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30 Nov 2010 description

UNHCR operational highlights

- UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner, Ms Lim, visited DRC, especially Nord and Sud Kivu operations, during this month.

30 Nov 2010 description

FIDH Recommendations to the Ninth Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, 6-10 December 2010

At the eve of the opening of the Ninth Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), FIDH is publishing its position paper putting forward specific recommendations to the ASP.

Significant developments have taken place since the Eighth session of the Assembly held towards the end of 2009. Throughout 2010, the Court continued to operate in four situations, namely: Uganda, the …

30 Nov 2010 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

?? Une mission inter agences s'est rendue à Ango, dans le Bas-Uele avec l'aide de la MONUSCO.

?? La situation humanitaire reste précaire à Opienge, où l'on attend des déplacés venant de Balobe.

?? Les exactions des militaires stoppent le rapatriement spontané des réfugiés congolais venant du Sud-Soudan.

30 Nov 2010 description
  1. RESUME EXECUTIF

    La République démocratique du Congo continue à être confrontée à une crise humanitaire de très grande ampleur, bien que la grande majorité du territoire demeure stable et que les relations avec les pays voisins aient pu être consolidées en 2010.

    Cette crise est principalement la conséquence de conflits armés et de violences armées qui perdurent dans l'est et le nord-est du pays.

30 Nov 2010 description

Les agissements des rebelles ougandais de la Lra (Armée de résistance du seigneur) continuent de frapper les civils riverains de la Province Orientale. Dans le cadre de différents épisodes survenus au cours des deux dernières semaines, un civil a été tué et huit autres enlevés par les rebelles ougandais, indiquent mardi des sources humanitaires de l'Onu, précisant que les attaques se sont vérifiées dans les régions de Dungu et Niangara, dans le district du Haut-Uélé.

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

This paper is about the reality of repatriation for Sudanese refugees in a context of political upheaval, a fluctuating security situation and a demanding economic environment. After decades in exile, almost a quarter of a million officially registered refugees in Uganda and similar numbers of unregistered refugees are considering the prospect of returning to Sudan. And many have already done so.

30 Nov 2010 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Central African Republic (CAR) faced several and different humanitarian challenges in 2010. The number of IDPs in the country rose from 168,000 at the beginning of the year to some 192,000. The increase mainly stemmed from new violence in parts of the north as well as linked to attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the east. The main focus remained though on the north-west where the situation is unchanged and of continuing humanitarian concern even if individual and ad hoc return took place in a number of places.

30 Nov 2010 description
  • Repatriation from the DRC (refugees)

    - Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by country of asylum

    - Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by Province of return

30 Nov 2010 description

PROTECTION BY PRESENCE

UNHCR offices in DRC: 1 Regional Representation in Kinshasa, 1 Office of the Coordinator of the East in Goma, 3 Sub-offices (Bukavu, Goma and Lubumbashi), 11 Field offices (Baraka, Uvira, Bunia, Kimpese, Moba, Kalemie, Kitchanga, Lubero, Dungu, Masisi and Pweto), and 3 antennas (Beni, Kisangani and Rutshuru)

29 Nov 2010 description
report UN Security Council

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Summary

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has registered progress in its efforts to bring peace and stability to the eastern part of the country, not least by building on its rapprochement with its neighbours.

29 Nov 2010 description
report Save the Children

Video Highlights New Hope for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS as U.S. Efforts to Empower African Community Groups Pay Off

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28 Nov 2010 description

By Boris Bachorz (AFP)

NAIROBI - Malaria cases in east African highland areas hitherto unaffected by the disease have caused worry that global warming is creating new mosquito breeding grounds but experts disagree on whether there is actually any link between the two.

"We have recently seen waves of epidemics in highland areas. ... They have actually killed people," said Dr.

28 Nov 2010 description

By Mustafa Haji Nur (AFP) - 5 hours ago

MOGADISHU - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday made a surprise visit to the Somali capital Mogadishu, becoming the first foreign head of state to set foot there in almost 20 years, officials said.

Museveni spent several hours in Mogadishu, arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon, officials with the African Union force AMISOM said.

The veteran Ugandan leader was accompanied by a group of army officers and visited Ugandan troops, who form the bulk of the 7,500-strong peacekeeping force.

Museveni met with Somali …

26 Nov 2010 description

(AFP)

KAMPALA - Le gouvernement ougandais s'est félicité vendredi de la stratégie du président américain Barack Obama pour combattre la rébellion ougandaise de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (LRA).

"C'est une avancée positive.

26 Nov 2010 description
report UN Radio

Ecouter les nouvelles

L'ONU n'a reçu que 6,6 milliards de dollars sur l'appel de fonds de 11,2 milliards réclamé pour l'année 2010 dans le monde. Ces appels ont été financés à hauteur de 59 %.

Dans ce lot, les appels pour l'Afghanistan, le Tchad, le Soudan, la République démocratique du Congo ou Haïti ont été bien financés.

26 Nov 2010 description

Updated - Friday 26 November 2010

Authors: Lucrezia Koestler, Andreas G Koestler, Marius A Koestler

Life-cycle costs of rural water systems have until now been poorly documented and paid little attention to. Most actors such as donors, NGOs, governments and other stakeholders tend to focus on the capital costs and do not know what it costs to run and maintain systems over time.

25 Nov 2010 description

Following two decades of conflict, violence against women remains a challenge to recovery in Uganda. By providing key life skills, and knowledge in agricultural production and nutrition - FAO's Farmer Field and Life Schools help address the root causes of gender-based violence.

At the centre of a devastating civil conflict from 1986 to 2006 , Northern Uganda remains one of the poorest regions in the country, with 64% of its population unable to meet basic needs - twice as high as the national average.

25 Nov 2010 description

Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 25 November 2010 -The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

25 Nov 2010 description
report IRIN

GULU, 25 November 2010 (IRIN) - High poverty levels and a lack of awareness are among factors preventing parents in parts of northern Uganda from accessing timely care and treatment for their children suffering from a widespread viral cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma.

The disease is a malignant tumour associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is endemic to central parts of Africa and New Guinea.

24 Nov 2010 description
report BioMed Central

BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010, 10:29 doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-29

Published: 24 November 2010

Abstract (provisional)

Background

In many low and middle income countries, the private sector is becoming an increasingly important source of health care, filling gaps where no or little public health care is available. However, knowledge on the private sector providers is limited.