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The ‘Agreement on Ground Rules’ in South Sudan

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This report offers an independent analysis of the ‘Ground Rules’ agreed between the UN’s Operation Lifeline Sudan and SPLM/A leader John Garang in July 1995. It argues that the influence of the Ground Rules is evident in five areas: in the regulation and coordination of the humanitarian programme in southern Sudan; in the system of…

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Participation by the Affected Population in Relief Operations: A Review of the Experience of DEC Agencies During the Response to the 1998 Famine in South Sudan

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This study from 1999 attempts to identify empirically, types of participation by beneficiaries of food aid and their communities over a geographically and socially limited area. (i.e. Southern Sudan). This is achieved through a description of the experience of some of the 12 UK based NGOs covered by the Disasters’ Emergency Committee (DEC) evaluation of…

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Famine in Sudan: The Human Rights Causes

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This report investigates the 1998 food crisis in Sudan and reveals how the fault lies primarily with Sudanese government and militias and opposition forces that precipitated the famine and deliberately diverted or looted food from the starving or blocked relief deliveries. Download

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Promoting humanitarian principles: the southern Sudan experience

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Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) seeks to integrate humanitarian principles and the protection of civilians within its mandate and operations. This paper details the ways in which these laws and principles were promoted through negotiation, advocacy, dissemination and training and the monitoring and follow-up of violations and abuses. It seeks to distil specific lessons from working…

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Information Exchange in the Disaster Zone: Interaction Between Aid Workers and Recipients in South Sudan

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The author’s experience of information collection and analysis in the Bahr-el-Ghazal region of south Sudan is reflected on here. The paper suggests that existing strategies of needs assessment are often based on misunderstandings about the cultural, social and economic conditions of war-affected communities. Furthermore, the needs assessment process has taken on a life of its…

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: A Review 6/6

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This report reviews Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), with a particular focus on the relationship between OLS’s creation of humanitarian space, and the flow of assistance to war-affected populations. It sets out to assess and analyse the effectiveness of the OLS modus operandi in meeting the needs of war-affected civilians.

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: A Review 1/6

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This report reviews Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), with a particular focus on the relationship between OLS’s creation of humanitarian space, and the flow of assistance to war-affected populations. It sets out to assess and analyse the effectiveness of the OLS modus operandi in meeting the needs of war-affected civilians. Download    

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: A Review 2/6

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This report reviews Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), with a particular focus on the relationship between OLS’s creation of humanitarian space, and the flow of assistance to war-affected populations. It sets out to assess and analyse the effectiveness of the OLS modus operandi in meeting the needs of war-affected civilians.

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: A Review 4/6

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This report reviews Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), with a particular focus on the relationship between OLS’s creation of humanitarian space, and the flow of assistance to war-affected populations. It sets out to assess and analyse the effectiveness of the OLS modus operandi in meeting the needs of war-affected civilians.

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: A Review 3/6

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This report reviews Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), with a particular focus on the relationship between OLS’s creation of humanitarian space, and the flow of assistance to war-affected populations. It sets out to assess and analyse the effectiveness of the OLS modus operandi in meeting the needs of war-affected civilians.

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Short-Cut to Decay: The Case of the Sudan

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The articles in this book, collectively, address certain aspects of the processes of the first half of the second civil war (1983 – 1992) from economic, historical, political and sociological viewpoints. While the civil war in the South occupies a large space, the focus is more on the processes that are common to the country…

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Humanitarianism Unbound? Current dilemmas facing multi-mandate relief operations in political emergencies

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This is a discussion paper concerned with some of the acute dilemmas increasingly confronted by international relief agencies concerned with “political emergencies” – often called “complex emergencies” – in Africa… This paper argues that relief organizations largely developed their current mandates during the Cold War era. These restricted mandates are less relevant to many current…

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