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18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

13th February 2018, Mombasa, Kenya: The period between March and May (MAM) constitute an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The prediction of MAM 2018 season indicates increased likelihood of near normal to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa. However, near normal to depressed rainfall is likely to occur over much of Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and eastern Kenya.

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AUTHOR(S)

Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise

ABSTRACT

16 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,407 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,430 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Les violences interethniques qui ravagent depuis le mois de décembre la Province de l’Ituri, au nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ont généré d’importants mouvements de population à l’intérieur de la Province ainsi que vers l’Ouganda voisin. L’UNICEF est très préoccupé par la situation des plus de 46.000 enfants qui sont en fuite à cause des violences.

16 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 15 February 2018 – WHO and partners are responding to an influx of more than 15 000 returnees from Uganda and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bungu, Kuli-Papa, Kagwada and Katigiri Counties, former Central Equatoria State South Sudan, since the influx was reported in late January 2018. The influx is stretching the existing humanitarian resources and primary health care services. Since clashes in mid-2016, humanitarian needs in the area have remained high.

16 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

En Ouganda, l’afflux de réfugiés en provenance de République Démocratique du Congo est de plus en plus préoccupant, alerte l’ONG CARE. Les arrivées de réfugiés ont quadruplé, par rapport à début 2017. La semaine dernière seulement, 22 000 réfugiés congolais sont arrivés à l’ouest du pays en traversant le lac Albert.

« Il y a une semaine, les réfugiés arrivaient par centaines. Maintenant, ce sont des milliers de personnes qui arrivent chaque jour, fuyant pour sauver leurs vies », alerte Delphine Pinault, directrice de l’ONG CARE en Ouganda.

16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018

15 Feb 2018 description

Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, but policymakers, practitioners, and funders are faced with competing ideas about the best way to reduce extreme poverty. Innovations for Poverty Action conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impacts of diverse components and variants of the Village Enterprise microenterprise program, an integrated poverty alleviation intervention that provides poor households with a combination of cash transfers, mentorship, business training, and support with the formation of savings groups, over a one-year period.

15 Feb 2018 description

In January 2018, over 10,000 people fled their homes following clashes reported in multiple locations in Jonglei, including Yuai, Pultruk, Payai, Kuer-nyuon, Pieri, Waat and Walgak. Some crossed to Ethiopia, where 2,300 people registered as refugees in the Gambela region. There were several reports of people returning from displacement camps and refugee settlements in Uganda to locations in Central Equatoria, including Lainya, Kajo-keji, Morobo and Yei, as well as reports of movement from Sudan to Bentiu, Unity.

15 Feb 2018 description
  • Due to ongoing conflict in Ituri and the instability in North Kivu, two provinces in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the daily rate of arrivals in Uganda has drastically increased. In just three days, from 10 to 13 February 2018, 13 799 new refugee arrivals entered Uganda from the DRC.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By SCOVIA ATUHAIRE

Since November last year, most of the districts in the Rwenzori sub-region have been experiencing drought and this has affected milk production. As a result, milk prices have soared, especially in Fort Portal town.

Farmers now move long distances with their animals in search of pastures and water due to their (farmers’) failure to adapt to new technologies of making hay and silage for the dry seasons. The grasses are dry and they cannot enable cows produce enough milk.

15 Feb 2018 description

Alarm bells ring as violence by hundreds of armed groups worsens in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite 13 million people now needing emergency assistance, the aid response falls far from meeting even minimum lifesaving needs in worst affected areas.

"World leaders and public attention have failed to grasp that Congo's wars have returned on an enormous scale. Armed men attack and abuse defenceless women and children every day, displacing millions," said Egeland.

15 Feb 2018 description

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

In 2016, an estimated 1.5 million adolescent girls and young women were living with HIV infection in Eastern and Southern Africa, where HIV prevalence among adolescent girls and young women is more than twice that of their male peers.

What is added by this report?

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

14 Feb 2018 description

37,806 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

1,016 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

2,966 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 25 January 2018

14 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda / Dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert

14 February 2018. The refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda is increasingly worrying, warns the international aid organization CARE. Thousands of Congolese refugees arrived into western Uganda over the weekend, a sharp escalation from the 14,000 who had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the east African country since December.

14 Feb 2018 description

FAO launches global platform to spread the qualities of successful Farmer Field Schools

14 February 2018, Rome - Farmer Field Schools, a community-driven approach to agricultural training and education, are increasingly in demand around the world for their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges.

14 Feb 2018 description
  • The ethnic conflict between the Hema and Lendu communities is intensifying in the province of Ituri in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New clashes have occurred in the last days in the territory of Djugu with dozens of people killed and hundreds of houses set on fire.