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27 Nov 2014 description

Lukwangulo, RD Congo | AFP | Thursday 11/27/2014 - 04:29 GMT

by Habibou BANGRE

"I don't want to go home! What I saw there won't let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:18 GMT

By Aaron Ross

KINSHASA, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo began to transfer former Rwandan rebels on Wednesday from disarmament camps in the east to a northern transit camp, the U.N. mission said, in an apparent first step to their relocation in a third country.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

27 Nov 2014 description

Weekly
November 28, 2014 / 63(47);1104-1107

E. Kainne Dokubo, MD1, Annabel Baddeley, MPH2, Ishani Pathmanathan, MD1, William Coggin, MSA3, Jacqueline Firth, MD4, Haileyesus Getahun, MD, PhD2, Jonathan Kaplan, MD1, Anand Date, MD1 (Author affiliations at end of text)

26 Nov 2014 description

Document Summary

UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

La mission conjointe PAM/UNHCR conduite du 3 au 8 avril 2014 dans les 4 camps de réfugiés du Burundi, a mis en exergue le très haut degré de dépendance des réfugiés à l’assistance alimentaire, utilisée comme sources principales de consommation alimentaire et de revenu, par une vaste majorité. Cette situation semble identique à celle décrite par la précédente enquête JAM, conduite en 2010.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sam Olukoya

LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov 21 2014 (IPS) - Two years ago, Shola* was kicked out of the family house in Abeokuta, in southwestern Nigeria, after testing HIV-positive at age 13. He was living with his father, his stepmother and their seven children.

“The stepmother insisted that Shola must go because he is likely to infect her children,” Tayo Akinpelu, programme director of Youth’s Future Savers Initiative, told IPS.

21 Nov 2014 description

Paris-Genève, le 21 novembre 2014 - L’Observatoire pour la protection des défenseurs des droits de l’Homme, programme conjoint de la FIDH et de l’OMCT, appelle à ce que la réunion extraordinaire de l’Assemblée Générale de la Ligue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LIPRODHOR), convoquée par les membres et prévue pour le 23 novembre 2014, se tienne de manière libre et conforme aux normes internationales des droits de l’Homme, en particulier s’agissant de la liberté de réunion et de la protection des défenseurs.

20 Nov 2014 description

Food insecurity will ease after harvests and October to December rains

Key Messages

19 Nov 2014 description
report Miraya FM

The women under the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network spent one week in Kigali, exchanging ideas with their Rwandan counterparts.

The women plan to create a regional gender working group to serve as a platform in the Constitutional Review Process.

Sarha Abeja, an administrator with the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network, says they selected Rwanda because of its history of conflict and the progress it has made in mainstreaming gender in development issues.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/LEIDEN, 18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US $31.5 million (€24.9 million).

The new grants will focus on reaching the most marginalized and disadvantaged children living in poor communities and in strengthening UNICEF’s response in emergency and conflict situations.

18 Nov 2014 description

Early-season rainfall deficits impact vegetation in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya

Key Messages

  • Drier-than-normal conditions persist in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia despite moderate to heavy rainfall in the first dekad of November.

  • Flooding over the Shabelle and Juba River Basins continued to damage crops and homesteads in southern Somalia and in the Dassench and Kangatom areas of the South Omo Zone of Ethiopia.

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

14 Nov 2014 description
Version 1 - English version
Version 1 - French version
Technical annex-version 1 - French version

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT : EUR 47 000 000

1. CONTEXT

13 Nov 2014 description

The impacts of climate change in Africa will be significant and long-term. Long-lived infrastructure and development planning are likely to be particularly affected. Factoring climate change into their design and implementation is, therefore, vital to development outcomes. Yet we know very little about how long-term climate information is used in African decision-making.