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North Sudan Quarterly Reports
North Sudan quarterly report Jan-Mar 2006
South Sudan Quarterly Reports
South Sudan quarterly report Jan-Mar 2006
UNICEF Darfur Monthly Update
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 15 (June 2008)
UNICEF has joined with other agencies in expressing concern that limited time remains to “safeguard against an increasingly precarious situation” in Darfur.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 14 (May 2008)
In Darfur, the hunger gap will be difficult this year as continued attacks on humanitarian agencies reduce the ability to reach the most vulnerable.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 13 (April 2008)
Available information from feeding centres, sentinel sites, assessments, and partners on the ground continues to suggest that the situation is progressing in line with seasonal trends with a few localised exceptions such as Al Salaam camp and El Fadrous in South Darfur, following displacement and insecurity.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 12 (December 2007-February 2008)
Available information from feeding centre data, sentinel site data, and other sources on the ground suggests that overall the situation in Darfur is progressing in line with seasonal trends.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 11 (September-November 2007)
On December 9th, preliminary results of the Food Security and Nutrition Assessment of the conflict-affected population in Darfur1 (DFSNA) were presented through a joint technical briefing by government (Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Humanitarian Aid Commission) and the UN (FAO, UNICEF, WFP. Government concerns in terms of methodology and process were also raised and discussed.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 10 (July – August 2007)
This brief report is prepared to give a short overview of the nutritional status across Darfur for July through August of 2007.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 9 (May-June 2007)
In three of the surveys (North and West), GAM rates are higher than those found during the same period in 2006. In the three surveys in south Darfur there was no comparable information from the same period in 2006.
Darfur Nutrition Summary - May – June 2007
This brief report is prepared to give a short overview of the nutritional status across Darfur. The comprehensive Darfur Nutrition Update is in preparation and will be released in early August 2007.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 8 (March-April 2007)
The detailed report of the Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (EFSNA)2 conducted in September 2006 has been released. This report includes the detailed analysis related to nutrition outcomes and underlying causes.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 7 (December 2006-February 2007)
Four localised nutrition surveys have been undertaken over the past three months, and a number of localised surveys are in the process of data collection and analysis throughout Greater Darfur.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Supplementary Issue 5 (July – August 2006)
This brief report gives an overview of the nutritional status across Darfur. Due to the ongoing Greater Darfur Emergency Nutrition and Food Security Assessment led by UNICEF/WFP and FAO, the next Darfur Nutrition Update Bulletin will be produced in early October.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 4 (May – June 2006)
5 localised nutrition surveys were conducted in May and June across Greater Darfur, of which four reported rates of malnutrition over the emergency threshold of 15%.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 3 (March – April 2006)
Admissions into selective feeding centres (both TFC and SFC) across Greater Darfur have seen an increase over the last two months, an indication of the seasonal trends in malnutrition.
Darfur Nutrition Update - Issue 2 (January – February 2006)
The nutritional status of the conflict affected population throughout Darfur continues to be stable into the New Year the year with an overall improvement when compared to this time last year.
UNFPA & UNICEF situational analysis report
The Effects of Conflict on Health and Well-being of Women and Girls in Darfur.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (September - October 2005)
The sixth-round of the Inter-Sudanese peace talks on Darfur ended on 20 October, following weeks of negotiations undertaken by the parties to the conflict. The session ended positively, with parties jointly acknowledging the substantial progress made on the first three items of the power-sharing agenda. The next round of talks will begin in late November or early December.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (August – September 2005)
Following the tragic death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, First Vice President of Sudan, President of South Sudan and Leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), there have been several indications that the new SPLM leadership would play a less significant role in assisting to resolve the Darfur conflict. Yet during a recent interview, First Vice-President Kiir stated that the SPLM had its own views regarding the problems facing Darfur. The SPLM has stated its intention to put forth a proposal on how the Darfur crisis can be resolved, following the formation of the Government of National Unity.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (5 June – 15 July 2005)
On 5 July 2005, after 4 weeks of negotiations, the Government of Sudan (GoS), the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) adopted a Declaration of Principles in Abuja, Nigeria. The declaration is a short, three-page agreement on the principles that should guide efforts to resolve the conflict in the Darfur region.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (15 April – 5 June 2005)
It seems that reports on the progress of aid programmes have been relatively positive and has led some to believe, mistakenly, that the crisis is over or that people are recovering in Darfur from a conflict that has long since passed. But one must not equate meeting the daily needs of an incredibly insecure, fragile and dependant population with resolution of a national crisis, or with the return of peace to this war-torn region.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (1 March – 15 April 2005)
Long-awaited and long-deliberated UNSC Resolutions were passed this month and immediately impacted both the political climate and popular opinion concerning international intervention in Sudan.
Safe Water for Darfur (14 February, 2005)
Today, the Federal Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Mr. Kamal Ali Mohamed took delivery of a drilling rig from UNICEF on behalf of the National Water Corporation (NWC). The rig will strengthen their capacity to provide safe drinking water for internally displaced persons and residents affected by the conflict in Darfur. The cost of the rig was $400,000 and its purchase was made possible by the generous contribution provided by the British Government, through DFID (The UK Department for International Development).
