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31 Mar 2010 description

31 March 2010 - Yesterday marked the conclusion of a two-day forum on Early Recovery in El Fasher, North Darfur, which brought together around 40 representatives of various stakeholders, including UNAMID and humanitarian aid agencies, civil society organizations, IDP leaders and state government officials.

The forum, organized by UNDP, provided a platform for a common understanding on early recovery in Darfur, including the clarification of roles and responsibilities and identifying tools and resources for early recovery.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Government of Sudan

The Joint mechanism between the government of Sudan and Arab league was resulted in many Projects and programs which was financed by the Arab league, Arab countries and Arab NGOs

The name of the project: Construction of villages for the voluntary return in Darfur

Donation and contribution of the Arab league:

The project funded by the Arab league composed of:

- Construction of 3 Model villages with 27 services center 9 center in each village, three villages are: Birka, Muraya, Junqi and Habila.

- Construction of 90 houses for center staff.

- Construction of 3 …

31 Mar 2010 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants resumed in Rumbek, Lakes State on 23 March, helping former soldiers return to civilian life.

The first group of disarmed ex-combatants spent the day going through the first steps of the demobilization and reintegration process, including verification of the participants' identities, collation of disarmament data, medical examination, issuing of identity cards and counselling.

Ex-combatants also received information on the reintegration stage that would follow, and were given cash to support them reintegrate into …

31 Mar 2010 description

Bulletin bimensuel du Bureau International du Service Jésuite des Réfugiés.

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NOUVELLES DES RÉFUGIÉS

RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO : BAISSE DE LA SÉCURITÉ ET DES PRODUITS DE BASE

Rome, le 23 mars 2010 - Pour des milliers de personnes déplacées dans les deux états du Kivu du Congo Oriental, la vie de rapatrié est dure.

Au cours des douze mois écoulés, la permanence des opérations militaires a empêché l'arrivée des produits de base. La majorité des habitants n'a pas accès aux soins de santé, à l'école, à l'eau potable, à l'alimentation, etc.

31 Mar 2010 description

Daniel Dickinson

European Commission Humanitarian Aid department

Rumbek, March 2010

Anyan Riak is not planning to return to her home anytime soon. The small cultivated patch of well irrigated green leaves is one indication that she has started life afresh.

In January last year, she was forced to flee her home in Wulu in Lakes State in South Sudan, just twenty kilometres away after a rival tribe attacked and killed what she describes as 'many people'.

31 Mar 2010 description
  • A total of 5,197 new casualties from mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and victim-activated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recorded in 75 countries and other areas in 2008. This included 1,266 people killed and 3,891 injured; the status of the remaining 40 casualties is unknown.

    - Males (boys and men) comprised 91% of all casualties where gender details were known, while females (girls and women) accounted for 9%.

    - In 2008, civilians accounted for nearly two-thirds (61%) of recorded casualties.

31 Mar 2010 description

Khartoum, 31 March 2010. " This work requires constant vigilance, diligence and collective action on many fronts. On this International Day, I salute the mine action workers who brave dangerous conditions and risk their lives in this pursuit.

31 Mar 2010 description

Joint statement by the United States, United Kingdom and Norway on the forthcoming national elections in Sudan.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Støre, and UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband issued the following statement on the forthcoming national elections in Sudan:

"National elections in Sudan in April will represent a major milestone in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended Sudan's twenty-two year civil war, and are an important opportunity for the people of Sudan to participate in the political process.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Human Rights Watch

Other Threats to Refugees: Deportation Risk for Darfuris; Another Has Been 'Disappeared'

(New York, March 31, 2010) - Egyptian border guards have shot dead three migrants attempting to cross from Egypt to Israel over the past four days, bringing the total number of migrants shot dead at the border so far this year to 12, Human Rights Watch said today.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Government of Sudan

Summary:

Analysis by early warning and emergency information center of HAC revealed that, the aggregate domestic cereals available for 2009/2010 covers only 57% of the total requirement, 43% is the nominal deficit.

Relative to the total requirement, human consumption represent 86%, whereas fodder, seeds and losses utilizes 14% of the total requirements, it is clearly noted that the portion of grains utilized as fodder is steadily increasing, this is attributed mainly to the increase of poultry and dairy farms outskirts of big towns, To bridge the nominal gap of 2536.8 it is assumed …

31 Mar 2010 description

Highlights

IOM South Sudan, with assistance from UNJLC, is offering a Common Transport Service to the humanitarian community in South Sudan. This is a free to user service which will run from March till the end of June and is designed to support the humanitarian community in pre-positioning essential supplies through South Sudan in preparation for the upcoming rainy season. This service is limited from locations in South Sudan to other locations in South Sudan. For further information contact sudan@unjlc.org.

31 Mar 2010 description

Gender equality: vital to development in Southern Sudan

Earlier this month, people around the world participated in thousands events to help celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. International Women's Day, which is observed every year on 8 March, provides an opportunity to reflect on the fact that, globally, more women are learning to read and write than ever before.

31 Mar 2010 description

Catastrophic Earthquake in Haiti

Death toll reaches 230,000 - Hundreds of thousands left homeless

On January 12th, the worst earthquake in Haiti in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from Port-au-Prince reducing much of the capital to rubble. Six weeks after the earthquake, the Haitian government reports that the death toll in Haiti could exceed 230,000.

31 Mar 2010 description

Brussels, 31.3.2010

SEC (2010) 374 final

Accompanying document to the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT {COM(2010)126}

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31 Mar 2010 description

New Girls' Secondary School in Blue Nile State Honors Fallen USAID Staff

USAID on March 8 officially presented to the Blue Nile State Ministry of Education the new Granville-Abbas Girls' Secondary School in Kurmuk.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Miraya FM

More than twelve thousand soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces and the Popular Defense forces have been demobilized in Kadugli and Julud in south Kordofan state. The Commissioner of Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration in the state, Abdulla Mohamed, declared the end of the first stage of the operation, adding that the second stage is the integration process, to start next May.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Ngor Arol Garang

March 31, 2010 (RENK) - Deadly clashes between members of Messeriya pastorals grazing cattle in the area have displaced over one hundred of civilians in the village of Marial Achak, east of Abyei town on Tuesday 30.

The clash which took place at around five o'clock yesterday in the evening is reported to have claimed live of an innocent man and wound more others with one transported to Abyei civil hospital at critical condition.

31 Mar 2010 description

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Zambia have signed and ratified the CCM. African states made up 20% of the first 30 ratifications to trigger the entry into force of the CCM.

Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe have yet to sign the CCM.

Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, and Swaziland adopted the CCM at the end of negotiations in Dublin, but have not yet signed.

31 Mar 2010 description

A nascent peace and security architecture

Seasoned observers of the Horn of Africa have been sceptical about the emergence of a viable supra-national organization that will realize the building of a regional peace and security architecture in the not too distant future. Most of them however, insist that the Horn has to be approached as a 'Regional Security Complex' where security threats to any one state of the region has serious security repercussions on the rest.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Miraya FM

The International Landmines Day was observed in Juba on Tuesday.While addressing the occasion, the UN Representative, David Saunders, said that more than 19,000 anti-personnel land mines and 800,000 unexploded ordnances have been destroyed in southern Sudan.

Saunders said that mines awareness education has been given to over four million people in southern Sudan.

Meanwhile; the European Union Head of Officer in Juba, Jesus Baguena, said that Anti personnel and explosive remnants of war continue to pose a significant threat.

Baguena said that the EU has donated 20 million Euros to …