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31 May 2011 description

Goma, 30 May 2011 - The Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement (DDR/RR) Section of MONUSCO is responsible for repatriating all foreign combatants in the DRC and assisting the government in demobilizing the Congolese combatants. The following is an exclusive interview with DDR/RR Director Gregory Alex.

What are the operational workings of the DDR/RR Section?

31 May 2011 description
report World Bank

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been described by one senior African diplomat at the United Nations as a 'state in the making; it is not yet a state.' Further, this 'state in the making' also is a state that, with few exceptions, has been in decline since the early 1970s. The colonial era, from 1885 until 1958, was a period of nearly uninterrupted state construction; the hegemony of the Belgian colonial apparatus steadily deepened.

31 May 2011 description

Points saillants

  • Attaques sur les humanitaires

  • Les enfants dans les conflits armés

  • ECHO et OCHA organisent une réunion sur la LRA.

31 May 2011 description

In March and April 2011, FEWS NET conducted field assessments to analyze the impact of the January 2011 referendum on trade flows and livelihoods, particularly along the north/south border. This report provides a summary of the key findings from the assessment.

Key messages

31 May 2011 description

Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.

The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:

In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty

31 May 2011 description

En Afrique subsaharienne, les pertes en grains atteindraient, en valeur, 4 milliards de dollars, selon la FAO et la Banque mondialeL'investissement dans des technologies post-récolte pour réduire les pertes de denrées alimentaires entraînerait une augmentation notable des approvisionnements alimentaires en Afrique subsaharienne, selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO et de la Banque mondiale présenté aujourd'hui au cours d'une réunion d'experts de la région consacrée à cette question.Ce rapport, Aliments perdus : le cas des pertes de grains post-récolte en Afrique subsaharienne …

31 May 2011 description

Stemming post-harvest waste crucial to African food security, Grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total $4 billion, FAO/WB reportRome/Accra, 31 May 2011 - Investing in post-harvest technologies to reduce food losses could significantly increase the food supply in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new FAO/World Bank report released today as technical experts from around the region meet to discuss the issue.The report, Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa, …

31 May 2011 description


► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

30 May 2011 description
report Concern Worldwide

Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer

30 May 2011 description

Human Rights Council


30 May 2011

Council Holds General Debate

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its seventeenth regular session, hearing an address by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in which she updated the Council on her Office’s activities and then holding a general debate.

30 May 2011 description

Geneva, 30 May 2011

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

27 May 2011 description

This 50th edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Rachel Houghton, focuses exclusively on partnerships in humanitarian action. Articles explore a wide range of different arrangements, including clusters, consortia and networks, involving NGOs, the UN, the private sector, academic researchers, ‘southern’ or local organisations and host governments.

27 May 2011 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 27 May 2011 (IRIN) - A confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Uganda three weeks ago has been quickly contained, leading health experts in the country to believe the virus has not spread.

"According to the present report, it seems the virus didn't pass to anybody," said Issa Makumba, head of epidemiology and surveillance in the Ministry of Health, said on 25 May.

27 May 2011 description

- 221 Outbreak news – Ebola, Uganda
- 222 Review of the 2010–2011 winter influenza season, northern hemisphere
- 227 Meeting of the WHO Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Advisory Committee, April 2010
- 231 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– March 2011

26 May 2011 description


  • Production prospects are favourable in the south and uncertain in the north
  • An outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease affect pastoral livelihoods in Karamoja region
  • Maize prices stabilize at high levels
  • Food security situation is generally satisfactory
26 May 2011 description

Les rebelles ougandais de la Lra ont lancé une nouvelle attaque dans la région de Bondo (Nord) où ils ont enlevé de 15 à 18 personnes, dont cinq sont parvenues à s’échapper, dénonce l’évêque du diocèse, Mgr Etienne Ung’eyowun, dans un message paru sur le site de la Conférence épiscopale du Congo.

L’évêque de Bondo dénonce en outre la grave situation sécuritaire dans la région, où sont en nombre insuffisant voire absents les soldats réguliers, de même que les casques bleus de la mission locale de l’Onu (Monusco), déployés dans d’autres zones du pays.

25 May 2011 description

HELSINKI, Finland, May 25 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed a unique and moving series of regional dialogues with women that began in India last November and wrapped up in Finland this week.

The seven dialogue meetings brought together hundreds of women in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas and were aimed at giving refugee women a voice and an opportunity to influence change during UNHCR's landmark 60th year.