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15 Oct 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.

• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.

This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.

11 Jul 2014 description
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Key Facts and Figures

Introduction

The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014).

17 Apr 2014 description

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

About this report

02 Aug 2011 description

Alessandra Vellucci, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was also attended by spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Organization for Migration.

Somalia

22 Oct 2009 description
report African Union

Kampala, Uganda 22 October 2009 - In January 2009, Africa was host to an estimated 11.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) out of the world's 26 million IDP's. It is with the aim to address forced displacement, which is avoidable by reducing this figure, that the African Union (AU) has organized the Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDP's.

19 Oct 2009 description
report African Union

Kampala, Uganda 19 October 2009 - Through the National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons, Uganda has resettled 2.1 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) since 2002. "The remaining 413 000 are gradually returning home on a voluntary basis".

These were the words of Ugandan Prime Minister Professor Apolo R Nsibambi at the opening of the Extraordinary Session of the AU Executive Council being held in Kampala, Uganda from 19 till 20 October 2009.

19 Oct 2009 description

KAMPALA, Uganda, October 19 (UNHCR) - Government ministers from across Africa gathered in Kampala, Uganda, today to address the challenges of forced displacement confronting the continent.

For the next two days, the ministers attending the extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council will deliberate on the seemingly intractable problem of forced displacement in Africa, and lay the ground for the historic AU summit on refugees, returnees and internally displaced people (IDP).

22 Apr 2007 description

Summary

- First light vehicle convoy to travel overland in two decades departs from Khartoum on 20 April for Juba

- To date over 12,000 individuals benefit from organised returns for internally displaced persons

- Spontaneous returns from Kenya to Sudan in 2006-2007 estimated at over 11,000

- Mine action route surveys classify more areas as 'safe to drive'

Ugandan women's coalition travels to Juba for the re-commencement of LRA peace talks

Focus on stability and security

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy …

05 Jul 2005 description
report Global IDP Project

GENEVA, 5 July 2005 - The Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council calls on G8 leaders not to overlook the plight of Africa's internally displaced people in their plans to fight poverty on the continent. More than 13 million people have been uprooted within their own countries by conflicts in Africa. Unable to return to their homes, land and jobs, most of them live in extreme destitution and under constant threat of human rights abuses.

16 Jan 2004 description

Briefer: Ron Redmond - Media Relations