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31 May 2002 description

WHO's Exceptional Measures for Health Needs in Emergencies. Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO Director-General, announced exceptional action in response to health needs in emergency and crisis situations throughout the world. Her statement was made at the World Health Assembly, the WHO's 191 Member States' decision making body, which held its fifty-fifth annual meeting between 13 and18 May in Geneva.

31 May 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

31 May 2002 description


April/May 2002
Uganda's IDP policy in the making

Uganda was one of 16 countries that attended the International Migration Policy Conference for East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region, held in Nairobi, between 13th and 17th May 2002. At this conference, Uganda's representative, Martin Odwedo, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister presented the draft national policy on internal displacement that Government is currently developing. A summary of the draft policy is given below.

Overview

31 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

31 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

30 May 2002 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, May 30, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Food Program (WFP), the food aid organization of the United Nations, has earmarked one million U.S. dollars for the purchase of local produce from farmers in Uganda in a bid to promote the plan for the modernization agriculture, local media reported on Thursday.

29 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

29 May 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund


URGENT NEEDS IN IMMUNIZATION, WATER/SANITATION AND CHILD PROTECTION

29 May 2002 description

UNITED NATIONS
Ross Mountain
Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator and Director OCHA, Geneva

29 May 2002 description

Ross Mountain, Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator and Director of OCHA Geneva, today chaired on behalf of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) a meeting with member states and agencies to review progress and outstanding priorities at the mid-point of the yearly cycle of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP).

29 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

28 May 2002 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Buchizya Mseteka

27 May 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 27 May (IRIN) - A senior official in the Ugandan army has refuted claims that a number of rebel Lords Resistance Army (LRA) fighters have offered to surrender following clashes with the Uganda's People's Defence Forces (UPDF) inside southern Sudan.

24 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

24 May 2002 description


TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. GLOBAL TRENDS

24 May 2002 description

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia is to hold a special session on political and peace developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo next Thursday, President Levy Mwanawasa has said.

23 May 2002 description
report IRIN

KAHUNGE, 23 May (IRIN) - Mpanga Primary School is situated inside the Kahunge Refugee Resettlement Scheme in Kamwenge District, southwestern Uganda. Here, a group of Ugandan displaced - originally expelled from Tanzania - who arrived overnight on 6 May is starting to gather around several aid workers who are distributing clothes, food, hoes and domestic implements.

22 May 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 22 May (IRIN) - Members of Rwanda's Hutu militia group, the Interahamwe, who were responsible for the 1994 genocide and have since been in exile are currently active in Uganda, news agencies have reported.