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31 Dec 2003 description
report World Bank
  1. This report provides an update of activities carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) since the time of the previous quarterly progress report (July to September 2003). The report is organized by the four main components of the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs; (ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program management. A revised work plan for the period January to March 2004 is also included in this report.

    I. National Programs

    Angola

    2.

30 Dec 2003 description

The Federal Foreign Office supported 307 projects for humanitarian aid, humanitarian mine clearance as well as disaster prevention all over the world in 2003 to the tune of EUR 71.5 million.

23 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, le 23 décembre (IRIN) - La conférence régionale pour la paix et le développement ne se tiendra pas en juin 2004 comme prévu, en raison "de certains délais dans l'établissement et les activités de quelques commissions nationales préparatoires, notamment celle de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)", a annoncé vendredi le bureau du représentant spécial du secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour les Grands Lacs.

22 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

Nairobi, 22 December (IRIN) - A regional peace and development conference will not likely take place in June 2004 as had been foreseen, owing to "some delays in the setting up and operations of some National Preparatory Committees, notably that of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)", the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region reported on Friday.

22 Dec 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Monday it was determined to prevent Rwandan Hutu extremist fighters who fled to Congo after the 1994 genocide from moving on to Burundi and disrupting that country's efforts to end its own civil war.

19 Dec 2003 description
report Xinhua

KIGALI, Dec 19, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Belgian government has donated 5.3 million US dollars to four districts in south Rwanda for a development plan over the next six years.

19 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Bhutan, (2) Indonesia, (3) DPR Korea

19 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 19 December (IRIN) - Following reports of murder, harassment and intimidation of Rwandan genocide survivors testifying under the "Gacaca" justice system, a commission has been established to investigate these acts, the Rwanda News Agency (RNA) reported on Thursday.

18 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 18 December (IRIN) - US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday launched a multi-million dollar project in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to end the recruitment and support the rehabilitation of child soldiers in the Great Lakes region of Africa, the US Department of Labor reported.

17 Dec 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10221
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
75th Meeting (PM)

Adopts 15 Texts on Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance; Assistance to Palestinians; Situations in Comoros, Djibouti, Somalia, Timor-Leste

17 Dec 2003 description
report Xinhua

KIGALI, Dec 17, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Food security in Rwanda, is worrying as households there are running out of their homes due to insufficient food.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

BANGUI, le 16 décembre (IRIN) - Le Haut commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) rapatriera des réfugiés de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) basés en République centrafricaine en utilisant le fleuve frontière, Oubangui, a annoncé lundi un représentant du HCR. Ce fleuve était fermé à la navigation pour le transport de personnes depuis septembre.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

KIGALI, 16 December (IRIN) - An umbrella organisation for genocide survivors in Rwanda, known as Ibuka, has denounced the killing, harassment and intimidation of its members over their testimony under the "Gacaca" justice system.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

BUJUMBURA, 16 December (IRIN) - Representatives of the Batwa or "Pygmy" people from four countries in the Great Lakes region have asked their governments to urgently seek ways of guaranteeing their people's greater access to land and education.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

KIGALI, le 16 décembre (IRIN) - Ibuka, une organisation regroupant des survivants du génocide rwandais de 1994 a dénoncé jeudi les meurtres, les harcèlements et les intimidations dont ses membres sont victimes à la suite de leurs témoignages devant les juridictions traditionnelles du pays, les 'Gacaca'.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

BANGUI, 16 December (IRIN) - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will repatriate refugees from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) using the Oubangui river which, besides serving as the border between the two countries, has been closed to human traffic since September, a senior UNHCR official said on Monday.

15 Dec 2003 description

Appeal no.01.08/2003 Appeal target: CHF 1,944,726 (USD 1,320,046 or EUR 1,321,081) Programme Update No. 2;