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Why land tenure matters for IDPs: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

by Jacquie Kiggundu, Junior Professional Consultant and Research Assistant

Introduction

The issue of land and land tenure systems is moving beyond the purview of legal analysts and on to the agenda of humanitarian practitioners. Many analysts, including the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (RSG), have recognized that addressing restitution, compensation and land reform issues are crucial to developing long term solutions to displacement.[1] Issues around land have clear implications for those working directly with

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Highlights of the Noon Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General 9 Mar 2007

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SUDANESE PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO LETTER OUTLINING U.N. SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN UNION PEACEKEEPING EFFORTS IN DARFUR

On 24 January 2007, the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Oumar Konaré, sent identical letters to the President of Sudan, Omer Hassan Ahmed El Bashir, which transmitted details of the United Nations "Heavy Package" of support for the African Union peacekeeping efforts in Darfur, Sudan.

Yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General received a reply from President Bashir, dated 6 March. The reply from President

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UN Central Emergency Response Fund commits $241 million to help disaster-hit areas

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UN News Service
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has furnished $241 million to help provide relief to disaster-hit areas in some 30 countries since its establishment nine months ago, the world body's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced today.

Of the total, $164 million was disbursed from the rapid response facility for new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies in 24 countries. An additional $77 million from funds earmarked for under-funded emergencies was distributed across 16 countries. The total sum was used to support 328 projects.