Sudan

Sudan: UN Resident Coordinator's Support Office Weekly Report, 21 - 27 Dec 2009

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HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHERN SUDAN

JONGLEI STATE (JS)

WFP distributes food to 1386 (410HHs) pg.3

WESTERN BAHR EL GHAZAL STATE (NBEGS)

Sector Commander Sector II discuses humanitarian access with SPLA Pg.4

EASTERN EQUATORIA STATE

Accessibility in EES pg: 4

UNITY STATE (WES)

South Kordofan Misseriya Chiefs and Dinka elders reach an agreement in Unity State pg.3

TRANSITIONAL AREAS

BLUE NILE STATE :

WES identifies water sites in 6 villages in Kurmuk pg.1

SOUTHERN KORDOFAN:

INGO commence operations in Muglad pg.2

BLUE NILE STATE

RECOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT

On the 22 December the Japanese International Cooperation Agency( JICA) singed an agreement with Federal Ministry of Federal Governance and the Blue Nile Government, where by JICA will support pilot activities on: vocational training for youth , support to the State Water Corporation on rehabilitation of water facilities and capacity building; and the Ministry of Health for providing in- services training for village midwifes.

Water and Environmental Sanitation: During 22- 23 December The State Water Corporation (SWC) and WES project conducted a workshop to strengthen community participation within the WASH sector. Under the auspices of the State Minister of Urban Planning the work shop was well attended by government representatives, executive directors from Kurmuk and Bau, various stakeholders from 6 localities, The Central States Coordination Unit, WES Coordination Unit form Kordofan States, and UN agencies. The two days deliberations culminated in a number of recommendations on WES structure at Locality and Village level, cost sharing for WASH activities, application of water tariff, implementation of Community Approach for Total Sanitation (CATS), school WASH and WASH emergency response.

Food Security and Livelihood (FLS): On the 22nd December the Food Security and Livelihood Sector met in Damazine. The meeting discussed FAO / DDR project and the modalities of implementation of FAO packages. UNDP/DDR reported that to date 5441 combatants have been disarmed and demobilized, and is awaiting reintegration. UNDP / DDR have singed an agreement with JASMAR (Local NGO) for reintegration of 190 ex-combatants through small business opportunities. FAO case load support within the reintegration packages is around 1689 cases in Blue Nile, the majority opted for agriculture and livestock. This project faces some challenges of high expectation of ex- combatants, late counseling, improper selection of reintegration package, and delay in receiving the final list.

HUMANTARIAN DEVELOPMENTS

Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES): During the reporting period The Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) Geophysical team surveyed and identified 9 drilling sites in 6 villages: Wadaka, Baleela, Summary, Girdan, Yaboos and Bani-Mayo in Kurmuk Locality.