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Sudan + 1 other
World AIDS Day: South Sudan addresses concerns of HIV-affected refugees

KAJO KEJI, South Sudan, December 1 (UNHCR) - Mary Kiden wants to return to her home in South Sudan more than two decades after fleeing to north-west Uganda, but she's been dismissing the idea because she thought that she would not receive the health care she needs to stay alive and to support her family.

Forty-one-year-old Mary is living with HIV and she needs antiretroviral drugs to live a normal life and keep AIDS at bay. At Oliji in the West Nile region of Uganda, she receives the care that she needs, but the infrastructure in South Sudan is in tatters as

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A restless determination to make things better: How young people in Uganda are tackling HIV and AIDS

01 December 2010

HIV prevalence has fallen by more than 25% among young people in 15 of the most affected countries according to the latest UNAIDS report. This shows how prevention messages around safer sexual practices are really making a difference and saving lives.

Sarah, 19, reported that there was a lack of awareness of sexual reproductive health issues, especially relating to family planning and HIV testing, in her home community of Lolikokwa, Karamoja.

Her observations are well founded. The Karamoja region of North-Eastern Uganda has been devastated by decades

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DR Congo: UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

Report
UN News Service
1 December 2010 - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.

Minor attacks by the brutal Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) were already reported last week from Nambia and Duru districts, the mission, known as MONUSCO, said at a news conference today in Kinshasa, the capital, announcing the operation Rudia Umbrella.

"The operation consists of increased

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UGANDA: Landmines stop thousands returning home

Report
IRIN
LAMWO , 1 December 2010 (IRIN) - Uncleared minefields in northern Uganda's Lamwo district have prevented thousands of people displaced during the Lord's Resistance Army insurgency from returning home, officials said.

"These people can't go to their villages [in Agoro sub-county] unless the place is cleared and declared free of the landmines," local government official Mathew Ocen Akiya told IRIN. He said some 10,000 people were unable to go home because of the mines.

Among them is Geoffrey Onek, 59, who

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Botswana + 9 others
HIV/AIDS: Does the world need more AIDS targets?

Report
PlusNews
Johannesburg, 1 December 2010 (PlusNews) - With just a month to go before the deadline for achieving the targets of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care expires, it is clear very few countries will reach them.

What is less certain is whether such ambitious goals have positively affected global HIV/AIDS efforts.

The dream of universal access emerged in 2005 when G8 leaders committed to achieving "as close as possible to universal access to treatment for all those who need it by 2010". At the 2006 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, world leaders

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UGANDA: Striving to provide first-, second- and third-line ARVs

Report
PlusNews
Kampala, 1 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication is reaching more HIV-positive Ugandans than ever before, but health workers are concerned about how they will deal with the inevitable rise in drug resistance.

An estimated 400 accredited facilities are providing about 218,000 Ugandans with ARVs, and more than 300,000 have enrolled on HIV treatment, but many patients have died and some have simply abandoned treatment.

Although studies show that ARV adherence is generally high, frequent drug stock-outs as a result of funding shortages

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Kenya + 2 others
RWANDA: Maternal and child health on the right track

Report
IRIN
GICUMBI, 1 December 2010 (IRIN) - In a region with some of the world's worst indicators for maternal and child mortality, Rwanda is working hard to ensure mothers and their children have access to life-saving medical interventions.

"I applaud the government of Rwanda for its efforts to ensure that you and your children have the same vaccines as children in developed countries," Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the GAVI Alliance board, said at the launch of the fifth national maternal and child health week in the northern district of Gicumbi on 30 November.

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UNICEF supports efforts to help mothers keep children HIV-free in Uganda

'Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report' - released on the eve of World AIDS Day 2010 - highlights progress made on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Here is a related story.

By Thomas Nybo

KASESE, Uganda, 1 December 2010 - Hariet Tumushme, 28, is pregnant with her fifth child. Four months ago, Ms. Tumushme learned that she was living with HIV and began to worry that she would pass the virus to her child. To try to keep her child free of HIV, she

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RDC : les Casques bleus lancent des opérations pour dissuader les groupes armés

Report
UN News Service
1 décembre 2010 - Alors que le Conseil de sécurité a renouvelé lundi dernier, pour un an, le régime de sanctions sur les armes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la Mission de l'ONU pour la stabilisation en RDC (MONUSCO) a lancé cette semaine des opérations de sécurisation en Province Orientale, où l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) a récemment mené des attaques contre la population civile, et dans les Kivus, où les Forces démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) ont multiplié les mouvements et les affrontements.

