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Rwanda + 1 other
Government extends support to more returnees

Simon Singirankabo, returned from DRC, East Kasai in August 2013. He had fled the country at a young age in 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, thus he owned no properties. Then, when he returned in August 2013, he joined his parents and currently with all his two wives and 11 children live in Rusizi District in Mururu Sector in Gahinga cell,

A year, after his repatriation, Singirankabo enjoys life on the mother land, in spite of several challenges he is still facing to cater for the needs of such a gigantic family. He earns his living from cultivating to neighbors.

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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Rwanda Price Bulletin August 2014

Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas. Maize flour and wheat (as bread) are more important for middle-income and rich households in urban areas. Sorghum and maize are generally substitutable for one another but preferences are shifting towards maize over time, especially in the southern half of Southern Sudan. Groundnuts are important for the rural poor in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap, and Lakes states.

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The United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region received at the African Union

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African Union

Addis Ababa, on 27 August 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met with the newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, on 26 August 2014, at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, as he begins his new mission in the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Djinnit also held discussions with the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui.

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HCR R.D. Congo Fact Sheet, 31 juillet 2014

En bref

Le HCR a clôturé le rapatriement des réfugiés de la RDC vivant en République du Congo le 30 juillet. Au total 119.024 réfugiés ont été rapatriés, ce qui dépasse les chiffres de planification de 110.000. Plusieurs projets sont mis en oeuvre dans les zones de retour pour assurer la réintégration.

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L'envoyé special des Nations Unies pour la Region des Grands Lacs reçu a l'Union Africaine

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African Union

Addis Abéba, le 27 août 2014: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a reçu le 26 août 2014, au siège de l'UA, le nouvel Envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour la Région des Grands Lacs, Saïd Djinnit, qui a également rencontré le Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité, Smaïl Chergui, et ce alors qu’il entame sa nouvelle mission dans les Grands Lacs.

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WHO Organizes Workshop to Strengthen Preparedness and Response for Countries against Ebola

Brazzaville, 27 August 2014 - The first in a series of preparedness and response workshops aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak occurring in parts of West Africa began on Tuesday in Brazzaville, Congo.

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Security Council press statement on Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region

SC/11533

AFR/2954

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):

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RDC : le Conseil de sécurité juge prioritaire de neutraliser les rebelles des FDLR

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UN News Service

26 août 2014 – Le Conseil de sécurité a estimé mardi que la neutralisation rapide des rebelles des Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) qui sévissent dans l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) était une priorité pour stabiliser ce pays et la région des Grands Lacs.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Rwanda 25-August-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Water deficit during 2014B season affected crop production and livestock body conditions, especially in eastern areas

  • Declining maize and beans prices following the 2014B harvest

  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country

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Rwanda + 1 other
Giving Refugees In Rwanda The Power Of Choice

Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in more than 76,000 people seeking refuge in Rwanda. In Gihembe camp, Northern Province, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 14,500 people, a new cash programme is improving the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empowering them by giving them the ability to decide for themselves what they eat.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°25/14, 14 août 2014

Faits saillants

  • De nouveaux déplacements au Sud Lubero et en Territoire de Walikale suite à l’instabilité sécuritaire dans certaines zones.
  • Plus de 12 000 personnes déplacées ont besoin d’articles ménagers essentiels (AME) au Sud Lubero.

Contexte général

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Global Health: Science and Practice Journal Volume 2 | Number 3 | 2014

Highlights from this issue:

  • Can oxytocin survive the heat in home storage conditions?

  • Is there more compelling evidence for global health programs than from RCTs?

  • What does it take to make cookstoves work as an intervention?

  • What are the challenges to scaling up visual inspection-based cancer prevention programs in Guatemala?

  • Can traditional birth attendants be trained to refer at-risk newborns in a rural African setting?

  • Where were the health facilities in Haiti when the earthquake struck?

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Uganda + 1 other
Reluctant to return? The primacy of social networks in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees in Uganda

Two decades after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, tens of thousands of refugees remain in exile in Uganda. Since October 2002, the governments of Rwanda and Uganda, and UNHCR have been playing an active role in promoting the voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees. However, despite these attempts to return the post-genocide Rwandan refugees to their ‘homeland’, considerable numbers are reluctant to return.

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In memory of those who lost their lives working for human rights

Speaking at a memorial ceremony held at human rights headquarters in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke of the “acts of simple and unselfish courage by UN and NGO staff”, who choose, often, to work in very dangerous situations “to mitigate oppression, repair disaster and heal the scars of conflict.”

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Fed on food aid: does emergency nutrition cripple local economies?

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Guardian

Providing assistance in a way that undermines the capacity of economies to respond to food insecurity and malnutrition themselves seems a clear violation of the 'do-no-harm' principle.

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RDC: le programme de désarmement des FDLR n’est pas négociable, affirme Lambert Mende

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Radio Okapi

Les ex-rebelles FDLR sont invités à respecter le programme de leur désarmement volontaire qui prévoit leur relocalisation temporaire à Kisangani (Province Orientale) et à Irebu (Equateur). Ces ex-combattants rwandais refusent depuis quelques semaines de rejoindre le site d’accueil de transit de Kisangani. Face à l’inquiétude que suscite cette problématique au Nord et Sud-Kivu où ces rebelles sont cantonnés, le porte-parole du gouvernement a appelé jeudi la population au calme.

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