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30 Nov 2005 description

The Regional Scenario Development workshop for the Greater Horn of Africa region took place on 2-3 November in the Ballroom of the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. Regional representations from UN, INGOs, and donors joined their respective colleagues from countries in the region to provide a fairly comprehensive and complementary perspective and analysis of recent and forecasted regional events.

30 Nov 2005 description

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The Kampala government has reacted with scepticism to the latest call for peace talks by the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) senior commander.

"We are really not taking this seriously at all.

30 Nov 2005 description
report Christian Aid

Joint statement by: Oxfam, Christian Aid, Tearfund, International Rescue Committee, World Vision UK, Save the Children UK, CAFOD and Quaker Peace and Social Witness

The UK government is neglecting almost two million innocent people suffering due to the war in northern Uganda, said eight leading aid agencies today on the eve of the UK presidency of the UN Security Council.

Despite being Africa's longest running war, the 19-year conflict between the Ugandan government and the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), has never been formally addressed by the UN Security …

30 Nov 2005 description

GENEVA, 30 November (UNHCR) - Refugees are people, and people are prone to catch HIV from each other - and then pass it on to others - unless they have some understanding of the disease and take the necessary precautions to prevent it spreading.

30 Nov 2005 description

(New York: 30 November 2005): United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for $4.7 billion to provide urgent support to 31 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 26 countries worldwide.

30 Nov 2005 description

KAMPALA, November 30 (UNHCR) - As a Ugandan police detective, Gladys Friday has taken reports of "painful cases of violence" against women almost every day, but she was never sure how best to help the victims.

30 Nov 2005 description

Part of global humanitarian appeal to assist 31 million people left vulnerable by disasters

30 Nov 2005 description
report Oxfam

Joint statement by: Oxfam, Christian Aid, Tearfund, International Rescue Committee, World Vision UK, Save the Children UK, CAFOD and Quaker Peace and Social Witness - 30 November 2005

30 Nov 2005 description


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOREWORD TO THE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL 2006
The past year has been a wretched one for millions of disaster victims. It dawned with the Indian Ocean tsunami, saw a hurricane season unrivalled in living memory strike the Americas, and included South Asia’s devastating earthquake. Through it all, other tragic crises persisted in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Like never before, the year stretched and tested the capabilities of aid agencies, and the will of survivors.

30 Nov 2005 description
report Tufts University

BRIEFING REPORT

Study Overview

The war and humanitarian crises engulfing northern Uganda are intricately linked with the armed conflict and unrest in eastern Uganda and southern Sudan. As a result of the links between the upheavals in these three areas, a vicious cycle of interlocked armed conflict and insecurity exists across the region. Yet the current policy of key international donor governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union of addressing these conflicts in relative isolation may ultimately guarantee that armed conflict continues in the region.

30 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Months Lead:

March – May 2006

Southern Africa

The outlook for March-May 2006 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across Namibia and locally over western Botswana. There is a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over southern and northern Angola, portions of central and northeastern Zambia, northern Mozambique, Malawi, and portions of southern Tanzania.

East Africa

29 Nov 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An African Union (AU) delegation is currently paying a five-day visit to Uganda to discuss with their Ugandan counterparts on security in the region.

29 Nov 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ugandan rebel groups, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and National Army for Liberation of Uganda (NALU), are causing mayhem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ugandan military has said.

The 2nd Division army spokesman, Lt. Tabaro Kiconco told Xinhua by telephone on Tuesday that the two rebel groups terrorized Congolese civilians after the Congolese army in conjunction with UN peacekeepers who started dislodging them.

"The ADF and NALU are harassing civilians in areas of Iringeti and Alubani villages in eastern Congo.

29 Nov 2005 description

ICRC News No. 05/89
On 28 November, 22 traditional leaders from the Gulu district of northern Uganda's conflict-ridden Acholi region took part in a one-day seminar organized by the ICRC on its humanitarian activities and on basic principles of international humanitarian law.

28 Nov 2005 description
report UN Security Council


I. Introduction
1. The present fifth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to the request of the President of the Security Council contained in his statement of 14 December 2004 (S/PRST/2004/46).