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28 Feb 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, the food situation in Eritrea is of serious concern. Successive years of inadequate rains have seriously undermined crop and livestock production. A below average harvest is also estimated for Sudan due to conflict and drought. By contrast, the food situation in Ethiopia has improved as a result of a good harvest. Kenya's poor second season maize crop will exacerbate food shortages in parts, while Somalia's good secondary "deyr" harvest will improve food supplies in main agricultural areas.

28 Feb 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organ z i ation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No.

28 Feb 2005 description

Program Description

The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) helps stabilize and revitalize war-torn communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by facilitating community-level reintegration of war-affected youth and increasing broad awareness of key transition issues. OTI's objectives are achieved through its Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui à la transition (SE*CA, pronounced "C'est ça!") program.

28 Feb 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 February 2005 - The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world and has bred a generation of children who are sadly versed in violence and disruption.

Although a peace agreement was signed in 2003 to end the six year civil war, sporadic fighting between tribes continues to disrupt the lives of thousands in the eastern regions of the country.

But the peace, however precarious, also provides hope that children living in previously inaccessible areas will have access to health care.

28 Feb 2005 description

Que s'est il passé?

Dans la matinée du 25 février 2005, 20 casques bleus appartenant au contingent bangladais de la MONUC et leur interprète, un employé civil congolais des Nations Unies, sont tombés dans une embuscade à 5 kilomètres à l'ouest du village de Kafé, dans le district d'Ituri, en RDC, tendue par un des groupes armés qui refusent de participer au processus de désarmement et de réinsertion communautaire parrainé par la communauté internationale. Au cours de cette embuscade, neuf soldats de la paix de la MONUC ont perdu la vie.

28 Feb 2005 description

KYAKA II SETTLEMENT, UGANDA: In just one month, the population of Kyaka II, a permanent settlement for Congolese refugees in Uganda, has grown by more than 50 per cent.

28 Feb 2005 description

CIAT

1.Le CIAT condamne avec la dernière énergie l'assassinat prémédité d'un officier et de huit soldats Bangladais de la MONUC par des miliciens de l'Ituri. L'attaque des miliciens est survenue le 25 février près de la localité de Kafe o=F9 les soldats de la MONUC protégeaient 8,000 personnes déplacées par ces mêmes miliciens. Il s'agit d'une attaque brutale contre des militaires de l'ONU dont le seul objectif est d'assurer la sécurité des populations civiles.

28 Feb 2005 description

Mohammad A Wahab/MONUC

Che and Kafe, two localities respectively situated at 60 and 85 kms, north east of Bunia started attracting attention of the world media at the end of January following attacks on civilian populations by armed men identified by their victims as militia from "Front Nationaliste et Intégrationniste" (FNI). According to latest figures provided by OCHA, more than 70 000 people have been displaced in Djugu territory.
28 Feb 2005 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, le 28 février (IRIN) - Plusieurs organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) présentes en Ituri, dans la province orientale de République démocratique du Congo (RDC), ont suspendu leur aide aux milliers de déplacés internes suite à l'assassinat de neuf casques bleus de l'Onu, a déclaré lundi le bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires de l'Onu (OCHA).

Selon OCHA, l'insécurité des ONG a conduit à une rupture des approvisionnements en nourriture et en eau potable des déplacés.

A en croire le responsable des affaires humanitaires à Bunia, Modibo …

28 Feb 2005 description
report IRIN

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28 Feb 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KAWAMBWA, 28 February (IRIN) - As Zambia prepares to repatriate the last of the Angolan refugees on its soil by the end of 2005, the fate of thousands of Congolese refugees, sheltered in camps throughout the country, remains unclear.

Zambia hosts an estimated 55,000 Congolese refugees, most of whom fled the country at the height of civil strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2000.

28 Feb 2005 description

Patrice Bogna

MONUC facilitates the transport of a medical team and over 1 200 Kg of medical supplies to Zobia to combat a plague epidemic in the area:

The humanitarian Section facilitated the transport by MONUC of a medical team to Zobia, an area located at about 530 Km North of Kisangani, in efforts to investigate and combat a plague epidemic which has claimed the lives of over 60 people. The team is made of experts from WHO, Institut Pasteur of Madagascar and the Congolese Health Ministry. MONUC provided the team with 500 Kg of purified water.

28 Feb 2005 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PK/185

The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations concluded its 2005 substantive session Friday evening, adopting its annual report, which noted the unprecedented increase in peacekeeping operations and commended the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations for its achievement in managing the deployment of some 75,000 military, civilian police and both international and local civilians, and for the rotation of some 120,000 uniformed personnel in 2004.

The report recognizes, however, that the current level of resources placed inevitable limits on the scope …

28 Feb 2005 description

Patrice Bogna

La MONUC facilite le transport d'une équipe médicale et de plus de 1 200 kg de médicaments à Zobia pour combattre une épidémie de peste dans cette localité:

La Section des affaires humanitaires de la MONUC a facilité le transport, par un aéronef de la MONUC, d'une équipe médicale à Zobia, une localité située à environ 530 km au nord de Kisangani, pour combattre une épidémie de peste qui a fait plus de 60 victimes. L'équipe est composée d'experts de l'OMS, de l'Institut Pasteur de Madagascar et du ministère congolais de la Santé.

28 Feb 2005 description

Conflicts, bad weather cause African food problems

28 Feb 2005 description


Highlights
- Nearly 82,000 MT of maize, 13,000 MT each of rice and bean trade captured during the first seven months of informal cross border food trade monitoring in Southern Africa.

- Malawi continues to dominate informal maize imports while the DRC remains the major importer of informal rice and beans.

- Global oversupply of maize could reduce informal cross border trade in maize.

Informal Cross Border Trade Flow Overview

26 Feb 2005 description

26.02.2004 - Agro Action has warned that civil war could break out again in the eastern Congo. The situation is extremely tense in the eastern Congolese province of Ituri, which is rich in natural resources. Harassment of the civilian population has become commonplace in the provincial capital of Bunya, reports Marcus Sack, our project manager there.