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Uganda + 2 others
Uganda Emergency Update Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest, 18 - 24 February 2014

A total of 72,311 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since 16 December. Most of them have been relocated to settlements where humanitarian partners concentrate on improving services.

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Mali + 17 others
U.S. African Development Foundation in 2013 - A Year in Review

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

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South Sudan + 3 others
ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: South Sudan Conflict Response - SSD141

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 06 January 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy armed fighting broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013, with gunfire and shelling reported in several parts of the city. The cause of this conflict and the resulting ethnic clashes is said to be due to a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his ex-deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer.

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Uganda + 1 other
Act Alliance Appeal: Assistance to refugees arriving in Uganda from DRC Congo - UGA132 Revision 2

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$939,605

Balance Requested: US$ 280,732

Geneva, 03 January 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Plan de Réponse Stratégique pour la République démocratique du Congo 2014

RÉSUMÉ

A. Objectifs stratégiques

  1. Renforcer la protection de la population civile et améliorer l’accès aux vivres, aux biens et services de base dans les zones affectées par les violences et les conflits armés

  2. Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité dues à la malnutrition aigüe dans les zones en crise nutritionnelle

  3. Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité excessives au sein des populations touchées par les épidémies

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 1 other
Featherstone: World must wake up to 'great neglect' of disability

Britain will spearhead a new drive to put disability at the forefront of the world's development efforts, UK international development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.

Speaking from Uganda after a fact-finding mission with UK Paralympic champion Ade Adepitan, Lynne Featherstone pledged that Britain will urge other countries and charities to join our efforts to get disability included in international poverty reduction targets.

Minister Lynne Featherstone said:

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World + 7 others
Survivors bring crucial voice for victim’s rights and full implementation of mine ban treaty and convention on cluster munitions

Victims of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war have been at the heart of campaign and advocacy efforts since the founding of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and subsequently, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). There are at least 25 ICBL-CMC national and local survivor networks whose members are strong national advocates for all aspects of the Mine Ban Treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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RRMP - Evaluation multisectorielle à Nobili du 26 au 28 juillet 2013

  1. Résumé

2.1. Contexte

Sécurité :

La situation sécuritaire dans la zone Kamango reste volatile mais, elle est plus ou moins calme dans celle de Nobili. La zone est contrôlée par le 2ème bataillon du 801ème Régiment des FARDC basée à Mutwanga.

La présence des FARDC dans la zone rassure tant soit peu la population déplacée se trouvant à Nobili mais, celle-ci voudrait voir l’armée loyaliste progresser sur la ligne de front et faciliter leu retour dans leurs villages de provenance.

Accessibilité :

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Uganda + 1 other
Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur hours after fleeing

BUBUKWANGA TRANSIT CENTRE, Uganda, July 31 (UNHCR) – Adam Mugisho is not a man to sit idle. Days after he and tens of thousands of other civilians fled their native Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this month, he had set up shop under a large tree just inside Uganda, repairing the cell phones and radios his fellow refugees brought with them.

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WFP Distributes Food For Karamoja Hunger Season

KAMPALA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing relief food to help vulnerable households in the Karamoja region cope with the hardship of the hunger season, the period between planting in March/April and September/October when harvesting begins.

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World + 17 others
Global Communities 2012 annual report: 60 years of partnership

This report has the distinction of being the first ever Global Communities Annual Report and also the 60th anniversary report of the organization that began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing. It therefore explores both our new direction and our heritage, with the focus being the 60 years of partnership that has been and remains at the core of our work.

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Two Ugandan children are - children, with support from their community [Video]

By Maria Nabatanzi

Like all children, those with disabilities have many abilities, but are often excluded from society by discrimination and lack of support, leaving them among the most invisible and vulnerable children in the world.

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World + 11 others
Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine: A journey into the heart of humanity - No. 1, 2013

A century and a half after the creation of the ICRC, humanitarianism is alive and well — but it faces great hurdles. Our story starts on two tracks: a historical timeline beginning just before the Movement’s founding; and an exploration of a current-day conflict. Also in this issue: Focus on Afghanistan; Movement history; Silent killers

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Ethiopia + 6 others
Gender-based Violence among Displaced Women and Girls with Disabilities: Findings from Field Visits 2011 – 2012

The World Health Organization reports that rates of violence are 4-10 times greater among persons with disabilities than non-disabled persons. Consultations with persons with disabilities conducted by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) in seven countries suggest that women and girls with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. However, they do not have the same access to prevention and response programs as other community members.

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World + 4 others
Armed Violence and Disability: the Untold Story - Preliminary Report 2012

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Summary

Armed violence has powerful, lasting impacts, inflicting severe injuries and impairments and leaving behind broken families, fearful communities and societies in which violence is the norm. It is a daily fear and fact of life for millions of people, particularly those in low income countries and in the marginalised urban zones of more developed countries.

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World + 9 others
Successful Human Rights Grants Scheme projects for 2012–13

AusAID has observed International Human Rights Day by announcing the names and details of projects that will receive funding under its 2012 Human Rights Grant Scheme. A total of $3.7 million will be provided to 42 projects spanning the Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean.

Successful applicants include organisations working to improve access to victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Congo, ending the exploitation of children in the Solomon Islands, combatting human trafficking in Cambodia and improving awareness of civil rights in Myanmar.

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World + 13 others
Bulgari, Save the Children Education Campaign Surpasses $20 million

Media Contact
Eileen Burke 203.216.0718

Bulgari Ring for Save the Children

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Ugandan landmine victim finds hope

The thought of the 14 children he had to feed at home must have weighed heavily on Ugandan farmer Boniface Kapindo's mind as he walked to his potato and banana fields in February 1997. Despite the civil war raging between the rebel Allied Democratic Forces and the Ugandan regular army—which had already driven Boniface and his family from their home in the mountains—life had to go on.

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Somalia + 33 others
Les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/205*–S/2012/715)

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique

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“I felt like half a man after the accident”

Boniface Kapindo, 60, lives in a small village on the border with the Congo. This father of fourteen used to grow fruit and vegetables in the mountains but since he lost both legs and his left eye in an anti-personnel mine explosion, he has never returned. He was fitted with two artificial limbs at the Fort Portal rehabilitation centre supported by Handicap International. The organisation has also provided him with psychological support.