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31 Dec 2008 description

Summary

Incentives and sanctions are used by external actors to try to stop armed conflicts in the short term. But are they effective in promoting peace? This research by Conciliation Resources argues that these instruments are often not used as part of a broader strategy aimed at resolving conflict. They are often a confused mix of coercion and assistance, which neither force nor encourage the conflict parties towards a negotiated settlement.

31 Dec 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session

Security Council
Sixty-third year

Agenda item 31
Comprehensive review of the whole question of

31 Dec 2008 description

PROJECT SUMMARY

Project Name: Southern Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction (SSIRI) Project
Implementing Partner: Education Development Center (EDC)
Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
31 Dec 2008 description

Le Comité d'Aide Médicale (CAM), créé en 1990, est une ONG humanitaire à but non lucratif, dont le mandat est le soutien médical aux populations affectées par des conflits armés, des catastrophes naturelles ou d'autres types de crises humanitaires.

Le CAM développe ses programmes en partenariat avec les autorités et les communautés locales et privilégie le renforcement des compétences de la communauté locale.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

From June to November 2008, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children conducted an assessment of educational and skills training opportunities available to displaced youth in Darfur. This report looks at the challenges and opportunities young people face; examines existing services targeting youth; identifies programming gaps; and provides recommendations on how donors, policymakers and field practitioners can more effectively support displaced youth in Darfur.

Almost six years into the current conflict in Darfur, there are very few education and …

31 Dec 2008 description

1. CONTEXTE

L'Est du Tchad abrite 240 000 réfugiés soudanais et 180 000 tchadiens déplacés suites aux différents conflits armés et interethniques dans le 2 pays le Soudan et le Tchad. Ces populations sont regroupées dans les camps avec des conditions d'hygiène et assainissement insuffisantes o=F9 la plupart d'épidémie sont enregistrées.

L'OMS est présente à l'Est du Tchad pour la surveillance épidémiologique à travers le Système d'Alerte Précoce pour les maladies à potentiel épidémique.

31 Dec 2008 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Darfur, the westernmost region of Sudan, has been embroiled since 2003 in violent conflict that has resulted in the internal displacement of over 2 million people, many of whom are living in temporary camps. USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has been one of the key US Government entities providing funding for humanitarian organizations working in Darfur. One component of humanitarian relief for the region's internally displaced persons (IDPs) has been the introduction and promotion of fuel-efficient stove (FES) programs.

31 Dec 2008 description

Khartoum

Resettlement

As one of the three durable solutions for refugees, resettlement is often used when the other options - voluntary repatriation and local integration - are not available. UNHCR Khartoum has been working with resettlement countries to provide this option to refugees in Sudan, particularly those with specific needs.

There are criteria defined by resettlement countries and UNHCR for a refugee to be considered for this option.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

In 2008, the NFI Common Pipeline in the ROS region supported 22,052 households with a total of 197,724 non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). During the month of December, 22 disaster-affected households in ROS were provided with 154 essential household items distributed by SRCS.

In the first round of CHF allocations a special allocation of US$2 million has been granted for procurement for the NFI Common Pipeline in North Sudan.

A total of US$13.5 million has been allocated to the ROS region in the first round of CHF allocations for 2009.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

UNMIS has noted further commentary in some Khartoum-published newspapers based on an inaccurate Al-Jazeera report. The report ascribed remarks about ICC proceedings to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Ashraf Qazi, which, in fact, he never made.

The inaccuracy of that report has been acknowledged.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Miraya FM

The chairperson of the Southern Sudan Commission for war disabled persons, widows and orphans Danny Daw Danny said that they registered data of more than (80,000) fighters who were killed during the civil war between the north and the south that continued for more than two decades.

Danny told Miraya FM that the data does not include those who died from hunger and diseases, adding that the commission is committed with its duty to design programs and to accomplish policies of the Government of Southern Sudan that are meant to provide support to war victims.

Danny also said that the …

31 Dec 2008 description

The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) marks today its first year of service to the people of Darfur. In the year since the transfer of responsibility from the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) on 31 December 2007, former AMIS soldiers, police officers, together with their civilian colleagues serving in UNAMID, have worked tirelessly under difficult and often dangerous circumstances to sustain a presence throughout Darfur.

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General Situation during December 2008
Forecast until mid-February 2009

31 Dec 2008 description

Editorial

The complexity of crises and the variety of contexts mean that humanitarian actors have to continually learn and adapt without losing sight of their original commitment. Different humanitarian cultures and approaches have emerged as the sector has become more diversified, with an increasing number of new stakeholders. And as the sector has grown, it has become increasingly attractive to those who would seek to instrumentalise it.

Since 1993, Groupe URD has been committed to helping humanitarian actors face these challenges.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

Admissions into selective feeding programmes: In 2008, over 13,000 children under five years old were admitted into therapeutic feeding centres, while over 40,000 children under five were admitted into targeted supplementary feeding programmes.

Nutrition outcomes: Available nutrition survey data from the first three quarters of 2008 indicates that the nutrition situation evolved for the most part as expected during the hunger gap. Repeat information from localized nutrition surveys in 2008 is for the most part comparable to results reported in 2007.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

- In the year 2008, reported distributions by Sector partners supported 93,336 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). This equates to 93% of the 2008 target figure as established in the 2008 UN & Partners Work Plan. Of 2008 distributions, 31% were to flood-affected households, 24% were to spontaneous returns and 16% to conflict-affected households; remaining distributions were to various beneficiaries. Sector distributions in December supported a total of 4,879 households with 4,879 NFI kits.