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30 Apr 2010 description

The key goal of the upcoming Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was "to complete negotiations on defining individual responsibility for the crime of aggression", William Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, said today at a Headquarters press conference ahead of the Review slated for 31 May to 11 June in Kampala, Uganda.

The Review Conference was being held in accordance with the Court's mandate to review its work seven years after the Rome Statute's entry into force. Mr.

30 Apr 2010 description

In brief

Programme purpose: The International Federation supports the Red Cross of Chad (RCC) in the field of programme coordination, service delivery and donor cooperation development, with a particular mission to ensure the continuation of quality humanitarian aid provided to nearly 50,000 Sudanese refugees hosted in Tréguine and Brédjing camps and approximately 15,000 vulnerable host populations in the sub-prefecture of Hadjar Hadid.

30 Apr 2010 description


Tanzania: tens of thousands of refugees granted citizenship

Ngara, 22 April 2010 - Tanzania has granted citizenship to 162,000 refugees who fled the 1972 civil war in Burundi.

The largest ever naturalisation of refugees in the world was described by UN agencies and human rights groups as a historic occasion.

"It is one of the most generous gestures ever made towards refugees", JRS Tanzania Country Representative, Damas Missanga SJ, told Dispatches.

In a public statement, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) expressed its gratitude and appreciation to the people …

30 Apr 2010 description
report Resolve Uganda

April 30th, 2010 by paul

"The hunger that is coming will be very bad"

- Resident of Obo, Central African Republic

In 2004, United Nations humanitarian chief Jan Egeland called northern Uganda the world's worst neglected humanitarian disaster. LRA attacks and the government's draconian policy of forced displacement, along with a strong dose of international neglect, led to the deaths of over 1,000 northern Ugandans a week at the height of the conflict.

30 Apr 2010 description

Executive Summary

- April 2010, reported distributions by Sector partners in Southern Sudan supported 1,766 conflict-affected and refugee households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES).

- The national elections were free of major violence requiring intervention by the NFI & ES Sector. Sector activities (assessments and distributions), on hold during the election period, were recommenced.

- The Mid Year Review of the 2010 Humanitarian Work Plan for Sudan has been launched.

30 Apr 2010 description

Canada's commitment to and large-scale engagement in Sudan is part of a whole-of-government effort, involving the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Department of National Defence (DND), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

30 Apr 2010 description


Front Page

Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change

For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To enhance capacities of the 141 National Societies (NS) in East Africa region in responding to the humanitarian challenges.

- Disaster Management (DM) programme: To build well-prepared, stronger and more efficient NS able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to emergencies, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences in an appropriate manner.

- Health and Social Services (HSS) programme: To build and strengthen capacities of the NS in responding to public …

30 Apr 2010 description


UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Visits the Region:

The UNHR Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Alexander Aleinikoff, made a familiarisation visit to a number of East African countries including Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. These countries continue to receive thousands of Somalis seeking international protection due to conflict and violence in Somalia. While in Kenya, he made a one-day visit to Dadaab refugee camp and held a number of meetings with government officials, donors, implementing partners and UNHCR staff members. Mr.

30 Apr 2010 description
report Enough Project

In its initial Sudan policy review, the Obama administration pledged that it would regularly evaluate the progress of peace in Sudan-or lack thereof. The administration's approach was clear:

"Assessment of progress and decisions regarding incentives and disincentives will be based on verifiable changes in conditions on the ground.

30 Apr 2010 description


The month of April has seen increased inter-ethnic conflict in the areas of South and West Darfur. Insecurity and lack of humanitarian access were primary concerns in the provision of health services to affected communities in Darfur, particularly in the Jebel Marra region.

30 Apr 2010 description

Polio outbreak in Tajikistan: Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been detected in Tajikistan, representing the first importation of poliovirus in the WHO European Region since it was certified polio-free in 2002. The virus is most closely related to viruses originating in Uttar Pradesh, India. 199 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been reported, the majority of these having had onset of paralysis in April. To date, WPV1 had been isolated in 32 of these cases.

30 Apr 2010 description

Elections Offer Millions of Sudanese the First Opportunity in Their Lives to Vote

This month, Sudan's first multiparty elections since 1986 fulfilled a major requirement of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the 22-year, north-south civil war, giving millions of Sudanese the first opportunity in their lives to vote.

30 Apr 2010 description


- More than 70,000 people newly displaced by conflict incidents in 2010

- High levels of food insecurity and severe rates of malnutrition as hunger season sets in early


Southern Sudan has emerged from an historic election. Results were officially announced on 26 April with incumbents President of the Sudan Omar al-Bashir and Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) President Salva Kiir Mayardit retaining office. At the end of April, the humanitarian impact of election related incidents had not yet been established.

30 Apr 2010 description


- As we head into the rainy season, UNJLC would like to appeal to all humanitarian partners to share information (and pictures) on road status. For North Sudan, please submit information to sudan.logs@unjlc.org; for Southern Sudan, please submit information to sudan.juba@unjlc.org.

- UNJLC has arranged with UNAMID and WFP to make Common Transport Services available in North Sudan.

30 Apr 2010 description

Note: Map production date estimated. Document is 14 pages.

29 Apr 2010 description


In 2003 the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service was created within DPKO to promote rule of law work, addressing both judicial and penal systems, in UN peace missions.
This Update introduces the work of this Service and of Justice Components working in peace missions around the world.

For more information contact:
Robert Pulver
Chief, CLJAS

29 Apr 2010 description

INFO NOTE 29/04/2010

El Fasher, 29 April 2010 =96 The past several weeks have seen a number of achievements in diplomacy made by the Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the AU-UN Mission in Darfur, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari. The most notable of these included a one-on-one discussion with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, a series of diplomatic missions to West Africa and the safe release of four kidnapped UNAMID peacekeepers.

Sudan was the focus of widespread attention during the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years.