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31 May 2009 description

Welcome to the first issue of the Recovery and Rehabilitation Programme E-Bulletin. This monthly newsletter aims to highlight project successes while keeping development partners updated on RRP news.

The RRP is a five-year initiative (2006-2010), including four years of implementation. The largest and most comprehensive recovery programme in Sudan, the RRP is managed by UNDP on behalf of the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan with funding of € 54.3 million from the European Commission.

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Executive Summary

Purpose

The purpose of the review is to provide Irish Aid and World Vision with an assessment of the Disaster Preparedness and Local Capacities for Peace (DIPLCAP) programme. The review assesses the performance and achievements of the DIPLCAP to date, bearing in mind the context in which the programme evolved.

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Highlights

- May is the pre lean season, when food stocks at household level begin to decrease and much of agricultural related income opportunities shrink.

- The food security status of IDP communities has seen a significant shift from food secure to moderately food insecure. The same pattern is also observed in mixed and resident communities.

- Income levels have declined in all community types, significantly so for IDPs in camps and residents.

- The food consumption score (FCS) in May shows no significant change in relation to the first round in most of the sites.

- All …

31 May 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

An Overview of UN Activities in Southern Sudan Published by the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

Vol. 4 Issue No.4

31 May 2009 description

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) is one of the largest funders of humanitarian activities in Sudan. From its three offices in Khartoum, Nyala and Juba, it funds relief activities for victims of conflicts and natural disasters across the country. Bruno Rotival is the head of ECHO's Khartoum office.

Question: What does ECHO do in Sudan?

Bruno Rotival: There are a wide range of activities that ECHO funds in the whole of Sudan.

31 May 2009 description

Executive Summary

- UNJLC has begun rainy season preparedness activities throughout the Rest of Sudan region and will coordinate Non- Food Item (NFI) & Emergency Shelter (ES) Sector response to flooding in the forthcoming months.

- IOM has begun implementation of NFI Common Pipeline transportation services, with stocks dispatched from warehouse hubs to cooperating partners in ROS.

- Distributions from NFI Common Pipeline stocks to support 3,500 returnees and IDPs in Abyei and Agok will be finalized shortly.

- A total of US$200,000 has been allocated to UNJLC to …

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- Une sécurité alimentaire bonne c modérée est perceptible sur la majeure partie du pays grâce aux disponibilités résiduelles de récoltes, des flux normaux internes et transfrontaliers, et des stratégies efficaces face aux prix élevés de céréales. Cependant, au niveau des zones pastorales déficitaires en fourrage, celles ayant connu des inondations ou sujettes aux conséquences des conflits en RCA, au Soudan, et à l'est du Tchad, les niveaux d'insécurité alimentaire seront probablement hauts jusqu'en juin 2009.

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THREE AREAS

ABYEI

RECOVERY and DEVELOPMENT

Population Movement:

- Migration: According to reports from Malual (19 km South of Abyei town) and Todaj (15 Km North) some Misserya reversed migration to the North due to the scarcity of rains.

- IDPs: Fears of insecurity and lack of police force in rural areas resulted in return of IDPs to Abyei town. In areas of displacement, IDPs are preparing for rainy season, rehabilitating shelter and clearing land for cultivation.

- Return-Process: The SSRRC registered over 60 spontaneous returnees from …

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report UN Mission in Sudan

Ban Ki-Moon: Unraveling of CPA could mean catastrophe

Calling on the international community to stay focused on implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on Sudan that a humanitarian catastrophe could occur if it collapsed.

The recent expulsion of 13 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and closure of three national NGOs could result in a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation, states the report, issued on 22 April.

Mr.

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Executive Summary

THE YEAR 2008 witnessed a polio outbreak in Nigeria, with new international spread to bordering countries, persistent importations in south-central Africa and Sudan and the largest outbreak of polio in eight years in Pakistan. Elsewhere, western Uttar Pradesh in India - historically the world's most entrenched reservoir of polio but free of indigenous poliovirus type 1 for more than a year - was re-infected by a virus from a neighbouring state. By the end of the year, the number of children paralysed by polio in 2008 had returned to 1999 levels.

31 May 2009 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Republic of Congo (RoC), Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan.

31 May 2009 description
report Government of Sudan

HIGHLIGHT

- Rainfall performance still poor in Greater Upper Nile and Bahar El Gazal

- Land preparation and planting has begun in most parts of Southern Sudan

31 May 2009 description
report Government of Sudan

Highlights

- A number of factors affect food security situation in southern Sudan.

- Inter-Ethnic Conflict continues to threaten the food security situation

- Rainy Season begins in most parts of southern Sudan.

- Cereal prices increase in southern Sudan.

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  • In general food prices are stable throughout the region, with the exception of Kenya and Uganda where prices are still rising sharply. Due to the large production shortfall in Kenya and the Tanzanian export ban, Uganda has become the main regional source of cereals for Kenya. In Ethiopia, prices are stable or declining marginally, which is unusual for this time of year (May) when they are normally expected to begin peaking.
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Highlights

- One more case of wild polio was confirmed from Tambura County - WES

- Fears of LRA attacks continue in Western Equatoria State.

- Fifth round of NIDs was conducted last month from 28 - 30 May, 2009.

General Situation

Political, Social, Security Overview for the Week:

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Highlights

- The overall food security situation during the second round in May 2009 has improved compared to the first round in February 2009, contrary to worse food security situation expected during the pre- hunger gap period.

- Two additional clusters were included in the second round (Gereida and Seleah), comprising a total of 20 locations compared to 7 clusters and 10 locations in round one.

- A statistically significant change in the food security was observed in Otash camp due to improvement in household income and in Saboon Al Fagor due to an improvement in …

31 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- The proportion of moderately food insecure households of IDPs in camps has significantly increased since the first round in February 2009.

- Resident communities continue to perform positively in all the food security indicators.

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report Small Arms Survey

Four years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), Southern Sudan is facing a profound set of problems. The Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) has yet to establish security throughout the South and to address internal challenges to its authority, including various militia groups and inter-communal conflicts. Within the context of faltering implementation of the CPA and its perceived obstruction by the North, a potentially destabilizing financial crisis, and elections slated for February 2010, the GoSS is struggling on multiple fronts.

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By Debbie DeVoe

A group of women are sitting and talking under the shade of some large mango trees in Juba, South Sudan-a common sight. But today, instead of talking about the weather and how to afford school materials for their children, the conversation is taking a different tack. One woman asks about the best way to put a stop to corruption in local government. Another says she wishes their discussion could be heard by all government officials.

Welcome to the first meeting of the Women Group Cultivators radio listening group.

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Nairobi/Khartoum_(dpa) _ Election campaign skirmishing between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the government ruling southern Sudan took a new turn Sunday, months ahead of the country's elections.

Al-Bashir, angered by restrictions put on his National Congress Party in its campaigning in the south, threatened to ban the south's ruling Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the north, the Sudan Tribune reported Sunday.

He accused the SPLM of setting up obstacles to other parties in their campaigning in the south.

"We cannot accept the existence of …