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August 13th – Situation Overview
Ongoing heavy rains in Sudan have resulted in flash floods, which have affected several states in the country including areas where World Vision is operational. According to updates from the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, nine states have been affected including Khartoum the capital city, River Nile, Northern State, Sennar, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, Kassala, West Darfur and Elgazeera. World Vision is operational in Khartoum where its head office is located.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.
The capacity of families and communities to care for and protect their most vulnerable members is often undermined in complex humanitarian situations. These risks are compounded where formal social welfare systems lack the reach to deliver services in areas of greatest need.
In order to sustain children’s protection from violence, exploitation and abuse, humanitarian actors have promoted the establishment of Community-Based Child Protection Committees and Networks (CBCPNs).
15 July -- World Vision has resumed its operations and is serving nearly 100,000 families in four IDP (internally displaced people) camps in South Darfur.
“We are happy that we have been able to resume essential services to the camps and provide food to 96,000 families. Services to other areas currently not covered will begin once we have re-established the office in Nyala,” said Simon Nyabwengi, World Vision’s National Director for Sudan.
11 July -- World Vision will resume limited operations next Sunday (14 July) in South Darfur, 10 days after two staff were killed in an inadvertent attack on the organisation’s compound in Nyala.
“We have been monitoring the security situation in Nyala with government, United Nations agencies and other organisations, and believe that there will be no renewed hostilities between the rival armed groups,” said Simon Nyabwengi, World Vision’s Sudan National Director.
10 July -- World Vision operations in Nyala may be reopened in a week’s time if security improves significantly. Representatives from World Vision, together with other NGOs including Mercy Corps, Oxfam and CARE, will meet next Thursday (18 July) to assess the situation.
July 6, 2013. A second World Vision Sudan staff member has died from injuries sustained Thursday (4 July) from a grenade explosion at the organisation’s compound near Nyala.
“It is unfortunate that we today lost Sabil Mansour. We are praying for his family, as well as the loved ones of Ali Ibrahim, who was killed Thursday. Sabil died at noon and will be buried later this afternoon,” says Simon Nyabwengi, World Vision Sudan’s Country Director.
Obama Administration Fails to Secure Progress in Key African Countries
(Washington, DC, April 12, 2011) – The Obama administration should make good on its pledge to work with recipients of US military assistance to end their use of child soldiers, four leading human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a letter to President Barack Obama released today.
By Geoffrey Denye Kalebbo
World Vision calls upon the international community to maintain a high level of attention on Sudan, where voting on the question of self-determination ended peacefully in South Sudan over the weekend.
"It would be a big risk to disband preparedness based on a peaceful voting process.
The world's success or failure on Sudan will be judged by the next few months
New York: Friday 24 September 2010
World leaders at today's Sudan summit must take concrete action to help ensure peace, safety and development for all Sudanese people, five international aid agencies said in an open letter.
Background paper - ODI Project Briefings 41 published by ODI, Tearfund and World Vision, May 2010
Faith based communities (FBCs) (Box 1) provide 40% to 50% of healthcare in developing countries (African Religious Health Assets Programme, 2006). One in five organisations working on HIV programmes are faith-based (World Health, 2004). While their role in responding to HIV is recognised, FBCs have unexploited capacity for the delivery of HIV prevention, treatment and care.
This is partly because some humanitarian organisations do not value the role of FBCs.
The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.
Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.
By Dan Teng'o
Many reports have been written about life in the hamlets, villages, displacement and refugee camps in Africa. Those reports are incomplete without these two words: child deaths.
In many places where I have been in East Africa, child deaths have become so common, that this sad situation has become a way of life.
Lots of mothers, including some in my extended family, have powerlessly watched their children die of preventable and treatable diseases such as malaria and pneumonia.
The toll is huge.
The study was designed and implemented cooperatively between Project Ploughshares and World Vision staff. While it is not a formal, external evaluation, it offers some provisional and comparative observations about World Vision peacebuilding and development practices and their relationship to reductions in armed violence. The research findings are presented using the "armed violence lens" created for the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD-DAC).
By Dan Teng'o
With a digital camera, notebook, pen and photographing permit in hand, I set out in the scorching heat for Otash camp for Internally Displaced People in South Darfur.
At the camp, dozens of displaced children mobbed our team with squeals of delight.
"OK! OK! OK!" they shrieked as they followed us around the camp.
Born into displacement
World Vision has been providing life-saving humanitarian aid to thousands of people at Otash camp since 2004.
By Dan Teng'o
Many children in the villages of Edd al Fursan locality in war-weary Darfur are born in their parents' huts under the watchful eyes of traditional birth attendants such as Asha Daud Adam.
Although Asha, 57, is illiterate, she has delivered babies for 27 years, helping impoverished women give birth safely in a demanding environment with scarce maternal health care services.
"I do it as a service to my community," says Asha, a resident of Jugma village, who recently participated in her first training as a birth attendant.
Since 2008, World …
Khartoum, March 5, 2009--Humanitarian agency World Vision is deeply worried that the forced departure of several large relief groups from Sudan will create gaps in critical humanitarian services to thousands of vulnerable children and adults, putting them at risk in the war-torn region of Darfur.
World Vision's licence to operate in Sudan has not been affected at this point in time, and the agency plans to continue providing more than 500,000 people in South Darfur with life-saving food, water, sanitation, medical care and other humanitarian services.
World Vision will …