Table of contents


  1. SOUTH SUDAN: Tensions grow between refugees and host community
  2. Urban water woes
  3. Analysis: From emergency aid to early recovery in northern Uganda
  4. In Brief: Floods in Kenya could disrupt schooling
  5. Rebel advance in CAR worsens humanitarian crisis


SOUTH SUDAN: Tensions grow between refugees and host community
MABAN، 2/1/2013 (IRIN) - The earth in Maban County, South Sudan, is already dry and cracked, and even a faint breeze raises a haze of brown dust. full report
Urban water woes
NEW YORK، 2/1/2013 (IRIN) - In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare (population 3,000,000), a man relieves himself in the dirt next to his tin shack, holding his nose to ward off the stench of a nearby overflowing latrine. In Ramallah (population 300,000) in the occupied Palestinian territory a 14-year-old girl wakes with menstrual cramps - and skips class because her school lacks a washroom where she can clean herself in private. In Bangladesh’s mega-capital (population 12 million), a monsoon-season flash flood leaves thousands with cholera. full report
Analysis: From emergency aid to early recovery in northern Uganda
GULU، 2/1/2013 (IRIN) - Fleets of NGO-owned 4x4s crisscross northern Uganda, as they did during the region’s two-decade war, but now, rather than provide emergency relief, they are supporting economic activities for hundreds of thousands of formerly displaced people. full report
In Brief: Floods in Kenya could disrupt schooling
NAIROBI، 3/1/2013 (IRIN) - The Kenyan school term is set to commence on 7 January, but flash floods and landslides could disrupt education for as many as 2,500 pupils. Many schools in affected regions have been damaged or are being used as makeshift shelters for those displaced, education officials say. full report
Rebel advance in CAR worsens humanitarian crisis
NAIROBI، 4/1/2013 (IRIN) - A rebel takeover of several key towns in the Central African Republic (CAR) has placed additional strain on humanitarian conditions that were already precarious due to years of armed conflict. Access to populations in need and aid personnel on the ground are now significantly reduced. full report