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31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

31 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On the 31st of October (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 932,242.21 US dollars (approximately 100.68 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Cassava multiplication, distribution and enhanced coordination of agricultural emergency operations in Rwenzori region of Western Uganda" that will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
31 Oct 2005 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

Press Release No. 00014

28 Oct 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: 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) Iran (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote …

28 Oct 2005 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 28 October 2005 - Caritas Internationalis was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Okot Stalin, a Caritas colleague who was killed Wednesday in an attack near Kitgum, Uganda. He was shot dead by suspected rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) as he drove his motorcycle along the Kitgum-Mucwini road on his way to monitoring a programme. This was one of three separate attacks on aid workers in the region.

28 Oct 2005 description
report IRIN

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28 Oct 2005 description
report IRIN

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27 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

International community must put pressure on Uganda government to fulfil its responsibility to protect civilians and aid convoys from rebel army - fears that heavy-handed tactics by Uganda army could increase insecurity, putting civilians and abducted child soldiers at risk -

27 Oct 2005 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to inform you that the members of the Security Council have decided to send a mission to Central Africa from 4 to 10 November 2005. The mission will be led by Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France. The members of the Council have agreed on the terms of reference of the mission, which are annexed hereto.
Following consultations with the members, it has been agreed that the composition of the mission is as follows:

Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière (France), head of mission
Ambassador Abdallah Baali (Algeria)

27 Oct 2005 description

UN, New York, 27 October 2005 - As the world focuses on a series of massive natural disasters and the spread of avian influenza, hunger in Africa has quietly climbed to an all-time high, threatening to destabilize much of the continent, warned James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.

Poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS, drought and a weakened capacity for government have caused record levels of hunger which has stretched across the continent, from north to south, west to east.

Morris said WFP is struggling to feed 43 million people this year in sub-Saharan Africa - double the number …

26 Oct 2005 description

Press Release No. 05/241
October 26, 2005 International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20431 USA - Mr. Peter Allum, Senior Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Uganda, made the following statement earlier today in Kampala:

26 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

The reported killings of at least two aid workers today in Northern Uganda has today increased insecurity and caused many aid agencies to restrict their relief operations. Oxfam urgently calls on the Government of Uganda and the international community to live up to their responsibility to protect hundreds of thousands of people suffering as a result of the horrific conflict.

26 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Oct 26, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Ugandan government has finalized plans to de-mine the war-torn northern region in a bid to decongest the Internally Displaced Person's (IDP) camps.
Matin Owor, assistant commissioner of disaster management in the Prime Minister Office, told Xinhua by telephone on Wednesday that the government has got a plan of reducing the IDP camps to enable the local people to go back in the villages and carry out agricultural activities rather than depending on food aid from humanitarian agencies.

26 Oct 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

ENTEBBE, 26 October (IRIN) - Uganda's leading opposition leader returned home on Wednesday from four years of self-imposed exile in South Africa.

Retired Col Kizza Besigye, a runner-up in the 2001 presidential elections, said he had returned to challenge what he called the "dictatorship" of President Yoweri Museveni in the elections expected to take place next year.

He did not however state whether he will stand, only maintaining that the opposition parties will cooperate in order to defeat …

26 Oct 2005 description

Two aid workers for Christian Children's Fund (CCF) were attacked near Lira in Northern Uganda, where they were working on CCF health programs among internally displaced persons (IDP). The attack on CCF staff resulted in two injuries. In subsequent attacks, aid workers from two other organizations were attacked, resulting in two deaths and two injuries. CCF has suspended all activities in Northern Uganda for one week, pending an investigation of the attacks on non-governmental organizations.

The two wounded CCF workers, both from Uganda, are Patrick Erach, 27, and Nelson Munu, 28.

26 Oct 2005 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, le 26 octobre (IRIN) - Les représentants des gouvernements du Burundi, de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), du Rwanda et de l'Ouganda doivent se réunir jeudi à Kampala, la capit1ale ougandaise, pour discuter des mesures à prendre pour maîtriser les groupes armés étrangers opérant dans l'est du Congo, a indiqué UN News, le centre de nouvelles des Nations unies.

Reprenant les propos de Kemal Saiki, le porte-parole de la Mission des Nations unies en RDC (MONUC), UN News a indiqué que la rencontre de jeudi permettrait aux gouvernements de se mettre d'accord sur …

26 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Oct 26, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Australia has provided 1.5 million US dollars for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) operations in Uganda.

26 Oct 2005 description

(New York: 26 October 2005): Three separate attacks on humanitarian aid workers in northern Uganda in the past two days have resulted in the death of two individuals and the injury of four others.