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A Time Between: Moving on from internal displacement in northern Uganda

Background

The roots of the conflict in Northern Uganda fundamentally date back to 1986, when Ugandan President Tito Okello, an Acholi by tribe, was overthrown by the National Resistance Army (NRA) of Yoweri Museveni. Numerous insurgencies resulted in Acholiland, with the most destructive being a rebel movement called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony. The LRA has since become notorious for their abductions, murders, and seemingly inane terrorization of Northern Uganda.

The Government of Uganda's policy of

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RDC/PROVINCE ORIENTALE : VIOLENCES REBELLES OUGANDAIS, L'ÉVÊQUE DEMANDE DE L'AIDE

Des informations relatives à de nouvelles attaques menées par la rébellion ougandaise de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lord's resistance army, Lra) et conclues par de nombreuses victimes civiles arrivent du diocèse d'Isiro-Niangara, à l'extrémité nord-orientale du pays. C'est ce que rapporte à la MISNA l'évêque local, monseigneur Julien Andavo Mbia, sur la base de témoignages référés par le curé de Tapili - théâtre le 13 décembre dernier d'une attaque de la Lra - d'après qui des dizaines de personnes auraient été tuées à Manbaga ya talo, un lieu très
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Chad + 8 others
ACTED Newsletter No 60 - Dec 2009

Focus

Chad: Five years at the heart of the desert

In the field

  • Female volunteers participate to an ACTED project in Pakistan
  • Back to School in Gaza (oPT)
  • Building boats in the Delta (Myanmar)
  • Opening- up of Kouki (CAR)
  • The issue of drought in the Horn of Africa (Uganda)
  • The "Sanitized village" programme: At the heart of the sanitation issue (DRC)
  • ACTED-PSF Cambodia: A multidemensional struggle against HIV/AIDS
Partners

OXUS Tajikistan: Khosiat and her candyshop

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Bangladesh + 14 others
A REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE $75 MILLION FY09 FOOD SECURITY STRATEGY: TARGETED AGRICULTURE FUNDS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, signed by President Obama on March 11, 2009, provided $75 million in agriculture funds targeted to food security. These funds provide essential continuity to programs begun in 2008 and allow new investments to build a foundation for the launch in 2010 of a broader long-term strategy to sustainably reduce hunger and malnutrition.

A larger food security strategy is currently being developed under the leadership of the Department of State. This will be global in scope and will incorporate significant input from USAID.

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Afghanistan + 17 others
2009 REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH CLUSTER to the Emergency Relief Coordinator from the Chair of the Global Health Cluster

Introduction

Since the beginning of the implementation of the Humanitarian Reforms in September 2005, WHO and partners have been working together both at the global/regional and country levels to improve the effectiveness, predictability and accountability of humanitarian health action. At the global/regional level, health partners are working to strengthen their individual and collective capacities to respond better and faster. At country level, health partners are working to jointly assess and analyze information, prioritize the interventions, build an evidence-based strategy

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Action in Southern Sudan Bulletin, Issue Number 39, Dec 2009 (Year End Edition)

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

- Vulnerability intensified in Southern Sudan in 2009

- Almost twice as many people were displaced by conflict in 2009 than in 2008

- The food crisis that emerged in 2009 will spill over into 2010

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Five years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended more than two decades of civil war, Southern Sudan still has some of the worst vulnerability indicators in the world. Surges in localized violence and food insecurity in 2009 added to an already

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Burundi + 4 others
UNHCR Burundi Fact Sheet 31 December 2009

UNHCR Burundi main operational activities

1. Repatriation and reintegration of Burundian refugees.

2. Assistance to and protection of 31,398 refugees and asylum seekers, including 18,837 Congolese living in Bwagiriza (Ruyigi), Gasorwe

(Muyinga) and Musasa (Ngozi) refugee camps. 240 Rwandans are living in Giharo (Rutana) refugee camp. UNHCR Burundi provides protection and some assistance to 12,227 urban refugees and asylum seekers, of which approximately 99 % are Congolese (DRC).

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

Les principales activités du HCR Burundi

1. Le rapatriement et la réintégration des réfugiés burundais.

2. Protection et assistance de 31 398 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 18 837 Congolais installés dans les camps de Bwagiriza (Ruyigi), de Gasorwe (Muyinga), de Musasa (Ngozi). 240 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 12 227 réfugiés urbains et demandeurs d'asile, dont 99 % sont originaires de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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USAID/OTI Uganda Success Story - Using Drama to Support Northern Uganda's Recovery

As peace has taken hold in northern Uganda, connections between the region and the rest of the country and its institutions are growing deeper by the day, and much of the success of the reintegration process is due to the efforts of the Government of Uganda and its Peace, Recovery, and Development Plan (PRDP). Nevertheless, in many rural and marginalized communities, the government's recovery assistance activities are not fully understood because of a lack of outreach and insufficient efforts to disseminate information.

