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27 Jan 2015 description

KAMPALA – Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving from today reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.

The ration cut of 50 percent, which began today, came as WFP struggles to raise an additional US$30 million for its operations in Uganda for the next six months.

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description

14 October, Kampala – A half-day meeting of ministers in-charge of Karamoja Cluster affairs from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda that convened in Kampala’s Munynyo Commonwealth resort today concluded with the launch of an annual ministerial forum as well as a collective commitment on harmonizing peace, security and development initiatives across the Cluster.

26 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.

23 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.

  • There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

22 Jan 2015 description

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for January to June 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

Seasonal Performance

  • The remainder of the October-to-February Xays/Dadaa rains over coastal areas of Djibouti and northwestern Somalia are likely to be near average.

21 Jan 2015 description

Je me réjouis d'apprendre que Dominic Ongwen, un commandant de haut rang de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), s'est rendu et a été transféré sous la garde de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Je tiens à exprimer ma gratitude au Gouvernement ougandais, au Gouvernement centrafricain, aux Forces de défense populaires de l'Ouganda et à la Force régionale d'intervention de l'Union africaine pour les efforts soutenus qu'ils ont déployés et, plus globalement encore, à tous ceux qui ont contribué à la concrétisation de cette avancée notable.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Dominic Ongwen est le premier suspect de l’Armée de résistance du seigneur à comparaître devant la Cour pénale internationale

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

19 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan warring parties agree in Khartoum on a five point plan proposed by the Chinese Government to support the ongoing IGAD peace talks.

  • The outflow of South Sudanese to Uganda through the Nimule border (Eastern Equatoria State) continued on a small scale.

  • Returning refugees continue to be registered in Bor town; a total of 91 HHs registered by RRC who are reported to have come from Uganda and Kenya during the reporting period.