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31 Oct 2009 description

This study examines the creation, interpretation, and implementation of mandates for United Nations peacekeeping missions to protect civilians. Commissioned jointly by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) as an independent study, its overarching objective is to produce analysis and recommendations to enhance the ability of UN peacekeeping missions to protect civilians.

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By Emma Birikorang

KAIPTC Occasional Paper No. 25

Introduction

The adoption of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) in July 2000 as well as the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council marked a new chapter in the history of the regional organization.

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Executive Summary

A food security assessment was carried out in Abyei, the assessment had the following general objectives: (1) Assess current food security situation in the IDP population in Abyei; (2) Assess the current food security situation in Misseriya population in Abyei.

Using cluster sampling technique, 150 households were randomly selected across 10 Dinka-Ngok villages in Abyei, compared to 60 households randomly selected across 4 Misseriya villages.

The assessment (field work) was conducted in the period of 7 - 12 October 2009 with the participation of Sudan Relief and …

31 Oct 2009 description

Depuis 2003, les opérations humanitaires soutenues par la Commission Européenne à travers son service d'aide humanitaire (DG ECHO) viennent en aide aux populations les plus vulnérables : réfugiées, déplacées et hôtes à l'Est et au Sud du Tchad et ce pour un montant total de 133 millions d'Euros.

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Improving Food Security in Eastern Sudan

In areas of Eastern Sudan characterized by successive droughts, flash floods, and high displacement due to conflict, USAID and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are working to improve food security and support livelihoods.

Eastern Sudan hosts substantial displaced populations, including approximately 116,000 refugees and an estimated 77,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

31 Oct 2009 description

Welcome to the fifth 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.

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Executive Summary

- Distributions from the NFI Common Pipeline supported 5,669 households in October with 25,518 non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES) from the NFI Common Pipeline in Darfur. Of these 83% were IDPs requiring replenishment, 12% were host communities affected by disaster, 3% were disaster-affected populations, and 2% were newly displaced.

- The 2010 UN & Partners Work Plan is complete for Sudan and expected to be launched officially in Geneva on 30 November.

31 Oct 2009 description
report DDDC

Major activities conducted by the DDDC during the week of October 25 - 31, 2009, include:

NORTH DARFUR

Consultation Preparations. DDDC North Darfur made final preparations for a common ground consultation it will facilitate with all stakeholders in the North Darfur locality of Mellit on November 3 - 4, 2009.

DDDC North Darfur also further prepared for common ground consultations it will facilitate in other North Darfur localities and on a North Darfur statewide basis with specific stakeholders during November.

SOUTH DARFUR

Transitional Justice …

31 Oct 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

A bitter harvest

The rainy season of 2009 will be remembered as one of the driest in Southern Sudan in recent memory. The devastating effects of insufficient rainfall on local farmers can be seen in the county of Ikotos in Eastern Equatoria State.

31 Oct 2009 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Southern president urges vote for independence

    - Political tensions rising across Sudan

    JUBA, Sudan, Oct 31 (Reuters)

    • South Sudan's president on Saturday urged southerners to vote for independence in a referendum if they wanted to be free, the closest he has come to calling publicly for the separation of the oil-producing region.

      The south secured a vote on whether to break away from Sudan as part of a peace deal that ended more than two decades of war with the north.

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report Miraya FM

A team from Western Bahr el- Ghazal State Government and UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) visited Bor town on Friday to assess the security situation following a recent attack suspected to have been carried out by the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). During the incident, three policemen and two civilians were killed while a number of people were abducted by the rebel army. Deputy Governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Awad Juma Aman, praised efforts of Sudan People's Liberation Army in freeing 49 abducted people.

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Guillaume Lavallee

KHARTOUM, Oct 31, 2009 (AFP) - Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army, the feared abductors of children who have spread fear in east-central Africa, are now rumoured to be heading into new terrain in Sudan's troubled Darfur.

A brutal guerrilla group, whose chief Joseph Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court, the LRA has already expanded into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and south Sudan.

Earlier this year in south Sudan, LRA men attacked several food aid distribution stations, killed …

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Executive Summary

- In October, reported distributions by Sector partners in Southern Sudan supported 8,186 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). To these households, 8,104 NFI kits were provided as well as various loose items.

- The 2010 UN & Partners Work Plan has been finalized for Sudan and expected to be launched officially in Geneva on 30 November.

31 Oct 2009 description

Executive Summary

- The 2010 UN & Partners Work Plan has been finalized for Sudan and expected to be launched officially in Geneva on 30 November.

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Analyses

The current election crisis in Somaliland: outcome of a failed 'experiment'?

Until recently Somaliland was perceived by many benevolent observers as 'Africa's best kept secret' in the sense of being democratic, peaceful and showing signs of modest economic development, without enjoying international recognition.

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The Three Transitional Areas

ABYEI

Situation analysis: Scepticism amongst Misseriya towards the PCA ruling persists. Fears over possibly losing traditional grazing rights need to be taken into consideration during public education on the PCA and progress in recovery.

The Abyei Administration is hindered by internal conflict. During reporting week the Governor Arop Moyak suspended the Minister for Local Governance (NCP).

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Highlights

- UNHAS announced revised flights schedules for Juba, Wau, and West Darfur. Additionally, UNHAS flights have been cancelled in observation of Eid Al Adhaa in North Sudan on 29 and 30 November and in Southern Sudan on the 30 November.

- UNJLC manages/moderates two logistics e-mail lists for Sudan: Sudan.Logs and SouthSudan.Logs.

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Executive Summary

This annual report for the CHF fiscal year of 2008 covers the programmatic fund management under OCHA's responsibility. The financial management information is provided by the UNDP Fund Management Unit in a separate report. The report provides an overview of how CHF funds were allocated and how it performed against the main objectives of the Fund. Further, it summarizes some of the key achievements and presents some challenges to implementation.

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- About 17 million people in the East Africa region are food insecure (Figure 1) and are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. This is mainly due to the cumulative effects of poor rainfall/droughts in pastoral and marginal cropping areas in the eastern sector of the region, civil insecurity/conflict and consequent population displacement and disruption to markets, and high food prices.

31 Oct 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are embarking on the country's largest-ever delivery of voter registration materials in preparation for Sudan's voter registration exercise, scheduled to commence 1 November.

In total, 117,880 kilos of materials will be delivered to locations identified by the National Elections Commission (NEC):

- 67,500 kilos of registration kits

- 43,000 kilos of registration forms

- 4,000 pieces of tarpaulin and rope weighing 20 tons

- 780 voter registration training kits weighing …