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30 Sep 2009 description

Civil Society Organizations Educate Community about Election Process

Three civil society organizations based in Central Equatoria state - Mugwo Youth Association (MUYA), Payawa Scholarship Scheme (PASS) and Kanda Ya Nini - recently conducted an event in Mugwo Payam to raise awareness about the 2010 elections. All three organizations are partners in Mercy Corps' Localizing Institutional Capacity in Southern Sudan (LINCSS) program, funded by USAID.

"We need to make sure that our community is aware.

30 Sep 2009 description

Édito Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire : se souvenir et se mobiliser

Chers AMIs,

La Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire était célébrée le 19 août dernier, date choisie en commémoration de l'attaque menée en 2004 contre les bureaux de l'ONU à Bagdad durant laquelle 22 personnes avaient été tuées.

30 Sep 2009 description

Prepared by the CHF Technical Unit (OCHA) and the CHF Fund Management Unit (UNDP)

Introduction

The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) pools donor contributions into a single funding mechanism intended to address Sudan's critical humanitarian needs. Managed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, the Fund offers participants an opportunity to fulfil the principles of good humanitarian donorship through the provision of rapid, flexible support for priority needs, irrespective of other considerations.

30 Sep 2009 description

Editorial

Hope amid the crises

Recently, good news has been in short supply. Journalists and civil society leaders continue to disappear or to be assassinated in the Russian Federation, the situation in the Caucasus remains explosive both in the north (Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia) and the south (Georgia and Nagorny-Kabarach). The crises in Darfur, Somalia and the DRC drag on.

30 Sep 2009 description

Governors' Forum provides platform for discussion

This year's UNDP supported Governors' Forum took place on 10 - 14 August at the Legislative Assembly in Juba.

30 Sep 2009 description

Executive Summary

- In September in ROS, 6,006 households were supported by the NFI Common Pipeline and 5,000 households were supported through parallel pipelines. All of the households were flood-affected in Khartoum State and supported through distributions conducted by CRS, SRCS and IPDO.

30 Sep 2009 description
report United Nations

UPDATE FROM THE FIELD: DARFUR, SEPTEMBER 2009

OVERVIEW: DARFUR AND UN ACTION'S ROLE

Sexual violence has been a prominent and devastating feature of all humanitarian conflicts, Darfur included. UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 12 UN entities with the goal of ending conflict-related sexual violence. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

30 Sep 2009 description

IN THIS ISSUE:

- Darfur Update

- Southern Sudan Update

- Eastern Sudan Update

- Annual Needs and Livelihoods Assessment

- Funding Overview/Update

DARFUR: WAITING FOR RAIN

The onset of the rainy season, ongoing conflict and insecurity, and constraints on access to people in need presented persistent challenges to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Darfur between July and September. Filling gaps in delivery of services created by the March expulsion of 13 international NGOs and dissolution of three national NGOs remained a priority.

30 Sep 2009 description

Highlights

- The Sudan Joint Procedures Centre in collaboration with the GoS MHA has revised the General Directory of Procedures, also known as the NGO Toolkit; revisions on customs and tax exemption in Sudan are also provided.

- The current Khartoum airport maintenance is resulting in departure time delays at the Domestic Terminal. Passengers are reminded to check in two hours prior to departure.

- The Partner Spotlight this month focuses on the WFP Rain Barrier Program and Local Maintenance Initiative 2008-2009 in Twic East county, Jonglei state.

30 Sep 2009 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the approach that MAG takes with regard to dealing with 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. The term also reflects the different roles that MAG takes on within this sector, from direct clearance activities and training to Physical Security and Stockpile Management.

MAG is …

30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Korab Mula (27) from Albania lost his two arms and injured both legs when he stepped on a mine and then fell on another one in June 2000. With international assistance, he was fitted with conventional prosthetic arms, but they give him problems and he cannot use them which has caused him to feel dejected and depressed. Only with more advanced electronic prostheses, which are not available in Albania, does Korab stand a realistic chance to train up for a job, and even get married.

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Sep 2009 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

The Human Rights Council this morning held general debates on the human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories, on human rights bodies and mechanisms, and on follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

30 Sep 2009 description

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will start distributing food and essential household items today to families affected by recent hostilities in and around Korma, in North Darfur.

"Based on the findings of our assessment team, we decided to provide food and other essential items to more than 13,000 people affected by the recent fighting as a first emergency response," explained Jan Nicolas Schuett, head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Alfasher, who is supervising the operations.

30 Sep 2009 description

Prochain bulletin vers le 13 octobre.

Faits Majeurs

- Décision de transfert des refugiés du camp d'Ouré Cassoni vers un autre site;

- Besoin d'assistance pour les déplacés dans le nord de la région de Salamat;

- Plus de moyens nécessaires pour le secteur de l'éducation à l'est;

- Appel de fonds humanitaire (CAP) du Tchad financé à 63%.

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30 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

TEL AVIV, 30 September 2009 (IRIN) - Rights groups such as Amnesty International have called on the Egyptian authorities to "urgently rein in their border security forces" after seven African asylum-seekers were killed in September trying to cross into Israel on foot, but some Israeli NGOs and soldiers say the death toll at the border is far higher.

''I strongly believe there are hundreds of unreported dead and wounded [at the border]," Sigal Rosen, public activities coordinator at the NGO Moked, a hotline for migrants, told IRIN.

"We've …

30 Sep 2009 description
report Small Arms Survey

Abstract

In an effort to reduce insecurity in Darfur and throughout Sudan, the international community has established legal restrictions on arms transfers to Sudan, including the 2004 and 2005 United Nations arms embargoes on Darfur, and the 1994 European Union (EU) arms embargo on Sudan (updated in 2004). In addition, the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army establishes restrictions on the resupply of military equipment to forces within the agreement's Ceasefire Zone.

30 Sep 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

One country, two curricula

The founding of a semi-autonomous regional government in Southern Sudan in 2005 opened the way for a different approach to educating its young people. And the development of new school curricula has taken a major step in that direction.

An English-language syllabus for southern primary schools was introduced in 2007, and secondary schools were given their own curriculum for some subjects last year.

Parts of the new syllabus have been borrowed from the neighbouring Anglophone countries of Kenya and Uganda.

30 Sep 2009 description

ACF warns of increasing scarcity in region largely ignored by international community

Juba, South Sudan-The threat of a massive food deficit in South Sudan is growing, Action Against Hunger/ACF International cautioned today.