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31 Dec 2010 description

Burundi

MAG Burundi started in 2007 with a programme to support the Government of Burundi in reducing the threat of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and unsecured stockpiles.

31 Dec 2010 description

Protracted conflicts

Can you get used to living with war? Probably, in the same way that you can somehow get used to living with physical pain, with constant stress, with disturbing noises. You get used to it, you bear with it in silence, because you have no other choice. You don't know of any alternative.

One thing is for sure: the surrounding world can "get used" to protracted conflict. The international community, the media, the aid organisations - they can all turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to suffering that does not have any news value.

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

- In December, 58,268 households were supported with non-food items and emergency shelter from the NFI Common Pipeline in Darfur.

- The NFI Common Pipeline core partners for transport and procurement, IOM and UNICEF, received CHF Emergency Reserve funding of $350,000 and $800,000 respectively. This has been of particular significance in the case of IOM as it allowed resumption of the winter season transportation activities of the CP, stalled since the end of October.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 11 of Security Council resolution 1590 (2005), in which the Council requested that it be kept regularly informed of progress made in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in the Sudan.

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

- In 2010, Cluster partners in South Sudan assisted 60,988 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES).

31 Dec 2010 description

UNHCR operational highlights

- UNHCR and Nord-Kivu's provincial government led a joint operation for the voluntary return of IDPs living in camps. In 2010, approximately 36,065 IDPs returned to their zones of origin or of choice.

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Summary

Nomadic peoples are often, if not universally, perceived as a problem by the governments of the nation states who have responsibility for them; this is particularly so in the case of the three nations with which this report is concerned, viz: Kenya, Uganda and (southern) Sudan. The pastoralist societies within the Karamajong cluster have been unable to adequately defend themselves politically against claims that they, the pastoralists, are responsible for the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in East Africa.

31 Dec 2010 description

Good 2010 harvests improve food security, January Referendum poses significant risk

? Favorable rain in Sudan has resulted in above-average crop performance and harvests, implying improved food security conditions in 2011, despite flooding in parts of Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states. Above?average performance of off-farm food sources, such as fish, wild foods, and abundant pasture and water for animals is also expected.

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31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

31 December 2010 - With just over a week left before voting in Southern Sudan's long-awaited referendum begins on 9 January, distribution of ballot papers and other materials to polling centres in Western Bahr El-Ghazal and Warrap states has concluded.

Agoth Ngot Riiny of the Warrap State Referendum High Committee said sensitive and non-sensitive referendum materials were delivered to all of the state's 341 polling centres without a hitch.

"We managed to distribute almost all materials to all centres including remote areas like Greater Tonj," said Mr.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 31, 2010 (YAMBIO) - On Thursday 30th December 2010, a Ministerial delegation from Government of southern Sudan (GOSS) on food security toured Western Equatoria state (WES) to assess the food security in the State.

GOSS Minister of Agriculture Anne Itto (L) and Stephen Dhieu, GOSS Minister of Commerce and Investment addressing WES council of ministers (ST) Food experts have warned of acute food shortages in southern Sudan should the referendum votes confirm southern Sudan as a separate nation.

Addressing the Council of Ministers at the state secretariat, the chairman of GOSS …

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN News Service

31 December 2010 - Members of the Darfur mediation team, including the United Nations, the African Union and Qatar, today stated their continued commitment to negotiations aimed at achieving peace in the strife-torn Sudanese region.

In September a committee involving members of the mediation team produced a preliminary draft peace document aimed at ending the bloody conflict in Darfur in which some 300,000 have been killed and 2.7 million other driven from their homes in the past seven years.

In a statement issued today in the Qatari capital, Doha, where talks have been continuing, …

31 Dec 2010 description

Repatriation from the DRC (refugees)

Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by country of asylum

Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by Province of return

31 Dec 2010 description

UNHCR DRC - General

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

Together with the DRC Government authorities, in particular the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR manages and provides humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons. Within the collaborative IDP cluster approach, support is delivered jointly with MONUC, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, and FAO, among other agencies and NGOs. UNHCR leads the Protection cluster and with UNDP co-leads the Reintegration and Community Recovery cluster.

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Key Messages

Cereal prices have tended to decline in some markets, but wheat prices in Khartoum are rising and are well above international prices.

Growing insecurity and political tension are an increasing concern and are limiting humanitarian agencies' ability to offer assistance to people in need.

Despite the prospects of a good harvest, different agencies agree that food security conditions remain serious and some 6.4 million people require food assistance.

Government is engaged in fighting several rebel militias in different parts of the country, and has reduced its …

31 Dec 2010 description

HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a software-based information system developed by WHO to support the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources in different areas and locations and by type of point of delivery and level of care.

31 Dec 2010 description

Nouvelles en bref

- Le HCR et le gouvernement provincial du Nord-Kivu ont conduit conjointement des opérations de retour volontaire des déplacés internes vivant dans les camps. En 2010, ce sont environ 36.065 déplacés internes qui sont ainsi rentrés dans leurs zones d'origine ou de choix.

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Overall, the food security situation in the region is still slightly improving, confirming the trend registered over the past 3-4 months. Those improvements follow the above-normal to normal harvests from the past long rains season and good rangeland conditions.

31 Dec 2010 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

31 Dec 2010 description

IN THIS ISSUE November-December 2010 | vol 05

TIMELINE
03 | October & November at a Glance

COMMUNITY
04 | A world in silence
07 | Local entrepeneur invests in water
08 | Getting ready for the big decision
10 | Residents of Kalma decide to pick up where they left off

ENVIRONMENT
12 | The ecological footprint of a plastic bags

UNAMID
13 | Women working for women
14 | Committed to achieving peace in Darfur