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27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

27 May 2009 description
  • The food insecure population, estimated at 700,000 people, is mostly concentrated in the eastern and northwestern parts of southern Sudan and is comprised of returnees, the chronically food insecure, conflict-affected households, and a few refugees.
20 May 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 20 May 2009 (IRIN) - Several large African cities are at risk from rising sea levels and intense storms, experts warn.

Poor neighbourhoods and slums in Bugama and Okrika in Nigeria, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Bathurst in the Gambia and Tanga in Tanzania, are especially vulnerable.

In such low-income urban centres, infrastructure is often non-existent or ill-maintained, according to a World Bank report, Sea level Rise and Storm Surges, while storm-water drainage infrastructure is often outdated and inadequate.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

12 May 2009 description

The ICRC's presence in Sudan has been its largest in the world for five consecutive years. In 2008, the ICRC maintained its operations despite the tense security situation in some parts of the country.

In Darfur, the ICRC continued to promote respect for civilians, reminding parties to the conflict of their obligations under International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

01 May 2009 description
report AlertNet

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.

01 Mar 2009 description


Up to 1.3 million people are expected to be food insecure during 2009. This group is comprised of returnees, the chronically food insecure, and households negatively affected by conflicts, dry spells, and flooding in 2008. Most of the food insecure populations are located in areas highlighted in Figure 1.

The potential movement of 1.5 million displaced Darfur residents into southern Sudan's Northern and Western Bahr El Gazal states, due to disruptions in humanitarian assistance, presents a severe threat to food security in the two states.

12 Feb 2009 description

1. Introduction

During the rainy season 2008 particularly the inaccessible rural returnee communities in Kurmuk were affected by a food and health emergency. This emergency was addressed by a common response of UN agencies, NGOs, the local Government as well as UNMIS. In the aftermath the actors felt it would be useful to conduct a lessons learned workshop in order to discuss what went well and what could be improved in the future and how.

31 Jan 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan
Period: 01-31 January 2009

Key activities carried out in reporting period:

CHF 2009 Allocation

On 14 January, at the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) allocation meeting chaired by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, a total of $1 million was allocated to Cross-Sector Support for Returns, to support Tracking and Monitoring (IOM) and Sudan Information Campaign for Return (UNICEF). No funding was allocated for the Joint Organized Returns.

31 Jan 2009 description


- 2008 crop performance was better than in 2007, despite late flooding, especially in the southern half of south Sudan. Unseasonable flooding, and a prolonged dry spell have led to significant pockets of moderate and high food insecurity in Aweil East, Aweil West, Aweil South, Gogrial, Twic, Nyirol, Akobo, Waat, Wuror, Mabaan, Maiwut, Longuchok, Luakpiny, Sobat, Ulang, and Torit counties (Figure 1). These areas are likely to remain food insecure until the next harvest in September.

13 Jan 2009 description

1. Introduction

During the rainy season 2008 particularly the inaccessible rural returnee communities in Kurmuk were affected by a food and health emergency. This emergency was addressed by a common response of UN agencies, NGOs, the local Government as well as UNMIS. In the aftermath the actors felt it would be useful to conduct a lessons learned workshop in order to discuss what went well and what could be improved in the future and how.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

- In the year 2008, reported distributions by Sector partners supported 93,336 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). This equates to 93% of the 2008 target figure as established in the 2008 UN & Partners Work Plan. Of 2008 distributions, 31% were to flood-affected households, 24% were to spontaneous returns and 16% to conflict-affected households; remaining distributions were to various beneficiaries. Sector distributions in December supported a total of 4,879 households with 4,879 NFI kits.

24 Dec 2008 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

The Pakistani Contingent held its 22nd free medical camp of the year on 26 November. The camp was established at Amna Bint Wahab Primary School in Sakkat ul Hadad, a village on the outskirts of Damazin.

With a population of about 3500, the village is considered one of the poorest around Damazin. It lacks adequate public health services, education and water facilities.

The camp offered 12 outpatient departments, backed up by a laboratory and ECG facilities. A total of 1034 patients including 266 men, 416 women and 352 children were treated.

17 Dec 2008 description

Rome, 17 December 2008 - Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

DRC

- Negotiations to resolve the conflict, between delegations from both the DRC Government and the Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP), which started on 8 December 2008 in Nairobi under the mediation of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for eastern DRC, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Tanzanian president, Benjamin Mkapa, will resume again on 17 December 2008.

11 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

- In November, 196 households were supported with non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES) from the NFI Common Pipeline in the ROS region, of which 115 were spontaneous returns and 81 were disaster affected. Distributions were done by SRCS and Save the Children-US.

- No-Cost Extensions for 2008 Common Humanitarian Fund allocations must be filed by 15 December.

05 Dec 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

03 Dec 2008 description

Khartoum, Dec. 3 (SUNA) - The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Wednesday received four mobile clinics with full modern apparatus as a donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sudan. Addressing the celebration held on this occaction in Soba area, the Commissioner-General for Humanitarian Aid, Dr. Hassabo Mohamed Abdul- Rahman, said that health clinics are part of the continuous Saudi support to the flood-affected areas in Sudan, adding that the mibile clincs represent a real boost to the health services in the affected areas. Dr.

30 Nov 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WH- programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WH- regional offices and headquarters.

30 Nov 2008 description

NOVEMBER FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Total beneficiaries: 3.5 million

Total food distributed: 36,843 metric tonnes

HIGHLIGHTS

- German Agro Action resumes food distribution in Darfur after two months suspension [Page 3]

- The opening of the southern corridor improves food deliveries to Darfur [Page 6]

- President Salva Kiir launches WFP constructed Kajo Keji road [Page 4]

- WFP assists over 130,000 flood-affected people in South Sudan [Page 4]

- Inter-agency road assessment and repairs result in 44,700 in Maban receiving food [Page 5]

NOVEMBER AT A …

22 Nov 2008 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

Juba, 25 November 2008: The United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Sir John Holmes, will visit Juba, Southern Sudan from 27th - 28th November as part of his six day working visit to various humanitarian emergency operations in Sudan.