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East Africa: Small arms exacerbating regional insecurity

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NAIROBI, 30 November (IRIN) - Rogue soldiers from the Ugandan army and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) are behind the sale of much of the arms and ammunition that contribute to the instability in Uganda, particularly in the eastern subregion of Karamoja, according to a report from the indigenous nongovernmental organisation Action for the Development of Local Communities (ADOL).
The NGO, which conducted research on small arms between April and June, funded by the Swedish government and Action by Churches Together (ACT), said that Gulu was a major internal
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Uganda + 8 others
UNHCR to fund refugee projects in Uganda

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KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.
The UNHCR has given 12 million dollars for refugee projects in Uganda this year and similar amount of money will be provided in the year 2002, Saidy said.

Saidy, who accompanied a UNHCR high level delegation to visit refugee camps in Uganda, said that UNHCR Uganda Office will assist refugees here as much as possible.

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Sudan + 1 other
Seven captive Ugandan children repatriated from Sudan

KHARTOUM, Nov 30 (AFP) - Seven Ugandan children, who were being held in captivity in Sudan by the Ugandan opposition Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), were flown home Friday, said a senior Sudanese official.

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Sulaf Eddin Salih said the children were flown on a Kenya Airways flight in accordance with a previous agreement between Khartoum and Kampala for repatriation of Ugandan children abducted into Sudan by the LRA.

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Eritrea + 3 others
Horn of Africa: IRIN Weekly Round-up 65 covering the period 24 - 30 Nov 2001

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SOMALIA: UN launches humanitarian appeal

United Nations agencies in Somalia launched an appeal to the international donor community to support humanitarian activities in 2002, on Tuesday at a hotel in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The UN Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal is for US $83,683,971 "to support a range of humanitarian and development interventions", said

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Update on ICRC activities in Sudan

Executive summary
  • In June, a military offensive by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the area of Raja, in Bahr-el-Ghazal, and a counter attack by government forces in September generated the displacement of tens of thousands of people.
  • The ICRC has been providing water for the displaced, helping to re-establish contact between separated family members and providing support to many of the country's medical facilities, especially those needing to cope with influxes of war-wounded patients.
General situation

On 6 September, the USA appointed former

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Afghanistan + 13 others
WHO: EHA Highlights Volume II, Issue 9, Oct/Nov 2001

The 2002 CAP: A New Year of Humanitarian Programmes. WHO and other UN agencies have finalized the 18 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals for the year 2002, focusing on the vital survival needs of estimated 44 million vulnerable caught in humanitarian crises. Total requirements amount to over US$ 2.5 billion, of which WHO needs some 80 million for essential public health interventions.
For information on the launch: Silvia Ferazzi, EHA, tel. +41 22 7912707, e-mail: ferazzis@who.ch; on the consolidated appeal process: Rayana Bu-Hakah, EHA, tel. +41 22 7913748, e-mail:buhakahr@who.ch
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Field Exchange Nov 2001: Sudan - the dangers of rapid assessment


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Third Committee approves eight draft resolutions on human rights, right to development, globalization, Iran, Sudan


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53rd Meeting (AM)

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) this morning continued its efforts to finish its current session today by adopting eight more resolutions that focused on both far-reaching general matters, including development and globalization, as well as the human rights situations in specific countries.

The Committee approved texts, after lengthy debates, on the human rights situation in Iran and Sudan.

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Sudan: Envoy contests draft UN resolution on IDPs

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NAIROBI, 29 November (IRIN) - Action on a draft United Nations resolution on protection of and assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) stalled on Wednesday after Sudan expressed concern that the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on IDPs, Francis Deng, had drawn details on Sudan from a database which included information provided by the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in southern Sudan, as well as by organisations the government said were operating illegally in Sudan.
Ilham Ibrahim Muhammad Ahmad, Sudan's
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Angola + 13 others
Beyond Afghanistan: Humanitarian aid to refugees worldwide faces $126 million funding crisis

The international community is responding with laudably generous financial contributions to assist refugees from Afghanistan, but refugee relief programs in most other regions of the world are begging for adequate financial support in the final weeks of 2001, particularly in Africa.
Funding channeled through the UN refugee agency during 2001 for worldwide refugee assistance and protection currently faces a $126 million shortfall for the world's 14 million refugees as well as 2 million former refugees who have only recently returned home. The
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Sudan: Khartoum calls for more assistance for refugees

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NAIROBI, 29 Nov 2001 (IRIN) - Sudanese envoy Ilham Ibrahim Mohamed Ahmed on Wednesday introduced a draft resolution to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly calling for the assembly to urge the UN refugee agency and all other concerned bodies to mobilise adequate resources to meet the needs and interests of unaccompanied refugee minors.
Last week, Ahmed expressed concern at the United Nations about the burden of refugees on host countries like Sudan, and asked that the international community give more help in sharing
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Nigeria cancels Sudanese peace talks

ABUJA, Nov 28 (AFP) - Nigeria said Wednesday it had cancelled a planned peace conference on Sudan, in its first confirmation that it had been attempting to organise such a gathering.

