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30 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

- Admissions into selective feeding programmes: Overall admissions into Supplementary Feeding Centres (SFCs) and Therapeutic Feeding Centre/Outpatient Treatment Programme (TFC/OTP) declined across the three Darfurs, however admissions into TFC/OTPs in North and West Darfur continued to increase This unseasonal trend was attributed to broadening of the admission criteria into TFC/OTPs as well as increased number of centres in the areas, but is anticipated to decline in October/November.

- Nutrition outcomes: The results of sixteen localized nutrition surveys (7 in …

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Introductión

Procesos de paz

?Se produjeron numerosas divisiones internas en los grupos armados africanos que entraban en negociación.

Se reanudaron las conversaciones sobre el futuro del Sáhara Occidental, aunque sin lograr avances.

El Gobierno de Filipinas activó los diálogos con el MILF y el NPA.

El Gobierno de Turquía inició un proceso de acercamiento con los kurdos y con el grupo armado PKK.

Crisis humanitarias

?El 19 de agosto se celebró el 1er Día Mundial de la Acción Humanitaria.

Somalia se enfrentó a la mayor crisis humanitaria de los últimos …

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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

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

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

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

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
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 30 September 2009 - UNICEF welcomes the adoption today by the United Nations Security Council of a resolution calling for increased protection from sexual violence for women and children caught up in wars and conflict.

Sexual violence is a horrific violation of human rights and a despicable weapon of war used against women and children. Impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence must end.

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.

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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

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.

30 Sep 2009 description

BACKGROUND

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa (ECA). The ECA region encompasses the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as Sudan, Chad, and Egypt. In FY 2009, the U.S.

30 Sep 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.org

H1N1 "Swine Flu"

As of 3 October 2009, 12,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of …

30 Sep 2009 description

Gisenyi, le 30 Septembre 2009 : La Conférence Internationale pour la Région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL), comme organisation Africaine mandatée, prend la responsabilité dans la lutte contre l'exploitation illégale des ressources naturelles dans la région des Grands Lacs.

Par une approche d'éléments multiples, la Conférence vise à rompre le lien entre l'extraction de ressources minières et la continuation de conflits armés dans la région.

Ainsi la CIRGL, en collaboration avec les onze Mécanismes de Coordination Nationale (MNC), organise du 30 Septembre au 02 Octobre 2009 …

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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.

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Briefs

Zinc Seen as Breakthrough Cure for Diarrhea

Sogola, Mali-Generations of residents have watched their children fall ill each rainy season with diarrhea, which kills an astonishing 1.6 million children under 5 every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)-more than either malaria or AIDS. It also stunts growth, and forces millions-adults and children alike-to spend weeks at a time off work or school.

But USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other groups have begun distributing zinc supplements to villagers in …

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

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.