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31 Dec 2006 description

Executive Summary

As a result of broad consultations within and outside WHO, a Three Year Performance Improvement Program (TYP) aimed at strengthening WHO's capacity to support member States and others to prepare for and respond to emergency was commissioned in 2004.

31 Dec 2006 description

Executive summary

For nearly two decades, the international community ignored the situation in northern Uganda, with increasingly catastrophic consequences for the civilian population there. For the last two years, however, it has come under the international spotlight: in late 2003 the north found itself redesignated as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, following a visit by the UN's Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland.

31 Dec 2006 description

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31 Dec 2006 description

Executive Summary

As a result of broad consultations within and outside WHO, a Three Year Performance Improvement Program (TYP) aimed at strengthening WHO’s capacity to support member States and others to prepare for and respond to emergency was commissioned in 2004. Within the framework of the TYP, CCS and the Ugandan HSSP II WHO has been providing support to the MOH, DHT) and other local and international partners to mitigate the health impact of the conflict in northern Uganda for at least 3 years.

26 Dec 2006 description
report IRIN

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PADER, 26 December (IRIN) - An end of year deadline set by the Ugandan government for all internally displaced persons (IDPs) in war-ravaged northern Uganda to return home looks unlikely to be met, both IDPs and aid workers have said.

Continued uncertainty over security in the region is causing IDPs to delay their return to their original villages.

Earlier this year, the government set a deadline of 31 December for all IDPs to vacate the camps that have been set up during the 20-year period of …

26 Dec 2006 description

to 12/21/2006

Summary and Implications

Rains have continued into November and December, causing flooding, damage to infrastructure and losses of standing and harvested crops. Inadequate water supplies, sanitary facilities and dirty runoff water could increase the spread of cholera in northern Uganda's Kitgum and Pader districts, where cases have already been reported. World Food Programme (WFP) will provide food assistance to 500,000 people in Karamoja beginning in January 2007.

22 Dec 2006 description

The world health report: Working together for health

In 2006, both The world health report and World Health Day focused on health workers. The creation by WHO and other partners of the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the adoption by the World Health Assembly of resolutions calling for a response to this crisis have paved the way towards better recognition for the vital role health workers play within health systems.

22 Dec 2006 description

Rapport sur la santé dans le monde: travailler ensemble pour la santé

En 2006, le Rapport sur la santé dans le monde et la Journée mondiale de la santé ont été consacrés aux personnels de santé. La création par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et d'autres partenaires de l'Alliance mondiale pour les personnels de santé ainsi que l'adoption par l'Assemblée mondiale de la Santé de résolutions appelant à s'attaquer à la crise laissent augurer d'une meilleure reconnaissance du rôle vital que jouent les personnels dans les systèmes de santé.

22 Dec 2006 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the awarding of a $150 million Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) contract to a consortium headed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.

22 Dec 2006 description

Over the next few years the Netherlands will give extra support to provide children in emergencies with education. Agnes van Ardenne, the Minister for Development Cooperation, has entered into an agreement to this effect with the UN Children's Fund Unicef. A €166 million contribution will be used to support a Unicef programme that aims to provide 25 million children and young people in 40 countries with a better education and a more promising future.

The programme will enable 10 million children who are currently deprived of any form of education whatsoever to return to school.

22 Dec 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

Over 200 million for Education in Emergency and Post Crisis Countries

GENEVA/THE HAGUE, 22 December 2006 - Millions of children in the developing world have a new ray of hope as the Dutch government today announced it has pledged $201 million to UNICEF to radically expand the agency's ongoing efforts to ensure that children in conflict, natural disasters and emerging from crisis can go to school.

It is the single largest earmarked donation UNICEF has received in its 60-year history.

22 Dec 2006 description

CONTEXTE GENERAL

Ituri

Le désarmement des miliciens des Forces de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) tarde à se concrétiser. Son leader, Cobra Matata, qui avait promis d'amener depuis le mercredi 20 décembre près de 200 combattants aux points de désarmement d'Aveba, Kagaba, etc., ne semble pas avoir tenu parole, alors qu'il avait bel et bien reçu la somme de 5.000 dollars pour la sensibilisation de ses hommes.

20 Dec 2006 description
report IRIN

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KAMPALA, 20 December (IRIN) - At least 800 Congolese who fled recent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been moved from the DRC-Uganda border to a camp further inland in southwestern Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.

In a statement, the agency said on Tuesday that 300 of the refugees left Nyakabanda transit site in Kisoso, also in the southwest of Uganda, for the Nakivale Refugee Settlement camp in Isingiro District, 330 km away.

"This …

20 Dec 2006 description

Tunis, 20 December 2006 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) today approved in Tunis a supplementary loan of 32.99 million Units of account* (approximately US$ 50 million or 88.9 billion Ugandan Shillings) to finance a road sector support project in Uganda.

The Kabale - Kisoro - Bunagana/Kyanika road project (98.7 Km) was approved in April 2005 to the tune of US$ 43 million (comprising a loan of US$ 40.80 million and a grant of US$ 2.25 million) and entered into force in July 2006. The project is facing an important increase in works prices.

20 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council


CS/8917

Conseil de sécurité
5603e séance – après-midi

Le processus actuel est un exemple pour l’Afrique tout entière, estiment certaines délégations

20 Dec 2006 description

The 20-year conflict in Northern Uganda between the Government of Uganda and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and its resulting humanitarian crisis has affected millions of people. Peace talks currently underway in Juba, South Sudan, are the best chance for peace that the region has seen during the two-decade conflict, but the negotiations have not yet reached a point of no return.

19 Dec 2006 description

Eoin Young / MONUC

La signature du pacte de Nairobi le vendredi 15 décembre 2006 par la RDC, l'Angola, la République Centrafricaine, la République du Congo, le Kenya, le Rwanda, la Tanzanie, l'Ouganda et la Zambie, pourrait inaugurer une période de sécurité, de stabilité et de développement dans la région après des années de conflit.

Plusieurs chefs d'Etat africains, parmi eux le président de la RDC, Joseph Kabila, ont participé à Nairobi à ce sommet de deux jours, qui devrait contribuer à sortir la région du cercle vicieux des conflits, des désastres humanitaires …

19 Dec 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KAMPALA, 19 December (IRIN) - More than 150 people, including woman and children, have been killed and hundreds of others displaced in northeastern Uganda after clashes between government soldiers and armed cattle herders in the past two months, the United Nations Children's Agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

"Following the government's resumption in May of its forced disarmament programme to address insecurity created by the illegal possession of firearms by some Karamojong members, …

18 Dec 2006 description

APPEAL REVISION

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.