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ReliefWeb CORRIGENDUM: Civilians on the move in DR Congo - AFP

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ReliefWeb
The following article was mistakenly published by ReliefWeb with the date of 26/10/2010. The article had in fact been released by AFP on 25/11/2009.

ReliefWeb apologises for the inconveniencies that this oversight may have caused.

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Uganda: The Lord's Resistance Army of Today

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Enough Project
KAMPALA - The Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, may be the rebel group responsible for Africa's longest running armed conflict, but its inner workings remain relatively unknown - and frequently misperceived - in the outside world.

In a new report, "The Lord's Resistance Army of Today," Enough Project Field Researcher Ledio Cakaj details the operations of the LRA following Operation Lightning Thunder, the December 2008 military offensive against the group.

The report corrects persistent misconceptions about the LRA, such as the often-repeated claims that the LRA is motivated

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RD Congo/Nord-Kivu: Roger Meece évalue la situation sécuritaire à Kitchanga

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Radio Okapi
« Nos forces onusiennes ainsi que les FARDC se préparent toujours à protéger les civils et à réagir contre toute tentative de la violence, » a déclaré, dimanche 31 octobre à Kitchanga, le patron de la mission de l'ONU pour la stabilisation de la RDC à la fin de sa mission d'évaluation de la situation sécuritaire du Nord-Kivu.

Roger Meece s'est rendu respectivement à Kitchanga, un ancien bastion du Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP), à une centaine de kilomètres au nord-ouest de Goma, en territoire de Masisi, et à la Rwindi, 150 kilomètres au nord de la même ville, cette

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Burundi + 1 other
UNHCR resumes repatriation of Congolese refugees from Burundi

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 1 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has resumed the assisted repatriation of Congolese refugees from Burundi to South Kivu province after a hiatus of more than two years due to insecurity.

A first group of 173 Congolese left the transit centre of Songore in northern Burundi early last Thursday and crossed the border at Gatumba some five hours later. They are among some 1,000 civilians who, encouraged by improving security, have said they wish to return to their home areas in South Kivu.

Last week's return convoy came under

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DRC/Nord-Kivu : Roger Meece évalue la situation sécuritaire

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UN Radio
Les forces onusiennes ainsi que les Forces armées de la RDC sont toujours préparées à protéger les civils et à réagir contre toute tentative de la violence, a assuré dimanche à Kitchanga, le patron de la Mission de l'ONU pour la stabilisation de la RDC (MONUSCO) à la fin de sa mission d'évaluation de la situation sécuritaire du Nord-Kivu.

Roger Meece s'est rendu respectivement à Kitchanga, un ancien bastion du Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP), à une centaine de kilomètres au nord-ouest de Goma, en territoire

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Education System Failing Congolese Children

The high costs of education creates problems, with poorer pupils forced to drop out.

By Héritier Maila - International Justice - ICC

ACR Issue 275, 1 Nov 10

Hubert Ilunga, an 18-year-old from Lubumbashi, wishes that he could have stayed in school. Instead, he dropped out of the education system when he was just seven and is now forced to work 12-hour days as a conductor on a bus for very little money.

"Today I am paying for the consequences of not studying," he said. "I wanted to continue studying, but

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Botswana + 3 others
Botswana: Revised Plan 2011 (MAABW002)

Executive summary

Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) 2011 plan emanates from the priorities as espoused in its strategic plan (2006 - 2010) and the ongoing review exercise of the strategy beyond 2010. The vision of BRCS leadership is to shape the National Society (NS) into a model of excellence in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable people. Programmes have been designed to capacitate BRCS towards attaining its vision. Focus for 2011 is on building the institutional and implementation capacity of the NS particularly in terms of sustainability beyond 2010,

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DR Congo: Roger Meece visits the MONUSCO base at Rwindi following the 23 October attack

Kinshasa, 1 November 2010 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Roger Meece paid a visit to North Kivu this Saturday, 30 October 2010. The Special Representative visited the locality of Rwindi situated in the territory of Rutshuru where the base of MONUSCO peacekeepers had been attacked by a group of about 50 armed men on 30 October 2010. Mr. Meece was accompanied by local Congolese authorities and a delegation of civilian and military officials from MONUSCO's Goma office.

"I have come to get information

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Burundi + 1 other
Le HCR reprend le rapatriement de réfugiés congolais depuis le Burundi

KINSHASA, République démocratique du Congo, 1er novembre (HCR) - L'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a repris le rapatriement assisté de réfugiés congolais depuis le Burundi vers la province du Sud-Kivu après une suspension de plus de deux ans, du fait de l'insécurité.

Un premier groupe de 173 Congolais a quitté le centre de transit de Songoré dans le nord du Burundi jeudi matin pour traverser la frontière à Gatumba environ cinq heures après. Ils font partie des quelque 1 000 civils qui, encouragés par l'amélioration de la

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Burundi + 1 other
Note d'information : Rapatriement des réfugiés congolais vivant au Burundi, 01 novembre 2010

Suite aux Accords Tripartites sur le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés congolais vivant au Burundi et des réfugiés burundais vivant en RDC signés le 11 décembre 2009 à Kinshasa, l'UNHCR, le Gouvernement du Burundi et le Gouvernement de la RDC ont commencé le jeudi 28 octobre 2010 l'opération de rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés congolais depuis le Burundi.

