- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | 16 – 22 March 2015
- OCHA Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund | CHF - Basic facts and figures
- Special report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2015/163)
Appeals & Funding
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.
Édito Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire : se souvenir et se mobiliser
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.
This report covers the period from August 2008 - Sept. 2009. It includes the activities achieved by the steering committee, the head of CEWARU, visits of officials from the Headquarters (CEWARN and a brief note about the conflict southern Sudan.)
The National Early Warning and response mechanism in Sudan was established after the declaration of the early warning and response mechanism CEWARN of the IGAD countries. Since then it has been active in attending the different activities run by the CEWARN.
Welcome to the fourth 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 (2005-2010), including four years of implementation.
- 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 …
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.
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.
Prepared by the CHF Technical Unit (OCHA) and the CHF Fund Management Unit (UNDP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Guillaume Lavallee
6195th Meeting (AM)
The Security Council decided this morning to specifically mandate peacekeeping missions to protect women and children from rampant sexual violence during armed conflict, as it requested the Secretary-General to appoint a special representative to coordinate a range of mechanisms to fight the crime.
BANGKOK, 30 September 2009 (IRIN) - Wealthy nations are dragging their feet on committing money to help developing countries adapt to climate change, leaving them to face the prospect of footing their own multi-billion dollar bills for their efforts, say delegates and activists at key climate change talks.
About 2,500 country delegates and observers have gathered in the Thai capital for the penultimate round of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change treaty (UNFCCC), before the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in …
N'DJAMENA, 30 September 2009 (IRIN) - Aid workers in eastern Chad are preparing to move some 28,000 Sudanese men, women and children from a refugee camp infiltrated by supposed rebels.
The Chad government decided in mid-September to relocate Ouré Cassoni camp, which is near the northern town of Bahai and 7km from the border with Sudan.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the move, which it has been urging for years.
Egypt's first formed police unit (FPU) to be deployed in UNAMID arrived today pushing the current number of FPUs in the Mission to 12 of an authorized total of nineteen. The 130 policemen will be based in El Fasher to increase the Mission's patrol capacity in communities around the area, especially in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps to ensure the safety and security of civilians.
With today's deployment, there are now 1,675 policemen in FPUs in the Mission, representing over 65 per cent of a total 2,660.
REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS
1. Sudan: disarmament in the south raises fears of fresh violence
According to an IRIN report on 22 September, a recent campaign by Southern Sudanese authorities to seize illegal arms in the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Juba may spark further violence.
The president of the region, President Salva Kiir, announced the campaign will continue until all the weapons have been confiscated.
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.
- 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.