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11 Dec 2009 description


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

10 Aug 2009 description

Member States briefing on CERF planned for September

As part of a year-round effort to keep Member States informed on the use of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), John Holmes, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), has invited the Permanent Representatives of all Missions in New York to a briefing on September 11th in the ECOSOC Chamber.

31 Jul 2009 description

In this issue...

| CAP (P1-3) | CAP Mid-Year Review | Economic Crises' Effects on Humanitarian Needs & Response |Monitoring & Evaluation from current mid-year reviews | CERF (P3-4) | Funding for CEA Region by mid-year | Contributions to the CERF | OTHER FUNDING NEWS (P4) | New Financial Tracking Services Design |

14 Jul 2009 description

Nominations requested for the CERF Advisory Group

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has formally invited all Member States to nominate candidates to serve as new members on the Advisory Group of CERF. The Secretary-General will select new experts to serve on the Advisory Group from a range of partners and stakeholders, including Member States, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, practitioners, and academic and research institutions.

03 May 2009 description

SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

Relative calm maintained in Southern Sudan with few cases of conflict being reported this week.

UNMIS verification team confirms that 4 and not 28 women were raped during the inter-ethnic attack on 21 April, in Tonj South County, Warrap state.

Humanitarian assistance and verification teams still on the ground in Akobo town, Jonglei State, in response to the humanitarian needs of the 15,353 displaced by conflict from Nyandit Payam, south of Akobo town.

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18 Feb 2009 description

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa.

02 Dec 2008 description

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa.

28 Oct 2008 description

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa.

31 Oct 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Conflict in the Kivus a humanitarian threat to the region

Armed conflict in the Kivus (eastern DRC) intensified in October leading to further displacement of civilians. As of 30 October, some 13,000 refugees - mainly from Rutshuru district in north Kivu - had crossed the border into Uganda, including 5,000 in the last week of October. UNHCR is currently making preparations to relocate the refugees from the reception centre at Nyakabande, Uganda, 15 km from the border, to Nakivale, an established camp about 300 km away.

30 Sep 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Food security and climatic outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa

According to a Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET) report issued in September, a potential food security crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region could be looming if there is a failure in the October to December rains.

07 Aug 2007 description

DARFUR

Half way through the year, the humanitarian situation in Darfur continues to be characterized by displacements of civilians, resulting from violence and insecurity. This is leading to an increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) and mounting tensions in camps. Meanwhile, violence against humanitarian staff is also increasing.

At least 25,000 civilians were displaced during the months of May and June, with more than 160,000 persons now identified as newly displaced since the beginning of the year.

04 Jul 2007 description

In this issue:

- Pastoralists from across Africa to initiate discussions aiming at AU Summit in 2008

- 'Lot of work ahead' for UNAU hybrid peacekeeping mission to Sudan

- Civil-Military relations interview: 'We must be considered impartial' says Medecin sans Frontieres

- IGAD takes a blow with Eritreas' withdrawal

- Insecurity hampers humanitarian work in Central African Republic

- Follow-up to these developments and more regional humanitarian information: