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31 Dec 2012 description

2012 a vu une augmentation constante du nombre de personnes deplacées internes, passant de 1,7 millions en décembre 2011 à près de 2,7 millions en décembre 2012. L'est du pays est demeuré très instable dû à l'insécurité née de la présence des différents groupes armés- au Katanga, la population déplacée interne a quintuplé.

La persistence et la resurgence de plusieurs maladies ont fragilisé des communautes déjà démunies. Dans le reste du pays, des poches humanitaires surgissent, le défi principal étant les programmes de développement.

31 Dec 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By Joint Report The EastAfrican

In Summary

31 Dec 2012 description

Average to good harvests, with slight delays

KEY MESSAGES

• In line with seasonal trends, acute food insecurity is at its lowest level of the year.

• Though delayed by a few weeks in certain surplus-production areas, in general, July-December harvests are expected to be average to good.

• In Vakaga, the Ouandja River broke its banks in August, causing damage to rainfed crops along the river. More information is needed to understand the food security impacts.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

30 Dec 2012 description

The U.S. Mission in Uganda today announced a contribution of $7.9 million toward agriculture and market access activities of the UN World Food Program (WFP). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, will deliver the funding on behalf of the American people.

27 Dec 2012 description

Key messages:

• In West Africa, food prices were stable or decreased in November as staple food availability continued to improve with the ongoing marketing season. Some earlier-­than-­anticipated price increases occurred in region’s urban centers and structurally-­deficit zones due to limited commodity flows from surplus­producing areas.

26 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in the northern region of CAR

  • Relocation of refugees from Mboki and Obo to Zémio

  • CAR 2012 CAP funding status

26 Dec 2012 description

In 2012, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) reached 32,000 smallholder farmers and processors involved in agricultural services through Feed the Future grants. This year, USADF funded 57 new Feed the Future projects worth more than $6.5 million that directly empower under-served and marginalized community groups and enterprises in ten African countries.

24 Dec 2012 description
report The Guardian

Malaria is one of the diseases affected by unscrupulous traders in fake and substandard drugs

Read the full report on the Guardian.

24 Dec 2012 description

Content

Overview of the major reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region

  • Cholera

Ongoing outbreaks

  • Cholera in Sierra Leone
  • Cholera in DR Congo
  • Ebola in Uganda
  • Marburg in Uganda
  • Rift Valley Fever in Mauritania

Ended Outbreaks

  • Ebola in DR Congo
24 Dec 2012 description

NYAKABANDE TRANSIT CENTRE, Uganda, December 24 (UNHCR) – Marc,* Philippe* and Georges* are all young, fit and male – ideal material for forced military recruitment. That's why the 20-year-olds fled their homes, like thousands of other young men living in fear of being forced to fight in eastern Democratic of the Congo's (DRC) endless conflict.

24 Dec 2012 description
report Radio Okapi

La Monusco a lancé l’opération « Réconfort » depuis jeudi 20 décembre dans le Haut et Bas Uélé dans la Province orientale. Cette opération consiste à traquer le mouvement rebelle ougandais de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) dans cette province. Selon le porte-parole militaire de la Mission Onusienne, Félix Basse, cette opération vise à protéger les populations civiles et contrer toutes les actions de la LRA pendant cette période de festivités.

21 Dec 2012 description

Australian NGO: ActionAid Australia
Local Partner: ActionAid Uganda
Project Title: Women’s rights in agriculture
2011-12 funding: $97,391

Gender inequality remains a significant development challenge for many countries in the world. Nations are unable to reach their full potential when half of their citizens are excluded from important leadership and economic opportunities. Three of the ten development objectives of An Effective Aid Program for Australia specifically address gender equality and the empowerment of women.