ALMANAR currently works in partnership and is supported by EC, ICCO, and SCHF; also in addition to the previous collaboration at the past years with UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, NRC, CRS and UNHCR. Almanar operates in six IDP sites of Khartoum State, Omdurman Women Prison, as well as South Kordofan State targeting the armed conflict and natural disaster poor displaced and rural women,  men, youth and children.

 

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Almanar Voluntary Organization signs MOU with the Ministry of Justice on Legal Aid

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Almanar Voluntary Organization has an extended history of working in providing legal aid and legal awareness-raising. On 12 May 2015, Almanar signed a memorandum of understanding with Sudan’s Ministry of Justice-Legal Aid Department. The MOU aims to ensure the dissemination of legal awareness, accompanied by the provision of legal aid, and legal consultations. The MoU signing came as the crowning event at a workshop organized by Almanar which discussed the role of the Legal Aid Department and civil society organizations in disseminating a culture of legal awareness.

During the workshop, Almanar briefed participants on its long history of working in the field of legal aid and awareness.  Paralegals and members of popular courts who have been trained by Almanar also shared their experience with Almanar and how the organization’s support has enhanced their capacity in the area of legal awareness.

 

The MOU signing ceremony was honored by the presence of the General Counselor for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, the General Manager of Khartoum State Prisons, the Head of the Legal Aid Department-Ministry of Justice, the Administrative Manager of Omdurman Women’s Prison, as well as administrative consultants at the Legal Aid Department.

Almanar educates women on best nutritional practices

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Read more...Not all women are aware of the best practices to feed their babies healthy and rich nutrients and therefore minimize risks of getting sick and malnourished. Almanar Voluntary Organization   nutrition officer educate women, when they come to its nutrition centers, on the best ways to feed their babies and keep them healthy.

Photo: Almanar Voluntary Organization staff educates mothers on feeding babies tips.

 

 

Almanar Voluntary Group addresses the Launch of Sudan HRP, 2015

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On May 5th, the humanitarian community in Sudan officially launched the “Humanitarian Response Plan 2015” to provide assistance to 5.4 million people across the country with a total cost of over US$ I billion. The HRP 2015 will help National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs), the main implementing humanitarian partners, in close collaboration with the humanitarian actors in Sudan, to respond in a timely manner to the most critical and acute needs.

In her address at the HRP 2015 official launching ceremony, Almanar Voluntary Organization’s Executive Director, Dr. Nadia Ali, representing NNGOs, explained that NNGOs, guided by the principles of humanity, independence, neutrality and impartiality, were fully involved in the whole process to draft the HRP 2015,. “All of the comments and suggestions provided by the NNGOs were incorporated in the HRP 2015. Various Monitoring and Evaluation and Finance Units have provided the data used to compile the document,” said Dr. Ali.

To respond to the humanitarian needs in Sudan, 112 humanitarian partners will work together to implement approved projects in the HRP 2015.  As emphasized by Dr. Ali, “humanitarian needs are growing in Sudan, and donors need to mobilize more funds to ensure timely and effective response to those needs,”

 

EC, SIDA delegation visits Almanar , discuss EC funded activities

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A senior joint delegation from the European Commission (EC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has paid an official visit, on 11 February 2015, to Almanar Voluntary Organization premises in Khartoum and met with the Executive Director and other senior staff. During the meeting, the EC, SIDA delegation was briefed on Almanar humanitarian activities in Khartoum, South and West Kordofan and the progress of the projects funded by the EC. The delegation has get first-hand experience on Almanr activities while meeting paralegals and women cooperative who explained how they benefited from small grants to establish business and handcrafts. These activities have helped women to increase their income and better support their families.

Almanar participates in Common Humanitarian Fund workshop

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#Almanar Voluntary Organization has participated, on 3 February 2015, in the workshop organized by the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) – Sudan, on the standard allocation process and submission of concept notes for 2015. The training aimed to provide #CHF implementing partners with background on the 2015 CHF allocation process and practical and operational guidance on how to submit project Concept Notes using the Grant Management System (GMS) The workshop has drawn wide participation from the eligible organizations of the CHF 2015. The one day workshop has covered several issues such as CHF standard allocation process, submission of concept notes in the GMS and cross-cutting issues and accountability to affected population.

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