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Sudan + 1 other
LRA-affected IDP assessment - Western Equatoria State, South Sudan, 19th-31st May 2011

Executive Summary

International Organization for Migration:

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Evaluation of DG ECHO’s action in Uganda: Evaluation report


  2. DG ECHO has provided over €105.8 million in humanitariana ssistance in Uganda from 2006 to 2010. This support has been directed principally towards dealing with the effects of continued displacement and the on-going (although largely complete) return process in the conflict-affected north central region of Acholi as well as food insecurity affecting the northeastern Karamoja region.

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Afghanistan + 12 others
The Engine of Development: The private sector and prosperity for poor people, May 2011

UK aid is about generating opportunity and prosperity for poor people in developing countries.

This document sets out how we intend to put the private sector centre-stage in doing this.

Our new approach to working with the private sector is about us doing more with and for private enterprise, extending this work in new areas, and doing it better. We want private sector thinking to become as much part of DFID’s DNA as our work with charities and governments.

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United Nations deputy humanitarian chief starts five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

(Kinshasa / New York, 1 June 2011): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg, started a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, aiming to draw international attention to one of the world’s most serious and chronic humanitarian crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Polio outbreak DREF operation no. MDRUG018 - Final Report

CHF 166,628 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 th November 2010 to support the National Society in supporting social mobilization activities during November, December 2010 and January 2011 rounds of polio vaccination in 11 districts targeting 1.2 million under-five-years.

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Yellow Fever Epidemic DREF operation final report n° MDRUG019

The International Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

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Burundi + 3 others
Interview with MONUSCO’s Chief of DDRRR

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?

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Bulletin d’Information Humanitaire République Centrafricaine (RCA) 10 – 24 mai 2011

Points saillants

  • Attaques sur les humanitaires

  • Les enfants dans les conflits armés

  • ECHO et OCHA organisent une réunion sur la LRA.

Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR:

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Sudan Referendum Impacts on Market Flows and Livelihoods May 2011

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

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Bangladesh + 6 others
Action plans set out the future of UK aid

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

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World + 22 others
Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa

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, produce

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World + 21 others
Halte aux pertes post-récolte: la sécurité alimentaire de l’Afrique est en jeu

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

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Burundi + 9 others
Horn of Africa Bulletin, Volume 23, No. 2, April-May 2011


► 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

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Afghanistan + 27 others
Concern Worldwide Annual Report and Accounts 2010

Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer

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Afghanistan + 16 others
High Commissioner presents update on her Office's activities at opening of seventeenth session of Human Rights Council

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.

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Afghanistan + 16 others
Human Rights Council 17th Session Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 30 May 2011

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

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From child cattle raider to overgrown schoolboy

RENGEN, Uganda — Simon Peter Lotia is not only more than twice the age and double the height of his fellow pupils at Rengen primary school in northeast Uganda, but he towers over most of his teachers as well.

For many of the years when he should have been in school, Lotia, 23, was launching bloody cattle raids against other clans across Uganda's remostest and most volatile region, Karamoja.

Now, Lotia has swapped his automatic weapon for an arithmetic book and joined a growing number of former warriors who have decided that it is finally time to start going to school.

Agence France-Presse:

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Bangladesh + 7 others
Humanitarian Exchange Magazine No. 50 - Humanitarian Partnerships

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.

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Uganda: Anatomy of an ebola outbreak


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.


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