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02 Jul 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, and Syria. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations regarding the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

26 Jun 2018 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

12 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

• On 17 May, 210 children were released from the pro-Machar SPLA-iO and National Salvation Front (NSF) in Pibor. This represents the third release in 2018, bringing the total number of children released from armed forces/groups and supported with reintegration services in 2018 to 806.

31 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Economic turmoil exacerbates humanitarian needs, hinders emergency response activities

  • Clashes displace civilians in Jebel Marra

  • UN increases estimated population in need, 2018 HRP funding appeal

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2018 description

ATHUAI ALBINO

A joint effort to clear unexploded mines and ammunition, and to educate people about the risks of remnants of war, is helping keep cattle herders and local communities safe in the Northern Bahr El Ghazal region of South Sudan.

A patrol involving a team from the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visited Majak-Joong, a cattle camp located in the far north of the country, near the border with Sudan and Abyei.

26 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 April, the first group of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad returned home to North Darfur in Sudan.

  • Over 3,000 children from Jebel Marra assisted to take Grade 8 examinations.

  • The UN commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April.

  • The latest FPMA Bulletin by FAO reports that prices of wheat, mainly consumed in urban areas, declined in the capital, Khartoum, by more than 20 per cent in March with the ongoing harvest.

22 Apr 2018 description

The swift response of Danish Demining Group’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team enabled access to food-drop zone for over 23,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local residents in South Sudan.

09 Apr 2018 description

(9 April 2018. New York)

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a contribution of USD 9.3 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (UN VTF) from the Government of Japan to undertake critical humanitarian mine action programming in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Japan is one of the largest donors to the UN VTF providing over USD 132 million since 2010. In addition to its financial support, UNMAS benefits from the provision of Japanese in-kind personnel.

03 Apr 2018 description

To mark International Mine Awareness Day, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces new support to clear landmines

Published 4 April 2018

The UK will help to save an extra 50,000 vulnerable people from the threat of landmines worldwide, as more children than ever die as a result of these “cruel, indiscriminate killers”, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.

30 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS   

• UN requests $1 billion to assist 4.3 million people in Sudan    

• Staple food prices continue to increase, likely exacerbating humanitarian need    

• U.S. assumes chairmanship of Sudan Mine Action Support Group

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

29 Mar 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In February 2018, population displacement was reported in Unity and Central Equatoria following clashes between government and opposition forces. From 16 to 17 February, fighting in Bauw, Koch County (Unity), led to civilian deaths, destruction of homes and displacement. Brief clashes were also reported in Leer town. In Central Equatoria, over 3,360 IDPs (653 households) were displaced from Makaia to Yei town, after fighting broke out.

29 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • AWD cases decline in Central Darfur as aid organizations respond to the situation.

  • Some parts of the country will face increasing food insecurity through September 2018 – FEWS NET.

  • Government authorities granted permission for the extension of refugee camps in White Nile and East Darfur states.

  • At least 105.7 sq km of land and 37,898 km of roads have been cleared in Sudan of various types of landmines and unexploded ordinances – UNMAS.