On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.
SUMMARY OF CAUSES, CONTEXT AND KEY ISSUES
The IPC is a set of protocols (tools and procedures) to classify the severity of food insecurity and provide actionable knowledge for decision support. The IPC consolidates wide-ranging evidence on food-insecure people to provide core answers to the following questions: How severe is the situation? Where are areas that are food insecure? How many people are food insecure? Who are the food-insecure people in terms of socioeconomic characteristics? Why are the people food insecure?
Since early February, rainfall has been slightly above average in parts of western and southwestern Ethiopia, much of Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi, with areas of below-average rainfall in northeastern and southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, and Rwanda. During this time, much of Somalia remained seasonally dry.
781.8 M required for 2017
65.7 M contributions received, representing 8% of requirements
716.1 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
214.4 M required for 2017
2.2 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
212.2 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
This report summarizes the supply and market outlook for maize grain and dry beans in the east African countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Preliminary production estimates suggest that, at the regional level, aggregate maize production for the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be below-average, while bean production is projected to be above-average. The region is expected to maintain a maize surplus, however at well below-average levels, and an above-average bean deficit through September 2017.
Uganda faces one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing refugee crises. The implosion of South Sudan has forced more than 1.5 million refugees to seek asylum in the region, with Uganda host to an estimated 700,000 of them.
WFP supports 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with life-saving food assistance, three times more than this time last year. In 2016, Uganda received the single largest refugee influx from South Sudan in its history with over 489,000 new arrivals. Eighty-six percent of the new refugees are women and children. On International Women’s Day, Noreen – a South Sudanese refugee tells WFP why she stands up for the rights of her community on food.
Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment in or on the way to school. Agenda 2030 places gender equality and inclusive and equitable quality education at the heart of its concerns, and addresses violence against girls and boys as a cross-cutting concern.
LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan
(LWI) Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering herself with palm leaves after walking for days from South Sudan to Uganda. Once she had reached the reception center in northern Uganda, the strength she had needed to make the journey left her.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
260,868 Refugees in South Sudan
1.893 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
US $172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017
US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017
OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
1,609,200 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries (as of 28 February, 2017):
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Feb
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 Feb 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Refugees in South Sudan
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
Editors: Sunday Okello and Mesfin Gebremichael
Even when there are no official school fees, the financial burden of purchasing uniforms, books, and other school supplies prevents low-income students from remaining in school. In Uganda, researchers tested whether a school-based savings program improved academic performance and reduced dropout rates by enabling students and their families to save for school-related expenses.
Khartoum/ Kampala/ Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The ICRC transported the released persons from two locations in South Sudan to Entebbe in Uganda and onward to Sudan, where they were handed over to government officials in Khartoum. The operation followed a request by the authorities in Kampala, Khartoum and Juba, and the SPLM-N, with agreement by all those involved.