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31 Mar 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund


31 Mar 2004 description

Summary of published report1

Researchers from the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently undertook a study looking at needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector. The methodology involved analysis of primary and secondary literature, complemented by over 200 interviews with key informants in agencies and donor bodies, at both field and headquarters levels.

31 Mar 2004 description

UPDF launches Operation Iron Fist II; Sudan rebels close in on LRA

Uganda and Sudan renewed their bilateral military protocol in early March, and signed a three-month extension of the recently expired military agreement between the two states, code-named Operation Iron Fist. The renewed protocol, now tagged Operation Iron Fist II, which extends until 31 May 2004, allows Ugandan troops to pursue the LRA across Sudanese borders.

31 Mar 2004 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Comunicado de prensa 30/04
Prosigue el éxodo de sudaneses que abandonan la región de Darfur ante el agravamiento del conflicto interno

  • La estación de lluvias, en mayo, amenaza con dejar 'incomunicados' a los refugiados, asentados a lo largo de 600 kilómetros de árida frontera entre Sudán y Chad.

31 Mar 2004 description

Amount of decision: 4,000,000 EUR

Decision reference number: ECHO/TCD/BUD/2004/01000

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population:

1.1. - Rationale:

Fighting between the Government of Sudan and the rebel groups, the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), in the Darfur region of Western Sudan is at the origin of the continuous influx of Sudanese refugees into north-eastern Chad.

31 Mar 2004 description

Emergency humanitarian assistance needed for 16 million currently food insecure people in the Greater Horn of Africa

30 Mar 2004 description
report CARE

Assessment Team Members:
Ahemed Abbo
Ammna El Aagib
Gregory Brady
Mohamed Tom
Mohamed Gabir
James Oilor
Dr. El Wali Abdul Salam

30 Mar 2004 description


Militia attack Korma

Janjaweed militia are reported to have attacked Korma, North Darfur on 19 March 2004. 48 people were reported killed, including members of the Public Defense Forces. 22 women were raped and scores of wounded were evacuated by humanitarian workers when access was granted days later.

30 Mar 2004 description

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has sent a grant to assist 30,000 displaced persons in the Southern and Western Darfur regions of Sudan.

30 Mar 2004 description

(New York: 30 March 2004) - Civilians in Darfur, who continue to be attacked by armed groups, also now, face shortages of water, and outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles.

30 Mar 2004 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 March (IRIN) - Fighting has broken out between the Dinkas of Aluakluak Payam [location] of Yirol County and those of the Akot and Pacuong payams of Rumbek County, resulting in a number of deaths, injuries and displacements, according to a report issued by the NGO PACT on 24 March.

30 Mar 2004 description
report Oxfam

As the conflict in the Western Sudanese state of Darfur continues, so do the flow of people heading for the border, and crossing to seek asylum in Eastern Chad. Latest estimates place the number of refugees at 115,000 though accurate figures are not possible at this stage, given the very large distances across which people have scattered.

30 Mar 2004 description

Source: UNFPA, CBS Pop., WHO & NIDs 2002
Figures presented are based on the current available data and should be seen as indictive and not actual. Numbers
therefore have been rounded.

30 Mar 2004 description

Geographical data supplied by DEPHA. Data on IDP movement and Refugee movement taken from Map 1, 2 and 3 within this OCHA/STARBASE series.
Water point data supplied by UNICEF WES database.