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20 Sep 2012 description

The Protection Capacity Standby Project (ProCap) and the Gender Capacity Standby Project (GenCap) are inter-agency resources to strengthen the humanitarian system’s capacity in protection and gender. The projects maintain rosters of senior experts deployed to countries in emergencies. The ProCap project has also developed a protection training for members of other surge capacity mechanisms. Both projects were initially designed as temporary stop-gap measures.

29 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank

Roads are vital in the stabilization and reconstruction of a conflict-affected country. These initiatives impact population groups and their relationship with one-another through infrastructure construction and maintenance, through processes of decision-making and participation, and most significantly through their outcomes. The impacts of roads sector initiatives are felt by large sections of the population and can have effects not only on those directly benefitting from the project but on economic growth, resource distribution, governance, and security.

06 Jun 2012 description

Table of Contents

Soaring food prices: a global concern
Sudan’s 2008 price hikes
Post-2008 surges
Prices of other agricultural commodities hiked
Determinants of price surges
Impacts of price hikes
Responses to price hikes and volatility
Remedial policy or programmatic choices
Selected references

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

2011 was a transformative year for North Africa, upending many assumptions about the region’s political stability. Regimes that had been ruled by authoritarian governments for decades suddenly erupted in mass protest, leading to the departure of two aging dictators—in Tunisia and Egypt – and on-going civil war in another—Libya. Sudan, for its part, was poised to break apart after the south voted to secede.

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

22 Mar 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-sixième session
Point 54 de l’ordre du jour
Étude d’ensemble de toute la question des opérations
de maintien de la paix sous tous leurs aspects

I. Introduction

13 Mar 2012 description

By Justin Corbett

This study presents the findings from a field-study in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan State, Sudan. Its intention was to learn from the experiences, perceptions and insights of local communities who lived through the 1986-2005 war and subsequent Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 to 2011.

12 Mar 2012 description
report Tufts University


• Cereal prices have continued to rise during this quarter, in anticipation of a poor harvest. The introduction of WFP’s food voucher scheme appears to have exacerbated the price rise in a number of markets in North Darfur, including El Fasher, Seraf Omra and Kebkabiya, although this deserves further investigation.

• Seriously deteriorating food security in Malha is evident from the high millet prices and deteriorating terms of trade between cereals and livestock

06 Feb 2012 description

Nouvelles en bref

• Au Sud-Kivu, 5.042 réfugiés rwandais ont été enregistrés au cours d'un exercice de recensement effectué avec la Commission Nationale pour les réfugiés dans six territoires (Kabare, Kalehe, Mwenga, Shabunda et Walungu). 56% sont des femmes, 33% des enfants âgés de 5-17 ans. Les territoires de Shabunda/Bakisi, Mwenga/Itombwe et de Kalehe/Bahavu ont enregistré les chiffres les plus élevés de réfugiés. 74% des 5.042 interrogés ont indiqué leur intention de vouloir retourner chez eux.

06 Feb 2012 description

UNHCR operational highlights

• In South Kivu, a total of 5,042 Rwandan refugees have been registered during the census exercise conducted with the National Commission for refugees in 5 territories (Kabare, Kalehe, Mwenga, Shabunda and Walungu). Among them, 56% are women, 33% are children aged 5-17 years. Shabunda/Bakisi, Mwenga/Itombwe and Kalehe/Bahavu Territories have registered the highest refugee figures. Some 74% out of the 5,042 interviewed indicated their intention to return home.

31 Jan 2012 description


Almost six months after the secession of South Sudan a number of issues remain unresolved between Sudan and South Sudan, including the sharing of oil revenues, border demarcation, the status of the Abyei region, and the return of people of South Sudanese origin who live in Sudan. Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States continued throughout the 4th quarter of 2011, displacing thousands of civilians.

20 Jan 2012 description
report Save the Children

Since April 2009, Save the Children has been implementing an ECHO-funded cash transfer project in Baac Payam, Aweil East County.

19 Jan 2012 description

Executive Summary

  • During the reporting period 11,655 households were supported with non-food items and emergency shelter from the NFI Common Pipeline in Darfur, of which approximately 95.3 % were IDPs requiring winter season replenishment items, 0.6 % were disaster affected populations, 2.9 % were organised Returnees and 1.4 % were newly displaced people. In total 32,277 items were distributed, including 5,468 jerry cans, 548 plastic sheets, 60 pieces of women’s clothing, 13,372 sleeping mats, 147 cooking sets and 12,682 blankets.

17 Jan 2012 description

Executive Summary

• Data collection was jointly conducted with the state Ministry of Agriculture in November which the beginning of the harvest period, with a total of 690 interviewed households in 22 locations.

• The overall food security situation in West Darfur has deteriorated in November 2011 for all population groups compared to May 2011 and Nov 2010.

• Gender and education level of household head has a clear impact on the households food security status.

17 Jan 2012 description

Executive Summary

• Data collection was carried out in November 2011 coinciding with the pre‐harvest season.

• Twenty sentinel sites out of 21 have been reached in November 2011 and more than 500 households were surveyed.

• The food security situation among the IDPs shows a decline compared to May 2011. However, there is a slight improvement in the situation compared to November 2010.

• Gender and education level of household head has a clear impact on the households food security status.

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.