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03 Sep 2015 description

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[1] banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions worldwide came into force in 2010.

07 Sep 2009 description
report DanChurchAid

They live in the most basic conditions under roofs of plastic sheeting and sleep on dirt floors, where schools are few, medical care is the most basic, and job opportunities are all but absent. Still, when we ask the people living in Darfur's camps for displaced people what their biggest problem is, the answer is always the same: 'Security.' Their biggest problem is simply staying safe, and staying alive.

Since I'd joined DanChurchAid (DCA) in 2003, Darfur was a place close to my heart.

02 Sep 2009 description
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The refugee camps in Darfur are alive with conversations and activities, where men and women are busy with daily chores, literacy classes, meetings and income-generating activities. Gathered in a community center, the women talk about their fears of being attacked and their desire to go back home. Although Sudan's president al-Bashir ordered 16 humanitarian organisations out of the country in March 2009, the humanitarian organisations and the people in the camps are still going strong. They are hopeful.

Everywhere in the Darfur, the conversations revolve around the same theme.

31 Aug 2009 description

By Anne-Mette Futtrup

The refugee camps in Darfur are alive with conversations and activities, where men and women are busy with daily chores, literacy classes, meetings and income-generating activities. Gathered in a community center, the women talk about their fears of being attacked and their desire to go back home. Although Sudan's president al-Bashir ordered 16 humanitarian organisations out of the country in March 2009, the humanitarian organisations and the people in the camps are still going strong.

19 Aug 2009 description

Derieg camp was and is Fiza's safe haven since she fled with her family from the Janjaweed 5 years ago. The noise and clutter of the 22.000 IDPs here is nothing compared to the fear of attack, rape or death. Here she can earn money as a tailor, drink tea in the afternoon with her friends at the women's community center and sleep safe.

Fiza Ahmad Ibrahim Mohammad fled from the Janjaweed.

24 Jun 2009 description
report DanChurchAid

1. Background

The impact of Armed Violence, whether in the context of crime or full-blown conflict, is widely acknowledged by states and civil society as a major constraint to poverty reduction and the enjoyment of human rights. This programme policy aims to set out how DanChurchAid (DCA) can contribute to efforts to reduce armed violence through focusing on the demand, supply and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW).

02 Sep 2008 description
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Refugees are now seriously returning to South Sudan. Expectations are high but there is very little to come home to.

Violent fights between the government army and militia on the one side and rebel groups on the other have ravaged the country for 21 years.

Awful militia attacks on villages and numerous bomb attacks have smashed the scarce infrastructure which existed.

Around four million people have fled across the borders.

26 Aug 2008 description
report DanChurchAid

Even though the regime in Khartoum and the revolutionary movement SPLM in south have been persuaded to lay down their arms, the challenges of gaining permanent peace in Sudan are huge.

This is said by Mads Frilander, programme officer in DanChurchAid in South Sudan.

The peace settlement which in 2005 ended 21 years' of civil war forms the basis of a reform of Sudan's military regime which has caused many of the conflicts in the country.

The settlement includes a division of Sudan's oil wealth and several democratic processes which should lead to a national election in …

12 Feb 2008 description

DEREIG CAMP, SOUTH DARFUR, SUDAN, 12/02/2008: Under the shade of a straw roof, the space is alive with chatter.

18 Dec 2007 description
report DanChurchAid

Introduction

From September 10 - 11 2007, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Denmark and DanChurchAid hosted an international seminar 'Protection of Civilians - learning from Darfur in Copenhagen. The seminar had a rich diversity of speakers and participants including both field practitioners to policy representatives.

22 Jun 2007 description
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LONGAIRO, South Sudan, 22/06/2007: Five months ago, Lino Lokwkawa and his family came out of hiding from the mountains. They had fled to escape the violence during the 20-year civil war in south Sudan. Now, the Lokwkawa family and others have begun returning home to Ikotos County in Eastern Equatoria and are re-establishing their lives in the village of Longairo.

By Karen Ressel, ACT International

In the midst of the rebuilding work, one of the greatest strains on the returning internally displaced person (IDP) and refugee families has been the lack of safe water.

23 May 2007 description
report DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid continues to work in Darfur despite the worsening security situation. 72,000 people are being provided with access to clean water, latrines, and skills in good hygiene practices.

13 Jul 2006 description
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The people of Mershing are living in fear of another militia attack. Only five months ago, the town was raided, and 55,000 people were displaced.

07 Jun 2006 description
report DanChurchAid

Nyala, 07/06/2006 - Over the last month, some 4,000 families have fled to Nyala in South Darfur to escape the fighting between militia and rebel groups in Gereida and militia attacks on villages around Buram, an area that lies south of Nyala. They have sought refuge in overcrowded camps surrounding the town. For many of the people displaced by the conflict, Nyala seems their safest option for now.

07 Feb 2006 description
report DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid's work in the Middle East and in the Horn of Africa region is strongly influenced by the crisis between Denmark and the Muslim world. It is not only a governmental responsibility to restore the peaceful and trustful dialogue. According to DanChurchAid, the humanitarian organisations with partners in civil society in the Middle East have to work together with the Government concerning this issue.

29 Mar 2005 description
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350.000 Euro will go to the DanChurchAid Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in the Katanga Province of Eastern Congo, while 700.000 Euro will be used to fund mine clearing activities in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan.

The German Government is aware that DanChurchAid has successfully worked in the field of humanitarian demining for over a decade. The projects in Sudan and Congo aim at marking and clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance from civil wars.

09 Feb 2004 description
report DanChurchAid

DCA begun immediately after Christmas 2003 the collection of survey data on the Nuba populations needs for MRE. Executing a UNICEF project, DCA has opted for a rights based approach to the needs assessment.