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OCHA Presence in Uganda 2001

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Democratic Republic of Congo Update Dec 2000

At a glance
KEY ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN
  • the UN estimates that up to 2 million people have been displaced by war in the whole country
  • ongoing conflict violates children's rights to survival and development
  • basic services such as health and education have broken down
  • separated children from previous conflicts are still awaiting reunification
KEY THEMES FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN IN THE DRC
  • conflict has led to destruction of the health infrastructure
  • poverty, war, enlistment in the forces
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Affected Populations in the Great Lakes Region as of Dec 2000


Affected Populations Summary

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Another Seven Ugandans Killed by Ebola

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Xinhua
KAMPALA (Dec. 29) XINHUA - Another seven people have died of Ebola virus with five new cases confirmed in Uganda since December 19, Ugandan Health Ministry announced here on Friday.
"Six deaths have occurred in the northern Ugandan district of Gulu and one in Masindi district in the west," said a press release from the ministry.

It said despite the significant improvement in controlling the Ebola situation in the country, the public are requested to remain vigilant.

"In addition, investigation of reported

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IRIN Update 1082 for the Great Lakes

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Council urges end to fighting

The UN Security Council on Thursday called on the Ugandan and Rwandan armies in the Katanga and Equateur provinces of the DRC to stop fighting and withdraw from both areas. In a statement presented to the press by the Council's president, Ambassador Sergey Lavrov

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Disease Outbreaks Reported: Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) in Uganda - Update 36

As of 29 December, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has reported the following:
Gulu district: From 19-29 December, there was a total of 5 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths. The most recent laboratory confirmed case in Gulu died on 22 December. The cumulative total number of cases for Gulu is now 394 cases and 149 deaths.

Masindi district: From 19-29 December, there have been no new confirmed cases but 1 death has occurred. The last case was admitted to hospital on 12 December and the last death occurred on 21 December. There have been no patients in the isolation ward

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Uganda: Civil Strife And Ebola Hemmorhagic Fever - Information Bulletin #1 (FY 2000)

Background
Northern Uganda

For more than a decade, civil strife has adversely affected northern Uganda, primarily the districts of Gulu and Kitgum. Since 1987, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has used Gulu and Kitgum as staging grounds for attacks on the Government of Uganda's military (UPDF) and civilians. Amidst intensified fighting in Gulu and Kitgum districts between UPDF forces and LRA rebels in late 1996, the UPDF encouraged the conflict-affected population to move into protective camps. By early 1997, more than one quarter of the population of

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Bulletin quotidien d'information No. 1082 pour la région des Grands Lacs

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REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO : Le Conseil exige la cessation des hostilités

Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a exhorté jeudi les armées du Rwanda et de l'Ouganda engagées dans les provinces congolaises du Katanga et de l'Equateur d'arrêter les combats et de se retirer de ces deux régions. Dans une déclaration, rendue publique par

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Letter from Uganda to the UN Security Council (S/2000/1257)

S/2000/1257
Letter dated 29 December 2000 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Attached herewith is a letter which the Government of Uganda would like to have circulated as a document of the Security Council (see annex).

(Signed) J. D. Semambo Kalema
for the Chargé d'affaires a.i.

Annex to the letter dated 29 December 2000 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

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Africa: IRIN AIDS Weekly issue 7, 28 December

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AFRICA: Kaunda urges politicians to take AIDS test

Former Zambian ruler Kenneth Kaunda on Friday urged African politicians to take AIDS tests before seeking office to help raise awareness about the pandemic, Reuters reported. Kaunda said he did not back compulsory testing, but any leader with a conscience had a duty to do "the right thing" and help slow the spread of what he called the continent's waking nightmare.

"I believe all politicians seeking office in Africa and elsewhere must, as a matter of conscience, take AIDS

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Letter from Rwanda to the UN Security Council (S/2000/1244)

S/2000/1244
On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to inform the Security Council that Rwanda feels offended by an ongoing campaign of misinformation against it. It is unfortunate for United Nations officials to echo the deliberate lies and misinformation by President Kabila and his allies who have been alleging that Rwanda and its allies violated the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement. It has become a trend for Kabila and his allies to violate the ceasefire and get Rwanda or its allies blamed for that by the Security Council. As expressed in our previous
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The Africa Food Security Initiative

The Africa Food Security Initiative (AFSI) is part of a broad collaboration between African governments and the United States to promote agriculture and food security as a means to improve childhood nutrition, generate income for rural families and combat hunger. The Africa Food Security Initiative is an important complement to the President's Greater Horn of Africa Initiative that is working to promote regional cooperation and prevent crises and conflict in the Greater Horn.
This ten-year initiative will provide essential supplemental resources to address a growing food and poverty
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Letter from DR Congo to the UN Security Council (S/2000/1237)

S/2000/1237
Letter dated 26 December 2000 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to draw the special attention of the Security Council to the resurgence of military activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

My Government invites the Security Council to note for itself once again the arrogance with which Rwanda and Uganda

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Rwandan soldiers among refugees entering Zambia: military

KAPUTA, Zambia, Dec 22 (AFP) - Rwandan troops are among refugees who have fled into Zambia from embattled territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambian soldiers said Friday.
"We have found soldiers from Rwanda who recently fled the war in Congo. We have disarmed them and they are in military camp," a Zambian soldier on border patrol said.

The Zambian military is disarming the Rwandan soldiers and placing them in a special military camp in the town of Kaputa, on Zambia's far northern border with the DRC, army officials said.

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IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 51 covering the period 16 - 22 Dec 2000

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Fighting in the southeast

Rebels of the Rwandan-backed Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD)last week began fighting their way towards two key government supply lines with a view to taking control of the DRC's border with Zambia. Reuters on Sunday quoted Zambian, rebel and intelligence

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Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information 51 pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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(du 16 au 22 décembre)

RDC: Affrontements dans le sud-est

Les rebelles du Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie (RCD), soutenus par le Rwanda, ont commencé à avancer vers deux voies principales du gouvernement, en vue de contrôler la frontière entre la République démocratique du Congo et la Zambie (RDC). Selon des sources rebelles zambiennes citées dimanche par l'agence Reuters, les rebelles

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At year's end, some 28 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa face severe food shortages mostly because of the drought and civil strife

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.
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FAO/GIEWS Africa Report No. 3 - Dec 2000

INTRODUCTION
This is the last of three annual issues of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in relief operations.

Part I focuses on the persistent severe food supply difficulties in eastern Africa, where an estimated 20 million

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IRIN Update 1078 for the Great Lakes

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DRC: World powers should increase DRC involvement ICG says

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has recommended a "stronger and more determined involvement of the world powers to revive the Lusaka peace process" in its latest assessment of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) published

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