• Over 1.3 Million South Sudanese are displaced in Uganda, the majority due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. The Ugandan government has kept its borders open despite severe funding shortfall. In 2017 USD 674 million was requested by the UNHCR but only 20 per cent was received. This does not only leave thousands of lives at a risk, but also compromises the quality of aid efforts to affected communities.
Humanitarian situation: The drought situation in Somalia still persists with below normal rainfall being recorded across Somalia. However, food security improved slightly due to the continued large-scale humanitarian assistance and the short term impact of the rains. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection has reduced from 6.7 million in October 2017 to 5.4 million in February 2018.
• Centrality of protection: The protection crisis is the primary force behind rising hunger and malnutrition.
Trends continue to show that food insecurity rises wherever significant and/or prolonged violent conflict occurs. Intensified violence was most present in central Greater Bahr el Ghazal.
• Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.
FEWSnet, an international early warning system, stated that South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia could be looking at famine or catastrophic levels of food insecurity in various parts of their countries in the new year due to climate change, conflict and political instability.
• People in need: According to Kenya Food Security meeting, 2.55 million people still require immediate food assistance from March to August 2018. This includes 2.35 million people who are in crisis and emergency drought classification, and 200,000 people who are in stress drought classification and require immediate food assistance.
Durum wheat varieties can withstand 40C heat along the Senegal River basin, and could produce 600,000 tonnes of food
In the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with Mauritania, Fatouma Sow is pulling weeds. Her team of female farmers tread carefully among the tall, ripening plants as they prepare to harvest the country’s first ever crop of durum wheat.
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WASHINGTON — Al-Zaatari is one of hundreds of camps where people forced from their homelands by armed conflicts and civil wars go, hoping that one day they will go back home.
Opened in 2012, near Jordan's border with Syria, the 5.2-square-kilometer settlement is now home to nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees.
By FELIX BASIIME
KYEGEGWA - Police in Kyegegwa District are holding 10 people suspected of stealing food items meant for refugees in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement.
The suspects, who include staff of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international NGO, and some refugees were allegedly caught stealing the food items that include several bags of posho and a number of jerrycans of cooking oil on Tuesday night.
DRC’s responsibility is to distribute food items from the World Food Programme (WFP) stores to the refugees.
By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
Leadership across the WHO South-East Asia Region to End TB by 2030 is formidable. It has also gathered pace. Last week’s Statement of Action on Ending TB – developed and adopted by the Region’s ministers of health and representatives at the ‘End TB Summit’ in New Delhi, India – shows exactly how and why.
JAMES OHISA ITUBI
Greater Kajo-Keji, consisting of the four counties of Nyepo, Kangapo, Liwolo and Kajo-Keji in the Yei River region, was once blooming and full of life and farmers. Nowadays the area lays in ruins as most of its inhabitants have fled for their lives to refugee camps in Uganda.
Throughout 2017, conflict in northeast Syria resulted in significant displacement of civilians and a deterioration in humanitarian conditions. Although conflict in AlHasakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates has largely subsided since the expulsion of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), tens of thousands of households remain in Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps.
The Consul General of Italy to Jerusalem, Mr. Fabio Sokolowicz, and the Director of External Relations and Communications of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Ms. Francoise Vanni, along with Ms.
1. Background & Rationale
Geneva –Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.
On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.
This rapid situation analysis was undertaken by members of the Safety and Protection Cluster whose membership includes:
Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA)
Ministry of Police
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
Women Children Crisis Center
Tonga National Women and Crisis Center
Ma’a Fafine moe Famili
Tonga Ladies Association
Tonga National Visual Impaired Association