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31 Dec 2002 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Dec 31, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) on Sunday rescued 26 abductees from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Pader district in northern Uganda, local daily the New Vision reported Tuesday.

31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
30 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 December (IRIN) - The leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, has reportedly telephoned a radio station in northern Uganda to say he is ready to enter peace talks with the Ugandan government, according to news agencies.

27 Dec 2002 description

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27 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 27 December (IRIN) - The Ugandan government this week signed a peace deal with over 2,000 former soldiers of the exiled former president, Idi Amin, following five years of negotiations.

23 Dec 2002 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - The main rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday it had recaptured the port of Uvira after three days of heavy fighting with government-allied militias.

20 Dec 2002 description


WFP Press Briefing - Geneva
WFP is extremely concerned about the impact of deteriorating security on Northern Uganda's humanitarian crisis.

Some 800,000 displaced people in the area need food aid - a huge increase on the 520,000 people requiring food rations last month.

Most of the IDPs are concentrated in camps in Gulu, Kitgum and Pader districts, where they continue to be terrorized by rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

LRA attacks have displaced 70 percent of the local population and wreaked havoc with people's ability to feed themselves:

19 Dec 2002 description

KAMPALA, (Reuters) - The Ugandan army said on Thursday it had damaged the capacity of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels to wage war and only small groups of the guerrillas were still active.

"We are declaring victory," Major Shaban Bantariza told a news conference in the capital Kampala.

"It's not to say we have finished them, but there will be no more general insecurity in northern Uganda...what is left is to comb the area for the small groups still running around."

The LRA, feared for cutting off the limbs and lips of villagers, has abducted …

19 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 19 December (IRIN) - A Ugandan minister has said her country will not accept Rwandan refugees who have left Tanzania seeking asylum, according to the privately owned Kampala newspaper, the Monitor.

18 Dec 2002 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Dec 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- About 10,000 Congolese refugees who fled war from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into Nebbi district, western Uganda some weeks ago are living with difficulties now, local daily the New Vision reported on Wednesday.

18 Dec 2002 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Dec 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- About 15,000 refugees originally displaced on Achol-Pii refugee settlement camp in northern Pader district are to be relocated to Arua and Yumbe districts, northwestern Uganda, reported the New Vision newspaper on Wednesday.

18 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

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18 Dec 2002 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Dec 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Ugandan government will not accept Rwandese refugees now fleeing from Tanzania to settle in Uganda, reported local daily the Monitor on Wednesday.

17 Dec 2002 description

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Following is a list of the main domestic players in the Democratic Republic of Congo's four-year-old war, which has killed an estimated two million people. The major players signed a peace agreement in South Africa on Tuesday aimed at ending the war and setting Africa's third biggest country on the road to a transitional government.

17 Dec 2002 description

At a United Nations Headquarters Press Conference today, Olara Otunnu, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, launched a new report, in which the Secretary-General provides for the Security Council's review a list of parties in conflict situations who continue to recruit and use child soldiers.

16 Dec 2002 description

NOW IT'S TIME TO COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS