Sudan Assitance Bulletin Issue No. 25
Selected news

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



Nuba Mountains
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) cleared 2,632 sq. meters of the Korungo Abdalla Miri road of mines during April 2004. Two landmine teams managed to clear 2,078 sq meters and 2,091 sq. meters of fields mined with anti personnel mines.

Two new community health centres were inaugurated on 1 April 2004 in Saraf el Dei and Lagori/Sabori villages. Medair spearheaded the project. The health centres will serve 8,000 people residing in the villages. The community built the centres using the WFP Food for Work programme. MedAir will assist in the supervision of the operation of the health facilities. The technical staff and drugs will be the responsibility of the Minstry of Health, and the people will contribute to the health services in cash or in kind to ensure sustainability.


FAO training in Nuba Mountains
FAO graduated 22 men and 22 women in animal traction in Lajuk village on March 28 2004 with all graduates receiving a plough. WFP supported the 20-day training period with 2.1 metric tons of food under the Food for Training programme.

Integration workshop in Nuba Mountains
The Nuba Mountain’s Dilling University Peace Centre, with UNICEF support, held a workshop to discuss the findings of a study on constraints to returnees/IDPs integration into host communities.

Mine risk training course completed
35 people have graduated from a three-week mine risk training course in the Nuba Mountains that was organised by Save the Children US (SC-US) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.