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World Vision Supporting Response to Floods-Induced Emergency in Sudan

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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.

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Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy: Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million as the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

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Working with Community-Based Child Protection Committees and Networks - Handbook for facilitators

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).

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World Vision Resumes Limited Operations in South Darfur IDP Camps

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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.

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World Vision to Resume Limited Operations in South Darfur IDP Camps

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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.

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World Vision May Resume South Darfur Operations Next Week

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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.

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Second World Vision Employee Dies from Injuries

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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.

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LRA-affected IDP assessment - Western Equatoria State, South Sudan, 19th-31st May 2011

Executive Summary

International Organization for Migration:

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

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US: Pressure Allies to End Child Soldier Use

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.

Human Rights Watch:



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Sudan: As voting ends, continued global attention needed

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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. There is much that is yet to be done, including the announcement of the results, the referendum in Abyei and whatever the outcomes of these processes may mean to the north and south," said Edwin Asante, the programme director for World Vision in South Sudan.

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Urgent action needed as Sudan faces countdown to crucial referendum warn aid agencies

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. Failure to act risks a new eruption of violence and threatens the future of Africa's largest country, with just over 100 days until the referendum to decide whether the south should remain part of Sudan.

The International Rescue Committee, Oxfam,

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Collaboration between faith-based communities and humanitarian actors when responding to HIV in emergencies

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. Concerns include fears that

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Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan

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

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Aid worker's blog: Child health in Sudan

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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.

Sudan

The toll is huge. Out of every three

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Addressing Armed Violence in East Africa: A Report on World Vision Peacebuilding, Development and Humanitarian Assistance Programmes

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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).
This lens emphasises four elements relating
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Sudan: Aid worker's blog - children left behind in Darfur

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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. The majority of children who excitedly milled around us were born into displacement

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Sudan: Darfur's traditional birth attendants

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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 Vision has trained

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Sudan: World Vision concerned about prospect of aid gaps in Darfur

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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.

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Northern Uganda advocacy partnership for peace

NUAPP
Northern Uganda Advocacy Partnership for Peace

'Operation Lightning Thunder' has yet to yield evidence that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been disrupted or destroyed as a movement. On the contrary the situation has moved from a stalled peace process to a very hot war, and as is in most conflicts, it is civilians who have paid (and are continuing to pay) the price for the calculated risks taken by leaders in the region.

While acknowledging there is little or no independent reporting it appears that the LRA have been responsible

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Sudan: Fragile peace breaks in South Sudan

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World Vision is calling for the needs of the newly-displaced Sudanese to be prioritised by the international community.

Violent clashes in oil-rich Abeyi on 14 May have forced 60,000 people from their homes. They are now in dire need of clean drinking water, sanitation, food, health, nutrition, essential items and protection.

'After three years of peace in the south of Sudan, we are faced with renewed displacement and a whole region flooding into areas already devastated from decades of war,' said Seth Le Leu, World Vision's Programme Director in South Sudan.

Sheltering under trees