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Vested Interest in Operational Potential of African Peace Support Missions, Ways to Strengthen Interplay with United Nations, Central to Fourth Committee Debate

GA/SPD/569
Sixty-ninth session,
17th Meeting (AM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

As more than half of all United Nations peacekeepers were serving in Africa, the Organization should mount greater partnership with regional and subregional organizations across the continent, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as issues of personnel security, clear mandates, use of new technologies and gender mainstreaming also informed debate.

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Five die in continued air raids on Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (30 Oct .) -

The Sudanese Air Force continued its bombardments on villages in East Jebel Marra for the second consecutive day, killing a father and his four children, as well as dozens of livestock. Again large tracts of farmland and pasture burned to ashes.

“This morning, between 7 and 8 am, a Sukhoi jet dropped 27 bombs on the area of Bir Sauda, west of Dolma, and the area of Khor Mali, a resident of Khor Mali told Radio Dabanga.

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Sudan-South Darfur 26 Oct 2014 updates

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SUDO (UK)

SUDO UK CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN TO DISBAND ALL MILITIAS IN DARFUR, AND BRING THOSE GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMITTING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES TO JUSTICE

On 26th of October 2014 around 2.00pm some JANJAWEED militia’s men attacked and raped a 15 year’s old girl at the outskirt of NERTITI IDPs camp, when she was on her way back to the camp from their farm in GORORO area. Police and UNAMID were informed.

On the same day 4 men were killed by JANJAWEED militia in BORRAM road near REHAID AL-ALBIRDI area.
Those who were killed:
1- Ali Suleiman

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Two more children die in Central Darfur refugee camp

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Radio Dabanga

AZUM LOCALITY (30 Oct .) -The death toll in Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Central Darfur has risen from six to eight since Monday.

Wardi Bahreldin, the representative of the Chadian refugees in Darfur, reported to Radio Dabanga that two girls died in Um Shalaya’s health centre on Wednesday morning.

“One of them was my daughter, Omaima Wardi. Like the other patients, she was suffering from high fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, convulsions, and bleeding from the mouth and nose.”

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WFP Reaches Vulnerable Communities In Abyei With Life-Saving Food Assistance

KHARTOUM/ABYEI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has started this week distribution of life-saving food assistance for the vulnerable communities in northern Abyei for the first time since May 2011.

A one-month food ration will be distributed to over 15,000 people in need in five locations in the area. The distribution, which started Monday and reached over 7,900 people up until now, will continue in the coming days.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 43 | 20 – 26 October 2014

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 13 others
In Presidential Statement, Security Council Urges States to Bolster Protection, Empowerment of Displaced Women, Girls

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Sudan + 1 other
External Situation Report on the Population Movements into Sudan (12 - 25 October 2014)

Introduction:

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Girl raped by three gunmen in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI LOCALITY (27 Oct.) - A 15-year-old girl was gang-raped in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, on Sunday.

“Three militiamen attacked the girl while she was tending her farmland in the area of Boruru, east of Nierteti town, on Sunday,” a relative of the victim reported to Radio Dabanga.

“They raped her alternately,” he said. “Passers-by found her lying on the ground in a bad physical and mental state, and transferred her to Nierteti hospital for treatment.”

The source added that the crime was reported to the police.

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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa

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UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #41, 22 October 2014

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  • WFP urgently requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to cut rations and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals.

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Six refugees die of fever, malnutrition in Central Darfur camp

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Radio Dabanga

AZUM LOCALITY(27 Oct.) - The Chadian refugees of Um Shalaya camp, Azum locality in Central Darfur, complain about an increase of deaths, caused by “an unknown fever”, accompanied by coughing, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

“Six people died so far, among them three children,” Wardi Bahareldin, representative of the Chadian refugees in Darfur, told Radio Dabanga on Sunday. He said that the first cases appeared on 20 October. “Currently there is no home without a patient suffering from this fever.”

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Nigeria + 10 others
Rotary marks World Polio Day with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

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Rotary

CONTACTS: Vivian Fiore - Vivian.fiore@rotary.org, Phone: +1 (847) 866-3234 (US)

HUMANITARIAN GROUP’S OCTOBER 24 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM CHICAGO FEATURES TOP GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS, POLIO-SURVIVOR MINDA DENTLER, POP STAR TESSANNE CHIN, REGGAE’S ZIGGY MARLEY AND MORE

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Children die of malnutrition in North Darfur's Kabkabiya

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA LOCALITY (26 Oct.) -

The Kabkabiya camps for the displaced in North Darfur are witnessing an increase of mortality cases among children, owing to acute malnutrition and infection by an unknown disease.

“The symptoms of the disease are body swelling, weight loss, severe fatigue, sweating, vomiting and diarrhoea,” the women coordinator of the camps for the displaced in Kabkabiya locality told Radio Dabanga.

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Health centre staff strike in Kass, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS LOCALITY(23 Oct.) -

The personnel working at health centres in Kass locality, South Darfur, have been on strike since last week.

A displaced woman from Ardeba camp in Kass locality told Radio Dabanga that the medical staff embarked on a strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries and financial dues.

“This seriously increases the suffering of the people in Kass locality,” she said. “In particular widows with children and the orphans in the Kass camps face many humanitarian and health problems.

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East Darfur schools to re-open on Sunday

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Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN(23 Oct.) -

The Ministry of Education of East Darfur announced that school lessons will be resumed again on Sunday. This follows a hiatus of more than 50 days, owing to a teachers' strike in the state.

The teachers embarked on a strike on 3 September, in protest against the non-payment of several arrears, amounting in total to about SDG3 mn ($522,000).

The state Minister of Education, Siddig Abdelnabi Ahmed, told Radio Dabanga that an agreement was reached on a payment schedule of the arrears, allowances, and salaries until the end of this year.