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Sudan: Darfur - IDP Concentrations and Road Access

Data Sources:
IDP: WFP March 2004
Road Access: UNSECOORD
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Uganda + 1 other
Self-image and the well-being of refugees in Rhino Camp, Uganda

This research focuses on refugees from southern Sudan who fled to Uganda and who are now living in Rhino Camp in north western Uganda. It gives them a voice and makes them actors in their own stories. This research informs the reader, apart from shedding light on the above-mentioned questions, about what these southern Sudanese refugees need in order to experience well-being, how they evaluate their lives, what their major concerns are, and how they present their self-image.

The findings suggest that self-image and well-being are interdependent, and that each is shaped and affected
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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia-Sudan: African Development Fund grant for irrigation and drainage study

NAIROBI, 1 April (IRIN) - The African Development Fund (ADF) has awarded Ethiopia and Sudan a grant of US $2.59 million towards launching a study on the irrigation and drainage of the eastern Nile, according to a statement the ADF issued on Wednesday.
The aim of the study is "to enhance food security, reduce rural poverty and preserve the environment through sustainable natural resource management", and "enhance efforts towards an integrated approach to irrigation and drainage development in the eastern Nile sub-basin", it said.

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Darfur Crisis, Sudan: UN humanitarian situation report, 1 Apr 2004

UNSECOORD has cleared the El Fasher- Um Kedada road, through Kuma. The clearance of this strategic route is expected to facilitate and expedite some humanitarian assistance.

A drilling-rig has arrived at Sisi camp (West Darfur) and has drilled five boreholes. This is expected to ease serious water shortages in the area.

The International NGO, CONCERN, plans to set up an office in Geneina and start operations on shelter and NFIs in West Darfur.

A three-member team from SIDA met with the Minister of Agriculture and some key humanitarian agencies and visited

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Humanitarian agencies evacuate staff amid war in southern Sudan

Lokichokio, Kenya (dpa) - Humanitarian aid workers operating in the Upper Nile region in southern Sudan have been ordered to stop humanitarian activities immediately and leave amid increasing tension, it was stated Thursday.
"We have evacuated all NGO staff from mid western, Upper Nile region yesterday", Abdalla Akece, an officer with Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SRRC) told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

He said the decision to withdraw staff followed renewed military operations between fighters of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and government forces.

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

Copyright (c) dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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Chad + 1 other
Intermón Oxfam inicia un programa de atención a los refugiados sudaneses de Darfur que llegan al Chad

"Aquí llegan familias enteras después de quince días de caminata y de que las milicias sudanesas les hayan robado sus bienes"
Después de una misión humanitaria de evaluación de las necesidades que se ha prolongado por espacio de un mes, Intermón Oxfam inicia estos días un programa humanitario para atender a la población sudanesa que huye del conflicto de la provincia de Darfur para internarse en territorio chadiano.

Óscar Urdeitx, técnico de ayuda humanitaria de Intermón Oxfam, acaba de regresar de la zona fronteriza entre ambos

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Afghanistan + 3 others
USAID: Written testimony of Administrator Andrew S. Natsios

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations
Committee on Appropriations
U.S. House of Representatives
Chairman Kolbe, members of the subcommittee: It is an honor to be here today to discuss the President's budget for the U.S. Agency for International Development for fiscal year 2005. Before beginning our presentation, I want to thank the Chairman and the other members of the committee and their staff for the support you have shown for our programs and the help you have provided us to increase our staff
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Dateline ACT Sudan 01/04: To hope again ...

