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31 Dec 2005 description

OTI-Supported Media Synergy Praised for Its Positive Role in National Elections

The Office of Transition Initiatives supports the ongoing peace process in Burundi as outlined in the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement by strengthening local capacities to benefit from and contribute to the peace process.

30 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

30 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

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23 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Security

22 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, le 22 décembre (IRIN) - Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies a prorogé mercredi le mandat de l'Opération des Nations unies au Burundi (ONUB) jusqu'au 1e juillet 2006, et indiqué qu'un désengagement total de la Mission pourrait être envisageable à compter de cette date.

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

Presidential Statement Commends Congolese People for Successfully Holding Referendum on Draft Constitution
SC/8599

Security Council

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions and the statements by its President concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially resolutions 1533 of 12 March 2004, 1565 of 1 October 2004, 1592 of 30 March 2005, 1596 of 18 April 2005, 1616 of 15 August 2005, 1621 of 6 September 2005 and 1628 of 30 September 2005, and the statements of 2 March (S/PRST/2005/10) and 4 October 2005 (S/PRST/2005/46),

Reaffirming its commitment to respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as all States in the …

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

Welcomes Readiness of Secretary-General to Continue Discussions with Government on Gradual Disengagement of Peacekeeping Presence
SC/8600
Security Council

18 Dec 2005 description

DC/3059

With decades of experience in disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating ex-combatants, including some 400,000 over the past five years alone, the United Nations today launched a new set of standards aimed at improving the process, which is considered essential to restoring stability to war-ravaged countries.

"We're very proud of the work we've done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with United Nations help, but we acknowledge that we can do better," said United Nations Deputy …

18 Dec 2005 description

ACTIVITIES AND UPDATES

Health:

On 17 November first reported a cholera outbreak in Rugombo commune (Cibitoke province). At the end of the reporting week the total number of cases reported since the outbreak climbed to 73 and 3 deaths. WHO was supporting the Ministry of Health (Cellule de la Lutte contre les Maladies Transmissibles et Carentielles) in its intervention. The cholera outbreaks in Rumobge commune (Bururi province) and Nyanza-Lac commune (Makamba province) have been brought under control.

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

16 Dec 2005 description

YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed an aid package totalling JPY 940 million (US$7.9 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of five countries in Africa.

The money will be spent to buy rice, wheat, and corn-soya blend. The food will support people living in the transition from conflict to peace in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Congo.

16 Dec 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 940 million yen (approximately US$7.9 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to refugees and internally displaced persons of countries facing a serious food crisis in a transitional stage from conflict to peace, such as Burundi and Rwanda in the Great Lakes region, and also Sierra Leone. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 16 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Nozomu Takaoka, Japanese Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Italy, and Ms. Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
16 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

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15 Dec 2005 description

ONUB/PIO/PR/109/2005

Bujumbura, Burundi -- The Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB), Major General Derrick Mgwebi, outlined the withdrawal plan of the troops at ONUB weekly press conference today. This move comes as a result of the Security Council's decision to reduce ONUB's Force by 40% by the end of April 2006 as recommended by the Government of Burundi.

The withdrawal starts as early as 28 December with the departure from the capital Bujumbura of the Mozambican contingent which comprises 175 men.

14 Dec 2005 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency for implementation of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), a $1.2 billion, five-year commitment created to dramatically reduce the burden of malaria in Africa. This initiative will be focused, results-based, and will exhibit a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.