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30 Sep 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

30 Sep 2005 description

INTRODUCTION

This is the second issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

30 Sep 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

30 Sep 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS

- Significant reduction in overall volume of informal trade from Mozambique exacerbates worsening food security situation in Malawi.

- Informal maize exports from Tanzania mitigate declining exports from Mozambique.

- Overall trade in rice and beans continues to decline.

- First Regional Grain Summit in Nairobi advocates for a "maize without borders" policy within COMESA, EAC and SADC.

OVERALL SUMMARY OF TRADE

30 Sep 2005 description

The Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui (SE*CA) program promotes improved stability in war-affected areas by facilitating the reintegration of war-affected youths into their communities and increasing local, regional and national understanding of issues that are key to the political transition.

30 Sep 2005 description

The Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui (SE*CA) program promotes improved stability in war-affected areas by facilitating the reintegration of war-affected youths into their communities and increasing local, regional and national understanding of issues that are key to the political transition.

30 Sep 2005 description

Story by Llewelyn Jones, member of the Survey Team

MAG has become the first organisation of its kind to complete a pilot survey and clearance project in the isolated south-eastern region of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The project team was based in a remote area where the vast majority of the population had fled into neighbouring Zambia during the war and had only recently started returning home.

30 Sep 2005 description

Story by Sean Sutton, Information Manager

Alifero makes his way home slowly through the Congolese jungle, helped by two friends from his village. "I used to be a fisherman," he says. "But now I can do nothing."

Alifero stood on a landmine that was buried behind his house close to the town of Ikela in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is just one of the millions of victims of the five year war that ended in 1992.

30 Sep 2005 description
report Oxfam

Moïsé lives with his mother and five brothers and sisters in Camp Aéro, just outside Bunia, in north-eastern Congo. He has lived there since 2003 when violent ethnic clashes forced thousands of people to flee to edge of a United Nations' military base for safety. Moïsé's father was killed by militian fighters during this conflict. At its peak, Camp Aero had as many as 20,000 inhabitants.

30 Sep 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to people forced out of their homes after conflict in and around the northeast town of Boga in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

30 Sep 2005 description
report Government of Japan

On September 30 (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,063,823.81 US dollars (approximately 114.89 million yen) through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Girl's Development and Education" Project to be implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

30 Sep 2005 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, le 30 septembre (IRIN) - Les autorités congolaises ont lancé un ultimatum aux quelque 400 rebelles ougandais de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lord's Resistance Army - LRA) les invitant à quitter le territoire vendredi au plus tard pour éviter de graves problèmes.

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Jean-Tobie Okala/Monuc

Le 27 septembre 2005, le Représentant Spécial Adjoint du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies en RDC, Ross MOUNTAIN a effectué sa 3e visite en quatre mois à Mbuji Mayi, pour s'enquérir de l'évolution du processus d'identification et d'enrôlement des électeurs au Kasaï Oriental, et pour y faire le suivi de la situation humanitaire et sécuritaire. Il était accompagné par le Directeur Pays du PNUD, Babacar Cissé, ainsi que du chef du bureau d'OCHA, Jahal de Meritens.