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27 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

Uganda and the United States have ended a six-year hunt for elusive warlord Joseph Kony and his notorious Lord’s Resistance Army.

But calling off the mission, focused on Central African Republic, has left the commander of Ugandan forces in the country frustrated and advocacy groups concerned that the failure to “kill or capture” Kony could see the insurgency rebound.

27 Apr 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 26, 2017 (ZALINGEI) - Almost 19 people have been reportedly killed during clashes between the fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) and government militia who tried to sneak into Torang Tora area in Nertiti locality, Central Darfur State.

27 Apr 2017 description

FOROBARANGA, WEST DARFUR - Thousands of people from Forobaranga, West Darfur, gathered to mark a milestone in the safety of their community this week. In an event on 24 April, UNAMID and the National Mine Action Centre joined with locals in Forobaranga town to celebrate the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from all registered contaminated areas in the locality. Participants also welcomed a pilot survey aimed at ensuring the area is kept free of residual ERW and UXO.

27 Apr 2017 description
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Khartoum, 27 April 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.

26 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Thousands of refugees from South Kordofan have arrived in Pamir camp in South Sudan, after being forced to leave Yida camp because of a shortage of food.

10,000 new refugees from the Nuba Mountains have arrived in Pamir in Ruwang, a reporter at the scene told Radio Dabanga. The refugees that have reached the camp in the past three months mostly come from Yida, after humanitarian organisations there have scaled down food and aid activities last year.

26 Apr 2017 description

A five-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to effectively respond to humanitarian crises and coordinate within the international humanitarian system is held in Kampala, Uganda at the initiative of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and implemented by International Medical Corps.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

24 Apr 2017 description

Testimony by Dr Tankred Stoebe, former President of MSF Germany

24 Apr 2017 description

The African Union (AU) is struggling to convince all the stakeholders in Darfur to agree to a binding ceasefire based on a comprehensive agreement. The array of rebel movements and factions in Darfur makes for an increasingly complex situation, compounded by clashes among ethnic groups at the community level.

21 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

829,925 refugees registered in the country
38,434 refugees newly registered so far in 2017
20,515 refugees newly registered in March
44,453 unaccompanied and separated children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) is UNHCR’s main government counterpart with which close cooperation is maintained to ensure the protection of refugees in Ethiopia.

21 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA, 20th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp for Syrian Refugees has won The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2016 in the field Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people.

This was announced by Nasser Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND at a press conference held in Geneva on Thursday.

21 Apr 2017 description

To support communities in East Darfur State, IOM with the generous funding support of the European Union, rehabilitated AL-Sadaga Primary Girls School in Abu Karinka locality for 600 students of primary school age.

20 Apr 2017 description

“Internal displacement must be brought back on to the global agenda”, urges NRC’s Secretary General Jan Egeland ahead of the NRC Global Displacement Conference 2017. “Humanity has no borders, and no group should be neglected.”

“We need the full picture of global displacement to be acknowledged. Two-thirds of all people currently displaced by conflict around the world are internally displaced. To limit access to assistance and protection according to lines on a map would be a failure of humanity,” says Egeland.

Lack of attention and investment

19 Apr 2017 description

Depuis septembre 2015, MSF a rouvert des activités dans le nord de la France pour venir en aide aux réfugiés bloqués à Calais, à Grande-Synthe et sur d'autres sites. MSF a fermé son dernier projet dans le nord après le démantellement de Calais, en octobre 2016, mais contine de surveiller la situation, en appui aux associations locales.

17 Apr 2017 description

Addis Ababa April 17, 2017 High level health officials from three neighboring countries have praised Ethiopia for the care and support the country is providing for refugees.

The officials from Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, who talked to ENA, said Ethiopia is a showcase for hosting and treating refugees by enabling them to feel at home.

Head of Planning, Policy and Partnership Affairs Division at the Somalia Ministry of Health, Muhammad Abdullahi said Ethiopia has sheltered thousands of Somali citizens who fled the civil war and the recurrent drought.

16 Apr 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM/EL OBEID) - Two people were killed and thirteen others injured Saturday when a strange object exploded at a major shoe market in El Obeid, North Kordofan state capital, some 363 kilometres from Khartoum.

A medical source at El Obeid Teaching Hospital told Sudan Tribune that two people were killed in an explosion at the shoe market, saying one of them died on the spot while the other died after he arrived at the hospital to receive treatment.

16 Apr 2017 description

Oda Lykke Mortensen

NORCAP work hard to help people most affected by climate changes. Meet five of our climate experts explaining why it is important to understand the need for accurate climate information and what they do about it.

"NORCAP experts cannot mitigate climate change and natural hazards, but they strive to make the consequences of climate change and natural hazards as low as possible," says our Climate and Resilience Project Manager, Astrid Tveteraas.

14 Apr 2017 description

When do you wash your hands in your daily life? While the answer may vary from person to person, in Japan we usually teach our children to wash their hands before a meal, after using the toilet and when they return home.

13 Apr 2017 description
  1. La troisième réunion du Comité Technique sur le rapartiement volontaire des réfugiés tchadiens vivant au Soudan et des réfugiés soudanais vivant au Tchad s'est tenue à N'Djamena du 11 au 12 avril 2017.
13 Apr 2017 description
  1. The third technical meeting of the voluntary repatriation of Chadian refugees from the Sudan, and that of Sudanese refugees in Chad was help in N'Djamena from 11-12 April 2017.