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09 Nov 2005 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) is assisting the country's troops in cordon and search missions in the troubled east, where Ugandan rebels have been sighted and into which Ugandan-based soldiers were reported to have crossed briefly last month.

09 Nov 2005 description
report Oxfam

The UN Security Council must pass a resolution to protect innocent people in northern Uganda, said leading international aid agencies today. The call comes on the day that a mission from the UN Security Council arrives in Uganda to meet President Museveni.

Almost 20 years of war in northern Uganda have seen nearly two million people driven from their homes and over 25,000 children kidnapped and forced to fight for the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army.

09 Nov 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

MASAKA DISTRICT, Uganda, 9 November 2005 - Smoke from the cooking fire brings tears to the girl's eyes, but she continues - barehanded - to adjust the steaming cassavas neatly wrapped in banana leaves. Sixteen-year-old Agnes Nabukalu, orphaned by AIDS, is preparing lunch for her family in the Masaka district of Uganda.

09 Nov 2005 description
report European Commission

IP/05/1400

Brussels, 9 November 2005 - Following the recent attacks on international aid workers and tourists in North Uganda and South of Sudan, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, has issued the following statement on behalf of the European Commission

"I am deeply concerned by the recent spate of violent attacks on international humanitarian aid personnel and tourists in northern Uganda and southern Sudan. One British tourist was recently killed in Murchison Falls national park.

09 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

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

KAMPALA, 9 November (IRIN) - Nongovernmental organisations working in strife-torn northern Uganda urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to pass a resolution demanding the protection of people affected by the insurgency, saying 1,000 civilians in the region were dying of conflict-related causes every week.

The call came as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met members of the Security Council who were on a tour of Africa's volatile Great Lakes region.

"Almost 20 years of war in northern Uganda …