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26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    • WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp
    • Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.

Highlights

  • Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.

26 Aug 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 658,782 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver urgent assistance and support to some 40,000 refugees in Bidibidi camp for six months, with a focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, emergency shelter and health.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description

As a young girl, Agnes fled a notorious Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, but through educational opportunities she was able to pursue her passion for fashion. She now gives back to refugees as the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) fashion and design teacher in Kampala – where they work to be self-reliant.

Here, she shares about her experiences traversing life from displacement to fashion expert.

Question: Can you tell me a little bit about your background?

25 Aug 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, preparatory talks for a national dialogue were started by facilitator Edem Kodjo on August 23 in order to relieve the political tensions in the country.
However, few key members of the opposition attended and the “Rassemblement” umbrella called for a nationwide “ville-morte”.
The call was answered in some parts of Kinshasa, but ignored in other big Congolese cities. During the demonstrations in Kinshasa, two people were injured and 32 people were arrested.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is supporting the establishment of hot meals in newly opened settlements in Pagirinya (Adjumani District), and Bidibidi (Yumbe District) to respond better to the refugee influx.

  • Due to funding funding, WFP is implementing 50 percent ration reductions for refugees who arrived in Uganda before 01 July 2015, with the exception of malnourished children under five years, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

25 Aug 2016 description

The Republic of Uganda

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Office of the Director General Health Services - Public Relations Unit Director General's Office: 256-414-340872 Fax: 256-41-4231584 dg@health.go.ug/vivianserwanjja@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE

MEASLES OUTBREAK ALERT

25 Aug 2016 description

Kampala-24/08/16 - The Ministry of Health launched the Uganda Population based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA) at the Ministry headquarters. The nationwide household survey will help in estimating HIV incidence,prevalence and viral load suppression among adults and children and provide accurate national and regional level data on the magnitude and dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country and will be used in planning for the response to the epidemic.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.

 Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description

Anna Heard and Annette N. Brown

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693\*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383\*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

23 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

1.1 Food security situation

Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:

  • Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;

  • Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

23 Aug 2016 description

Overwhelmed aid agencies in Uganda are armed with insufficient resources to respond to South Sudanese refugees spilling across the border, after renewed violence pushed over 85,000 people into Uganda’s West Nile region since July.