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RD Congo : Pr. Orientale - attaque des rebelles ougandais de la LRA à Dungu-centre, pillages et enlèvements

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Caritas
Dungu, le 1er novembre 2008 (caritasdev.cd) : Le Centre de Dungu vient de subir une attaque des rebelles ougandais de la LRA, qui ont réussi à incendier des maisons, à piller et enlever plusieurs dizaines d'autres personnes, avant de se retirer. Selon les premiers éléments d'information recueillis par caritasdev.cd, et confirmés par une Autorité provinciale et par l'Administrateur du Territoire de Dungu, l'offensive des rebelles ougandais a été stoppée dans un premier temps par les Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC).
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Rencontre bilatérale RDC-Ouganda à Aru

Fathya Waberi / MONUC

Les autorités du district de l'Ituri ont reçu, le 31 octobre 2008, leurs homologues ougandais de la région du West Nile. Une rencontre à laquelle a assisté la MONUC, et qui avait pour ordre du jour les questions de sécurité qui affectent les deux pays.

La partie ougandaise a favorablement répondu à l'invitation des autorités du district de l'Ituri pour venir discuter, en sol congolais, des sujets d'intérêts communs. Et malgré la divergence des préoccupations et d'interprétations sur les cahiers des

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Ugandan rebels attack Congo town, 50,000 flee - UN

KINSHASA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels raided a town in northern Congo on Saturday in an attack that killed nine people and forced around 50,000 to flee, the United Nations and aid agencies said.

Between 30 and 50 LRA fighters attacked the town of Dungu, near Democratic Republic of Congo's northern border with Sudan, before dawn.

Fighting between the Ugandan rebels and Congolese government soldiers continued into the early afternoon, a spokesman for Congo's U.N. peacekeeping mission, MONUC, told Reuters.

"Around 50,000 people are trying

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DRC - Uganda: Facilities overwhelmed as refugees stream to border

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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

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Over 8,500 Congolese flee fighting in DRC, cross to Uganda

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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

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DRC: Reports of burning and looting of IDP camps; HC's appeal; arrivals in Uganda and Rwanda

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. We are extremely concerned about the fate of some 50,000 displaced people living in these

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Djibouti + 7 others
Eastern Africa: Security and the legacy of fragility

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. All these factors have contributed

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WFP News Update: Eastern Congo - Goma update 31 Oct 2008

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

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RDC-Ouganda : Les infrastructures saturées alors que les réfugiés continuent à affluer

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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

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UNHCR concerned for 50,000 displaced people in Congo after camps reportedly emptied

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 are extremely concerned about the fate of some 50,000 displaced

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Burundi + 4 others
UNHCR Burundi Fact Sheet 31 Oct 2008

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. UNHCR Burundi provides protection and some assistance to as many as 11,744 urban refugees and asylum seekers, of which approximately 99 % are Congolese (DRC).

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HCR Burundi : Données de base 31 octobre 2008

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). Le HCR au Burundi assiste sous diverses formes et veille également à la protection de quelque 11 744 réfugiés urbains et demandeurs d'asile, dont 99 % sont originaires de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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Refugee Law Project Special Bulletin on urban IDPs Oct 2008

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. Some humanitarian workers even claim that these people are nothing more than economic migrants, despite their unique history and circumstances.

Such claims in some instances offer an excuse for inaction; there is no doubt that dispersed urban IDPs pose far

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OCHA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report: 01 - 31 Oct 2008

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. SECURITY AND ACCESS

SECURITY

Calm prevailed in northern Uganda during the reporting period, with no reported LRA presence or activity within

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Emergency and humanitarian action, Uganda - Monthly programme update Oct 2008

Highlights

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

- Coordination remains a priority as plans begins to strengthen government capacity to assume full leadership of health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS coordination at districts and national levels

- Health Information Management and Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response Systems (HMIS/IDSR) strengthened in northern Uganda

- Community health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS

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Afghanistan + 6 others
ACTED newsletter No 50 - Oct 2008

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.

ACTED MYANMAR

ACTED held the ?rst meeting with women

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Burundi + 11 others
MAG CWMD Global Update Oct 2008

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. Also MAG is providing CWMD technical support

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Field Exchange Oct 2008: No. 34

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. Coordination proved a big

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Reducing land-related violence in Northern Uganda

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

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Reducing land-related violence in northern Uganda

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