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LEADIN: Sudan is home to a number of historical sites, but it's struggling to attract tourists. Now, a partnership with Qatar is aiming to preserve the country's monuments - as well as boosting visitor numbers. STORYLINE: Sudan boasts a rich history and numerous important archaeological sites. In neighbouring Egypt, ancient monuments attract tourists from all over the world. But here, it's a different story. Tourist numbers are relatively low at the Sudan National Museum today. But not only are visitors in short supply, the country is also struggling to preserve historic artefacts. "Lately, our artefacts have been attacked, either by getting stolen, through the drilling that has been taking place or even through the people's search for gold. These are man-made factors which thr...
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and South Sudan Minister of Finance Kosti Manibe Ngai host a South Sudan Economic Partners Forum at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on April 16, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/s/d/2013/207581.htm.
UN Environment in Sudan and partners organize the “Derma Conference” to help facilitate dialogue over shared natural resources to promote equitable use and management. The people of Derma in the northernmost stretch of the Wadi El Ku project area, near the capital, El Fasher town, were displaced due to conflict. Displaced farmers abandoned their natural resources, losing their means of making a living. Village markets, where cereals and produce would normally be found, were deserted and trade suffered. This put a strain on pastoralist communities living as well. Initially, partners implementing the Wadi el Ku project could also not access the area due to heightened tension and insecurity in the area and as the status quo dragged on, both pastoralist and farmer livelihoods continued to suf...
The private sector plays an increasing role in supporting ICRC activities around the world. Executives from six organisations spent a week in remote parts of South Sudan where they visited doctors who carry out war surgery and watched as thousands of residents gathered for food assistance. South Sudan is our biggest operation in Africa and the second largest worldwide. That requires extensive resources that come partly from corporate partners, who also want to see what the reality on the ground is. For more information on supporting the ICRC // +41 (0) 22730 3840 // firstname.lastname@example.org
On a recent visit to Sudan organized by the Ministry of Education and local partners from UNICEF, we were greeted by parents and community members dancing in front of a school in Nyala, South Darfur. The school was built by the community with GPE funds. Throughout the week, we visited schools across Sudan to see first-hand the impact of partnership and GPE funds on the education system. Learn more: http://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/partnering-success-sudan
Raja Jandhyala, Team Leader for Peace and Security in the Office of Special Envoy to Sudan, describes how the Office works with individuals in Sudan, international partners, and international organizations to ensure peace and security in Sudan, in Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2010. [Go to http://www.state.gov/video for more video and text transcript.]
The Darfur region of Sudan has experienced, over the last half century, rapid population growth, periodic drought and a cycle of conflict that has displaced millions from their villages, many of whom now live in Internally Displaced Person camps near towns – putting pressure on the region's already strained natural environment. Since competition over resources has contributed to conflict in the first place, worsening the natural environment so many depend on is neither sustainable nor supportive of recovery and peace. In an effort to address this, UN Environment and partners, North Darfur State Government and Practical Action Sudan, show how effective and inclusive natural resource management can improve livelihoods and achieve peaceful relationships. The Wadi El Ku Catchment Management P...
OFID speaks with HE Mahmoud Hassan Elamin, Ambassador of Sudan to Austria, who was at OFID headquarters on February 24, 2011, to sign a US$30 million loan agreement to co-finance the Upper Atbara Dam Complex Project. The Ambassador speaks of his country's developmental opportunities, and how the OFID-cofinanced project will help raise the standard of living and alleviate poverty for some 1.7 million people. He also talks about OFID's partnership with the Sudan, which dates back to the institution's establishment in 1976 and has "changed lives of millions around the globe." OMCYR OMCYAfrica OMCYS OMCYEnergy OMCYWaterSanitation OMCYO OMCYPublicSector OMCYIntPart
North Darfur experience severe environmental degradation due to unsustainable farming, deforestation and overgrazing, diminishing the capacity of these drylands ecosystems to support local livelihoods Our Eco-DRR Strategy in Sudan applies Integrated Water Resource Management for achieving both food security and disaster risk reduction. It seeks to strengthen governance mechanisms, by involving different wadi users to gain shared responsibility for water and land management. Improving the availability and management of water and land resources in the community will in turn enhance food security and thus build resilience to water-related disasters. This project has been funded by the European Commission.
Unrest has broken out across the young nation of South Sudan; people are gathering in centrally located places for safety. Thousands of South Sudanese are showing up at our partners' churches looking urgently for food, water, and safety. Help us provide food, water, and shelter materials. Send Relief to South Sudan Now: http://www.partnersintl.org/south-sudan-relief/ © Partners International
This film provides a rare insight into the beauty of Sudan and the shared sentiments and hopes of the Sudanese people for a more united future; working together as one. It has been filmed across the country, with the sole aim of capturing people’s perceptions of their identity and their country and to celebrate the Sudanese’s diversity. We really hope you enjoy it and that you will share it widely with your friends, family and partners to reflect a rather magnificent image of Sudan. We Are All Sudan Directed and Edited by: Mia Bittar Assistant Director/ Production Manager: Salma Alnour D.O.P: Ala Kheir Colorist: Dima Geagea @ Pixelmob Sound Mix: Robin Eid @ Montage A film by UNDP, Co-funded by European Union
Pastor Stanley LoNathan is Feed The Hungry's ministry partner in Southern Sudan. Through the support of partners around the world we are able to provide a daily hot nutrious meal to over 600 children at New Generation School and Dreamland Orphanage in Yei, Sudan. If you would like to help us expand our support in Sudan please call 1-888-832-6384 or visit our website www.feedthehungry.org for your gift of $30 you can provide food for enitre month for five children in Southern Sudan. Every gift can make a difference in the life of child today!
It's most striking to hear our friend South Sudanese Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala talk with a mixture of awe and confidence about his country's status as the world's newest independent nation. He believes South Sudan can be a stable and peaceful country. He eloquently points to how much more certain that outcome will be if we stay with Sudan.
The United Nations (UN) has welcomed an Agreement on the reunification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed by parties to the conflict in South Sudan earlier this week. The deal was penned in Arusha, Tanzania by delegates representing the SPLM in Government aligned to President Salva Kirr, the SPLM in Opposition aligned to former Vice President Dr Riek Machar and a group of SPLM members detained when the conflict began in December 2013. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Sudan is one of China's most important trading partners in sub-Saharan Africa. But the relationship is not purely economic. China has been promoting its culture in Sudan through opening cultural centres, organising exhibition, and sending Sudanese students to study in Chinese universities. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our i...
What is the highest purpose of Play? This is a question that triggered the birth of Play for Peace almost 2 decades back. It is a story that all of us heard with great passion from our co-founders Craig Dobkin & Michael Tarrien and narrated it with much conviction. Three weeks in South Sudan and this is the truth we were told by our friend with whom we shared Play for Peace. Come join us in celebrating the spirit of Play.....for Peace!