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06 Jul 2011 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  2. DG ECHO has provided over €105.8 million in humanitariana ssistance in Uganda from 2006 to 2010. This support has been directed principally towards dealing with the effects of continued displacement and the on-going (although largely complete) return process in the conflict-affected north central region of Acholi as well as food insecurity affecting the northeastern Karamoja region.

06 Jul 2011 description
  1. The purpose of this document is to produce an analysis of the coherence and complementarity of DG ECHO-funded actions with present and future interventions of other European Union (EU) services and other donors, assessing the level of coordination and hand-over with the EU development actors, in order to produce practical recommendations and tools to improve this coordination in LRRD. This report has been written as part of the evaluation of DG ECHO’s humanitarian action in Northern Uganda since 2006 and aims to draw wider lessons on LRRD for the future.
02 Jun 2011 description

UK aid is about generating opportunity and prosperity for poor people in developing countries.

This document sets out how we intend to put the private sector centre-stage in doing this.

Our new approach to working with the private sector is about us doing more with and for private enterprise, extending this work in new areas, and doing it better. We want private sector thinking to become as much part of DFID’s DNA as our work with charities and governments.

01 Jun 2011 description

CHF 166,628 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 th November 2010 to support the National Society in supporting social mobilization activities during November, December 2010 and January 2011 rounds of polio vaccination in 11 districts targeting 1.2 million under-five-years.

01 Jun 2011 description

The International Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

31 May 2011 description

Goma, 30 May 2011 - The Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement (DDR/RR) Section of MONUSCO is responsible for repatriating all foreign combatants in the DRC and assisting the government in demobilizing the Congolese combatants. The following is an exclusive interview with DDR/RR Director Gregory Alex.

What are the operational workings of the DDR/RR Section?

31 May 2011 description

Points saillants

  • Attaques sur les humanitaires

  • Les enfants dans les conflits armés

  • ECHO et OCHA organisent une réunion sur la LRA.

31 May 2011 description

In March and April 2011, FEWS NET conducted field assessments to analyze the impact of the January 2011 referendum on trade flows and livelihoods, particularly along the north/south border. This report provides a summary of the key findings from the assessment.

Key messages

31 May 2011 description

Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.

The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:

In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty

31 May 2011 description

En Afrique subsaharienne, les pertes en grains atteindraient, en valeur, 4 milliards de dollars, selon la FAO et la Banque mondialeL'investissement dans des technologies post-récolte pour réduire les pertes de denrées alimentaires entraînerait une augmentation notable des approvisionnements alimentaires en Afrique subsaharienne, selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO et de la Banque mondiale présenté aujourd'hui au cours d'une réunion d'experts de la région consacrée à cette question.Ce rapport, Aliments perdus : le cas des pertes de grains post-récolte en Afrique subsaharienne …

31 May 2011 description

Stemming post-harvest waste crucial to African food security, Grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total $4 billion, FAO/WB reportRome/Accra, 31 May 2011 - Investing in post-harvest technologies to reduce food losses could significantly increase the food supply in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new FAO/World Bank report released today as technical experts from around the region meet to discuss the issue.The report, Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa, …

31 May 2011 description

Analyses

► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

30 May 2011 description
report Concern Worldwide

Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer

30 May 2011 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING

30 May 2011

Council Holds General Debate

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its seventeenth regular session, hearing an address by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in which she updated the Council on her Office’s activities and then holding a general debate.

30 May 2011 description

Geneva, 30 May 2011

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

27 May 2011 description

This 50th edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Rachel Houghton, focuses exclusively on partnerships in humanitarian action. Articles explore a wide range of different arrangements, including clusters, consortia and networks, involving NGOs, the UN, the private sector, academic researchers, ‘southern’ or local organisations and host governments.

27 May 2011 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 27 May 2011 (IRIN) - A confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Uganda three weeks ago has been quickly contained, leading health experts in the country to believe the virus has not spread.

"According to the present report, it seems the virus didn't pass to anybody," said Issa Makumba, head of epidemiology and surveillance in the Ministry of Health, said on 25 May.

27 May 2011 description

Contents
- 221 Outbreak news – Ebola, Uganda
- 222 Review of the 2010–2011 winter influenza season, northern hemisphere
- 227 Meeting of the WHO Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Advisory Committee, April 2010
- 231 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– March 2011

26 May 2011 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Production prospects are favourable in the south and uncertain in the north
  • An outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease affect pastoral livelihoods in Karamoja region
  • Maize prices stabilize at high levels
  • Food security situation is generally satisfactory