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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 …

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.

31 Oct 2007 description


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.

07 Aug 2007 description


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.

01 Apr 2007 description

In this issue:

- Meningitis epidemic across Africa

- Will the vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa be facing floods once again?

- Lack of funds may force WFP to stop feeding refugees and pastoralists in Djibouti

- Uganda’s Karamoja region in humanitarian crisis

- LRA and Government of Uganda peace talks announced to restart 13 April

- International envoys in search for peace in Darfur

18 Feb 2007 description



The peace talks between the Government and Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are faltering following demands by the LRA to move the venue of the negotiations from Juba and appoint a new mediator.

Around 8 February, the LRA was spotted crossing the main road Yambio - Nzara - Ezo - Tambura some 20 kilometres west of Nzara. This is a clear shift from their previous westward route, now quite deep into Sudanese territory, about 50 kilometres north of the border.

03 Dec 2006 description



The security situation in Juba and its surroundings continues to be tense, particularly near the eastern bank of the Nile where a series of coordinated armed attacks on civilians have been carried out in recent months. During the reporting period, a large number of people were displaced from Gumbo township, five kilometres on the eastern bank of the Nile.

08 Oct 2006 description



The security situation in South Sudan remained relatively stable. Effective 7 September, security Phase IV areas in Equatoria reverted to Phase III. The whole of South Sudan is now in Phase III. Armed escort is however still required in the ex-Phase IV areas between the line Gondokoro-Ngangala-Torit-Amatong- Tsertenya and the line Juba-Lafon-Kimatong-Chukudum-Lotukei.

Complications have arisen in the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) peace process as a result of UPDF deployment into South Sudan.

10 Sep 2006 description



The general security situation in South Sudan is relatively stable although sporadic security incidents have recently become more frequent. On 28 August, a group of students in Juba stormed the Headquarters of the Central Equatoria State's Ministry of Education, smashing office equipment and private and government vehicles. Some officials of the Ministry sustained heavy beating and injuries.

26 Jan 2006 description



The security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is relatively stable. An assessment mission to Yambio and Tambura in Western Equatoria confirmed that the two areas are calm and are now pegged to UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security phase 3 level 2.

In Juba, the population has gone up dramatically and consequently crimes of theft, robbery and arson as well as traffic contraventions have increased significantly.