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UN envoy urges Sudan to work for stability, security in 2010

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UN News Service
The top United Nations official in Sudan has called on all the people of the fractured African country to pull together towards a more peaceful 2010, the last full year of the accord which ended more than two decades of one of the continent's bloodiest civil wars.

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, the Secretary-General's Special Representative to Sudan, said that next year will be a crucial time for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2005 by the two sides of the north-south conflict.

"As far as possible, each and every

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Joint Mediator urges civil society to promote culture of peace in Darfur

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Sudan Tribune
January 1, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur joint mediator, Djibril Bassole has urged the civil society representatives to promote culture of peace in the troubled western Sudan.

Bassole made his call in a New Year message sent to the Darfur Civil society representatives issued on December 29.

The mediation held a four day consultative meeting for Darfur civil society representatives in the Qatari capital from 17 to 20 November in order to identify the means for supporting the peace process. Over one hundred group from the tribal, traditional, youth,

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Irish Aid announces additional funding of €600,000 to combat hunger in Sudan.

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Irish Aid
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, T.D., today announced additional funding of €600,000 for emergency food relief in Sudan.

The funding will be channelled through the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), which is managing emergency food distribution across many of Sudan's poorest and most vulnerable communities.

The WFP's emergency operation for 2010 will provide more than 650,000 tons of food to 6.4 million people in areas including Darfur and Southern Sudan.

Announcing the funding, Minister Power said:
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EHA Sudan weekly highlights, week 52 (26 Dec 2009 - 01 Jan 2010)

Highlights

- The overall security situation in Darfur, Eastern region, and Blue Nile States remained relatively calm though unpredictable.

- WHO South Darfur supported SMOH to conduct two training workshops to improve the knowledge and skills of health care providers and community health volunteers. One training workshop was conducted in Rehedalbberdi, on "Schistosomiasis Case Management" for 35 participants and the other in Edulfarsan on "Case Definitions- Notifiable Diseases in EWARS System" for 12 participants. The participants

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Irish Aid announces additional funding of €600,000 to combat hunger in Sudan

The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, T.D., today announced additional funding of €600,000 for emergency food relief in Sudan.

The funding will be channelled through the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), which is managing emergency food distribution across many of Sudan's poorest and most vulnerable communities.

The WFP's emergency operation for 2010 will provide more than 650,000 tons of food to 6.4 million people in areas including Darfur and Southern Sudan.

Announcing the funding, Minister Power said:

"We remain seriously concerned about

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UNHCR Kenya Operation weekly situation update (week ending 01 Jan 2010)

Refugee Influx

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Security concerns and security incidents over the last week

Over the holiday period Kenya remained stable. However UNHCR's overall security posture was heightened due to a consist tread of security threat warnings emanating from Somalia suggesting the potential targeting of the UN and or UNHCR in Kenya. This lead to a tightening of security procedures within compound security and increased coordination between management and security in preparation for any possible critical incidents. Activities and staff levels in all offices remained

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Malaria Survey Kicks off in 15 Northern States

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), in collaboration with GFATM and WHO is currently entering data for the findings of the national malaria survey conducted during the period 19 October- 4 November2009. This survey was conducted in 11 states covering a population of more than 17 million and was divided into three components: a household-, household member's-, and women and children questionnaire. Data was collected from health facilities and residential areas.

This survey aims to ensure that the most effective malaria control interventions are being implemented in the 11

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Interview with the Director of the Sudan National AIDS Control Programme Dr. Ehab Ali Hassan

Q.1 Dr. Ehab first, I wish to congratulate you on your new post as the Sudan National AIDS Control Programme (SNAP) director. How would you describe the current HIV situation in Sudan?

A. Sudan is a very large country with diversity in both climate and in ethnicity; hence the HIV situation also varies in the South and the North.

In the South, we consider the situation to be a generalized epidemic with a prevalence rate exceeding 1%. In the North however, the epidemic can be characterized as being a low to concentrated

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Sudan: Reported cumulative figure of displacement in 2009 (as of 31 Dec 2009)

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Sudan, UNAMID ink protocol to protect Darfur peacekeepers

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Sudan Tribune
December 29, 2009 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) signed today a protocol including safety measures to ensure the security of the peacekeepers working in the restive region.

