Humanitarian Action in Darfur Weekly Bulletin No. 45.Humanitarian Action in Darfur Weekly Bulletin No. 45
18 December 2008
Key overall developments 17 December, Khartoum: The Humanitarian Air Service (WFP-HAS) in Sudan welcomed a ee1/42.7 million contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO). The latest donation has brought the total contributions from the European Commission to ee1/411.7 million for 2008. Which will allow WFP-HAS to keep flying for the rest of December to serve the entire humanitarian community in Sudan. Needs and response by sector Food Security and Livelihoods West Darfur Mercy Corps is training 27 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in sewing and carpentry, including seven women, at its livelihoods centre in Um Dukhun. New trainees for the Um Dukhun demonstration farm have been selected by local livelihoods committees, and training will begin next week. South Darfur The World Food Programme (WFP WFP World Food Programme (United Nations)
WFP Windows File Protection (Microsoft)
WFP Water for People (international humanitarian organization)
WFP Winnipeg Free Press ) raised concerns that their efforts to deliver food to Gereida next week might be affected by spreading insecurity in the areas south-west of Nyala nyala: see bushbuck.
Slender antelope (Tragelaphus angasi) of South Africa having a crest of hair along the back from head to tail and standing 3.5 ft (110 cm). . Health and Nutrition West Darfur The Ministry Of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in West Darfur are investigating the increased number of Malaria cases in the Western Corridor. In the last three weeks malaria cases have been reported from Bendisi (609 cases) and Mukjar localities (270 cases). Medair conducted three (3) four-day refresher training courses in Geneina for a total of 86 clinic assistants from around 20 rural locations on subjects such as growth monitoring, malnutrition, vaccination, malaria, breast-feeding breast-feeding /breast-feed·ing/ (brest´fed?ing) nursing; the feeding of an infant at the mother's breast. , dangerous health practices, and oral rehydration rehydration /re·hy·dra·tion/ (-hi-dra´shun) the restoration of water or fluid content to a patient or to a substance that has become dehydrated.
1. . Medair successfully conducted a three-day refresher training course for a total of 20 local Hygiene Promotion Coordinators and 15 local Health Educator Coordinators. Non-Food Items (NFIs) and Emergency Shelter The United Nations Joint Logistic Centre (UNJLC UNJLC United Nations Joint Logistics Centre ) is currently preparing for the end of year physical stock count of NFI NFI Nasjonal Forskningsinformasjon (Norwegian Research Database)
NFI National Fisheries Institute
NFI National Fatherhood Initiative
NFI National Forest Inventory (Australia)
NFI Nutrition Foundation of India Common Pipeline warehouses to verify stock levels. As the Common Pipeline warehousing and transportation partner, CARE will manage the count with participation from UNJLC. The count is due to start on 15 December in Nyala and Geneina warehouses, followed by El Fasher on 21 December. North Darfur In North Darfur, Oxfam replenished 5,467 households with blankets and plastic sleeping mats in Shangil Tobayi IDP Camp, El Fasher and in the Kebkabiya locality. Protection and Human Rights North Darfur The United Nations Population Fund The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) began funding population programs in 1969. It was renamed the United Nations Population Fund in 1987, but kept its original abbreviation. (UNFPA UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (formerly United Nations Fund for Population Activities)
UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities (now United Nations Population Fund) ) worked closely with the Government gender-based violence (GBV GBV Guided By Voices
GBV Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (Library Service Northern Germany)
GBV Gender Based Violence
GBV Gross Book Value (accounting) ) unit -- headed by the Wali's Adviser on Women and Children and the Ministry of Social Affairs. The GBV unit formed a planning committee comprised of women representatives from the ministry, women's union, the civil society, the media, the women's labour union, women in business, women from El Fasher University. The North Darfur State bill on Female Genital Mutilation female genital mutilation: see circumcision. (FGM) was recently passed and the Wali's office is in the process of disseminating the bill to all localities to prevent FGM. An FGM Committee was formed four months ago with substantive technical capacity building and support from UNFPA. The UNFPA and the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur The United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is a joint African Union and UN peacekeeping mission formally approved by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 on 31 July 2007 to bring stability to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan while peace talks (UNAMID UNAMID United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur ) White Ribbon Campaign in 2008: This was the first year in which UNAMID celebrated the White Ribbon Campaign in a joint effort between UNFPA, and the UNAMID gender and human rights section. The campaign created awareness on sexual violence (SV) and the response mechanisms in place for SV. The chief of the substantive units, General Anyidoho, was in attendance and read the UN Secretary General speech on the urgency and need to address SV. He also launched the White Ribbon Campaign by pinning the ribbons to the 'Champions' who will do the same to their unit members. UNFPA supported the Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF CHF
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Swiss Franc.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. ) to conduct youth dramas in IDP camps. The dramas were entertaining and educational and captured life as lived by the IDPS. They addressed FGM, early/forced marriage, domestic violence, sexual violence and HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome . All performances ended with a dramatisation of the major key messages. West Darfur With the support of UNFPA the campaign to end violence against women was officially inaugurated in Geneina, where the Wali of the state, chair of the legislative council, Wali adviser for women and children, a woman representing IDPs, and the UNFPA made speeches on the occasion, and were followed by cultural activities including songs and theatrical sketches. The aim was to reaffirm the commitment of the state government towards ending violence against women. UNFPA -- in collaboration with the Wali adviser unit for women and children and the State Ministry of Education (SMoE) -- organized activities on GBV targeting students and teachers. Activities included morning classes and speeches on GBV as well as cultural activities. A total of 997 schools were estimated to be covered by this activity. UNFPA -- in support to the state committee on combating violence against women -- conducted a two day training on the inter-agency standing committee (IASC IASC International Accounting Standards Committee
IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee (United Nations)
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
IASC International Association for Statistical Computing ) guidelines for prevention and response to gender violence in humanitarian settings. Water and Sanitation West Darfur Mercy Corps organized training in School Health and Environmental Education in Darfur (SHEE-D) for 30 teachers in Mukjar. Mercy Corps water and sanitation team -- in collaboration with community members -- dug one (1) well in Shariq area and established two (2) drainage systems in the locality and Shariq areas of Mukjar. ** Please note that this will be the last issue for the Humanitarian Action in Darfur Bulletin for 2008. Due to the upcoming holiday season our next issue will come out mid-January 2009.
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