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Nord-Kivu: des présumés ADF ont tué une dizaine de personnes à Beni

Radio Okapi

Des présumés rebelles ougandais des ADF ont tué une dizaine de personnes dans les localités de Bango et de KambiyaChui, des sites miniers fréquentés par des creuseurs artisanaux, à une vingtaine de km de Eringeti dans le territoire de Bunia (Nord-Kivu).

Les rescapés en provenance de cette contrée affirment avoir découvert les corps des victimes, jeudi 30 octobre dans matinée.

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WFP Supports Savings Schemes For Rural Women In Uganda

WFP-supported saving schemes in Uganda are enabling farmers to readily access cash, thereby reducing the likelihood of them having to sell their produce at a lower price to meet their immediate needs.

AKIMENGA - Colositika Kirabira always dreamed of providing her four children with a good education but was not sure how she would ever be able to afford it.

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Emergency Simulation Boosts Ugandan Disaster Preparedness and Response

Last month, disaster preparedness and response staff of the Government of Uganda and staff from ten humanitarian agencies participated in a WFP supported simulation exercise to gauge Uganda's readiness to handle a sudden onset of disaster.

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 31 - November 6, 2014

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

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Strengthened democracy and human rights in Uganda

Increased possibilities for citizens to express their opinions, better access to legal services and more investigated human rights complaints are some of the results of Swedish cooperation with Uganda in recent years. Now Sweden renews its commitment to strengthening democracy and human rights.

The Swedish Embassy in Kampala has committed an additional 5,3 million Euros in the coming two years to a broad fund, which in turn conveys funds to a hundred organizations working to strengthen democracy, human rights, peace-building and freedom of expression.

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Govt to mainstream disaster reduction in education

New Vision

By Francis Kagolo

The education ministry, with the help of UN education agencies, has embarked on a process to mainstream conflict and disaster risk reduction in the various school curricula.

The move also aims at ensuring that students are taught to be peaceful and school facilities like buildings are resistant to disasters like lightning and strong winds.

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South Sudan + 3 others
ECHO Factsheet: South Sudan crisis

Key messages

  • Since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 , around 1.9 million people have fled their homes, including 469 000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. At the same time, South Sudan hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.

  • Principal humanitarian needs include food, clean water, health care, sanitation, shelter and protection.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 October 2014)

Humanitarian response

As of October, 92 per cent (3.5 million people) of the 3.8 million**** people targeted for assistance had been reached with some form of assistance as indicated in the chart. Resources are however required to sustain the highly prioritized aid operation until the end of the year. The $1.8 billion Crisis Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2014) is 61 per cent funded, leaving a gap of $697 million.

**** The people targeted includes people internally displaced or impacted by the conflict, refugees

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 30 – November 5, 2014

  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Una nueva plataforma en línea promueve el intercambio de información frente a las pérdidas de alimentos

Los organismos de la ONU con sede en Roma lanzan una comunidad de práctica global

24 de octubre de 2014, Roma – Los intentos de reducir las pérdidas y el desperdicio de alimentos, que representan un tercio de los alimentos producidos para el consumo humano, han recibido un nuevo impulso con una nueva plataforma en línea que reúne por vez primera un amplio abanico de recursos y permite a los interesados compartir experiencias y mejores prácticas.

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Welcome home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team.

In case you missed it…

Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or escaped of their own will, for those 100 people, the war is finally over.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 20 - 26 October 2014


  • South Sudan: IOM is developing a curriculum on implementation of mental health and psychosocial services.

  • Ethiopia: IOM has evacuated a total of 542 refugees in Gambella Region during this reporting period.

  • Kenya: Since mid December 2013, IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,576 refugees.


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Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa


UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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World + 8 others
East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East Africa continues to be a region experiencing major challenges. In recent years, it has endured regular violent conflicts and steady transnational security threats. It is the only region in Africa where colonial era borders have been redrawn, adding to a sense of instability. Meanwhile, East Africa remains a place of great potential, marked by a burgeoning process of regional integration.

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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #41, 22 October 2014


  • WFP urgently requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to cut rations and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals.