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Sudan: Floods Emergency appeal No MDRSD004 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 18 July 2007 to 18 April 2008;

Appeal target (current): 7,384,145 (USD 6,837,171 or EUR 4,586,425);

Final Appeal coverage: 80%;

Appeal history:

- A Preliminary Emergency Appeal launched on 18 July 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.

- CHF 549,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) initial response efforts.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal issued on

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Ethnic violence and hunger add to south Sudan's woes

Written by: Frank Nyakairu

RIER, UNITY STATE, southern Sudan - Hardly 30 minutes after restaurant owner William Makwach described Rier as a peaceful, progressive trading centre, the village turned into something like a war zone.

Gangs of spear-throwing young men chased each other through the streets. Traders shuttered their shops and women and children scattered to safety.

"For how long shall we suffer?" asked a woman holding a toddler.

The woman was a recent returnee to Rier in the flashpoint border area between northern and southern Sudan. She'd


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Sudan: Appeal No MAASD001 - Annual Report 2008

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), a leading indigenous community-based humanitarian organisation in Sudan, to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability in their country.

Programmes summary: The year 2008 marked three years after the peace agreement was signed in 2005, after a pan-Sudan health assessment was conducted by the Federation. This was proceeded by a high level visit of Red Cross Red Crescent leaders in October

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Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (A/63/787)

Sixty-third session
Agenda item 146

Report of the Fifth Committee

Rapporteur: Mr. Patrick A. Chuasoto (Philippines)

I. Introduction

1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 19 September 2008, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-third session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan" and to allocate it to the Fifth Committee.

2. The Fifth Committee considered the item at its 37th and 39th meetings, on 24 and 27 March 2009. Statements

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Sudan: Floods Emergency Appeal No MDRSD004 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 18 July 2007 to 18 April 2008;

Appeal target (current): 7,498,940 (USD 6,233,533 or EUR 4,561,399);

Final Appeal coverage(1): 120%;

The attached financial report is interim, a final report will be posted shortly.

Appeal history:

- A preliminary appeal launched on 18 July 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.

- CHF 549,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) initial response efforts.

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Sudan: Center For Early Warning And Emergency Information (EWEF) - Flood watch update no. 20

Sudan: High Flood Risk

Rainfall forecast27-29Aug 2008

Heavy rainfall is predicted over the Ethiopian plateau, as a result, water levels, of blue Nile River are expected to continue at a high flood risk level during the upcoming days. Flash flood also expected over large proportion in Greater Darfur, Greater Bahr Al-Ghazal , White Nile and Upper Nile and parts of Jonglie and Unity state.
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Update on floods in Aweil - Northern Bahr El Ghazal state Sudan

Situation in the Field

- Days of torrential rains in last days of July 2008 has brought one of the worst floods in years to the Northern Bahr El Ghazal State (NBGS), mostly Aweil centre, Aweil East, Aweil West and Aweil North counties.

- Flooding has overstretched the capacity of existing health services in NBEG to respond to the emerging health needs of the flood affected population. Emergency health conditions continue to be a serious challenge with health service coverage in the flood affected areas being very low before the onset of the flood. Very few health facilities

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Sudan: Watery diarrhea cases reported in Bahr el-Ghazal

Miraya FM
The Minister of Health in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State, Akon Bol Akok, told Miraya FM that cases of watery diarrhea have been reported in the State following the rains and floods in some areas of Northern Bahr el-Ghazal. The Minister added that samples will be tested for Cholera. On the other hand, the Federal Ministry of Health has announced it will enact laws related to women's welfare and encouragement of natural breastfeeding.

The laws will include offering of maternal leave and breastfeeding hours.

Tabitha Butrus, Federal Minister of Health

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Afghanistan + 25 others
Central Emergency Response Fund two year evaluation


In its resolution 60/124 of December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations sought to remedy two problems that had bedevilled UN efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance in a timely and effective manner. First, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, mandated by the Assembly to coordinate the international response to humanitarian emergencies, had no resources at his disposal with which to address the immediate needs in a rapid-onset crisis; and secondly, the international response to protracted emergencies seemed often to be dictated more by

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan + 35 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 3, Jul 2008


- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 2.8 percent to a record 2 180 million tonnes. Most of the increase is in wheat following significant expansion in plantings in all regions. Coarse grains output is expected around the bumper level of last year but lower than earlier anticipated due to severe floods in the United States, the world's largest producer and exporter. Rice is tentatively forecast to increase slightly from last year's good level.

- Despite the anticipated increase in world output, cereal markets will remain tight in 2008/09. Total cereal

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Bangladesh + 14 others
Effects of climate change on children

What's a little bit of water, right?

But when a little rain, which is often initially welcomed, comes day after day and week after week - the water does become a problem. It drowns and rots the crops, kills livestock, causes rivers to overflow, causes landslides (that then destroy homes and communities), and increases the risk of diseases like malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.

In the last year, tens of millions of children and families have been directly affected by flooding - hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes. Since July alone, massive flooding

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Somalia + 12 others
Eastern Africa regional programmes Appeal No MAA64001 Report 2006 - 2007

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In brief

Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands. In addition, a joint annual planning forum was held in collaboration with the Health and Care Department.

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South Sudan case study: Northern Bahr el Ghazal

The state of Northern Bahr El Ghazal epitomizes how difficult it is for returnees to reintegrate when early recovery intentions get frustrated by a sequence of emergencies. Located along the old front line, the state was disproportionally affected by the civil war and much of its population sought refuge in Khartoum and in South Darfur. Since 2004 it is estimated that more than 400,000 people have returned, making up one third of the state's population and placing a huge burden on the social services accessed by the resident communities. While agencies planned
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Sudan: Floods Emergency Appeal MDRSD004 (Revision) Operations Update No. 5

Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 December, 2007 to 29 January

Appeal target (current): 7,384,145 (USD 6,837,171 or EUR 4,586,425); Appeal coverage (revised budget): 69 %;

 Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched (on a preliminary basis) on 18 July, 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.

- CHF 549,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) initial response efforts.

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UAE's Zayed Charity keen on carrying out operations in Sudan

Director General of Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works (ZFCHW) Mohammed bin Obaid Al-Dhaheri emphasised the UAE charity's keenness on carrying out humanitarian operations and development projects in Sudan. "ZFCHW is keen on playing a significant role in humanitarian and charity operations in Sudan and other sisterly Arab countries who are prioritized by the foundation in line with the goals laid out by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan," he said. The foundation, he added, is prepared to build medical centres and dispatch
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Sudan: Meningitis DREF Bulletin No. MDRSD003 - Final Report

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Summary: CHF 219,497 (USD 180,507 or EUR 135,492) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 April 2007 to contribute to a coordinated effort mounted

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FEWS South Sudan Food Security Update Dec 2007 and Jan 2008 - Flood recession aids access conflict persists

- Food  security is  expected to  remain  stable  (Figure 1)  until February  2008 in  most  unimodal  areas,  following  above-average harvests of short- cycle (May to July) crops, such as sorghum, maize, groundnuts, and sesame. 

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Angola + 32 others
Health action in crises - annual report 2007

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises. A wide range of strategies and initiatives have come to fruition as a result of intensive work with WHO's regional offices, other humanitarian partners, and donors.

A six-year strategy on strengthening country capacity for risk reduction and emergency preparedness has been