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Sudan Humanitarian Overview Vol 2, Issue 6: 01 Jun - 01 Jul 2006

- Overview of the first returns season

- Child soldiers and demobilisation

- Information fair celebration at Mayo IDP camp

- Egeland addresses the Security Council

- Overview Southern Sudan


The Comprehensive Peace Agreement makes provision for the demobilization or removal of all child soldiers associated with the Armed Forces and groups. The definition of "Children associated with armed forces and groups" includes all children below the age

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Appeal 2006-2007 No. MAATD001 Programme Update no. 1

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.
In Brief

Period covered: January to March 2006

Appeal target: 22,410,000 (USD 16,965,000 or EUR 14,320,000)

Appeal coverage: 7.8%

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Sudan: Crop monitoring bulletin for Sudan No. 3

Highlights: According to the ECMWF model, abundant rainfall continues over large parts of South Sudan and started also in parts of the North. Intense growth of agricultural vegetation persist across South Sudan with well above average conditions in Warab, parts of Junqolei, Bar el Jabal and Eastern Equatoria. In Northern Sudan there is no clear evidence of planting yet, only South Darfur shows a slight increase of greenness so far. Rainfall and good planting conditions during the next dekads will be crucial for the onset of the agricultural season in Northern Sudan.

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Chad + 14 others
Barometro 11 sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construccion de paz - Abril - Junio 2006

00 Introducción

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por la Unidad de Alerta de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (abril-junio 2006) a través de ocho apartados: conflictos, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, desarme, derechos humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz. Esta publicación actualiza los datos del informe

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Sudan + 3 others
Los procesos de paz en junio 2006

El Gobierno de Sudán llegó a un acuerdo inicial con los grupos armados de Darfur y del Este.

Sudáfrica asumió la facilitación oficial del proceso de Burundi, en substitución de Tanzania.

Naciones Unidas aparcó el Plan Baker para solucionar el conflicto del Sahara y propuso una negociación directa entre las partes.

El cambio político en Nepal permitió iniciar un proceso de paz.

La crisis del proceso de paz de Sri Lanka dio paso a una guerra de baja intensidad.

El Gobierno español anunció el inicio de conversaciones directas con ETA.

En este apartado se analizan aquellos

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Afghanistan + 20 others
IMC 2005 Annual Report

Key Successes
In 2005, IMC's work impacted 16 million people in 21 countries around the world. With generous support from our donors and partners, we implemented programs totaling more than $91 million. We responded within 24 hours to the Indian Ocean tsunami and the earthquake in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan, and during the first days of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the U.S. IMC helped those affected communities begin rebuilding their lives and recovering their livelihoods. IMC relief teams also provided emergency aid to those affected by violent conflict,
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Sudanese leader reiterates opposition to UN force in Darfur

PARIS, June 30, 2006 (AFP) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bechir Friday reiterated his oppositon to a United Nations force deployment in the troubled region of Darfur and praised his country's good relations with China.
In an interview with the French magazine Etudes Geopolitiques, the Sudanese leader was quoted as saying he objected to a UN peacekeeping force because he was "suspicious of the desire of the United States to internationalise the Darfur conflict."

"We do not see the interest in an internationalisation, which could only complicate matters," he was

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The ICRC hands over its field hospital in Kenya after 19 years of treating war victims from Sudan

Nairobi/Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) ñ Today, the Lopiding hospital in Lokichokio (northern Kenya), which provided southern Sudan with war surgery and emergency medical care for 19 years, will be handed over to the Kenyan authorities by the ICRC.
Lopiding was at one point the largest field hospital in the world with a peak capacity of 700 beds. It treated tens of thousands of Sudanese patients, approximately 95% of whom arrived at the hospital by air, and performed more than 4,000 operations a year. "This ICRC action may very well have been the largest and longest
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Cameroon + 3 others
Central Africa Subregional Office Appeal No. MAA62001 Programme Update no. 1

The Federationís vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the worldís largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. MAA62001; Programme Update no. 1, Period covered: January to May 2006: Appeal coverage:

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WFP Emergency Report No. 26 of 2006

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) occupied Palestinian territories

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cameroon (2) Guinea (3) Liberia

(E) Asia: (1) Pakistan (2) Timor Leste

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Radio Miraya/Mirror FM au Soudan : dÈbut des Èmissions

La radio des Nations Unies au Soudan, Miraya/Mirror FM, a commencÈ ‡ Èmettre ce vendredi 30 juin 2006 ‡ midi ‡ Juba, dans le Sud du pays. Les informations constituent une part importante de la grille des programmes. Miraya/Mirror FM diffuse Ègalement des Èmissions de dÈbat et de service. Elle fera place ‡ la musique.

Radio Miraya entend apporter une contribution significative ‡ la pacification et ‡ la construction dÈmocratique en rendant accessible ‡ la population une information complËte, non partisane, factuelle et prÈcise sur le processus de paix, sur les ÈvÈnements, sur líaction

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Chad + 1 other
Ethnic targeting in Chad by Janjawid from Sudan

ìThe Janjawid had encircled our villages and, when we tried to get back in, they shot at us. Inside the villages they killed all the men they could. Over the next days they came back over and over again, each time taking more things till we had nothing worth taking anymore.î - Leader of Modaina village

ìThey were shouting ëWe come to kill the black slaves.í They came in the houses and ran after those who were trying to flee. I was running away next to the imam who was very old. He was shot four times in the back and in the leg. They then burned the

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Sudan: UNICEF youth spokesperson says the world is failing children in Darfur

By Rachel Bonham Carter

NEW YORK, USA, 30 June 2006 - UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth Ronan Farrow has returned from a trip to the Darfur region of Sudan saddened by the changes since his last visit in 2004 but motivated to remind young people that they can make a difference.

"Eighteen months ago we saw a very makeshift emergency situation, people sheltering under tarpaulins by the hundreds of thousands in these camps," says Ronan. "Now there's a disturbing sense of permanence. The structures are brick and clay. The

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Getting children to school in southern Sudan

By Rachel Beck

RUMBEK, Southern Sudan, 30 June 2006 - In this hardscrabble town, where buildings consist of little more than rubble and tending cattle is one of the only realistic career options, getting children into school used to be a nearly impossible task.

But today, the challenge is to accommodate all the students who are returning. In the wake of a 2005 peace agreement that ended two decades of war and the launch of the Government of Southern Sudan's 'Go to School' campaign, supported by UNICEF, children here are flocking to school in droves.

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Kenya + 10 others
Goal activities - Jun 2006

GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers. GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.
Funding for these projects comes from the governments of, among others, Ireland, the UK, the USA and the EU, charitable trusts and foundations, United Nations organisations and the general public.