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Uganda: Karamoja Sub-Region - Water Sources by Operational Status (as of 01 Apr 2009)

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RD Congo / Bas-Uélé : Caritas Buta plaide pour 6.533 déplacés ayant fui les exactions de la LRA à Dingila

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Caritas
Buta, le 1er avril 2009 (caritasdev.cd) : Caritas-Développement Buta lance un SOS pour une «aide d'urgence en vivres, en non vivres et en médicaments. Si rien ne se fait, nous pensons qu'on pourra commencer à compter des morts non seulement parmi les déplacés, mais aussi parmi les habitants de Dingila », localité du territoire de Bambesa, située à 217 Kms de Buta, dans le district du Bas-Uélé, et à 324 Kms de Kisangani. Selon un rapport daté du 30 mars 2009, envoyé à caritasdev.cd, signé par l'Abbé Jules Ngagbu, son Coordonnateur, les déplacés fuyant les
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Sudan + 2 others
Nothing But Nets launches World Malaria Day fundraising challenge

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UN Foundation
Supporters are engaging their NETworks to get on the map

Washington, DC - The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign launched a worldwide fundraiser challenge today to raise money to send lifesaving bed nets to refugee camps in Africa, where malaria is the number one killer of refugees. Supporters are holding hundreds of fundraisers across the country in the lead-up to World Malaria Day on April 25, 2009. Individuals can view where events

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Uganda: Peace through forgiveness

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Mercy Corps
Lisa Moore, April 1, 2009

Pader, Uganda - In a modest straw-thatched hut in northern Uganda's Pader district, lives one woman whose work - and story - represent the country's greatest prospects for resolution to a 23-year-long conflict against the Lord's Resistance Army. Her name is Alice Oboke; she is a 51-year-old self-proclaimed peace-builder who's experienced firsthand the ravages of war.

Abducted by the LRA in 1988 from the school where she taught and then sought refuge, Oboke was held at gunpoint and forced to join a small group of other captured civilians. Three of

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USAID/OTI Uganda quarterly report Jan-Mar 2009

Program Description

The Northern Uganda Transition Initiative (NUTI) is a three-year post-conflict transition program working in the four districts of north-central Uganda in the Acholi sub-region. This region was hardest hit by the 23-year insurgency and, as a result, experienced massive internal displacement, high levels of abductions, and significant levels of infrastructure destruction.

Since a 2006 peace process and a subsequent military offensive against the remnants of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the security

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Uganda: Kitgum District - Humanitarian Presence by Sector and Sub-County (March 2009)

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Afghanistan + 29 others
Trends in staple food prices in selected vulnerable countries- Issue No 3, Mar 2009

This bulletin covers price analysis for the period from December to February 2009. The objective of the bulletin is to provide early warning information on price changes of staple food commodities. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for most population groups in developing countries. Poor households derive even higher percentage of energy from staples. Therefore, a small increase in staple prices has a high impact on their overall food consumption. Population groups that depend on one staple are worst affected with changes in staple prices.
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Uganda + 2 others
Uganda: Surveillance teams to check polio spread in north

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IRIN
KAMPALA, 31 March 2009 (IRIN) - Uganda's health ministry has set up surveillance teams near the border with South Sudan to check the spread of polio in its northern districts, where seven cases have already been reported, officials said.

"There is a polio virus circulating in parts of Southern Sudan; some cases were reported in [the capital] Juba some time back, and, with poor sanitation along the route to Uganda, the virus has found its way into Uganda," Sam Zaramba, the director-general of health services in Uganda, said.

He said surveillance teams were vaccinating

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World Bank approves $150 million for post primary education in Uganda

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World Bank
Press Release No:2009/275/AFR

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2009 -- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $150 million International Development Association (IDA) credit* to support post primary education in Uganda. The credit builds on the Bank-supported Universal Primary Education (UPE) initiative that started in 1996.

The Universal Post Primary Education and Training Program (UPPET)seeks to improve access, quality and relevance of post primary education and training. Particular attention will be paid

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Uganda: Amuru District government delivers at Patira Primary school

Over the past 20 years, displaced Ugandans have not been able to lead normal lives, and many have relied on services delivered in camps by nongovernmental organizations and other aid providers. As the uprooted people return to their homes, they are hoping that their government will be able to provide many of these community services.

The need for attention is especially acute in the education sector, where community schools are in shambles. Classrooms have little or no furniture, there are no latrines, and teachers live far from the workplace. Fortunately, there is growing recognition

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OCHA Uganda Humanitarian Update: 01 - 31 Mar 2009

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- NEARLY 11,500 PEOPLE IN ABIM DISTRICT HAVE RELOCATED TO NEW SETTLEMENTS IN 2009 DUE TO INCREASED SECURITY

- VIOLENT STORMS DAMAGE HOUSES, CROPS, SCHOOLS AND A HEALTH CENTRE ACROSS ACHOLI REGION AS RAINY SEASON BEGINS

- WFP TO INCREASE RATIONS SIZE IN KARAMOJA AS FOOD INSECURITY INCREASES

- FIRST ROUND OF POLIO VACCINATIONS COMPLETED, REACHING ABOVE 100% OF TARGETED POPULATION ON AVERAGE

II. SECURITY AND ACCESS

SECURITY

The security situation in northern Uganda continued to be stable throughout the reporting period. The Uganda People's

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Burkina Faso + 14 others
Grands Lacs Echos : EurAc Bulletin No. 52 - Mars 2009

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EURAC
EDITORIAL

Nous sommes tous des orphelins

Le coup de fil d'une amie tournait ce vendredi 13 février en cauchemar: «Kris.... Tu l'as entendu ? Non, je sens que tu n'es pas encore au courant. L'avion qui a fait ce crash cette nuit à Buffalo....

