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20 May 2011 description

Key Messages

The high levels of cereal and livestock prices have a negative effect on access to food for poor households, exacerbating their food insecurity situation. Nominal wheat price has reached or exceeded the highest levels observed in 2008.

In North Sudan some 4 million people are estimated to be food insecure while in South Sudan, people in need of food assistance range between 1.4 to 2.7 million depending on post-referendum developments.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To enhance capacities of the 141 National Societies (NS) in East Africa region in responding to the humanitarian challenges.

- Disaster Management (DM) programme: To build well-prepared, stronger and more efficient NS able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to emergencies, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their …

23 Apr 2010 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 26 September to 25 March 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,950,241 (USD 1,893,438 or EUR 1,291,550)

Appeal coverage: 12% from Canadian, Finnish, Japanese, Monaco and Netherlands Red Cross Societies, online donations, and World Health Organization Voluntary Emergency Relief; additional Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) loan of CHF 244,663 brings the appeal coverage to 25% before DREF repayment.

28 Feb 2010 description

Key Messages

Sorghum prices start to decline after registering record levels, while wheat prices have increased.

Security remains a real concern: conflict continues to displace people and seriously affects food security especially in Southern Sudan.

An estimated 5.9 million people require food assistance and different agencies agree there is a serious hunger problem.

Although the government, in collaboration with UN agencies, is committed to enhance food security, communities still experience food shortages due to persistent conflict.

17 Jan 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHERN SUDAN

EASTERN EQUATORIA :

Cattle raiding and movements of armed civilians reported in Eastern Equatoria( pg.4)

Jonglei State

- Ongoing conflict in Jonglei State and humanitarian response continues( pg.4)

UPPER NILE

- Humanitarian response efforts on Upper Nile continue (pg. 6)

WARRAP STATE

- Major clashes reported in Warrap State (pg.7)

WESTERN EQUATORIA

- CPA DAY Celebrations preparations ongoing in Western Equatoria ES (pg.

27 Dec 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHERN SUDAN

JONGLEI STATE (JS)

WFP distributes food to 1386 (410HHs) pg.3

WESTERN BAHR EL GHAZAL STATE (NBEGS)

Sector Commander Sector II discuses humanitarian access with SPLA Pg.4

EASTERN EQUATORIA STATE

Accessibility in EES pg: 4

UNITY STATE (WES)

South Kordofan Misseriya Chiefs and Dinka elders reach an agreement in Unity State pg.3

TRANSITIONAL AREAS

BLUE NILE STATE :

WES identifies water sites in 6 villages in Kurmuk pg.1

SOUTHERN KORDOFAN:

INGO commence operations in Muglad pg.2

BLUE NILE STATE

RECOVERY AND …

24 Nov 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000166-SDN

Period covered by this Operations Update: 26 September to 13 November 2009

Appeal target: CHF 1,950,241 (USD 1,893,438 or EUR 1,291,550)

Appeal coverage: 12% from Canadian, Finnish, Japanese, Monaco and Netherlands Red Cross Societies, online donations, and World Health Organization Voluntary Emergency Relief; additional Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) loan of CHF 244,663 brings the appeal coverage to 25% before DREF repayment.

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 17 September 2009 …

03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3263

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Second Committee
29th & 30th Meetings (AM & PM)

One out of every three people residing in cities around the globe lived in a slum, and unless the problem was dealt with, another 400 million people would join their ranks by 2020, Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it continued its consideration of sustainable development.

03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3263

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Second Committee
29th & 30th Meetings (AM & PM)

One out of every three people residing in cities around the globe lived in a slum, and unless the problem was dealt with, another 400 million people would join their ranks by 2020, Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it continued its consideration of sustainable development.

30 Sep 2009 description

IN THIS ISSUE:

- Darfur Update

- Southern Sudan Update

- Eastern Sudan Update

- Annual Needs and Livelihoods Assessment

- Funding Overview/Update

DARFUR: WAITING FOR RAIN

The onset of the rainy season, ongoing conflict and insecurity, and constraints on access to people in need presented persistent challenges to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Darfur between July and September. Filling gaps in delivery of services created by the March expulsion of 13 international NGOs and dissolution of three national NGOs remained a priority.

30 Sep 2009 description

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

30 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 30 September 2009 (IRIN) - Wealthy nations are dragging their feet on committing money to help developing countries adapt to climate change, leaving them to face the prospect of footing their own multi-billion dollar bills for their efforts, say delegates and activists at key climate change talks.

About 2,500 country delegates and observers have gathered in the Thai capital for the penultimate round of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change treaty (UNFCCC), before the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in …

18 Sep 2009 description

More than 50,000 people whose livelihoods were shattered by floods that have swept across six states in Sudan need urgent assistance now, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socieites (IFRC) as it launches an emergency appeal seeking 1,923,503 Swiss Francs (USD 1,893,000/ EUR 1,291,550).

Entire communities in Khartoum were left without shelter when 20,000 homes from informal settlements were unable to hold out to the force of rushing waters after it rained incessantly for six …

17 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000166-SDN

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,950,241 (USD 1,893,438 or EUR 1,291,550) in cash, kind or services to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to assist 50,000 beneficiaries for 5 months, and will be completed by the 15 February 2010. A Final Report will be made available by 15 May 2010 (three months after the end of the operation).

CHF 244,663 (USD 235,684 or EUR 161,808) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.

16 Sep 2009 description

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …

15 Sep 2009 description

In August, a heavy downpour in Khartoum caused flash floods that left 27 people dead and over 13,800 homeless. The Sudanese Red Crescent, the ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are providing emergency relief to flood victims.

Six hours of unusually heavy rains on the night of 26 August 2009 turned parts of Sudan's capital city into lakes. For some of Khartoum's residents, the rains were a mere inconvenience. But, for people living in slums and shanty towns surrounding the city, everything was lost.

15 Sep 2009 description

By: khalil Alsammani

Heavy rains and flash floods hit some of Sudan states including Khartoum causing devastation of thousands of houses, infrastructures, schools, hospitals and other public services resources. 26TH August 2009. Khartoum states has witnessed unusual six hours of heavy downpour of rains averaging between 42 to 71m, which resulted in extensive flooding. The accumulation of rains submerged roads, open grounds and homes. Most of affected resident's areas are slums and shanty areas. The damage is attributed to poor drainage system.