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08 Aug 2019 description

650 involved in agricultural & small business activities

612 beneficiaries supported through cash for work interventions

169 women received conflict mitigation trainings

21 members from agriculture groups trained

Infrastructure development and rehabilitation

08 Aug 2019 description

475,146 individuals reached by IOM WASH services

135 community hygiene promoters trained outside of PoC sites

2,303 girls and women reached with dignity kits

3,594 households reached with WASH NFIs

190 boreholes rehabilitated or drilled outside of PoC sites

Accomplishments

08 Aug 2019 description

HUMANITARIAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (HIP)

HORN OF AFRICA

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2019 general budget of the European Union

AMOUNT: EUR 163 000 000

08 Aug 2019 description

Contact: Danielle Payant dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv is expanding operations in eastern Africa with the deployment of two aircraft to Sudan and South Sudan. Two Cessna Grand Caravans have departed Entebbe, destined for Juba, South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan respectively. These will be the second and third Air Serv aircraft to be based in the region, joining a plane based in Wau earlier this year.

04 Aug 2019 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 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

03 Aug 2019 description

by TONNY MUWANGALA

Seeking shelter from the sweltering sun under the branches of a huge tree, local chiefs pull away from the crowds of people to form a small inner circle, holding hands to signal their commitment to ending six years of intercommunal conflict.

02 Aug 2019 description

Okello James

After three difficult years living in a refugee camp in Uganda, Rachele Mindraa has made the decision to return to her native village of Anzara in the Eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan.

Sitting under a tamarind tree in her ancestral homeland of Nimule, Rachele described the challenges she faced in the camp.

“My family and I fled to Uganda during the 2016 conflict. Life there was very hard. Food rations for refugees were not enough, so we decided to come back to our homeland and try to survive,” she said.

01 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners provided primary health care consultations to 1,051,918 people, including 576,057 women and 404,760 children under 5, through health facilities, IRRM missions, Integrated Community Case Management of Common Childhood Illnesses and outreach activities.

01 Aug 2019 description

OVERVIEW

Christian Mission for Development (CMD) and partners, have been able to reach over 228,637, beneficiaries over the last six months with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and livelihood, Nutrition, Health and Education in the locations of Upper Nile, Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei States of South Sudan

01 Aug 2019 description

BEATRICE MATEGWA

For 15 years now, Captain Yor Oraj has been sailing different boats and barges along the lengths, depths and breadths of the world’s longest river, the Nile, delivering much needed supplies for operations and troops, either northwards or southwards.

Getting essential supplies to their destination has always been a herculean task for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which employs several modes of transportation, including land, air, and waterways.

For Captain Oraj, his are lifeline missions.

01 Aug 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Dire food security situation, with about 7 million people (60 percent of total population) estimated to be severely food insecure

Delayed first season harvests in southern key producing areas due to late onset of seasonal rains affected planting operations

Average to above-average rainfall at start of cropping season in uni-modal central and northern areas befitting crop planting and establishment

Some central and northern lowland cropping areas affected by flooding and waterlogging

01 Aug 2019 description

CMD operates through five specialized program areas, referred to as Core Competencies. These are Education, Food Security, and Livelihood, Primary Healthcare, Nutrition, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). The core competencies are mutually reinforcing and adaptable to complex displacement situations.

Education

31 Jul 2019 description

Humanitarian food assistance needs to be higher than normal through September

Key Messages

31 Jul 2019 description

New York, NY, July 31, 2019 — Severe drought and ongoing violence in East Africa has put 8.7 million people in Somalia and South Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is calling for early action and increased support to avert famine, especially in South Sudan and Somalia. The failure of the long rains in Somalia and impact of the war in South Sudan have led to massive displacement, limiting agriculture opportunities, increasing food prices and inflation.

31 Jul 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• Food Insecurity: In May-July 2019, an estimated 6.96 million people (61% of the population) are likely to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity or worse, out of which an estimated 1.82 million people will face Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity and 21,000 will likely be in Catastrophe (IPC phase 5). This is historically the highest number of people in South Sudan ever to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity or worse.

31 Jul 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• Humanitarian needs: An estimated 30 million people across East Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Various crises like conflict, drought, floods, and disease outbreaks and rising cost of fuel and food prices have left them extremely vulnerable.