Sudan Assitance Bulletin Issue No. 19
Selected news

Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan
1 February, 2004



Cross-line Meeting in Nuba Mountains
On the 13th of January, Nuba Mountains Programme for Advancing Conflict Transformation (NMPACT) conveyed a cross-line meeting with representatives of the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) – Government of the Sudan and Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SRRC) – Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Nairobi. The agenda focused on NMPACT coordination mechanism and its outputs (partners information table) and the extended role of NMPACT in the potential post-conflict era. All the parties agreed to hold an NMPACT evaluation workshop that will assess achievements and way forward after a peace agreement is signed.

First Regional Livestock coordination Meeting for SPLA/M controlled areas of Nuba Mountains and South Kordofan State
FAO in collaboration with NRRDO and SRRC organized the first Regional Livestock coordination Meeting for SPLM/A controlled areas of Nuba Mountains in Kauda on 22 – 23 January 2004. The meeting was well attended by various stakeholders and partners (including UN agencies FAO and UNDP) from both western and Eastern Jebels of the Nuba Mountains). The objectives of the meeting were to review and identify the main problems facing the livestock sector, identify priority solutions to the problems and come up with a plan for the livestock sector in the Nuba Mountains. FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Irrigation of the South Kordofan State organized a similar Coordination Meeting for South Kordofan State at Kadugli on 18 – 20 January 2004. The objective of the meeting was to review activities of livestock interventions in the South Kordofan State, identify gaps and come up with recommendations and a work plan for 2004. [...]


Nuba Mountains
SCF-US has reported the return of 416 people to the village of Khor Aldalaib, Rashad County from Khartoum. 118 refugees went on to their home villages in the SPLM-controlled areas. According to WFP-Kadugli, there were about 23,000 returnees to the Nuba Mountains in 2003. The WFP food pipeline is able to sustain up to 20,000 additional returnees, and the agency is planning food rations for 76,000 IDPs in the Nuba Mountains. WFP is appealing to all implementing agencies to submit FFW and FFT proposals, as the coping mechanism and sustainability of interventions can be greatly improved if rations are used to increase capacity and improve infrastructure.


FAO Training of Community Animal Health Workers
In response to the reported dying of animals in the Eastern Jebels in November 2003, FAO conducted a training of 16 Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) in Kauda/Lwere in full collaboration with NRRDO. This cross-line training in the SPLA/M areas of the Nuba Mountains took place from to 5 to 17 January 2004. FAO provided the trainees with veterinary drugs, vaccines and basic veterinary equipment.

FAO Cross-line Training in Nuba Mountains
FAO in collaboration with NRRDO and SRRC conducted a Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) training course for 16 trainees from Rashad and Kadugli countries in the Eastern Jebel of Nuba Mountains at Kauda during the period 05 – 18 January 2004. To enable the trained CAHWs to provide veterinary services to their communities, FAO has provided them with necessary kits UNICEF Teacher Training in Nuba Mountains UNICEF/OLS completed another stage of the on-going teacher-training course in the Nuba Mountains. [...]