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31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description


Commercial road traffic is hampered in South Darfur with hijacking of commercial trucks carrying relief commodities for a UN agency on 14 and 17 December on the road from el-Obeid to Nyala. Subsequently, commercial trucks operating for other organisations, including Care, carrying commodities for the Shelter / NFI pipeline discontinued movement and returned into a safe area.

31 Dec 2004 description

WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Sudan People s Liberation Movement/Sudan People s Liberation Army hereinafter referred to as the Parties have concluded the Agreement on Security Arrangements During the Interim Period, dated 25th September, 2003; AND WHEREAS the Parties having met in Nairobi and Naivasha, Kenya, from 27th June 2004 through 31st December, 2004 under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Peace Process to negotiate a Comprehensive and Permanent Ceasefire Agreement to supplement the Agreement on Security Arrangements …

31 Dec 2004 description

Naivasha, Kenya 31st December 2004

The Implementation Modalities of the Machakos and Power Sharing Protocols

December 31st, 2004

31 Dec 2004 description

Executive Summary

After many years of presence in Southern Sudan, WHO continued in 2004 to assist health authorities and partners from other international organizations in the provision of humanitarian assistance to reduce the burden of diseases in this state affected by war. Outlined below are the main priority areas of intervention which received much attention and ressources from WHO throughout the year.

Emergency and Humanitarian Action: In 2004, and anticipating an imminent signing of the peace agree=ADment, that would end decades of war between the North and Southern part of …

31 Dec 2004 description

World Health Organization

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Program Description

The goal of OTI's programming in Sudan is to link ongoing peace processes, at the local and national level, to initiatives that promote increased participation of southern Sudanese in their governing structures. The four main objectives are to: support the emergence of responsive, effective, and inclusive civil authorities; restore the conditions of peace within and among communities through support of opportunities for peaceful dialogue; assist in the emergence of an empowered and active civil society; and, increase access to quality, independent information.

31 Dec 2004 description

WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People's Liberation Army hereinafter referred to as the ""Parties" reconfirm the Protocols and Agreements reached, namely the Machakos Protocol, dated 20th July, 2002; the Agreement on Security Arrangements, dated 25th September, 2003; the Agreement on Wealth Sharing, dated 7th January, 2004; the Protocol on Power Sharing, dated 26th May, 2004; the Protocol on the Resolution of the Conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States, dated 26th May, 2004; and the …

31 Dec 2004 description

No.: 185/04
On 31 December, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in southern Sudan arrived at a comprehensive peace agreement. Sudan's president Omar H. A. Al-Bashier and South-Africa's president Thabo Mbeki were present at the signing of the final two annexes. Norwegian Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson has been in contact with the parties to the agreement throughout the final week of negotiations.

31 Dec 2004 description

SG/SM/9661, AFR/1086

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General welcomes the initialling on 31 December by the Government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement of the last two agreements of the North-South peace process, namely, the Agreement on the Implementation Modalities of the Protocols and Agreements, and the Agreement on the Permanent Ceasefire and Security Agreements Implementation Modalities.

31 Dec 2004 description

The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

30 Dec 2004 description
report UN News Service

As reports indicate that the Sudanese Government and rebels are likely to sign a peace deal ending the 21-year civil war in the country's south, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that an agreement could serve as a blueprint for resolving the separate crisis engulfing Sudan's Darfur region.

Asked by a journalist about the media reports of an imminent peace deal, Mr.

30 Dec 2004 description

30 December 2004, NEW YORK - At the end of a year marked by tragic humanitarian crises ranging from conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan to the carnage caused by a Tsunami in Asia, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme paid tribute today to donors' generosity but cautioned that even more support was vital for the coming year.

WFP Executive Director James Morris praised the generous international response to the Indian Ocean crisis.

30 Dec 2004 description

By Wangui Kanin

NAIROBI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Sudan's government and southern rebels were yet to resolve key issues in talks to conclude a peace deal by a Friday deadline to end Africa's longest-running civil war, negotiators said on Thursday.

Sudan First Vice President Ali Osman Taha and John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), were meeting in the Kenyan town of Naivasha to finalise a permanent ceasefire.

During an extraordinary meeting of the U.N. Security Council in Nairobi last month, the two men pledged to sign a final pact by Dec.

30 Dec 2004 description

The International Secretariat of OMCT requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in Sudan.

Brief Description of the Situation

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by the Sudan Organisation against Torture (SOAT), a member of the OMCT network, of the arbitrary arrest on 13 December 2004 by security officers and detention to this date of the following members of the Fur tribe from Terbo, a village located near Almalam, north east of the city of Nyala:

1. Mr. Khaleel Adam, age 50, tribal leader

30 Dec 2004 description

Khartoum (dpa) - The Sudanese government Thursday reached a peace agreement with John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), to end the civil war in Sudan, Sudanese radio reported.

The agreement was reached after negotiations in the Kenyan city of Naviasha. The two sides were expected to sign the agreement on Friday to end 20 years of armed struggle.

According to the radio reports, Ali Othman Taha, first deputy to the Sudanese president Omar Bashir, would sign the agreement on behalf of the government, while Garang would sign for the SPLA. dpa str aw sc

30 Dec 2004 description

While fighting in Sudan's western region of Darfur continues, the government of Sudan and opposition groups in the south are edging toward the end of a long civil war. A three-year ceasefire in the Nuba Mountain region has been policed by a monitoring mission that could be a model for sustaining ceasefires elsewhere in Sudan.

30 Dec 2004 description
report African Union

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission in Sudan, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe, has expressed his deep concern over the latest deterioration of the security situation in Sudan, occasioned by the launching by unconfirmed rebel groups, of large scale attacks on the town of Ghubaysh in West Kordofan which borders the troubled Darfur region.