Le convoi inaugural de 43 familles composées de 173 personnes qui vivaient au camp de réfugiés de Gasorwe est parti à 8h30 du centre de transit de Songore, dans la Province de Ngozi, o=F9 ils

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Burkina Faso + 13 others
Africa Zone: Revised Plan 2011 (MAA60005)

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg). Based on the scale and scope of humanitarian challenges and emergency operations, there are currently eight IFRC country representation offices in Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea/Djibouti, Ethiopia,

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Angola + 3 others
Crimes, conflicts and courts: the administration of justice in a Zambian refugee settlement

By Julie Veroff

Introduction

During a visit to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya in March 1996, a researcher came across three minors and a mentally ill woman, detained in two cells in the middle of the camp and guarded by a young man with a long whip. When the researcher raised the human rights implications of this situation with UNHCR staff, his concerns were "dismissed with the observation that 'this is their culture.'"1 Yet the Sudanese Bench Courts in Kakuma, of which the detention cells were part, were originally

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Revised Plan 2011(MAACD001)

Executive summary

Though the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still faces challenges due to armed conflicts in three out of the eleven provinces that form the administrative set up of the country, there is a move towards post conflict or development type of programming, based on the Kinshasa Statement on development aid in situations of fragility and conflicts1. The overall goal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2011 support plan to the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RC of DRC) is to ensure that the

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Angola + 9 others
UNHCR DRC Fact sheet - October 2010

UNHCR operational highlights

- The Burundian repatriation operation has started on 5 October with a convoy of 244 people. Since then, 472 Burundian have been repatriated. Convoys are planned to be conducted on a weekly basis. The planned figure of return for 2010 is 5,000 persons.

- On 28 October, UNHCR resumed organized repatriations of Congolese refugees from South Kivu. 172 people took part into the convoy and left Gasorwe refugee camp in Northern Burundi to go back home in Uvira and the Ruzizi plain. Return convoys are planned every Thursday.

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Choosing to return: Challenges faced by the Lord's Resistance Army's middle-ranking commanders

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 25 year-old Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) conflict has left a terrible legacy in Africa's Great Lakes region. Military action and local, national, regional and international diplomatic attempts to end this war have all failed. Although considerably weakened in recent times, the LRA continues to ruthlessly attack civilians in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and Southern Sudan. Its fragmented rebel forces roam the forests in search of food and supplies, enduring disease, starvation, wild animals,

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REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO : RAPPORT DE SITUATION Octobre 2010

FOCUS DU MOIS

Des noeuds logistiques ont été identifiés au début de l'année 2010. L'insuffisance de financement en général et du Pooled Fund Première allocation standard en particulier, avait dès lors empêché à certaines organisations humanitaires d'accéder aux bénéficiaires dans les provinces du Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu et dans les districts des Bas et Haut Uélé.

Pour répondre à ces besoins logistiques identifiés, le Pooled Fund a alloué un montant de 2 323 000 $US au cluster logistique pour l'amélioration de l'accès aux Personnes Déplacés Internes,

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Angola + 8 others
Refugees - Fact Sheet (Democratic Republic of Congo), 31 October 2010

PROTECTION BY PRESENCE

UNHCR offices in DRC: 1 Regional Representation in Kinshasa, 1

Office of the Coordinator of the East in Goma, 3 Sub-offices (Bukavu, Goma and Lubumbashi), 11 Field offices (Baraka, Uvira, Bunia, Kimpese, Moba, Kalemie, Kitchanga, Lubero, Dungu, Masisi and Pweto), and 3 antennas (Beni, Kisangani and Rutshuru)

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Angola + 6 others
Repatriation Fact Sheet (Democratic Republic of Congo), 31 October 2010

- Repatriation from the DRC (refugees)

- Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by country of asylum

- Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by Province of return

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Burundi + 1 other
RD Congo : Situation humanitaire au Sud-Kivu, Rapport mensuel octobre 2010

Faits marquants

=B7 Lancement des opérations de rapatriement des réfugiés burundais de la R.D.Congo et vice-versa

=B7 Situation sécuritaire toujours volatile, ce qui a entraîné de nombreux mouvements de populations

=B7 Le Sud-Kivu, capitale mondiale des revendications féministes à l'occasion de la Marche Mondiale de la Femme

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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RD Congo : Situation humanitaire au Nord-Kivu - Rapport mensuel octobre 2010

FAITS MARQUANTS

?? Opérations militaires des FARDC et activisme des groupes armés sur l'ensemble des territoires.

?? Réduction de l'accès humanitaire dans certaines régions de la Province du Nord-Kivu.

?? Catastrophe naturelle à Bihambwe (Masisi)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.