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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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As Uganda Heats Up, Pests and Disease Flourish to Attack its Top Export Crop

KAMPALA, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda’s Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family’s harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their bicycles.

“I used to see one of them giving daddy money from which he took out some coins to give my sister,” Zikusoka tells IPS.

“When my brother started going to school, daddy continued with the practice until one day I asked my sister where she was taking the money,” he remembers.

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Les groupes armés en RCA

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IRIN

BANGUI, 18 septembre 2014 (IRIN) - Le lancement officiel de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) a eu lieu cette semaine. La MINUSCA a pris le commandement des 6 000 soldats déployés par la Mission internationale de soutien à la Centrafrique (MISCA) de l’Union africaine.

IRIN:

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda: Population Movement Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRUG037

The revised appeal will add epidemic preparedness and food security and nutrition to the existing operation. The host community will also benefit from the operation.

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Armed groups in CAR

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IRIN

BANGUI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union’s International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).

The deployment of the blue helmets comes in the wake of a July cessation of hostilities agreement signed by an array of armed groups in a country rife with insurgents of different stripes and beset by a series of coups d’etat over the last couple of decades.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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The number of South Sudanese fleeing tensions in Moyo district on the Ugandan side of the border has risen from 170 to 2,000

Report
Miraya FM

Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala says more people crossed the border after fresh violence broke out last night.

Kala: “The situation again has worsened; these people are burning houses as I speak. Seventeen houses are burnt and one church and our population coming now from Jalle and also Litoba has gone to 2,000 and they are still coming. They are settled near a primary school in Jalle. You find these people are going back, collecting their luggage. It is really a misery to see small children running.”

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World + 3 others
Forced Migration Review supplement - Innovation and refugees

A special supplement of Forced Migration Review presents 11 articles, which reflect some of the thinking behind humanitarian innovation for displaced people, and some of its current manifestations.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Uganda + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Uganda 15-September-2014

Food Security Snapshot

  • In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of first season crops is estimated at average level
  • Below-average crop production expected in Karamoja region
  • Maize prices continue to seasonally decline in most markets in bi-modal rainfall areas
  • Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region
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Uganda + 1 other
A lonely journey to Uganda for unaccompanied children

Hot air beats down on massed people, many selling gadgets and vegetables.

This is the main entry point for refugees fleeing the violence in South Sudan.

Thousands of unaccompanied and separated children have been registered here. Among them is Diana*.

Diana’s story

Diana is 15 years old. She is visibly shy and struggles to maintain eye contact as she sits with her two younger brothers and tells us about her arrival in Uganda.

Her story is heartbreaking.

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Ituri : des Congolais expulsés ou retournés de l’Ouganda en détresse à Tchomia

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Radio Okapi

Huit cent Congolais expulsés de l’Ouganda fin août dernier ont besoin d’une assistance humanitaire dans la collectivité secteur de Bahema Sud en Ituri (Province Orientale), a annoncé dimanche 14 septembre le médecin chef de zone de santé de Tchomia. Ces personnes, regroupées dans 221 ménages, avaient trouvé refuge en Ouganda au début de cette année suite aux exactions des miliciens de la Force de résistance patriotiques de l’Ituri (FRPI) de Cobra Matata dans cette collectivité du territoire d’Irumu.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al Shabaab cell

Source: Reuters - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:42 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 8-14 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.

Overview

International Organization for Migration:

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Fresh Water in a Village Called Death

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Pulitzer Center

Lake Victoria is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world, and it is at Agnes Nansubuga's front door in the village of Walumbe. So naturally, that's where she used to fetch her drinking water. Unfortunately, it is also a place that many of her fellow villagers also use as a bathroom. When she drank water from the lake, "I used to get stomach pains," she says.

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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5 Years on, No Justice for Protest Killings

Security Force Role in 40 Deaths Never Investigated

(Kampala, September 10, 2014) – Uganda’s authorities have never investigated killings by security forces during two days of rioting in September 2009 that left at least 40 people dead. Despite numerous promises to investigate over the past five years, no police or military members have been held accountable for the killings.

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