Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
Most read reports
- Chikungunya fever spreading in Sudan’s Nile basin
- Health Ministry declares chikunguya outbreak in Kassala
- Humanitarian Action for Children - Sudan (Revised June 2018)
- Sudan begins to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in Two Areas: official
- UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, August 2018
Published on the 31st August, The 2017 Cluster Munition Monitor report, reveals a sharp rise in the number of new casualties of cluster munitions, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Handicap International is calling on States to enforce international law and to put pressure on belligerent parties to end the use of this barbaric weapon.
According to the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report, cluster munitions were used repeatedly in Syria and Yemen:  76 attacks using cluster munitions were documented between September 2015 and July 2016 in Syria, very probably a conservative estimate. In Yemen, at least 19 attacks were documented between April 2015 and February 2016. Cluster munitions were also used in Sudan and Ukraine until early 2015.
Although cluster bombs have been banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions since 2010, they have been used on multiple occasions over the last two years in conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Libya, and Sudan. Cluster bombs have killed and maimed thousands of civilians, who are overwhelmingly the main victims. But what exactly are these weapons?
Weapons used in five countries—a rate unseen since global ban entered into force
The Cluster Munition Monitor 2015, released in Geneva on September 3, finds that cluster munitions have been used in five countries since July 1, 2014. This is most use recorded since the Oslo Treaty banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions worldwide came into force in 2010.
Dabaya Nasser (20), her husband and her son Dehalit (8 months) arrived in the Doro refugee camp in Bunj (the capital of Mabaan County in South Sudan), after six days of walking. They fled their hometown Balduck in Sudan due to increasing violence.
“Prevent children from becoming disabled for life.” That’s the main goal of the Handicap International physiotherapists in the South Sudan refugee camps. “30% of the children we’ve examined suffer from respiratory infections, 40% show clear signs of development delays”
While Handicap International is best known for working with people with disabilities, we also devote significant resources to help prevent those in at at-risk communities from getting injured.
People displaced from their homes because of conflict or natural disasters are particularly vulnerable to disability. Besides the increased possibility of injury, severe malnutrition—especially in children—can lead to permanent physical and cognitive disabilities.
Handicap International mobilizes teams to help the most vulnerable
More than 160,000 people have fled to South Sudan from the conflict in Sudan, according to the United Nations. Only the infrastructure that greets them in the year-old country of South Sudan is extremely weak.
To prevent and reduce disabilities, Handicap International is planning an initial, six-month emergency response, which includes improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.
The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.
Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.
Korab Mula (27) from Albania lost his two arms and injured both legs when he stepped on a mine and then fell on another one in June 2000. With international assistance, he was fitted with conventional prosthetic arms, but they give him problems and he cannot use them which has caused him to feel dejected and depressed. Only with more advanced electronic prostheses, which are not available in Albania, does Korab stand a realistic chance to train up for a job, and even get married.