- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | 16 – 22 March 2015
- OCHA Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund | CHF - Basic facts and figures
- Special report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2015/163)
Appeals & Funding
Emergency humanitarian assistance needed for 16 million currently food insecure people in the Greater Horn of Africa
Summary of published report1
Researchers from the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently undertook a study looking at needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector. The methodology involved analysis of primary and secondary literature, complemented by over 200 interviews with key informants in agencies and donor bodies, at both field and headquarters levels.
ADVOCACY & PROMOTION OF CHILDREN'S & WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Amount of decision: 4,000,000 EUR
Decision reference number: ECHO/TCD/BUD/2004/01000
1 - Rationale, needs and target population:
1.1. - Rationale:
Fighting between the Government of Sudan and the rebel groups, the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), in the Darfur region of Western Sudan is at the origin of the continuous influx of Sudanese refugees into north-eastern Chad.
UPDF launches Operation Iron Fist II; Sudan rebels close in on LRA
Uganda and Sudan renewed their bilateral military protocol in early March, and signed a three-month extension of the recently expired military agreement between the two states, code-named Operation Iron Fist. The renewed protocol, now tagged Operation Iron Fist II, which extends until 31 May 2004, allows Ugandan troops to pursue the LRA across Sudanese borders.
Comunicado de prensa 30/04
Prosigue el éxodo de sudaneses que abandonan la región de Darfur ante el agravamiento del conflicto interno
- La estación de lluvias, en mayo, amenaza
con dejar 'incomunicados' a los refugiados, asentados a lo largo de 600
kilómetros de árida frontera entre Sudán y Chad.
FY 2004 Budget - $6,000,0000
Source: FEWS NET
As the conflict in the Western Sudanese state of Darfur continues, so do the flow of people heading for the border, and crossing to seek asylum in Eastern Chad. Latest estimates place the number of refugees at 115,000 though accurate figures are not possible at this stage, given the very large distances across which people have scattered.
NAIROBI, 30 March (IRIN) - Fighting has broken out between the Dinkas of Aluakluak Payam [location] of Yirol County and those of the Akot and Pacuong payams of Rumbek County, resulting in a number of deaths, injuries and displacements, according to a report issued by the NGO PACT on 24 March.
KHARTOUM, March 30 (AFP) - The Sudanese government on Tuesday accused UN experts of lying with reports of "systematic" human rights abuses in Sudan's western Darfur region.
KEY ISSUES OF CONCERN
Militia attack Korma
Janjaweed militia are reported to have attacked Korma, North Darfur on 19 March 2004. 48 people were reported killed, including members of the Public Defense Forces. 22 women were raped and scores of wounded were evacuated by humanitarian workers when access was granted days later.
Assessment Team Members:
Ammna El Aagib
Dr. El Wali Abdul Salam
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has sent a grant to assist 30,000 displaced persons in the Southern and Western Darfur regions of Sudan.
(New York: 30 March 2004) - Civilians in Darfur, who continue to be attacked by armed groups, also now, face shortages of water, and outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles.
by Ali Abba Kaya