five regional states in Ethiopia.

The Bank offered 100 million USD to implement "Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) In the Horn of Africa."

Refugees sheltered in Afar, Tigray, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali states, the five regional states hosting the refugees, and the host community will benefit from a range of development activities implemented by the funding.

29 Dec 2016 description

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

The United Nations estimates almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid and has appealed for a record $22.2 billion to help them.

29 Dec 2016 description

Staple food prices atypically increasing alongside prospects of below-average harvest

Key Messages

  • Following below-average 2016 production, some poor households in Karamoja have depleted household food stocks in December, three months earlier than normal. Many are atypically dependent on markets and above-average prices are lowering food access. In Napak, Kaabong, and Moroto, poor households are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in April and May, the peak of the lean season.

29 Dec 2016 description

The Logistics Cluster is responsible for logistics Coordination, Information Management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Highlights of the Operation

  • In November, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of 575 mt of life saving cargo to 26 destinations on behalf of 32 organisations.