Early in 2009, USAID's Office of Transition

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ACTION HUMANITAIRE EN PROVINCE ORIENTALE RAPPORT MENSUEL DE DECEMBRE ET BILAN ANNUEL 2009

FAITS MARQUANTS

- En décembre 2009, OCHA a répertorié un total de 30 attaques dans les territoires des Uele qui ont occasionné la mort de 83 personnes alors que 106 civils ont été pris en otage dont 17 enfants. Le total des victimes pour l'année 2009 est estimé à 849 personnes tuées et 1486 enlevées dont 185 enfants.

- Hausse de 9% du nombre de déplacés dans le Haut-Uele et de 11% dans le Bas-Uele en un mois suite aux attaques de la LRA.

CONTEXTE GENERAL

District de l'Ituri

En 2009, la situation sécuritaire s'est

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USAID/OTI Uganda Quarterly Report October - December 2009

Program Description

USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) launched the Northern Uganda Transition Initiative in June 2008. The program supports the voluntary return of internally displaced Ugandans to their homes by increasing their confidence in the ability of the Government of Uganda (GOU) to deliver strategic services and strive for their welfare. The OTI program is based in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda, which was the region hardest hit by the 23-year conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Activities run in the districts of Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, and Pader.

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Sudan + 1 other
Land, Security and Peace Building in the Southern Sudan

By =D8ystein H. Rolandsen (PRIO)

Executive Summary

Violence and insecurity threatens peacebuilding in the Southern Sudan and the 2011 referendum on self-determination. The Sudan's interim period which started with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) 9 January 2005 is now reaching its final phase but communities in the South still face multiple types of violence stemming from local and regional tensions as well as conflicts at the national and even international level. The underlying causes of this predicament are

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Uganda: "Where justice is a dream" - A report of a study of formal and informal justice mechanisms in Adjumani

This report examines the role of formal, state-based mechanisms of justice and traditional mechanisms in the context of post-conflict Adjumani. Building on prior research conducted by the RLP in West Nile, this report explores how well formal justice mechanisms are functioning in Adjumani; but more importantly, it is concerned with broadening our understanding of the different conceptions of justice within Adjumani, and how traditional mechanisms dovetail with those conceptions. The report ensures that it examines traditional justice within the context of postconflict Adjumani society.
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Uganda + 1 other
WHO Chief Sees Health Improvement in Africa

Report
Voice of America
Lisa Schlein | Geneva

Although improvements have been made, Margaret Chan says African health remains on the critical list. She says communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to disable and shorten peoples' lives.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, says important progress has been made in tackling some of Africa's worst health problems over the past decade. But, she says this is no time to cheer, as Africa remains a continent burdened by disease and death.

Margaret Chan has made Africa one of

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Somalia + 3 others
HUNGER: New Warning on Food Security for Horn of Africa

By Susan Anyangu-Amu

NAIROBI, Dec 30 (IPS) - The European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) has raised a red flag over the worsening food security situation in the Horn of Africa.

Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner in charge of development and humanitarian aid, attributes the disastrous situation to the terrible potential of climate change.

"Large parts of the Horn of Africa have had less than 75 percent of normal rainfall this year, having already endured a series of severe droughts. The population can no longer cope

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Sudan + 5 others
Assistance by the People's Republic of China to Governments and Entities in Latin America and Africa

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This report examines the various types of activities conducted by PRC government and corporate organizations in Africa and Latin America, discusses the challenges to conducting an assessment of China's assistance to these regions, and outlines U.S. government efforts to engage the PRC government of development issues and to encourage greater transparency regarding its foreign assistance activities.
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Uganda: Sixth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for an Extension of the Policy Support Instrument

Uganda: Sixth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for an Extension of the Policy Support Instrument-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uganda.

Executive Summary

The Ugandan economy is weathering the impact of the global financial crisis better than anticipated. Despite a slowdown in economic activity, real GDP growth (at 7 percent) has remained strong by regional and international standards. Core inflation has been easing in spite of an increase in headline inflation due to higher food

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RDC : la paix n'a pas été au rendez vous à l'Est en 2009

Report
UN Radio
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La paix tant espérée par les populations à l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo n'a pas été au rendez-vous en 2009. Les conflits armés récurrents qui opposent depuis quelques années les forces armées de la RDC (FARDC) aux forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR), ainsi qu'aux milices armées qui écument les provinces du Nord et du Sud-Kivu, sans compter les rebelles ougandais de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), dans la province orientale, continuent

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Dans l'Equateur et à l'Est de la RDC la MONUC protège les civils au cours des fêtes de fin d'année

Kinshasa, 28 décember 2009 - La MONUC, les FARDC et la Police congolaise (PNC) ont mené des patrouilles mixtes pour rassurer la population de Mbandaka. Des dizaines de déplacés sont arrivés dans la ville, fuyant la violence qui sévit dans le reste du territoire. Ces patrouilles mixtes ont permis à la population de célébrer la fête de Noël dans la paix.

La MONUC a désormais une présence militaire accrue dans la région. Elle a concentré sa force dans le District du Sud Ubangui avec environ 700 casques bleus, composés de Tunisiens à Bozene