Country: Sudan

Information exchange for humanitarian coordination in the Horn of Africa

The benefits of free flows of humanitarian information are immense, but so too are the challenges, both institutional and technical, involved in establishing exchange mechanisms. This article looks at some of the constraints facing humanitarian data and information exchange in the Horn of Africa, and reviews possible solutions. It suggests that, at national and regional… Read more »

Nutritional interventions in ‘open situations’: lessons from north-western Sudan

Humanitarian organisations are increasingly confronting ‘open’ situations, where access to, and coverage of, beneficiary populations is complicated. Aranka Anema argues that such situations demand a more flexible approach. Humanitarian agencies have been progressively standardising the planning and management of emergency programmes and responses. In the field of nutrition, standardisation has contributed to advances in inter-organisational agreements… Read more »

Landmines: where next?

Baliet, a remote jungle town of mud huts in the Upper Nile region of southern Sudan, clings to the edge of the Sobat River. Approaching from the west, several hours after leaving the White Nile near the northern end of the Jonglei Canal, the first indication that the settlement exists are the dugout canoes pulled… Read more »

Échange Humanitaire No.16 la politique de l’action humanitaire, les économies de guerre, les réformes structurelles et les défis politiques pour la Commission européenne (CE), les catastrophes naturelles et la question des partenariats sur le terrain

Ce bulletin, extrêmement dense, contient des articles groupés autour de plusieurs thèmes. On citera la politique de l’action humanitaire, les économies de guerre, les réformes structurelles et les défis politiques pour la Commission européenne (CE), les catastrophes naturelles et la question des partenariats sur le terrain des opérations.   L’an passé , nous avons concentré  notre attention sur la crise du Kosovo, dans le bulletin N° 15,… Read more »

Community feedback and complaints mechanisms: early lessons from Tearfund’s experience

Tearfund’s approach to feedback and complaints handling is part of a broader organisational commitment to accountability, which promotes information sharing, transparency, participation and learning with project participants. Feedback and complaints mechanisms are based on community preferences and cultural norms to ensure that they are accessible, safe and easy to use. All feedback is recorded, responses… Read more »

L’Approche économique alimentaire : cadre permettant de comprendre les stratégies de subsistence en milieu rural

Ce dossier présente l’Approche économique alimentaire, telle que la conçoit Save the Children Fund-UK, comme moyen d’analyser la sécurité alimentaire des ménages. L’organisme a adopté cette approche au début des années 90. Ce rapport expose en détail leur manière d’identifier et quantifier l’accès de chaque ménage à des vivres – à la fois pendant les années « normales » et les années… Read more »

Challenges to humanitarian agencies in the field: considering the options

A recent international meeting hosted by Action Against Hunger in Paris looked at some of the challenges facing humanitarian agencies working in conflict, in particular the strategic use of famine as a weapon of war. At this high-level meeting, a number of Action Against Hunger’s field and HQ managers put forward their views alongside representatives… Read more »

Uganda (November 1997)

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda now faces greater challenges to his control of the country than at any time since he came to power. There are continuing rebel activities in the north, more fighting in the west and increasing insecurity in Kampala (grenades and armed robbery). His government has been explaining that the fighting in… Read more »

Promouvoir les principes humanitaires: l’expérience du Sud du Soudan

Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) aspire à intégrer des principes humanitaires et la protection des populations civiles dans son mandat et ses opérations. Ce dossier décrit la façon dont ces lois et principes ont été encouragés par des séries d’entretiens, des débats en leur faveur, leur dissémination et la formation. Un point important est le contrôle et suivi du non respect et des… Read more »