Alison était dedans. » Il m'a fallu toute une nuit d'insomnie et de Bach pour ramener un peu de sérénité dans ma consternation et ma tristesse. Tous ceux qui ont eu le plaisir de travailler avec Alison des Forges resteront inspirés par son dévouement, sa détermination, son intégrité et la qualité de son travail. Elle alliait une précision

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Burkina Faso + 13 others
Great Lakes Echoes: EurAc Bulletin No. 52 - Mar 2009

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EURAC
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Great Lakes

ADB supports DDR in the Great Lakes region

According to a communiqué issued in Tunis on 25 February 2009 the Board of the African Development Bank (ADB) group has approved a grant of 14 million units of account (US$ 20.9) to help fund the multi-country transitional support programme for demobilization and reintegration (MDRTSP) in the Great Lakes region. The programme is intended to ensure the effective reintegration of ex-combatants in the region with the aim of consolidating peace and revitalizing the economy.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan Humanitarian Overview Vol 5, Issue 1: 01 Jan - 31 March 2009

DARFUR

The first quarter of 2009 saw a steady and rapid decline in the operational environment in which humanitarian organizations had to work. January was marked by intense military confrontations in Muhajariya and Shaeria in South Darfur and in Wada'ah in North Darfur. These resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of persons with the majority of them heading north with most people ending up in Zam Zam camp near El Fasher town. On March 4 and 5, the Government of Sudan announced the expulsion of 13 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

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Burundi + 4 others
HCR Burundi : Données de base 31 mars 2009

Les principales activités du HCR Burundi

1. Le rapatriement et la réintégration des réfugiés burundais.

2. Protection et assistance de 27 787 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 17 983 Congolais installés dans les camps de Gihinga (Mwaro), de Gasorwe (Muyinga), de Musasa (Ngozi), au site de Songore (Ngozi). 235 réfugiés Rwandais vivent dans le camp de Giharo (Rutana). Le HCR au Burundi assiste sous diverses formes et veille également à la protection de quelque 9 522 réfugiés urbains et demandeurs d'asile, dont 99 % sont originaires de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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Burundi + 4 others
UNHCR Burundi Fact Sheet 31 Mar 2009

UNHCR Burundi main operational activities

1. Repatriation and reintegration of Burundian refugees.

2. Assistance and protection of 27,787 refugees and asylum seekers, including 17,983 Congolese living in Gihinga (Mwaro), Gasorwe (Muyinga), Musasa (Ngozi) refugee camps, and on Songore site (Ngozi). 235 Rwandans are living in Giharo (Rutana) refugee camp. UNHCR Burundi provides protection and some assistance to as many as 9,522 urban refugees and asylum seekers, of which approximately 99 % are Congolese (DRC).

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UNMIS Southern Sudan News Bulletin - Mar 2009

An Overview of UN Activities in Southern Sudan Published by the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

Highlights:

- Joint force kills three LRA rebels in Nzara

- Over 6,000 returnees expected in Raja

- Gunmen fire on Kenyan de-mining convoy

- JIU issues statement on inflammatory rumours

- Force Protection Unit training begins in Bentiu

Sector I - Juba

Joint force kills three LRA rebels in Nzara

On 28 March, a joint force made up of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and Uganda People's Defense Force

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Uganda success story: Kitgum District takes center stage during camp phase-out

For more than 20 years, northern Uganda's local council (LC) system of government was disrupted as conflict raged and communities were displaced and forced to move into camps. In the governance vacuum, "camp commanders" took over the leadership role.

Now, in a more peaceful time, displaced people are leaving the camps and returning to their former homes, and the return and resettlement process is underscoring the need for the Government of Uganda (GoU) to re-establish a formal local council system that can assume leadership and deliver services.

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Uganda: Amuru district government delivers at Patira Primary School

Over the past 20 years, displaced Ugandans have not been able to lead normal lives, and many have relied on services delivered in camps by nongovernmental organizations and other aid providers. As the uprooted people return to their homes, they are hoping that their government will be able to provide many of these community services.

The need for attention is especially acute in the education sector, where community schools are in shambles. Classrooms have little or no furniture, there are no latrines, and teachers live far from the workplace. Fortunately, there is growing recognition

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Sudan + 3 others
Rotary provides emergency response to polio outbreaks in Horn of Africa

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Rotary
Partners UNICEF and WHO to conduct immediate immunization activities in high-risk areas

Evanston, Illinois (March 31, 2009) - In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus that has spread from southern Sudan into parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, Rotary is providing US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and WHO for immediate polio immunization efforts in the Horn of Africa. The outbreak requires urgent action by governments and partner agencies to again make the entire Horn of Africa region polio-free.

This emergency response is intended to