It said the talks, originally planned to be held in Abuja earlier this month, were postponed indefinitely after one of the main players had sought to limit participants and determine the outcome.

A Nigerian government statement said President Olesegun Obasanjo had agreed to convene the conference from November 12 to 17, seeking to limit areas of disagreement in order to ease negotiations

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Hiding in the mountains, Sudan's Nubians fight to survive

by Michel Sailhan

NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan, Nov 28 (AFP) - Jelila Omar, a 35-year-old Nubian peasant woman, displayed her deformed arm, despoiled two years ago, fleeing from the Sudanese army to hide in the mountains, fracturing her wrist and several ribs in the process.

Following a day working in the bean fields on the mountainside despite her disability, drops of sweat ran down her face onto her dress, the colours blurred by dust and earth.

"This place is no good," she said, pointing to football-sized rocks among the crops of beans and sorghum.

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Sudan: Bombings continue in northern Bahr al-Ghazal

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NAIROBI, 28 November (IRIN) - Relief officials working in southern Sudan on Wednesday confirmed the Sudanese government bombing of the villages of Malwal Kon, a significant relief centre, and Madhol, in Aweil East county, northern Bahr al-Ghazal on Monday.
Antonov bombers had dropped six bombs on Malwal Kon, including one disconcertingly close to a relief centre, and five on Madhol, a few kilometres to the east, aid workers told IRIN.

They also said that Antonovs had dropped another 10 bombs, a little way south of Malwal Kon, possibly on Dhiak,

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Sudan floods appeal No. 21/99 final report

Period covered: August, 1999 - July, 2000
Summary

Unusually early and heavy rains resulted in severe flooding in eight states in Sudan, causing 36 deaths. The states affected were Khartoum, River Nile, Sinnar, Gezira, Northern state, Red Sea, Kassala and North Kordofan states. More than 20,000 houses were damaged or destroyed, leaving approximately 100,000 individuals in need of assistance. Water borne diseases and malaria were rife in all the affected states.

The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), supported by the Federation, initially intervened using available stockpiles

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Two killed as Khartoum hits northern Bahr el Ghazal

By Charles Omondi
At least two people were killed and several others wounded Monday (November 26, 2001) when a Khartoum government bomber hit two locations in Sudan's northern Bahr el Ghazal area.

In the first strike, six bombs were dropped at Gordhim at around 5.30 pm (East Africa time), killing one woman, seven heads of cattle and three sheep.

The bomber then moved to Madhol, dropping eight bombs that killed one man and injured unknown number of civilians.

The latest bombing incident has heightened tension and apprehension in the ever-volatile area that

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Sudan balks at US-proposed ceasefire in Nuba Mountains

by Mohamed Ali Saeed

KHARTOUM, Nov 27 (AFP) - Sudan has voiced reservations to US special envoy John Danforth about his proposal for a ceasefire in Sudan's central Nuba Mountains as part of his mission to end 18 years of civil war, President Omar al-Beshir was quoted as saying Tuesday.

Beshir, quoted by state-run radio and television as well as independent newspapers, said the ceasefire must also include neighboring areas through which a government oil pipeline travels.

"We have expressed to the American

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Uganda + 7 others
UNHCR delegation to visit Uganda

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KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.
The delegation, led by Mary Ann Wyrsch, deputy high commissioner of UNHCR, will visit Adjumani which is the largest refugee camp in Uganda with a total of 57,460 refugees.

The mission will get a first hand information on various programs and projects UNHCR is undertaking in Uganda, said the release.

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Rebels watch from Nuba mountains, one of Sudan's five battlefronts

by Michel Sailhan

NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan, Nov 27 (AFP) - From his perch in the Nuba Mountains, a 22-year-old clutching a Kalashnikov watches over the immense plain of brown sorghum fields below, near where government forces are garrisoned.

Thomas belongs to the Nuba, a traditionally animist community of 500,000 people who took up arms against the Sudanese government in the late 1980s to defend their rights and against raids by neighboring Muslim militias.

The central Nuba region, about 600 kilometers (460 miles) from the capital Khartoum, is one of five fronts in a civil

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Sudan: $194.5 million UN appeal highlights complex crisis

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NAIROBI, 27 November (IRIN) - Basic issues of food security, health and nutrition, and protection will remain prominent among the humanitarian concerns in Sudan through 2002, according to the US $194.5 million Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal published by the United Nations on Monday, 26 November.
The appeal for Sudan formed part of a larger request by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for $2.5 billion for 33 million people "in desperate need" around the world.

The food security situation was particularly fragile in drought- and war-affected areas of Sudan, such that emergency

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