The deal comes after the killing of 20 peacekeepers in violence since the African Union United Nation operation took over from the African mission in January 2008. Also two civilian personnel had been abducted last August and only released some 100 days after earlier this month.

Also, following the killing of five Rwandans

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UNICEF Sudan calls on young people to become ambassadors for peace

KHARTOUM/JUBA, 31 December 2009 - UNICEF Sudan is urging young people to sign up as "peace ambassadors" during this year's National Schools Competition which gets underway in Darfur today.

Almost 8,000 young people aged between 12 and 17 from across Sudan will be in El Fashir, the capital of north Darfur, for the next two weeks.

The theme of the event, which is being organised by the Ministry of Education with support from UNAMID and UNICEF, is peace-building and reconciliation.

As part of the event UNICEF Sudan will

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Sudan: USAID Humanitarian Assistance in Review, 1988 - Present

Since 1983, conflict, displacement, and insecurity have led to an ongoing complex emergency in Sudan. For 21 years, Sudan experienced Africa's longest conflict, during which fighting, famine, and disease killed more than 2 million people and displaced approximately 500,000 people to neighboring countries and 4 million others within Sudan. Humanitarian agencies began to provide emergency assistance in 1988, following famine, significant displacement, and heightened conflict between Government of Sudan (GoS)-supported forces and the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Army.
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Sudan: Darfur NFI & ES sector monthly update no. 12 - Dec 2009

Executive Summary

- In 2009, the Non-Food Item (NFI) & Emergency Shelter (ES) Common Pipeline in Darfur supported a total of 586,464 households. This included 549,161 households of IDPs requiring replenishment, 29,161 newly-displaced households and 8,142 households of other beneficiaries. In total, 34% of households served were located in North Darfur, 35% in South Darfur and 31% in West Darfur.

- In December, 113,058 households were supported with 652,720 essential items.

- UNJLC recommends that all coordinating

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Sudan: RoS NFI & ES sector monthly update no. 12 - Dec 2009

Executive Summary

- In 2009, a total of 30,259 households were served in the ROS region. Of those, 24% were served by the Government of Sudan, 46% by NGOs, and 30% by the Common Pipeline.

- UNJLC completed the handover to the Humanitarian Aid Commission of approximately US$81,000 of NFI Common Pipeline contingency stocks pre-positioned in key locations in Rest of Sudan (ROS) to support emergency response.

- Sector reporting for the ROS and Darfur regions will be combined beginning in 2010.

- UNJLC recommends that all coordinating

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NFI & ES Sector Monthly Update #12 - REST OF SUDAN (ROS) December 2009

Executive Summary

- In 2009, a total of 30,259 households were served in the ROS region. Of those, 24% were served by the Government of Sudan, 46% by NGOs, and 30% by the Common Pipeline.

- UNJLC completed the handover to the Humanitarian Aid Commission of approximately US$81,000 of NFI Common Pipeline contingency stocks pre-positioned in key locations in Rest of Sudan (ROS) to support emergency response.

- Sector reporting for the ROS and Darfur regions will be combined beginning in 2010.

- UNJLC recommends that all coordinating

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Sudan: UNJLC Logistics Bulletin 118, Dec 2009

Highlights

- As per UNJLC's commitment to providing user-driven logistics services through 2010, logistics user-needs interviews with humanitarian partners throughout Sudan will be conducted in January. NGOs and partners are kindly requested to inform UNJLC when they would be available for interview.

Please contact sudan@unjlc.org to arrange interview.

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NFI & ES Sector Monthly Update #12 SOUTHERN SUDAN December 2009

Executive Summary

- In the year 2009, reported distributions by Sector partners in Southern Sudan supported 68,539 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). This comprises 84% of the targeted planning figure for NFI &ES assistance in Southern Sudan as established in the 2009 UN & Partners Work Plan. Due to the increase in intertribal and inter-clan conflicts, the conflict related IDPs were by far the largest beneficiaries (67%), followed by Spontaneous returnees (13%), disaster affected (9%), refugees 5%, assisted returnees 4% and vulnerable