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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

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
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

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

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
report IRIN

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

KAMPALA, 30 September (IRIN) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Thursday the Congolese government and the UN mission there known as MONUC must, in two months, disarm Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who recently crossed into eastern Congo or his army would do so.

"If the international community does not come in to do it, we shall go there," he said at a news conference in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

LRA Deputy Commander Vincent Otti led some 400 rebels into …

30 Sep 2005 description

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 30 (AFP) - The UN Security Council will embark on a week-long fact-finding mission to Africa's Great Lakes region in November, France's UN ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sabliere said Friday.

30 Sep 2005 description
report IRIN

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