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17 Dec 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Malakal (Upper Nile) remains tense following serious clashes between militia of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the SPLA last month. The security level in Malakal town is at level III and restriction of movement for UN agencies and INGOs remains in effect. The State Government has formed a committee headed by the Minister of Social Development and Deputy Governor to investigate who is behind the crisis and to evaluate the extent of the damage to civilian lives and properties.

15 Dec 2006 description

Addis Abéba, 15 décembre (SUNA) - le Haut commissariat des affaires des réfugies a repris jeudi ses opération pour le retour des réfugies soudanais du camp de Bonga à l'Ouest de l'Ethiopie. A cet égard, le commissariat a pu transporté 500 réfugies dans le cadre de ses opérations qui avaient été entamées le mars dernier mais elles ont été suspendues en mai à cause de la saison des pluies à la suite de repatriement de 2500 réfugies soudanais des camps de Bonga et Shirkol.

12 Dec 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 12 December 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The voluntary return of Sudanese refugees to south Sudan is set to gather new momentum this week with the scheduled re-launch of return convoys from Ethiopia starting tomorrow - Wednesday, and from Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday.

05 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi, 5 November 2006 -Assisting developing countries to adapt to the impacts of global warming, especially those in Africa must be a key focus of the latest round of climate change talks which open tomorrow in Nairobi.

A new report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Africa, released by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and based on data from bodies including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) indicates that the continent's vulnerability to climate change is even more …

04 Oct 2006 description

Southern Sudanese Government representatives yesterday met with senior Ethiopian government officials in Addis Ababa to advance a community-initiated peace process that it is hoped will end a 14-year conflict between the Lou and Jikany Nuer.

The Sudanese peace delegation met with senior officials at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as parliamentarians.

13 Sep 2006 description
report Save the Children

Foreword

No child should have to pay the price for adults' wars, but increasingly they do. Millions of children are killed, millions more are injured, and millions spend their entire childhood in camps and other temporary shelters. Children cannot wait for conflict to end before we begin to address their educational needs. It is shameful that, in 2006, there are still 115 million children around the world who are denied their right to primary education. It is even more disturbing that one-third of these children are being kept out of school because of the effects of conflict.

11 Sep 2006 description
report PlusNews

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KAKUMA, 11 September (PLUSNEWS) - Anti-AIDS drugs are available to a small group of HIV-positive patients in northern Kenya's remote Kakuma refugee camp, but access is only part of the challenge: ignorance about the virus is widespread.

Many of the 95,000 refugees are from poor, rural, low-HIV prevalence areas and had never heard of AIDS until coming into contact with awareness programmes in the camp.

Kakuma is home to refugees who fled neighbouring Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

29 Aug 2006 description

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Cholera is rampant across Sudan, with nearly 25,000 cases and more than 700 deaths recorded this year, and the epidemic threatens neighbouring Chad, a top expert at the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Cholera has broken out in most states of Sudan, including North and South Darfur, but the toll does not include West Darfur where agencies have little access due to insecurity, said Claire-Lise Chaignat, WHO's global cholera coordinator.

The water-borne disease could easily spread to Chad, where more than 200,000 Sudanese refugees from …

10 Aug 2006 description

BONGA REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, August 10 (UNHCR) - Repan Sadik is a modern-day Heath Robinson, creating fantastic contraptions out of odds and ends and other people's waste. The late British cartoonist and illustrator depicted his famous madcap inventions on paper, but Sadik's creations are concrete, really work and help to make his life in an Ethiopian refugee camp more comfortable and enjoyable.

04 Aug 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Kun Li

NEW YORK, USA, 4 August 2006 - The Government of Japan has announced a nearly $16 million donation to UNICEF, to help reduce child mortality and achieve Millennium Development Goals in four African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan.

According to the Director of UNICEF's Office for Japan and the Republic of Korea, Yoshiteru Uramoto, the funding was approved by the Japanese Cabinet on 28 July.

02 Aug 2006 description
report World Vision

by Dan Teng'o - World Vision Sudan Communications

01 Aug 2006 description

IRT responds to suffering in Darfur

"Still the worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World Today" ...United Nations

After three years of brutality and human rights violations in Sudan, three million people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have died.

21 Jun 2006 description
report American Red Cross

Kelly Hurd , Special to RedCross.org

12 May 2006 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

04 Apr 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 4 April 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.