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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

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
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 …

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
report Government of Sudan

Summary

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.)

Introduction

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.

30 Sep 2009 description

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.

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

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
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

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

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

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 …

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
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
report UN Security Council


SC/9753

Security Council
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.

30 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

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 …

30 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

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.