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26 Apr 2015 description

El Fasher, 25 April 2015 – The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reiterates that its peacekeepers responded to two attacks against them by armed men in Kass, South Darfur, on 23 and 24 April 2015, denying recent media misreporting on the incident.

“In both incidents, UNAMID troops returned fire but did not initiate any shooting; they only acted to protect themselves,” said African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua.

25 Apr 2015 description

UNDP and Global Fund sign agreement to bolster efforts

Geneva - A new agreement reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to provide a major boost in the fight against malaria in the country.

24 Apr 2015 description

As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process

‘Measuring and enhancing adaptation’ is the key theme at this year's Community-Based Adaptation conference in Kenya, where Practical Action will be highlighting the importance of developing community capacity.

24 Apr 2015 description

Avant-propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

24 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

24 April 2015 – Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass, 85 kilometers north-west of Nyala, South Darfur.

The exchange of fire resulted in at least four attackers killed and six peacekeepers and one assailant injured, according to a statement released by the Mission today.

24 Apr 2015 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers.

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24 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By JEFF OTIENO

In Summary

What is normal rainfall?

•Above average rainfall, normal rainfall and below average rainfall are calculated using the long-term average rainfall of a particular ecological zone. The long-term average rainfall of a region is the mean rainfall amount for the past 30 years. It is calculated for both the long rains and short rains.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

24 Apr 2015 description
report Enough Project

Editor's Note: This blog was written by partner organization i-ACT. For more information, please read their Refugee Rations report and visit the RESTORE 2100 campaign site.

23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

23 Apr 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

South Darfur-Nyala city 21st April

Abadallah Younis the General Director of the Revenue /Ministry of finance inSouth Darfur, was ambushed and shot dead by three pro-government militia men, in a failed attempted to loot his car, when he was parking the Car in his house at around 8.45pm. He was buried on the following day, but no one was arrested.

South Darfur-Joorof village 21st

22 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

KHARTOUM, Sudan/ GENEVA / NAIROBI 22 April 2015 – Following one of the worst measles outbreaks in Sudan’s recent history, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) and national partners, is launching a massive campaign to immunize 7.9 million children aged six months to 15 years against this life-threatening disease.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 21 April 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s heath ministry received the second batch measles vaccine doses on Tuesday as heath workers prepare to launch a vaccination campaign in the country.

On Monday 6 April, two million measles vaccine doses arrived to Khartoum airport. It was the first batch of 9.6 million doses ordered by the Sudanese government with the support of UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out an immunisation campaign after an outbreak in several states.

21 Apr 2015 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of food commodities from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) valued at US$135 million to help WFP provide assistance in Sudan during the lean season.

The USAID food consists of lentils, oil and sorghum – a household staple in Sudan. The contribution is especially timely, coming ahead of the lean season, which starts in May, when food needs among the most vulnerable are typically at their highest.

21 Apr 2015 description

Khartoum, 20 April 2015 - The Joint Working Group comprising Government of Sudan, African Union and United Nations senior officials met in Khartoum from 16 to 19 April to continue its work on a UNAMID’s exit strategy.

The meetings were conducted in a cooperative and professional way with full commitment from all sides. It was agreed the next meeting will be in the second week of May 2015.

21 Apr 2015 description

On 20 April 2015, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs Section- Sector North conducted a technical and monitoring visit to three completed rihood projects in Kuma locality. Rihoods are natural water catchments used to store rainwater for use by nomadic communities during the dry season in Darfur when they face severe water shortages.

The rehabilitation of these rihoods has been jointly carried out by UNAMID and local implementing partner, Nomadic Development Council, and is funded by the Government of Japan.

21 Apr 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH) to respond to a measles outbreak in parts of Sudan. In North Darfur, a mass vaccination was launched at the end of March, 2015 to stem the outbreak and increase the immunisation coverage in the population.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

The European Union promotes more equitable, open and democratic societies globally. To achieve this, the EU encourages civil society and local authorities to actively participate in partner countries’ public policies. In Sudan, the EU Delegation just launched a 5.5 million EUR worth call for proposals for civil society organizations and local authorities.

21 Apr 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

Dirty bombs in East Jabal Marra and the RSF continued killing and looting the Civilians in Darfur -14th and 15th April 2015

East Jabal Marra -Dofta village/East of Fanga rea - 14th April

A group of the Rapid Support Forces came to Dofat market and bought some meat from two (2) butchers named (Mohamed Suleiman Musa and Mohamed Abdo-alkareem). When the butchers asked for their money, the RSF opened fire killing the two butchers and walked away.

East Jabal Marra -Tagal village 15th April

21 Apr 2015 description
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Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.