Sudan

Sudan: UN Resident Coordinator's Support Office Weekly Report, 12 - 20 Dec 2009

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HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHERN SUDAN

Jonglei State

Tribal conflict persist ( pg 4)
Food Insecurity remains a very strong concern(pg.4)

Western Bahar El Gazal State

Humanitarian Mechanism formulated (Pg 5)

TRANSITIONAL AREAS

Abyei

Migration and Return remains a concern.(pg.1)

Blue Nile:

State organized returns continue in Blue Nile (Pg.2).

Southern Kordofan and Muglad

Food Insecurity in SK (pg.2)

Eastern States:

Kassal and Gedaref

Gaps in HIV and AIDS and Services (pg.5)

ABYEI

During the reporting period Abyei Area Administration, AJMC and Civil Affairs conducted a joint visit to key villages of Umm Khaer and Rumamer for the purpose of public information dissemination on PCA, grazing rights, elections, and peaceful co-existence. The visit to Umm Khaer had a significant impact in improving the security situation in the area after clarification made by civil authorities on the border demarcation and the right of grazing for the nomads. Border demarcation remains a concern. The acting chief Administrator called upon the locals not to interrupt the JMT's activities as they monitor the implementation of peace effort.

Population Movement

Migration: Nomadic Misseriya arrived at Rumamer village, which is the last destination before crossing the river Kiir. Southern Sudan arm policy prohibits the carrying of weapons. It is essential to hold the reconciliation conference before crossing the river.

Return-process - As of 19 December 2009 a total of 1739 individuals were verified and assisted with food aid.

Humanitarian Actors: WFP has received confirmation that Save the children will continue as their implementing partner for GFD in the year of 2010

Shelter and NFIs: There is still need for additional NFIs kits to support up/ coming returns/ 3000 HH.

Education: Abyei Secondary School funded by Dutch Embassy is being renovated.

Water: In the SMM Deputy speaker raised concern that there is pressing need to increase water pumps in the northern areas, RCSO to follow up with UNICEF and WES department.

COORDINATION

In a meeting with UNICEF it was reported that the broken water yard in Noong that the generator requires a battery. WES reported that it will soon be operational.