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Coopération internationale en matière d'aide humanitaire à la suite de catastrophes naturelles : de la phase des secours à celle de l'aide au développement - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/331)

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
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies

Résumé

Le présent rapport a été établi en application de la résolution 63/141 du 10 mars 2009 de l'Assemblée générale, dans laquelle

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Sudan + 1 other
FEWS South Sudan Food Security Update May 2009

- 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. The size of this population is expected to increase 10-30 percent by the peak of the hunger season in July-August, 2009. Conditions are not expected to improve until completion of main crop harvests in October.

- A small population residing in surplus crop producing areas, especially in Yambio, Ezo, and Maridi, remain food

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Africa: Coastal populations at risk as climate changes

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according to a World Bank report, Sea level Rise and Storm Surges, while storm-water drainage infrastructure is often outdated and inadequate.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

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Sudan: Facts & Figures 2008

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). It provided access to clean drinking water and health services and helped maintain and restore traditional livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Sudanese civilians by providing

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Ethnic violence and hunger add to south Sudan's woes

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. She'd

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FEWS South Sudan Food Security Update Mar 2009 - Darfur IDP flows may affect south Sudan


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.

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Sudan: Lessons Learned Workshop - Kurmuk Emergency 2008

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. The workshop was facilitated by the RCSO and hosted by UNHCR on 13 January 2009 in Kurmuk.

This report comprises the opening message,

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FEWS South Sudan Food Security Update Jan 2009


- 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.

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Sudan: UNMIS RRR Monthly Activity Report Jan 2009

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.

On 19 January, at CHF meeting in Abyei

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Sudan: Lessons learned workshop - Kurmuk emergency 2008

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. The workshop was facilitated by the RCSO and hosted by UNHCR on 13 January 2009 in Kurmuk.

This report comprises the opening message,

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South Sudan: NFI&ES sector monthly update Dec 2008

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.

- A total of US$35 million has

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Sudan: Last Pakistani medical camp of the year treated over 1000

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. Most patients

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Hunger's global hotspots: 17 Dec 2008

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. The SRSG remains optimistic concerning the outcome.

Ethiopia

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Sudan: RoS NFI & ES sector monthly update no. 11 - Nov 2008

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. Questions and completed extension forms should be submitted to chfsudan@un.org, copying jensen7@un.org and kuhn@un.org.

- UNJLC encourages all partners to share

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Chad + 4 others
Sudan: Complex Emergency Situation Report #03 (FY 2009)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last situation report was dated October 31, 2008.

BACKGROUND

In 2008, Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, displacement, and insecurity countrywide. Since 2003, a complex emergency in Sudan's western region of Darfur has affected more than 4.7 million people, including nearly 2.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). In Darfur, fighting among armed opposition factions, the

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Saudi Arabia donates four mobile medical clinics to Sudan

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
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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 236, 24 - 30 Nov 2008

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. The mandate of the WH- departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is t- increase the effectiveness of the WH- contribution t- crisis preparedness and response, transition
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Monthly situation report for WFP Sudan - Nov 2008

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 GLANCE

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Congo + 5 others
Flood affected areas in Central and East Africa (as of 24 Nov 2008)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian action in Southern Sudan weekly bulletin, week 46, 16 - 22 Nov 2008

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. Sir Holmes will brief journalists on Friday 28th November at 14:30 pm in front of the Juba Teaching Hospital, immediately after completing a tour of the hospital.

For further details please contact:

Orla Clinton, Head, Advocacy and Information

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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