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31 Jul 2005 description

1. Indicators for Acute Malnutrition in South Sudan

Malnutrition is a state resulting from nutritional inadequacy in which an individual's physiological and physical functions are impaired. The condition may stem from a series of causes ranging from basic or structural factors to the immediate which is the individual's/population's insufficient intake of food.

31 Jul 2005 description


INTRODUCTION

The current crisis has deep roots in the social fabric of West Darfur. It represents a rapid escalation of a conflict that has long divided Arab nomadic tribes and the African sedentary groups over land use and competition for scarce natural resources, particularly water.

31 Jul 2005 description

Community Initiatives - OTI Supports Comprehensive Peace Agreement in the Aftermath of John Garang's Death

Against the backdrop of cloudy skies, thousands of mourners flocked to the town of Juba in southern Sudan on Aug. 6 to pay tribute to John Garang, the chairman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

31 Jul 2005 description
report Mail and Guardian

Euan Ferguson
When it's seen from almost a kilometre up, you realise nature doesn't like geometry. It abhors geometry. Hundreds of dry kilometres of dead rivers and lumpen moonscapes of sprawling rock; loopy tangles of brush in the desert; and wavy banks of sand, punctuated with the occasional tree looking frankly startled to find itself still alive: these hot, awful distances roll below in tangles of abstraction.

31 Jul 2005 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

More than 220,000 Sudanese from Darfur have fled the ongoing violence in their region and crossed the border into the desert of eastern Chad. Most of the refugees are now in camps; however, at the time of the Women's Commission visit, several thousand remained on the border or on the periphery of some camps, waiting to be registered. The conditions are bleak: water is in very short supply and except for the southernmost camps, it is nearly impossible to farm or otherwise earn a living.

30 Jul 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Jul 30, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sudan's First Vice President John Garang has asked Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels to leave southern Sudan, in order to rebuild the war- ravaged region.

Garang told Uganda's state-owned newspaper, The New Vision after arriving at Entebbe International Airport on Friday that he was going to deal firmly with the militias operating in southern part of his country.

The LRA rebels, based in southern Sudan, have fought the Ugandan government in their 19-year rebellion, killing tens of thousands …

30 Jul 2005 description

Highlights

Acute Respiratory Tract Infection (ARI) remains the most reported categorized cause of consultation (14%), followed by Clinically Diagnosed Malaria (8%), and Bloody Diarrhoea (4%).

Severe Malnutrition followed by Malaria and Neonatal Tetanus is the main categorized cause of death for children under 5 years of age.

The attack rate of clinically diagnosed Malaria increased slightly, which is consistent with the seasonal pattern of Malaria during the high risk season (May to November) in Sudan.

Environmental Health workshop for Camp Health Coordinators on Water Quality …

29 Jul 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

29 Jul 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This report updates Fact Sheet

29 Jul 2005 description

Armed elements in the Sudanese region of Darfur, including law enforcement officers and the military, continue to perpetrate rape and sexual violence, with authorities seemingly unable or unwilling to hold them accountable, a new concludes.

The report, entitled, "Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence", was prepared at the initiative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

29 Jul 2005 description

The Chairman of the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Makarim Wibisono, today announced the appointment of a number of experts to occupy positions in fact-finding mechanisms of the Commission focusing on specific human rights issues or on situations in individual countries. The appointments follow consultations with the different regional groups in the Commission.

29 Jul 2005 description

Stephanie Zito, World Relief Communications

World Relief is an interagency humanitarian relief effort, providing assistance, training and relief to refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. CRWRC International Relief is an actively participating agency of World Relief.

Sauntering through his village, staff in hand with his long white "jelabiah" gown blowing in the warm breeze, the gentle presence of Sheik Ali Abdallah Ahmed commands the respect of his people. The grey hairs in his beard confirm his status as elder and tell of his wisdom before he speaks.

29 Jul 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. In response to a request from the United Nations, the Government of Japan decided on July 29 (Fri) to donate 27 four-wheeled vehicles, 60 landmine detection devices and 20 large tents, as well as the services needed to deliver them, necessary to support the activities of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

    2. In the wake of the domestic conflict which continued for more than 20 years, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was reached in Sudan in January this year, followed by the establishment of the UNMIS in March.

29 Jul 2005 description

V. - DEPLACEMENT AU SOUDAN PROPOS TENUS A LA PRESSE PAR LE MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES, M. PHILIPPE DOUSTE-BLAZY, A SON ARRIVEE A L'AEROPORT

(Khartoum, 29 juillet 2005)

Q - Monsieur le Ministre, vous pouvez nous expliquer l'objectif de cette visite au Soudan ?

R - D'abord je suis très heureux de venir au Soudan : c'est une façon d'exprimer l'amitié de la France, l'importance que la France porte au processus de paix que connaît aujourd'hui le Soudan.

29 Jul 2005 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

GENEVA, July 29 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s top human rights body named two special investigators for Africa's conflict-torn Sudan and Central Asia's Uzbekistan on Friday, both countries the focus of international concern.

29 Jul 2005 description

UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (AFP) - The UN's top human rights official said here Friday that her report documenting continuing sexual violence against women in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region illustrated "troublesome shortcomings" on the part of the Khartoum government.