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Report (January-February, 2005)
There were several significant political developments in the first months of 2005 which promise to influence not only on the shape and structure of international intervention in Darfur, but domestic and local strategies for conflict resolution.
UNICEF Darfur Emergency Monthly Report Review of the 120 Day Humanitarian Action Plan
In May 2004, in order to accelerate and streamline assistance, the UN and NGO community developed the 90 Day and 120 Day Humanitarian Action Plans for Darfur. The plans served as programmatic planning tools, setting targets for delivery during the period of 1 June to 31 August and 1 September to 31 December, respectively. UNICEF was appointed as Sector Coordinator in the areas of WES, Nutrition and Education and became the focal point for Child Protection and Primary Health Care, within the larger Protection and Health Coordination groups. Now, at the close of the 120 Day Plan, it is safe to say that the expansion of programmes has been remarkable.
Monthly Report on UNICEF Humanitarian Action in Darfur, Sudan (November 2004)
The situation in Darfur continues to be considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Despite positive developments in the Abuja peace-talks, the conflict on the ground shows few signs of dissipating. Instead, general insecurity, banditry and fighting have actually increased over the last month, resulting in further population displacement and a greater dependence on humanitarian aid. About 100,000 people were newly displaced during the month of September, (due to both insecurity and a pull-factor associated with inequalities in aid distribution) while an additional 50,000 persons were accessed for the first time in previously insecure areas, most under SLM/A control.
120 day plan
The 120 Day Humanitarian Action Plan, therefore, focuses on expanding services into hitherto un-reached areas as well as improving the quality and monitoring of services and facilities on the ground by enhancing capacity of service providers, improved maintenance of facilities established, and training of personnel to improve implementation/management of programme interventions. The plan is prepared taking into account the possibility that the crisis in Darfur, and the associated population displacement, has not yet peaked.
Darfur Humanitarian Response (Sector Reports)
Report on Child Protection Sector from Khartoum, Sudan (August 2004)
The situation in Darfur, western Sudan, is considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. According to the August OCHA Humanitarian Profile, over one million persons are internally displaced and more than 170,000 have taken refuge across the border into Chad.
Education Sector Report from Khartoum, Sudan (August 2004)
In the emergency context, the education sector is often under funded as the physical survival needs of conflict affected populations take priority. Basic schools in Darfur however, can assist with the psychosocial repair of conflict traumatised children as well as impart lifestyle skills such as health/hygiene education. It is through education that programs, communities and hence countries, build sustainability and stability.
Nutrition Sector Report from Khartoum, Sudan (August 2004)
This is the second report which reviews the progress of implementing partners in the Nutrition Sector. It covers the period from July-August 2004. The report is compiled from information submitted to UNICEF by NGOs who are implementing nutrition activities in Darfur.
Situation Report from Darfur, 16 - 31 July 2004
This report covers humanitarian developments in Darfur for the above period and documents UNICEF’s work in the region. The report notes that the total number of IDPs in Darfur as of 1 July 2004 is estimated at 1,050,506 people, supported by equally vulnerable host communities, totalling approximately 209,915 people. UNICEF’s role in coordinating the sectors of Nutrition, WES and Education included the finalization of comprehensive sector reports which reviewed the progress of the sector in achieving the targets expressed in the 90-day plan. Progress on targets is good in all sectors but more needs to be done in the area of monitoring, especially in the Health, Water and Sanitation sector.
Water and Sanitation Sector Report (July 2004)
This report analyses the implementation of the 90 Day Plan for water, environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion. The key objectives of this plan for the period covering 01 June to 31 August 2004 are to ensure access to safe drinking water for an additional 400,000 IDPs and members of the host community; and ensure access to sanitary means of excreta disposal for an additional 200,000 IDPs in North/South/West Darfur states. The total target population to provide with improved access to water supply by end of August (inclusive of the 346,000 people reached by the end of May 2004) is 750,000 persons. In addition, 266,000 people are targeted to gain improved access to sanitation facilities, within the same time period.
Nutrition Sector Report (July 2004)
This report provides a Darfur-level analysis of the nutritional situation based on the assessments and surveys available, as well as progress reports from implementing partners who have implemented SFCs and TFCs. It also explores the impact of underlying factors such as food security, health, environmental sanitation and support systems for health and child care for nutrition, as well as the impact of the disruption of economic activities and community livelihood, as result of the displacement, on nutritional status. The report also presents the projected need for food, and other nutrition related interventions as well as strategies that should be used to address effectively the challenges faced, as well as other interventions that can alleviate the nutritional situation.
Education Sector Report (July 2004)
This report provides an analysis of the position of educational partners regarding the 90-Day Plan, their progress achieved and their plans for closing the gap. The primary goals for the Education Sector are to restore learning opportunities for IDP children by either integrating IDP children into host communities' schools, undertaking minor rehabilitation of existing school/class rooms and/or the creation of additional learning spaces by setting up temporary shelters with access to sanitation and water facilities. There is also a need to equip schools with supplies and core textbooks and to support primary schools with teacher training programs and school feeding programs, provided by WFP.
Fact sheet: UNICEF actions for refugees (in French).
Sudan Travel Advisory [PDF]
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