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80 Sudanese enter Uganda daily: WFP

Report
Xinhua
KAMPALA, Jun 1, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- About 80 Sudanese cross into Uganda daily and settle in camps in the northern part of the country, the Monitor newspaper reported on Saturday.
There are approximately 150,000 Sudanese already living in the resettlement camps in northern Uganda, World Food Program (WFP) official Edward Kallom was quoted as saying on Friday.

A WFP project to resettle the Sudanese refugees has been underway, Kallom told the newspaper, saying that the huge influx of Sudanese is a worrying new development and that the WFP is watching it carefully.

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Horn of Africa: IRIN Weekly Round-up 91 covering the period 25 - 31 May 2002

Report
IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
AFRICA: OAU chief urges more action to stamp out conflict

Africa has to act more decisively in stamping out the wars that blight the continent, the head of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) said on Tuesday. In a speech to mark the OAU's 39th anniversary, Secretary-General Amara Essy said it was imperative to find lasting solutions to conflicts across the continent. He said the new African Union - due to be launched in South Africa in July to replace the OAU -

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IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 125 covering the period 25 - 31 May 2002

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
AFRICA: OAU chief urges more action to stamp out conflict

Africa has to act more decisively in stamping out the wars that blight the continent, the head of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) said on Tuesday.

In a speech to mark the OAU's 39th anniversary, Secretary-General Amara Essy said it was imperative to find lasting solutions to conflicts across the continent. He said the new African Union - due

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Humanitarian Update - Uganda, Volume IV, Issues 4 & 5


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

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Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information 125 pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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IRIN
NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)
(du 25 au 31 mai 2002)

AFRIQUE: Le chef de l'OUA presse le continent d'agir pour enrayer ses conflits

L'Afrique doit agir de façon plus décisive pour enrayer les guerres qui détruisent le continent, a affirmé mardi le chef de l'Organisation de l'unité africaine (OUA). Dans un discours marquant le 39ème anniversaire de l'Organisation, son secrétaire général, Amara Essy, a plaidé pour la nécessité impérative de trouver des solutions durables

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WHO: Emergency preparedness and response highlights Vol I, Issue 4, Apr-May 2002

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.
Dr Brundtland explained that these initiatives will help better assembling of information on health situations and responses,
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Uganda + 1 other
Refugee Law Project Working Paper No. 4 - Free to stay, free to go? Movement, seclusion and integration of refugees in Moyo district

REPORT SUMMARY
This report is the third in a series of four on conditions for Sudanese refugees living in Uganda's northern settlements. Working Paper 4 concentrates on Moyo district and investigates the dynamics that influence the movement patterns of refugees living in the area. The report illustrates the contrast between those refugees who are living in settlements -- and, therefore, within the official assistance structures -- and those who have chosen to be self-settled. The former are shown to be restricted in their movement, heavily reliant on the refugee
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WFP Earmarks 1 million dollars for purchase of Ugandan grain

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.
WFP country director Ken Noah Davies was quoted by the Monitor as saying that the initiative is in line with the government of Uganda and the UN program geared at supporting agriculture and marketing in Uganda in the five-year period beginning from 2000.
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Uganda: Special Report on displacement in the west

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
FORT PORTAL, 29 May (IRIN) - The Rwenzori Mountains tower over five districts in western Uganda: Kasese, Kabarole, Bundibugyo, Kyenjonjo and Kamwenge. Known to the locals as "the Mountains of the Moon", the Rwenzoris also constitute a natural barrier on the country's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

However, their inaccessibility and rough terrain have also rendered them a perfect hide-out for the Allied Democratic

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UN humanitarian agencies call for increased support

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).
"Today, we have an estimated shortfall of US$ 2.2 billion to implement programmes designed to meet priority needs identified by the UN and its participating partners in the CAP in 19 complex
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Tanzania: Focus on small arms impact and control

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
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NAIROBI, 29 May (IRIN) - A multi-agency survey of the impact of small arms in Tanzania, conducted in conjunction with the government in Dar es Salaam, has found that firearms are having a negative, though limited, impact on Tanzania and that there is widespread support for tightening controls on them.

On the whole, respondents had "very

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OCHA Statement on the occasion of the mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process

UNITED NATIONS
Ross Mountain
Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator and Director OCHA, Geneva
MID-YEAR REVIEW OF THE CONSOLIDATED APPEALS PROCESS

It is my pleasure to welcome you here today on behalf of all colleagues in the humanitarian community. I look forward to engaging in what we hope will be a productive discussion. While I will be speaking on behalf of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, my Agency colleagues, NGO and Red Cross movement representatives are here

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UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Uganda Donor Update 29 May 2002


URGENT NEEDS IN IMMUNIZATION, WATER/SANITATION AND CHILD PROTECTION

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Zambia cancels Congo peace summit

By Buchizya Mseteka
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zambia said on Tuesday a regional peace summit planned for Thursday to try to end more than three years of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo had been canceled for lack of a quorum.

"The summit will not take place as planned. We have been unable to raise a quorum for Thursday," Arthur Yoyo, spokesman for Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa, told Reuters by telephone from the capital Lusaka.

"No future date has been set for the summit," Yoyo added.

The Zambian announcement came a day after

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (E/2002/14)

E/2002/14
REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES1

SUMMARY

This report provides an account of the activities undertaken by my Office between January 2001 and April 2002. It describes major developments and challenges with respect to international protection, assistance activities and the search for durable solutions worldwide. It also covers a number of global themes, the financing of our activities, issues of oversight and accountability, as well as our cooperation within and beyond the United Nations system. This report is submitted in

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda-Sudan: No rapid solutions in anti-LRA campaign

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.
Shaban Bantariza, UPDF Director for Information and Public Relations, told IRIN on Monday that LRA rebels had neither surrendered nor had they been surrounded by the Ugandan army, as had been reported in the local media.

Radio Uganda reported on Thursday 23 May that a "sizeable number" of LRA fighters, including two senior

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Regional leaders to meet in Zambia to discuss DR Congo

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.
The session is expected to consolidate prospects for peace by building on the fragile agreement signed by the Congolese government and Jean-Pierre Bemba's rebels of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo in the South African resort of Sun City recently.

Mwanawasa did not say which leaders were invited to attend the 30 May meeting but he acknowledged that peace was

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CAP Mid-Year Review Status Report 2002


TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. GLOBAL TRENDS

  • Opportunities and disappointments
  • Reaching the Vulnerable: Staff safety and security
  • Challenges to the humanitarian system: improving assistance by improving the CAP
  • Forging new partnerships
  • Preparedness and response

III. PROGRESS TOWARDS CAP GOALS
IV. FUNDING LEVELS AND IMPLICATIONS
  • Impact of underfunding

V. PRIORITIES
ANNEX I. FUNDING TABLES
REFERENCES

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 124 covering the period 18 - 24 May 2002

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
CENTRAL & EASTERN AFRICA: UN Security Council conference proposal made public

A supplementary UN Security Council proposal for a regional summit on security and development in Africa's Great Lakes region says the agreement of "all countries concerned" in conflicts in the area should be obtained on "principles and procedures" capable of ensuring peace and stability.

The proposal is an addendum to the final

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Uganda: Special Report on resettlement of Kikagati returnees

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.
The Ugandan returnees are part of a group of 3,027 Ugandans, mainly ethnic Bakiga cattle herders, expelled from Tanzania in late 2000, allegedly for voting against Tanzania's ruling
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