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06 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

Population of concern
A total of 726,585 individuals

05 Dec 2016 description

DAMAZIN – Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools.

Insecurity and lack of access had forced WFP to suspend the programme in September 2011. Prior to this interruption, WFP had provided school meals to around 70,000 students throughout Blue Nile State.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

02 Dec 2016 description

Desert Locust outbreak continues in **Mauritania** while smaller ones develop in **Eritrea** and **Yemen**

02 Dec 2016 description

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.

01 Dec 2016 description

The United Kingdom and the International Organization for Migration signed an agreement to support the Government of Sudan in continuing to develop initiatives that address human trafficking in the country. With funding from the UK, IOM Sudan will work with Sudan’s Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary to enhance the capacity of the criminal justice system by strengthening the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators, while providing a better understanding of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking legal framework to improve institutional coordination on the issue.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 1, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government disclosed that consultations were taking place in Addis Ababa to determine the positions of Darfur rebel combatants within the framework of a cessation of hostilities agreement to signed with the armed groups.

Talks between the government and two armed groups in Darfur, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM), over a humanitarian cessation of hostilities are deadlocked since last August.

30 Nov 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Italy will fund several projects of UN agencies on food security and rural radio in eastern Sudan. Now the country has made its first contribution to promoting the resilience of former combatants in Blue Nile.

Earlier this month the Italian government, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), has funded three new projects respectively with heritage organisation UNESCO (300,000), the World Food Programme (500,000) and the Refugee Agency (UNHCR, 700,000).

29 Nov 2016 description

Khartoum, November 27th, 2016 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively increase access to treatment of patients in Sudan.

28 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12598

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7818E SÉANCE – MATIN

Sous la présidence du Ministre des affaires étrangères du Sénégal, et en présence du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, le Conseil de sécurité a organisé aujourd’hui un débat public, dans la suite de celui du 26 avril dernier, sur le thème « Eau et paix et sécurité », alors que l’amenuisement des ressources hydriques exacerbe les tensions à l’heure du changement climatique et de l’expansion démographique. Les spécialistes préviennent que l’accès inégal à l’eau sera la principale cause des conflits de demain.

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Coarse grain production in 2016 expected at above-average levels due to favourable rains

  • Good availability of pasture across the country

  • Prices of cereals declining following the start of 2016 harvest in October

  • Food security situation improving, but concerns remain for IDPs and refugees

Above-average 2016 coarse grain production expected in most cropping areas

25 Nov 2016 description

N’DJAMENA – Refugees who have been finding shelter in Chad for the past ten years or more continue to require food assistance and their food security situation remains precarious, a joint assessment by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has found.

24 Nov 2016 description

On 15 November 2016, UNAMID, DDPD Implementation Unit in the Political Affairs Section, facilitated a Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) meeting in Kalimando locality, North Darfur, as part of the DIDC process, which is designed to give an opportunity to the grass root people of Darfur to contribute to the DDPD implementation and to the overall peace process.

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12598

SECURITY COUNCIL
7818TH MEETING (AM)

Speakers Highlight Effective Initiatives in Some Regions, Low Capacity in Others

Management of the world’s precious water resources must be promoted as a means to foster cooperation rather than conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today, as he opened a day-long open debate on water, peace and security.

23 Nov 2016 description

On 20 November 2016, UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR) – Political, Kingsley Mamabolo, along with other members of the Mission’s leadership, visited Sortony and Kube in North Darfur. The purpose of the visit was to assess the security situation and humanitarian needs, as well as help conflicting communities in the area resolve their disputes peacefully.

23 Nov 2016 description

Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF Sudan and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan

Geneva/Khartoum– Today in Geneva, the Sudan People’s Liberation MovementNorth (SPLM-N) signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.

The chairman of the SPLM-N, Malik Agar, signed the Action Plan in a ceremony taking place at the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva.

22 Nov 2016 description

Khartoum, November 22th, 2016- The United Nations, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of International Cooperation have launched a major drive to enhance the rule of law in Darfur.

22 Nov 2016 description

Libya - IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Analytical report, which reveals that Libya remains the main country of intended destination for 56 percent of all migrants surveyed, with Italy, Germany and France being other notable destinations for 17 percent, 7 percent and 5 percent of respondents respectively.

The report presents the results of surveys conducted with 1,946 migrants across nine Flow Monitoring points across Libya.