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Emergency Relief Coordinator visits Patango displacement camp in Uganda

(New York: 1 April 2006): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, today travelled to Pader district in northern Uganda, where he visited Patango camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). He was accompanied by representatives of the United Nations, including Welile Nhlapo, Director, Africa I Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs.
Camp leaders highlighted their most pressing concerns to the ERC, underlining the need for improved water and
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Sudanese civil society petitions UN, Sudan, Uganda over rebels

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Xinhua
NAIROBI, Apr 1, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Sudanese civil society organizations on Saturday petitioned the United Nations and governments of Sudan and Uganda to help decimate insurgents from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that has waged a brutal war in northern region.
In an open letter addressed to the UN and governments of Sudan and Uganda, The New Sudanese Indigenous NGOs Network (NESI Network) , an umbrella body comprising 66 organizations condemned the LRA atrocities which it said poses serious threat to the implementation of the southern Sudan peace deal.
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Uganda: Govt to give land to refugees

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New Vision
By Patrick Jaramogi

UGANDA is set to become the first country in Africa to offer free land to refugees following the approval of the Refugee Bill.

Cabinet earlier approved the Bill that was passed by Parliament last week amidst controversies and bad sentiments.

Minister for disaster preparedness and refugees Lt. Gen. Moses Ali was quoted in the rwandan press as saying, "Uganda wishes to improve the standard of living of refugees in respect to international status.

"Uganda will be the first country

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Uganda: Master plan for north unveiled

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New Vision
By Emmy Allio
AFTER nearly two decades of war, destruction and human degradation, northern Uganda is now heading for what can be dubbed as the "Marshal Plan," a multi-million dollar recovery and development strategy, to be launched next week.

The Government, with the approval of the United Nations, donor countries and Non-Government Organisations, has formed the Joint Country Coordination and Monitoring Committee (JCCMC) on northern Uganda.

A senior government official compared the JCCMC to the 1947 plan by the US Secretary of State, George C. Marshal,

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Uganda + 2 others
East Africa: UN relief coordinator to visit four countries

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IRIN
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KAMPALA, 31 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland, arrived in Uganda on Thursday for the first leg of a mission to four countries in the region that are suffering humanitarian crises.

Egeland is expected to meet officials from the government, the donor community and NGOs and assess the humanitarian situation for people who have been displaced by the 20-year conflict in northern Uganda between the rebel Lord's Resistance Army and the national

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Uganda: Northern situation worse than Iraq's - NGOs

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New Vision
By Vision Reporter and Agencies
THE rate of violent deaths in war-ravaged northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq and the 20-year-long insurgency has cost $1.7b (£980m), said a report yesterday from 50 international and local agencies.

The violent death rate for northern Uganda is 146 deaths a week, or 0.17 violent deaths per 10,000 per day.

This is three times higher than in Iraq, where the incidence of violent death was 0.052 per 10,000 people per day, says the report published by the Independent on-line, a British newspaper.

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Emergency Relief Coordinator meets President Museveni in Uganda

(New York: 31 March 2006): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, today met with Uganda's President Museveni on the second day of a nine day mission to four African nations. Also present at the meeting were Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa and Welile Nhlapo, Director, Africa I Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs. The meeting centred on the situation in northern Uganda.
During their discussion, they noted the need to improve conditions in the camps for internally displaced persons
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Uganda unveils "Marshal Plan" for the conflict-ravaged north

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Xinhua
KAMPALA, Mar 31, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Uganda unveiled a master plan for the war-ravaged north after nearly two decades of conflict, destruction and human degradation, a state-owned newspaper New Nation reported on Friday.

Post-conflict northern Uganda is now heading for what can be dubbed as the "Marshal Plan," a multi-million dollar recovery and development strategy to be launched next week, led by the 21 member Joint Country Coordination and Monitoring Committee (JCCMC), chaired by Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi.

JCCMC, including nine of them from the

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Algeria + 25 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 13 of 2006

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Algeria (2) Occupied PalestinianTerritories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia

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Afghanistan + 16 others
Save the Children Emergency Overview - 31 Mar 2006

Afghanistan What's happening in Afghanistan?
23 years of conflict have left 400,000 people displaced and the country struggling with high levels of poverty, poor nutrition and limited access to medical services and education.

Severe consecutive droughts and chronically cold and severe winters have resulted in chronic water shortages and widespread food insecurity, especially in southern and eastern parts of the country.

