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03 Apr 2018 description

Kampala, 3 April 2018 – At the end of last year, a fist fight between two students at a school in Maaji III, one of several refugee settlements in the northern Adjumani district of Uganda, resulted in the death of one of them.

The boys belonged to two different South Sudanese ethnic communities: the Ma’di and the Latuka. In the aftermath of this tragic incident, there was an escalation of violence between the two communities, which the local authorities struggled to contain and was only brought to a halt following the intervention of the deceased boy’s grandfather.

03 Apr 2018 description

“We just want to go home to live our own lives” – South Sudan Visit Report

When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, it also inherited a legacy of violence, inequality and poverty. There was little accountability or justice for crimes committed during the previous war, and insufficient reconciliation to tackle unsolved tensions and grievances.

03 Apr 2018 description

In the first round of allocation of funding this year, Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations by decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen. The funding will be channelled via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations.

02 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

01 Apr 2018 description

With the protracted crises in South Sudan, the scale and severity of humanitarian situations continues to rise, hence efficient forecasting, procurement, distribution and rational use of WHO emergency health kits is critical to ensure timely delivery of essential emergency health services.

31 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• In West Africa, markets are adequately supplied in the months following the main harvest. However, market supplies are below average in several countries due to localized deficits and stock retention. Demand is picking up as household stocks begin to deplete and with ongoing institutional purchases. Local grain prices were stable in most countries but remained above average and are expected to remain so through to the lean season. Regional livestock markets remain affected by a general lack of pasture and reduced Nigerian import demand (Page 3).

31 Mar 2018 description

Staple food prices continue to increase following removal of wheat subsidies

Key Messages

31 Mar 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

30 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS   

• UN requests $1 billion to assist 4.3 million people in Sudan    

• Staple food prices continue to increase, likely exacerbating humanitarian need    

• U.S. assumes chairmanship of Sudan Mine Action Support Group

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

30 Mar 2018 description

The magnitude and severity of need outpaces funded humanitarian relief plans

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