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25 Jul 2012 description

ECOSOC/6542

Economic and Social Council
2012 Substantive Session
42nd & 43rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Reviewing 2011 Istanbul Action Plan, Council also Discusses Haiti, South Sudan;
Adopts Texts on Coherence in Tobacco Control; Science, Technology for Development

24 Jul 2012 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Mollie Zapata on Jul 24, 2012

Editor’s Note: This post is a brief history, intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. It is part of the series Enough 101.

24 Jul 2012 description

Challenges to achieving food security—climate-related shocks, high food prices, and localized conflict—have remained prevalent in Kenya in the first half of 2012. The number of refugees hosted in the country has continued to increase (although at a far slower rate than in 2011) as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. However, there has been a general improvement in the situation since the peak of the 2011 drought crisis which left 3.75 million people food- insecure.

24 Jul 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said its troops captured three different positions in the war-torn state of South Kordofan but the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on the other hand stated it repelled the assailants.

Sudan two days ago said it bombed a column of 105 JEM fighting vehicles after their entry in the Sudanese territory coming from South Sudan. The spokesperson of the negotiating delegation in Addis Ababa said they headed to South Darfur and South Kordofan.

24 Jul 2012 description

IOM Seeks US$ 177 Million for Urgent Humanitarian Needs

IOM is appealing for US$177 million to address the vital needs of migrants and internally displaced victims of conflict and natural disasters around the world.

The call for funding is part of the United Nations Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) - a process designed to ensure all needs and requirements are fully coordinated with humanitarian partners.

24 Jul 2012 description

Siri Elverland (23.07.2012)

South Sudan faces a severe food crisis, with half the population at risk of food insecurity. Through NRC seed and tool fairs vulnerable families get inputs to grow their own food and become more self-sufficient.

24 Jul 2012 description

UNHCR completed last week the relocation of a group of some 4,000 Sudanese refugees from Jammam refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State to Yusuf Batil camp some 52 kms away. The agency is set to launch more convoys this week to move another 15,000 refugees to the newly-established Gendrassa refugee camp.

23 Jul 2012 description
report Council of Europe

The Council discussed developments in the EU's Southern neighbourhood, focusing on Syria and Libya. It strongly condemned the ever increasing use of force by the Syrian regime. Once more, the Council urged the Syrian regime to end the killing of civilians immediately, withdraw the Syrian army from besieged towns and cities and to allow for a peaceful transition. In response to the escalating violence, the Council strengthened the enforcement of the EU arms embargo against Syria and reinforced sanctions against the Syrian regime.

23 Jul 2012 description

Sudanese refugees are entering South Sudan in large numbers as they flee fighting and food shortages in Sudan’s Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. At the start of July, up to 1,000 people were arriving at South Sudan’s biggest refugee site in Unity state every day.

Read the full story on OCHA

23 Jul 2012 description
report Enough Project

Enough Project Documents Attacks by Sudan Armed Forces Targeting Civilians in Blue Nile State

BATIL REFUGEE CAMP, South Sudan -- The government of Sudan continues its brutal campaign against the civilians in Blue Nile state, which has forced thousands to flee the area, as documented by a new Enough Project report.

23 Jul 2012 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 23 July 2012:

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Jean Ping, notes that, on 23 July 2012 representatives of the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’’s Liberation Movement North (SPLMN) are scheduled to meet in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), to discuss how to provide essential humanitarian assistance to affected populations in the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, Sudan.

23 Jul 2012 description
report European Union

3183rd FOREIG AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 23 July 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. "The EU reiterates its strong support for the AU Roadmap for Sudan and South Sudan and UN Security Council Resolution 2046 (2012) and urges the Parties to implement the Roadmap/UNSCR 2046 fully and unconditionally within the given timeframe.

23 Jul 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 22, 2012 (JUBA) - Mobile Phone giant, Ericsson last week announced its response unit has entered into partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide vital communication services to relief workers in South Sudan.

The new deal, Ericsson said in a statement, is in response to the emergency humanitarian needs in the world’s newest nation, where thousands are currently camped after fleeing fighting in neighboring Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.