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31 Oct 2010 description

ACTED Newsletter n=B067 November 2010

Content

Building bridges: cross-border initiatives for disaster preparedness and peace (Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan)

Early warning and community-based disaster management: ACTED's answer to changing disaster risks (Uganda)

Beekeeping gives hope to vulnerable families in the West Bank (oPT)

Keeping out the cold: temporary shelter construction in Kyrgyzstan

Providing drinking water to the IDPs and refugees of Zemio: a challenge and a necessity (CAR)

Amid instability, ACTED helps Iraqi children realize their rights through Child …

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Summary

- Overall volumes of informally traded maize, rice and beans dropped significantly by 37 percent from 11,025MT in September to 6,968MT in October. Maize trade fell 36 percent (from 8,699MT in September to 5,561MT), while rice and bean trade fell by 12 and 44 percent respectively. Rice trade has been at the lowest levels this marketing season.

- October nominal maize grain prices were generally lower than at the same time last year.

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Highlights

- 87 CMR received

- 27 users requested ILS services;

- 1094 metric tons transported

- 12555 metric tons transported between January and September 2010

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FAITS MARQUANTS

?? Recrudescence de conflits fonciers : une trentaine de cases incendiées à Mahagi.

?? Acheminement de l'aide humanitaire retardée à cause de tracasseries administratives.

- Légère augmentation du nombre de personnes déplacées en Province Orientale.

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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)

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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

31 Oct 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

FOCUS DU MOIS

Des noeuds logistiques ont été identifiés au début de l'année 2010.

31 Oct 2010 description
  • 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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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)

31 Oct 2010 description

This monograph is a study of the security sector in six Southern African countries, namely Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It highlights the strengths and challenges of the various institutions that make up the security sector, including defence, police, prisons, intelligence, private security, oversight bodies and the policy and legal frameworks under which they operate.

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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.

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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.

29 Oct 2010 description
report UN Radio

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La situation sociale et sécuritaire est catastrophique dans le Nord-Kivu ont déploré les administrateurs territoriaux de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo lors d'une Conférence organisée à Goma par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).

Cette conférence a été organisée pour faire une carte postale de l'administration de cette province et …

29 Oct 2010 description
report UN News Service

29 October 2010 - Following reports of alleged rapes of women deported from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official has called on both countries to investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.

"It is important not only to get an accurate picture of what has happened, but also to clarify who has perpetrated the suspected human rights violations, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice," Margot Wallström, the Secretary-General's Special …

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Le HCR procède cette semaine à la fermeture des derniers camps restantsqui accueillaient des réfugiés congolais en Zambie, après le départ mercredi du dernier convoi de rapatriement vers la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). La fermeture de ces deux camps, Kala et Mwange, est une étape déterminante pour nous car elle marque la fin de notre programme de rapatriement volontaire des Congolais depuis la Zambie.

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Poverty forces thousands of children into taking on exhausting and dangerous work.

By Melanie Gouby, Passy Mubalama, Desanges Kihuha - International Justice - ICC

ACR Issue 275, 29 Oct 10

Apollinare, not his real name, is just 13, but spends long hours on a construction site, mixing cement and shifting big stones that his slight frame can barely carry.

He is an assistant mason, a job …

29 Oct 2010 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on …

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At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Uganda, a Tripartite Commission meeting UGANDA-DRC-UNHCR on voluntary repatriation of DRC refugees living in Uganda was held in Kampala on the 27 to 29 October 2010.

29 Oct 2010 description

An analysis and projections based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

29 Oct 2010 description
report Radio Okapi

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La RDC, l'Ouganda et le Haut commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont convenu, vendredi 29 octobre à Kampala, de rapatrier plus de trente mille réfugiés congolais vivant en Ouganda.