« En Province Orientale, plusieurs attaques

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Uganda: World AIDS Day - URCS supporting people living with HIV in post-conflict Kapelebyong

Report
Uganda Red Cross
The morning has come after a restless, dark and tough night full of mosquito bites, homelessness, ridicule, abuse of women and children in Amuria, Kapelebyong community in north eastern Uganda. The day which would be busy with lots of buying and selling of goods could culminate into a night but a miserable one, when its pubs, powered by local candles and sometimes by generators and fuelled by the local spirit, Waragi, fill up with boisterous patrons looking for comfort. The night was full of starvation, disease, lack of shelter; a night full of morbidity and hopelessness.
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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (S/2010/611)

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1923 (2010), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) until 31 December 2010 and called upon me, inter alia, to complete the withdrawal of all uniformed and civilian MINURCAT components other than those required for the Mission's liquidation by that date. The report covers developments since the issuance of my previous report on MINURCAT, dated 14 October 2010 (S/2010/529). It provides an assessment

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Rapport du Secrétaire général sur la Mission des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine et au Tchad (S/2010/611)

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 1923 (2010) du Conseil de sécurité, par laquelle le Conseil a prorogé jusqu'au 31 décembre 2010 le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine et au Tchad (MINURCAT) et m'a demandé, entre autres, d'achever avant cette date le retrait total de tout le personnel en tenue et de tout le personnel civil de la Mission, à l'exception des personnes indispensables à sa liquidation. Il rend compte de l'évolution de la situation depuis la publication de mon précédent rapport sur la MINURCAT,

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Burundi + 5 others
UNHCR Operation in Burundi - Fact Sheet, 01 December 2010

UNHCR operational highlights

- Protection of and assistance to 41,831 refugees and asylum seekers, including 20,341 Congolese (DRC) living in Bwagiriza (Ruyigi), Gasorwe (Muyinga) and Musasa (Ngozi) refugee camps, 251 Rwandans living in Butare (Rutana) site, as well as 41 refugees and asylum seekers of various other nationalities in the camps.

Of these 41,831 refugees and asylum seekers, UNHCR Burundi also provides protection and assistance to 21,198 in urban areas, of which approximately 98% are Congolese (DRC);

- Repatriation and reintegration of Burundian refugees;

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Burundi + 5 others
Opération de l'UNHCR au Burundi - Données de Base, 01 décembre 2010

Les principales activités du HCR au Burundi

- Protection et assistance de 41 831 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 20 341 Congolais installés dans les camps de Bwagiriza (Ruyigi), de Gasorwe (Muyinga), de Musasa (Ngozi), 251 réfugiés rwandais vivant dans le site de Butare (Rutana), ainsi que 41 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile de nationalités variées vivant dans les camps. De ces 41 831 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, le HCR au Burundi assiste sous diverses formes et veille également à la protection de quelque 21 198 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile urbains, dont 98% sont originaires

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Horn of Africa Bulletin, Volume 22, No. 11, December 2010


- The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

- The South Sudan referendum Domestic & regional security implications

- Anxieties and hopes in the Sudan

The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

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Promoting Transparency, Integrity and Accountability in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Uganda

Report
World Bank
Uganda has placed the fight against corruption high on the development agenda by establishing a range of anti-corruption institutions and strategies. The Uganda National Integrity Survey III, released in 2008 by the Inspectorate of Government, recommended that if Uganda was to make real progress in tackling corruption nationwide, individual sectors would need to undertake sector-specific studies to identify best practice and facilitate scaling-up of anti-corruption efforts. In that year, the Good Governance Sub-Sector Working Group, chaired by the Ministry
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RD CONGO/PROVINCE ORIENTALE : NOUVELLES VIOLENCES DES REBELLES OUGANDAIS

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. C'est dans cette même région qu'a été lancée une opération conjointe des armées
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Sudan + 1 other
Hoping for peace, afraid of war: the dilemmas of repatriation and belonging on the borders of Uganda and South Sudan

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. Based on interviews conducted with refugees and returnees in northern Uganda and South Sudan, this paper is about the lives of individual Sudanese people

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Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Appeal 2011 for the Central African Republic

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. Late 2009 and early 2010

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FIDH Position Paper, Ninth Session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties, New York, 6-10 December 2010

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: