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31 Aug 2016 description

As the number of South Sudanese seeking safety in Uganda clocks nearly 100 thousand, according to UNHCR estimates, concerns are mounting about the continued strained relations between the South Sudanese refugee seeking safety in Uganda.

The Coordinator of the Transitional Justice working group, Mr. Amanya Joseph, told Miraya Breakfast Show, that the set-up of refugee camps across the east African region has largely been on tribal basis, with no opportunity for people to interact with each other, understand each other’s culture and even engage each other as south Sudanese.

30 Aug 2016 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today called for greater international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees as well as donor support for Uganda’s exceptional open-door approach towards people fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries.

Speaking at the end of a two-day visit to the East African country, Grandi appealed to the leaders of South Sudan to behave responsibly and end the violence and instability that is forcing their people to go into exile.

30 Aug 2016 description

As Margaret Odwar, Jessica Otto and five other women huddled together in a refugee camp in northern Uganda, they conceived of an idea. Since then, not only has their idea become a reality, but it has also exceeded their own expectations.

The idea was to form a dairy cooperative. Today, their brainchild, the Gulu Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Limited, is such a success that it has established—with support from the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), a Feed the Future partner agency—the first dairy processing plant in northern Uganda.

30 Aug 2016 description

Weekly picks

SOUTH SUDAN

Food prices have spiked since the violence in Juba. It is the peak of the lean season and prices are more than ten times the five-year average. Inflation is now above 660% and the highest in the world. In Wau, the spike in prices will further restrict food access for households already facing Emergency food security (IPC Phase 4): households will likely move into Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the coming weeks. Food prices have spiked since the violence in Juba.

30 Aug 2016 description

Since 2014, the East African Community has been a key player in attempts to resolve the ongoing instability in Burundi.

The organisation recognised early on that a crisis was looming, but it waited too long to act at the highest level and was unable to affect key aspects of the crisis, such as the elections in June and July 2015.

The coup attempt of 13 May 2015, as EAC heads of state were discussing the crisis at an EAC summit in Dar es Salaam, widened splits along political lines between the member states and undermined a coherent stance and policies on Burundi.

30 Aug 2016 description
report Irish Aid

Minister McHugh Launches Irish Aid Annual Report 2015

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has launched Irish Aid’s Annual Report for 2015 at an event held this evening in Dublin Castle, attended by many of Ireland’s civil society organisations working in overseas development, and the heads of Ireland’s diplomatic missions abroad.

29 Aug 2016 description

The deadly fighting in South Sudan has created enormous challenges for neighbouring Uganda. From food shortage to water-borne diseases, the humanitarian needs are greater than ever before.

“We ran for our lives to avoid being killed. I spent all the money I had to bring my children to safety in Uganda,” says Agnes Drabua (35). She is one among thousands of refugees who crossed the border into neighbouring Uganda last month.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

Hundreds of unaccompanied minors are among the 80,000 people who have fled to Uganda since July, when civil hostilities resumed in South Sudan

Read the full article on The Guardian

29 Aug 2016 description

Résumé

Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 70/292 de l’Assemblée générale et fait le point sur les progrès réalisés dans la mise en oeuvre des recommandations figurant dans le rapport du Secrétaire général sur les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/292, reviews progress made in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4,854 people have fled to Uganda over the past three days, 1,293 on Friday, 2,059 on Saturday and 1,502 on Sunday.

  • 848 people crossed in to Uganda using the Elegu (Adjumani axis) border point, 143 in Moyo, 18 in Lamwo and 3,845 in Oraba. More than three times as many people crossed in Oraba than Elegu, the latter of which had previously been the main point of entry. This reflects that most new arrivals in Uganda are now mostly fleeing from Central Equatoria, as compared to Eastern Equatoria in earlier weeks.

29 Aug 2016 description

Nairobi/Geneva 29 August 2016 – As thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee their conflict-ridden country, and with projections for that influx to continue over the remainder of the year, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for immediate support to ensure these families receive the life-saving assistance they need.

28 Aug 2016 description

Les disparités entre les genres coûtent quelque 95 milliards de dollars US par an en moyenne à l’Afrique subsaharienne et ont culminé à 105 milliards de dollars de pertes en 2014 (soit 6 % du PIB régional), compromettant de ce fait les efforts du continent en faveur d’un développement humain et d’une croissance économique inclusifs, indique le Rapport.

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.