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31 Mar 2006 description
report Save the Children

Afghanistan What's happening in Afghanistan?

31 Mar 2006 description

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

31 Mar 2006 description
  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 period.

31 Mar 2006 description
report 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 …

31 Mar 2006 description

(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.

31 Mar 2006 description
report 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.

31 Mar 2006 description
report IRIN

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31 Mar 2006 description
report 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.

30 Mar 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Juba and the surrounding areas is tense.

30 Mar 2006 description

Update on the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General's representative on internally displaced persons following his visit to Uganda

Executive Summary

Background to the Report

In August 2003, the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons (IDPs) undertook an of?cial visit to Uganda in order to "gain a better understanding of the situation of internal displacement in Uganda, with a particular focus on persons displaced by the con?ict with the LRA, and to explore ways of enhancing …

30 Mar 2006 description
report 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.

30 Mar 2006 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

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.

30 Mar 2006 description
report IRIN

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30 Mar 2006 description
report 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.

30 Mar 2006 description

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.

30 Mar 2006 description

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

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