Land for Life: North Darfur Project Wins Global Award
The project’s many activities in Wadi El Ku include establishing five community forests, irrigating 315 hectares of land, rehabilitating existing water retention structures, reseeding 1,214 hectares of rangeland and setting up a water management committee. Severe environmental degradation and changing rainfall patterns have seen more frequent droughts and flash floods in Darfur. With less water, crop yields have fallen and farmers have had to cultivate more and more land to feed their families. This puts them in conflict with pastoralists, who also need the land for cattle grazing.
UN Environment and Practical Action Sudan
The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO-DRR) in North Darfur, a pilot project, was implemented by UN Environment in partnership with the State Government of North Darfur, Practical Action Sudan and community-based organizations in 2012-2015, with support from the European Union. The interventions have resulted in a dramatic increase of 17.5 times of water retention
- Strengthening Land Management For Peaceful Co-Existence in Darfur -Sudan
Launch of the Multi-Year Humanitarian Strategy (MYHS) for 2017-2019 and the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017
Developed in close consultation with the Government of Sudan, the MYHS is the first of its kind in Sudan and recognises that Sudan has both new and long-term humanitarian needs which require different types of interventions
Safety Training for Women Journalists in El Fasher
Safety training for female journalists took place in El Fasher, North Darfur state, on 14-16 May 2017. The training session was organized by the African Union and United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and conducted by the Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU) – being a part of country’s initiative of the International Programme for Developing Communications (IPDC) and Khartoum office of UNESCO. Twenty-three women-journalists including eight information officers of UNAMID were trained to manage their personal security risks – from all states of Darfur
UN rights expert visits Sudan to follow up implementation of his recommendations
United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will carry out his fourth mission to the country from 11 to 21 May to continue his engagement with the Sudanese authorities and discuss the implementation of his recommendations.