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31 Oct 2008 description

From the Editor

Issue 34 of Field Exchange has a special focus on infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IFE) and is dedicated to the memory of Tom Marchione.

Leading the IFE 'show' is an extended field article from the UNICEF team in Indonesia, sharing their IFE experiences in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2006. On reading the piece you may well get that 'deja-vu' feeling - mass arrival and untargeted distribution of infant formula, milk powder, and commercial baby foods to mothers and children. Monitoring was almost non-existent.

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The overall goal of USAID/Uganda's OTI program is to support the voluntary return of displaced northern Ugandans by increasing their confidence in the government and in the ongoing transition process. Toward this goal, OTI will focus on the following objectives:

1. Enhance the capacity of the Ugandan media, particularly in northern Uganda, to research, inform, and report on issues relevant to peace, recovery, and development;

2. Increase the visibility of, and confidence in, all levels of government through the delivery of targeted, strategic interventions; and

3.

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Highlights

- Hepatitis E outbreak in Northern Uganda on the down ward trend but significant numbers of cases are still being reported from Kitgum district.

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I. HIGHLIGHTS

- ROAD CONDITIONS DETERIORATE IN HEAVY RAINS, HAMPERING HUMANITARIAN ACCESS IN SOME AREAS OF NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN UGANDA; CROP DAMAGE REPORTED IN SOME PARTS OF ACHOLI AND TESO

- HEPATITIS E VIRUS CONTINUES TO TAKE TOLL ACROSS KITGUM, PADER; NEARLY 8,900 CASES REPORTED BY END OCTOBER

- RENEWED FIGHTING IN EASTERN DRC SPARKS NEW INFLUXES OF CONGOLESE REFUGEES IN WESTERN UGANDA

II.

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Les principales activités du HCR Burundi

1. Le rapatriement et la réintégration des réfugiés burundais.

2. Protection et assistance de 28 948 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 16 667 Congolais installés dans les camps de Gihinga (Mwaro), de Gasorwe (Muyinga) et de Musasa (Ngozi), et 229 Rwandais dans le camp de Giharo (Rutana).

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UNHCR Burundi main operational activities

1. Repatriation and reintegration of Burundian refugees.

2. Assistance and protection of 28,642 refugees and asylum seekers, including 16,667 Congolese living in Gihinga (Mwaro), Gasorwe (Muyinga), Musasa (Ngozi) refugee camps, and 229 Rwandans living in Giharo (Rutana) refugee camp.

31 Oct 2008 description
report Refugee Law Project

Gov't Stalls Urban IDP Profiling

Perhaps because many urban-based IDPs settle in slum areas, where they tend to blend in with the existing population, they are often perceived, even by some officials in humanitarian agencies, as a population less deserving of serious attention than their fellow citizens living in camps.

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Introduction

"Eastern Africa" denotes the geographical are comprising the seven member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda. Tanzania is also included because it has had long historical and political interactions with Kenya and Uganda within the rubric of the East African Cooperation (EAC). The main challenges to human security in this region have originated from political and state fragility, resource scarcities, and environmental degradation.

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 31 October 2008, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR has received disturbing reports that several camps for internally displaced people near the North Kivu town of Rutshuru, about 90 kms north of Goma, have been forcibly emptied, looted and burned. We're in the process of trying to verify these reports, which we received from some of our humanitarian partners.

31 Oct 2008 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Oct 31, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Over 600 Congolese crossed into Uganda on Friday morning fleeing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

The UN refugee agency said in a statement issued here that the total number has now reached 8,500 refugees who have fled fighting between rebels loyal to renegade commander Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army in the last three months.

"The majority of the Congolese who arrived in the last three days fled from Rugarama village, …

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report IRIN

KAMPALA, 31 October 2008 (IRIN) - Food, water, health and sanitation facilities at several villages on the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border are overstretched as civilians continue to pour into Uganda, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on 31 October.

The agency said the facilities were inadequate for the more than 6,500 people scattered in 12 villages along the border who are being hosted by the local communities.

"It is very difficult for us to provide assistance to the refugees at the border, where the security situation is unstable and people are …

31 Oct 2008 description

The overall goal of USAID/Uganda's OTI program is to support the voluntary return of displaced northern Ugandans by increasing their confidence in the government and in the ongoing transition process. Toward this goal, OTI will focus on the following objectives:

1. Enhance the capacity of the Ugandan media, particularly in northern Uganda, to research, inform, and report on issues relevant to peace, recovery, and development;

2. Increase the visibility of, and confidence in, all levels of government through the delivery of targeted, strategic interventions; and

3.

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FLASH NEWS

ACTED UGANDA

Since November 2007, ACTED has been rehabilitating 150 kilometres of community access roads in Oyam district. This is essential to in-crease returnees' access to local markets and to basic services like schools and health centres. 71 kilometers of roads targeted for rehabilitation have already been completed and were handed over to local authorities on 2 October 2008. The remaining four roads are to be handed over by the end of October.

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GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 31 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency said Friday it has received disturbing reports that several camps for internally displaced people near the North Kivu town of Rutshuru, about 90 kilometres north of Goma in eastern DRC, have been forcibly emptied, looted and burned.

"We're in the process of trying to verify these reports, which we received from some of our humanitarian partners," UNHCR Chief Spokesman Ron Redmond told journalists in Geneva. "We …

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Key Messages

- On Friday, WFP moved vitally-needed BP5 high-energy biscuits for malnourished children to an important medical centre for the displaced north of Goma.

- Following an assessment at the main site of displacement north of Goma, WFP hopes to commence general distributions over the weekend.

- WFP has sufficient stocks in Goma for its immediate response to the newly displaced, although the longer-term food supply picture is a major concern.

- Although movement within and outside Goma is still limited due to the fragile security situation, humanitarian agencies …

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report IRIN

KAMPALA, 31 octobre 2008 (IRIN) - Les infrastructures relatives à l'alimentation, à l'eau, à la santé et à l'assainissement, dans plusieurs villages situés à la frontière entre l'Ouganda et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), fonctionnent à la limite de leurs capacités, alors même que les civils continuent d'affluer en Ouganda, a déclaré le Haut commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le 31 octobre.

Selon l'agence, ces installations sont insuffisantes pour couvrir les besoins des plus de 6 500 personnes dispersées dans 12 villages …

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MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo (RoC), Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

30 Oct 2008 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Editorial

In July, representatives from National Societies allover Africa and the Rome Consensus met in Entebbe with the intent to discuss and commit themselves to finding a solution to the ever increasing drug abuse in the country and world over.

The Humanitarian Drug Policy in the offing is expected to be one of the tools to fight the vice affecting 200 million people worldwide.

30 Oct 2008 description
report CARE

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo Threatens Hundreds of Thousands

GOMA, Congo, The Dem. Rep. of (October 30, 2008) - The rule of law has all but collapsed and hundreds of thousands of lives will be at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo without immediate help from the international community, the humanitarian agency CARE warned. Over the last several months, CARE has seen the conflict progressively deteriorate in the country's North Kivu region, displacing people and severely restricting humanitarian access.

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KAMPALA, Oct 30, 2008 (AFP) - Refugees have continued fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo's war-torn eastern province for neighbouring Uganda, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

More than 2,000 refugees have entered Uganda since Wednesday, fleeing violent clashes pitting government forces against insurgents led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Roberta Russo said many had fled the Congolese village of Rugarama -- some 15 kilometres (nine miles) away from the frontier -- that was captured by …