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05 Sep 2015 description
report UN News Service

4 September 2015 – A lack of funding in Sudan could have serious repercussions on the ground, the World Food Programme (WFP) said today, warning that the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, which serves as a vital aid link in the country, needs nearly $10 million to remain operational.

05 Sep 2015 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation said today at a Headquarters press conference.

04 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoRSS, SPLM-IO, and other stakeholders sign peace agreement; subsequent ceasefire violations reported

  • General insecurity continues to drive displacement and constrain humanitarian operations

  • UN extends L3 designation for South Sudan

04 Sep 2015 description

Depuis 2003, quand des millions de civils ont fui la violence chez eux au Soudan, le Tchad leur a ouvert ses portes, accueillant plus de 400 000 réfugiés soudanais. Le Programme alimentaire mondiale (PAM) leur a toujours apporté une assistance alimentaire vitale, mais aujourd'hui ils risquent de tomber dans l'oubli suite au manque de financement et aux nouveaux déplacés qui se réfugient au Tchad.

04 Sep 2015 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en août. Seuls des ailés solitaires en faibles effectifs étaient présents dans des parties des aires de reproduction estivale dans le nord du Sahel de la Mauritanie, du Niger, du Tchad et du Soudan. Toutefois, les bonnes pluies généralisées tombées sur toutes ces zones ont rendu les conditions écologiques favorables, ce qui permettra à une reproduction à petite échelle d’avoir lieu en septembre et octobre.

04 Sep 2015 description

Six recommendations aimed at enhancing the protection of children affected by armed conflict are included in the 2015 report that Leila Zerrougui will present to the United Nations General Assembly during its upcoming 71st session.

04 Sep 2015 description

Recent increases in rainfall provide little relief to long-term dryness in East Africa and Hispaniola

  1. Widespread, persistent, and heavy rainfall over the past several weeks have led to saturated ground conditions and localized flooding in several regions of West Africa. The continuation of heavy rainfall is forecast for the upcoming week, maintaining flooding risks throughout several areas in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, western Niger, eastern Guinea and Sierra Leone.

04 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

JERUSALEM, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - The Facebook request was simple: “Man needs a home.” The actual demand was perhaps less so. Late in August, Israeli activists began asking fellow citizens to take strangers – asylum seekers or refugees just freed from detention – into their homes. Dan Levi, a university student in Jerusalem who turns 27 in a few days time, was one of those to respond to the call.

04 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • The signing of the peace agreement is a positive development. However, many significant concerns remain to be addressed and the Addis Ababa workshop starting on 04 September will be critical.

  • Resourcing remains a serious concern with food stocks low in Kenya and Sudan. In Kenya, WFP continues to implement 30 percent ration cuts, which started in the second round of June distributions.

04 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • In Ash Shaikh Othman, IOM began the rehabilitation of the water network for Al Sadaqah hospital located in Ash Shaikh Othman District

  • 312 Ethiopians were provided onward transportation assistance from Obock to Addis Ababa where they received post arrival assistance.

  • IOM conducted a two day refresher training course to health personnel from the Puntland Ministry of Health on a number of health issues.

Situation Overview

03 Sep 2015 description

By Amani Osman

King Jaffer is the royal tribal leader of Abu Dam village, located in Um Baru locality in North Darfur. King Jaffer is 51 years, with 10 children – 3 girls and 7 boys. He tells us how he gained his title through family lineage; his ancestors before him were part of the royal family in Abu Dam village in Um Baru locality for the last 200 years.

03 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.

  • The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
    Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.

03 Sep 2015 description

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has assisted in the transfer of 18 Sudanese Armed Forces personnel released by the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW), an armed opposition group in Darfur. The soldiers were handed over to the Sudanese authorities in Nyala, South Darfur.

03 Sep 2015 description

Weapons used in five countries—a rate unseen since global ban entered into force

The Cluster Munition Monitor 2015, released in Geneva on September 3, finds that cluster munitions have been used in five countries since July 1, 2014. This is most use recorded since the Oslo Treaty[1] banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions worldwide came into force in 2010.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

More than a dozen people died of malaria in the West Darfur Murnei camp for the displaced last month.

A Murnei camp leader informed Radio Dabanga that because of the rainy season, many displaced are hit by malaria. “At least 12 of them died in August, because their relatives could not afford to buy medicines.”

He explained that the laboratory costs for examining blood on malaria have risen to SDG40 ($6.50). “The medicine now costs SDG80 ($13), while we pay SDG20 ($3.75) for a box of Panadol.”

03 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Aid organisations in Central Darfur are concerned that in recent weeks most of the children who died in Nertiti hospital came from Jebel Marra area

The Central Darfur State Ministry of Health conducted a Community Nutrition Surveillance (CNS) in the Jebel Marra area, which will shed light on the nutrition situation in the area

Aid organisations are concerned that the phasing out/scaling down of activities by INGOs due to funding will create gaps in the provision of services to people in need in Central Darfur

03 Sep 2015 description

Bangui, Centrafrique | AFP | jeudi 03/09/2015 - 06:39 GMT | 657 mots

par Christian PANIKA

La Centrafrique s'achemine vers un report de la présidentielle et des législatives en raison des difficultés financières et sécuritaires rencontrées par les agents du recensement électoral dans des régions toujours en proie aux violences intercommunautaires.