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02 Dec 2010 description

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

December 2, 2010


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

From November 14 through November 23, I traveled to Chad and Sudan to review the State Department's humanitarian programs and humanitarian contingency planning.

31 Aug 2010 description

Impact of armed conflict on children: the Sudan perspective

The nature of armed conflict has changed since the end of the cold war in the 90s. Nowadays, armed conflicts mostly confine the lives of civilians, over half of whom are children (Steven Hick, 2001, P.106).

29 Jul 2010 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 29 July 20101 - The 15th AU Summit held in Kampala, Uganda, from 19 to 27 July has adopted the following decisions:

On the Theme of the Summit: "Maternal, infant and child Health and Development in Africa" adopted actions to be undertaken in various Member State, in particular the actions aimed at attaining the MDGs 4, 5 and 6, including the launching of CARMMA, mobilisation of adequate resources for integrated health programmes up to 15% of national budgets, the sharing of best practices within regions, regular evaluation and reporting of progress achieved by …

30 Mar 2010 description
report Clingendael

As Sudan has entered the final and most critical year of its post-war transition period, the other countries comprising the Horn and central Africa are on the alert. Southern Sudan's self-determination referendum, scheduled for January 2011, could result in partition of the country and may possibly prompt the resurgence of violent North-South conflict. In any case, the emergence of an independent South would have profound regional implications.

08 Mar 2010 description

Contexte général

Durant les deux dernières semaines il y a eu des accrochages ethno réligieux au Nord du Nigeria et un glissement de terrain en Ouganda. Les tensions socio politiques en Côte d'Ivoire et au Togo se sont apaisées. La crise chronique dans l'est de la RDC aussi bien que plusieurs épidémies continuent. Les Etats Membres reçoivent l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les clusters santé.

08 Mar 2010 description

General Context

In the past two weeks there have been ethno-religious clashes in Northern Nigeria and mud slide in Uganda. The socio-political political tensions in Côte d'Ivoire and Togo have eased. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. There is also high alert in Mozambique regarding the flood situation. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

22 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine les préoccupations majeures sur la scène socio politique sont le coup d'état militaire au Niger, la détérioration continuelle de la situation politique en Côte d'Ivoire et les crises chroniques dans l'est de la RDC. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

22 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The major concerns in the socio-political scene this week are the military coup in Niger, the continued deteriorating political and social situation in Côte d'Ivoire and the protracted crises in the eastern DRC. In addition, the usual events including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

15 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The socio-political situation in Côte d'Ivoire has this week been marked by a flaring up of social unrests in several parts of the country. This is a result of dispute between the opposition parties and the group of the President following the dissolution of the Government and Independent Electoral Commission by the President last week. Insecurity in eastern DRC has not changed. In addition, the usual crises including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

08 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'insécurité à l'Est de la RDC et l'escalade de l'atmosphère socio politique en Côte d'Ivoire retiennent notre attention cette semaine. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

01 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) incidence has drastically decreased and is no longer alarming in our Region. In total 32 countries have officially reported 17,128 laboratory confirmed human cases including 167 deaths. Since the beginning of this year we continued to face various acute crises. In addition, the year 2010 is carrying the legacy of all the protracted crises which are still ongoing. This issue of our weekly bulletin will make a retrospective update on January 2010 humanitarian events. The usual Weekly Emergency Situation Update will start next week.

01 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'incidence de la Pandémie A (H1N1) a radicalement baissé et n'est plus alarmante dans notre Région. Au total 32 pays ont officiellement notifié 17 128 cas humains confirmés au laboratoire avec 167 décès. Depuis le début de cette année nous continuons de faire face à diverses crises aiguës. En plus, l'année 2010 a hérité de toutes les crises chroniques toujours en cours. Ce numéro de notre bulletin hebdomadaire fait une mise à jour rétrospective des évènements humanitaires de janvier 2010.

17 Dec 2009 description
report Miraya FM

The South Sudan Assistant representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR), Geoff Wordley, said that over three hundred thousand South Sudanese Refugees have been repatriated to the South for the forthcoming elections and the Referendum process. Speaking to Miraya FM, Wordley said that the figures of southern Sudanese refugees in Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia have been reduced. He said that the remaining refugees will be repatriated early next year.

11 Dec 2009 description


The humanitarian situation in Sudan remains complex and dynamic, with wide variations in vulnerability and needs. Overall, the country continues to move towards peace and recovery, but formidable challenges persist. Recent political advancements have not always translated into better lives for local people, and millions of Sudanese still live in extremely vulnerable conditions.

31 Oct 2009 description

I CAP: Central and East Africa funded 64 percent on average - unmet CAP requirements stand at US$1.9 billion I CERF: Under-fundeed Emergency Window closes for 2009 - CEA countries receive 63 percent of global second round allocations I Seven new members of CERF Advisory Board appointed I OTHER FUNDING NEWS: Status of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia pooled funds I Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Documnent Oct-Dec 2009 published I

07 Oct 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

UNMIS HQ, Khartoum

Opening Remarks

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of the media.

I thank you for making the time to come to this briefing, and I thank my colleagues at UNMIS for all the good work of organizing it.

I arrived in Sudan one month ago and have had the opportunity-over the past few weeks-to visit UNHCR operations in the East, in Darfur and in Southern Sudan.

Whilst we count on the Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan to make every effort towards reconciliation and recovery, the international community has a key role to play in supporting …

07 Oct 2009 description
report UN News Service

Significant challenges remain to the return of displaced people in southern Sudan following the 2005 peace accord between the Government and separatists, particularly this year's inter-ethnic violence, a senior United Nations refugee official warned today.

"Long-term stability is essential for sustainable return, along with access to such essentials as health services, education and jobs," UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative Peter de Clercq told a news conference in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.

"Potentially, if you are looking very much at …

31 Aug 2009 description



1. Democratic Republic of Congo: protect civilians against rape and injustice

On 10 August, the Congo Advocacy Coalition urged US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to press the Congolese government and UN peacekeepers for more effective measures to protect civilians and pursue justice for serious crimes.

26 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 43 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Rapport du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies
pour les réfugiés, questions relatives aux réfugiés,