Security incidents such as abduction and kidnapping, suicide bombings, targeted killing and VBIEDs continue to occur daily.

What's the outlook for children?

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Progress report on WHO/HAC activities in Uganda - Mar 2006

1. Background

Eighteen years of conflict in northern Uganda has resulted in the displacement of over 90% of the population in Gulu, Kitgum and Pader districts into internal displaced peoples (IDP) camps. Congestion, overcrowding, inadequate healthcare services, poor water and sanitation facilities, violence and insecurity in the camps predispose the IDP population to high morbidity and mortality rates. WHO has been supporting the MOH, DDHS and other local and international partners to mitigate the health impact of the conflict in northern Uganda for an extended

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Uganda-DRC: Evicted Ugandans stranded at border in dire need

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IRIN
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Kampala, 30 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Hundreds of Ugandans who have been evicted from a national park in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are stranded at the border in dire need of relief, a Ugandan minister said on Wednesday.

"They lack food, shelter and medicine. Already we have had reports of many cases of diarrhoea and malaria where they are camped at the border areas of Mpondwe [350 km west of Kampala]," said Christine Amongin Aporu, junior minister in charge of refugees and

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Report - Aid agencies demand U.N. action on Uganda war

By Daniel Wallis

KAMPALA, March 30 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council must act to end suffering brought by two decades of war in northern Uganda, a coalition of local and foreign aid agencies said on Thursday as U.N. aid chief Jan Egeland flew into the country.

Egeland will hold talks with government officials before visiting camps in the north that are home to more than 1.6 million people sheltering from fighting between troops and rebels from the cult-like Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

He has called the war one of the world's

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Report highlights failure to end conflict in Uganda

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Voice of America
By Catherine Maddux
Washington, 30 March 2006 - A new report on two decades of conflict in northern Uganda describes a forgotten and rapidly deteriorating region. The report says only strong action by the United Nations and a real commitment by the warring parties will end the suffering of an estimated two million displaced people and some 25,000 children abducted during 20 years of conflict.

Kathy Relleen, a policy adviser in Uganda for the British charity Oxfam, says two decades of civil war in northern Uganda are nothing less than a scar on the world's conscience.

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Uganda: War-related deaths in the north very high - report

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IRIN
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KAMPALA, 30 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Some 146 people die each week in the northern region where rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have waged war against the Uganda government for two decades, charity groups said in a report published on Wednesday.

War-related deaths in the region are three times higher than the number of killings in Iraq since the United States-led invasion that toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 2003 - a death rate that represents 0.17 deaths per 10,000 people, compared with

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Joint written statement: Consideration of the human rights situation in northern Uganda

Joint written statement submitted by American Jewish World Service, Caritas Internationalis, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights, International Rescue Committee, International Save the Children Alliance, Jesuit Refugee Service, Mennonite Central Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council and World Vision International, for circulation at the 62 nd Session of Commission on Human Rights under Agenda item 14 (C)

Consideration of the Human Rights Situation in Northern Uganda

Background

1. The year 2006 marks the 20 th anniversary

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MCC calls on U.N. to address Ugandan crisis

MCC has joined nine other international aid organizations in calling on the United Nations and the Ugandan government to respond to the humanitarian crisis in northern Uganda.

For 20 years, a rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army has terrorized northern Uganda by abducting children and forcing them to become child soldiers in a regional war. An estimated 25,000 children have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and more than 1.7 million people have been driven into displacement camps by the conflict.

In a written statement to the U.N. Commission

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UN relief coordinator arrives in Uganda on first stop of East Africa mission

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UN News Service
United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland arrived in Uganda today on the first stop of a nine-day mission to East Africa, which will take him to four countries that are suffering humanitarian crises due to conflict or natural causes.

Mr. Egeland, who is also the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, is expected to meet with Government, donor and other officials during his stay in Uganda while examining the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted in the 20-year rebellion by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

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New report: rate of death in northern Uganda is three times higher than Iraq

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CARE
KAMPALA, Uganda (March 30, 2006) - The current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq following the Allied invasion, finds a new report released today. The release of the report comes as the U.N. Under-Secretary General Jan Egeland holds high-level meetings in Kampala with the Ugandan government and other international representatives to address the 20-year conflict in northern Uganda.
The report by a coalition of over 50 leading non-governmental organizations - Civil Society Organizations for