One of Sudan's biggest challenges, as peace comes to some parts of the country
Photo essay: Sudan - Photos by Hege Opseth Norwegian Church Aid/ACT International
Text: Hege Opseth and Callie Long

Jabul Aulia IDP Camp & Wau, Sudan, April 1, 2003 - Around six years ago, the combined effects of a decades-long civil war, occasional, but disastrous flooding, and famine brought untold hardship to the people of the four states of Bahr el Ghazal. Populated by people who were completely dependent on the land for their survival,

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Chad + 1 other
Tens of thousands of children and women flee brutal attacks in Sudan

1 APRIL 2004, N'DJAMENA - Some 110,000 Sudanese refugees, the majority children and women, have recently fled into Chad's remote and forbidding eastern desert region following brutal attacks on their villages.
"We had to run from our village when they attacked it and set it on fire," says Fatima, a nine-year-old girl who fled to Chad with her mother and siblings.

"I ran at night with my mother and my little brother and sisters. We had to leave everything behind. We only have our clothes. We walked so long to get here," says Fatima. "My

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Darfur Humanitarian Profile Updated 1 Apr 2004


1. The Darfur Humanitarian Profile is a 'living document' that aims to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of the number and locations of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other people affected by the recent conflict in Darfur and an overview of the current humanitarian agency presence in Darfur. Most importantly, however, the Humanitarian Profile aims to clearly outline the needs and gaps in the following sectors: food, shelter, clean water, sanitation, primary health care facilities, basic drug supplies, secondary health facilities,
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Chad + 1 other
Situación crítica de más de 100.000 refugiados Sudaneses en el Chad

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.

  • Cruz Roja Española ha instalado cuatro bases de apoyo en Chad para asistir a los refugiados y envía un nuevo delegado a la región.
Madrid, 31 marzo de 2004 - Más de 110.000 personas han escapado de Sudán en los =FAltimos
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UN SG says devastating conflict in Darfur, Sudan, must stop; calls for effective humanitarian ceasefire

Following is the statement of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, distributed at the ceasefire talks on Darfur, Sudan, in N'Djamena, Chad, on 31 March:

I am very disturbed by events in Darfur where the continuing conflict is having a devastating impact on the lives and well-being of the people. Civilian casualties and serious human rights violations are routinely reported. This is unacceptable and must stop.

I welcome the efforts of President Idriss Derby, the Government of the Sudan, parties to the conflict and the international

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Chad + 1 other
USAID: Remarks from Roger Winter, USAID Assistant Administrator for DCHA at Inter-Sudanese Conflict Meeting

March 31, 2004

Mr. President, I am here today representing the delegation of the United States of America to pay you our highest respects for Chad's hosting of these talks intended to constructively resolve the terrible conflict in Darfur. I also convey my respects and appreciation to all the Chadian officials involved, the honorable delegations of the parties, observers, facilitators, and guests.

From the very beginning of the present U.S. administration, the United States has had three goals in its relationship

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Afghanistan + 4 others
Field Exchange Mar 2004: Needs assessment and decision-making in emergencies

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. These focused on five case studies - two field studies conducted in November 2002 in southern Africa and South Sudan/Somalia, and three desk studies on Afghanistan,

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Burundi + 5 others
Humanitarian Update Uganda Mar 2004 Volume VI, Issue III

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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Sudan + 9 others
FEWS Greater Horn of Africa Food Security Update Mar 2004: Emergency assistance needed for 16 million

Emergency humanitarian assistance needed for 16 million currently food insecure people in the Greater Horn of Africa

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USAID/OTI: Sudan fact sheet - FY04 budget, Mar 2004

FY 2004 Budget - $6,000,0000

Since 1983, an estimated two million Sudanese have died as a result of the protracted conflict, drought and famine. In the past year, however, several positive developments within Sudan have occurred, providing new opportunities to finally resolve Africa's longest war and move the country to a lasting peace. The coming together of factions within the south and the success of local people-to-people peace processes, matched by an increase in the number and effectiveness of southern Sudanese civil society organizations indicate a changing political

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Chad + 1 other
Humanitarian assistance in support of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad

Amount of decision: 4,000,000 EUR

Decision reference number: ECHO/TCD/BUD/2004/01000

Explanatory Memorandum

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. This conflict is compounded by ethnic tensions between rebel Sudanese Zaghawas (ethnic group to which Chadian President Idriss