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South Sudan + 1 other
National mine action strategic plan 2012 - 2016

(Excerpt)

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The South Sudan national mine action strategic plan was developed by the South Sudan Mine Action Authority, with the assistance of the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).

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North, South & West State: WFP Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) Round 12 (February 2012)  

Executive Summary

• February is the post‐harvest period, when food availability at household level typically improves and cereal prices are comparatively lower due to availability of food from production at household level. However, crop production in the 2011/12 agricultural season was poor, with findings from a post‐harvest assessment conducted in December 2011, estimating a cereal gap of 147,830 metric tones (MT).

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Somebody help: The forgotten population of Jebel Si in North Darfur is left without healthcare as MSF struggles to continue its medical activities in the region

In the remote Jebel Si area of North Darfur, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital, five health posts, and a mobile clinic. These are the only health facilities in the area, and they serve a permanent population of 100,000, as well as about 10,000 seasonal nomads. The majority of MSF’s patients in Jebel Si are women and children.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Annual Needs and Livelihoods Assessment 2011/2012 - February 2012

The Annual Needs and Livelihoods Analysis 2011/12 report marks the first edition since South Sudan’s independence. Close to 4.7 million people are at risk of food insecurity, of whom approximately 1 million are estimated to be severely food insecure due to a convergence of three main factors: a cereal deficit of 473,000 tonnes attributable to poor production and large number of returnees, high food prices accentuated by trade restrictions between Sudan and South Sudan, and inter-communal conflicts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Food Security Update, February 2012

North Darfur

• For all markets in the state, the price of one sack of millet (100 kg) has increased 70% to 270 SDG compared to February 2011.

• Sorghum prices are 26% higher compared to February 2011.

• The preliminary findings from the post harvest assessment indicate a cereal deficit of 144,000 MT in 2012. The final results have not yet been endorsed by the State authorities.

West Darfur

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Protection in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains: Local achievements, international failures

By Justin Corbett

SUMMARY: In June 2011, the internationally brokered and monitored peace agreement in South Kordofan broke down and a civil war erupted that left over a millions civilians cut off from all markets, services and contact with the outside world.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard February 2012

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Monthly Market Update Bulletin # 50 February 2012

SUMMARY:

The current price trend clearly reflects the widespread shortage of sorghum (an important food grain for poorer consumers in most areas). Compared to the seasonal pattern during last year (a good production year), prices rose very steeply in the pre-harvest period when it became clear that the season was poor. The expected harvest-time price drop in all the major markets has been replaced by an earlier than normal rising trend.

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South Sudan + 1 other
What Peace and Whose? Envisioning a more comprehensive, more stable peace in South Sudan and Sudan

Summary:

This paper uses Alert’s peacebuilding framework to explore questions about peace and peacebuilding in South Sudan and Sudan.

Important underlying factors of conflict remain unaddressed within both countries, and the paper makes three broad recommendations to those in South Sudan and Sudan who are concerned to build a more comprehensive and more stable peace, and to those in the international community wishing to support their efforts.

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Health Highlights - Week 7, 11 - 17 February 2012

Public health concerns

  • From 1 January up to 17 February, a total of 94 suspected cases of meningitis were reported in Sudan with 3 deaths (case fatality rate of 4.1%).

  • After reaching the epidemic threshold, Aborai sector in North Kordofan was covered by meningitis vaccination cam-paign. The target population in this sector was 27000 populations under the age group of 20-30 years.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Sudanese child refugees enroll in Ethiopian camp school

Report
Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

March 1, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Sudanese child refugees from conflicts in Blue Nile state are receiving primary education at the recently opened Tongo refugee camp in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Since fighting between Sudanese forces and rebels broke out in September 2011 in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, nearly 30,000 Sudanese, among whom 4,000 children, have been forced to flee in to Ethiopia.

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Sudan + 1 other
UN Envoy concerned over tension between Sudan & South Sudan

Report
Miraya FM

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, has expressed concerns in the current tension between Juba and Khartoum.

Addressing the press in Khartoum on Wednesday, after meeting Sudan President, Omer Al Bashir, in Khartoum, Johnson called on South Sudan and Sudan to enhance their relations.

Johnson said that she has been mandated in the new mission to improve relations between South Sudan and Sudan.

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UNICEF and partners promote girls' education in Darfur, Sudan

By Simon Ingram

NYALA, South Darfur, Sudan, 29 February 2012 – No one quite knows how Qud al Haboob elementary school got its name. From its location, on the dusty outskirts of Darfur’s largest town, Nyala, one may surmise it refers to the blinding haboob dust-storms that sweep periodically across much of Sudan.

VIDEO: February 2012, UNICEF correspondent Simon Ingram reports on how UNICEF is helping girls go to school in South Darfur.

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Abu Delik families spend a fourth day at UNAMID HQ

Report
Radio Dabanga

Zam Zam camp (1 Mar.) - 120 newly displaced families from Abu Delik and Sag Al Na'am stayed a fourth day at UN/African Union Mission in Darfur headquarters in Zam Zam displaced persons camp near El Fasher.

The families are yet to reach a solution with UNAMID, who they are demanding must provide them with full protection and relief.

They were terrorised on arrival to the camp by Abu Tira forces (central reserve forces), which forced them to seek refuge at the UNAMID base on Tuesday.

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Somalia + 10 others
Mediterranean Basin Weekly Review - 29 February 2012

This document provides a weekly overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 22 - 28 February 2012, with hyper-links to source material highlighted in blue and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the 21/fed Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicwebort.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

In Focus
Horn of Africa
North Africa
Northeast Africa
Syria

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South Sudan + 1 other
Sudan’s Weapons of Mass Starvation

Report
Enough Project

Posted by Juliana Stebbins

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The ICC issues a warrant of arrest for the Sudanese Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein

ICC-CPI-20120301-PR770

Situation: Darfur, Sudan

Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein

On 1 March 2012, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant of arrest against Mr Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein (“Hussein”) for 41 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in the context of the situation in Darfur (Sudan). Mr Hussein is currently Minister of National Defence of the Sudanese Government and former Minister of the Interior and former Sudanese President’s Special Representative in Darfur.

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South Sudan + 1 other
On the Violence along the Sudan-South Sudan Border

Press Statement

Victoria Nuland

Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

March 1, 2012

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South Sudan + 1 other
Train takes South Sudanese home before deadline

KHARTOUM, March 1, 2012 (AFP) - With an April 8 deadline looming for ethnic South Sudanese to leave Sudan or acquire documents allowing them to stay in the north, Bol Wunj's family decided on Thursday that it was time to go.

Without a reservation, they showed up at a rubbish-strewn patch of sand where 20 train carriages waited to take around 1,500 South Sudanese home to a country that some of them had not seen for decades.

"My wife is worried about April 8. She is listening to a lot of rumours," Wunj said, hoping his family could get some of the seats still available.

Agence France-Presse:

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ICC issues warrant for Sudan defence minister

THE HAGUE, March 1, 2012 (AFP) - The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's defence minister for crimes against the civilian population in Darfur.

"The ICC issues a warrant of arrest for the Sudanese Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein," The Hague-based court said in a statement.

Hussein, 60, is the sixth person sought by the ICC or before the court for crimes committed in the war-torn African region. These include Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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