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Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains

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The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.

In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.

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Rapid Rural Appraisal Report of Northern Uganda February-March 2014

CIAT led a Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), an integrative approach to data collection, in Northern Uganda to guide further research in a bid to improve food security and climate change resilience of small holder farmers; part of a new IFAD funded project.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Council Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region , 22 July 2014

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European Union

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Brussels, 22 July 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 14– 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan.

  • Number of refugees transported by IOM in Ethiopia passes the 150,000 mark.

  • Refugees travelling to Kenya continue to face insecurity along the way.

  • Uganda records an increase in refugee arrivals in this reporting period.

OVERVIEW

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IRRI submission to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan: UK and International Engagement with South Sudan 2011-2014

Summary

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about the transitional period in South Sudan and the ways in which aid might have been targeted more effectively.

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Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)

Highlights

● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.

● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.

● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Uganda + 2 others
Doctors Without Borders Calls for Wider Access to Vaccines for Children in Emergencies

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Lessons learned on promoting women’s empowerment…………pages 1-2

P4P supports FAO and IFAD initiatives in Sierra Leone………page 3

Local procurement models for African governments……………pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in Uganda……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………page 6

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Monthly Market Monitor, June 2014: Issue 4

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum, beans and goats were relatively stable in Karamoja during the month of June 2014 despite varying fluctuations at district level. Average daily wage rates increased by 10% on average but more significant in Nakapiripirit.

  • The terms of trade for a goat and daily labour wage when compared to the amount of maize grain purchased were stable during the month of June in reference to May 2014.

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Ugandan Fishing Communities at High Risk of HIV / AIDS: IOM

Uganda - IOM Uganda has launched a report: ‘HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices and Population Size Estimates of Fisher Folk in Six Districts in Uganda.’

In Uganda, some 130,000 people live in fishing communities and estimates suggest that HIV infection rates in these communities are almost 3-4 times higher than the national average for adults.

“Most of the fishermen are not aware of the risks of HIV. It is a dangerous disease and we have lost many people here,” explained Joshua Nununule, a fisherman from Kasensero fish landing site.

International Organization for Migration:

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Feed the Future Fellow Promotes Food Security and Nutrition among Children in Ugandan Primary Schools

One of the ways Feed the Future supports better nutrition and food security is by increasing the number of agricultural scientists and strengthening scientific institutions in developing countries. To learn more about what that looks like in practice, Feed the Future talked to Richard Bukenya, a Fellow with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, who is working to improve nutrition for in Uganda through his research at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Q: Tell us about your research objectives in a nutshell.

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Building Uganda’s Next Generation of Nutrition Leaders

Every year, Uganda’s universities graduate more than 60 students with degrees in nutrition and high hopes of helping their local communities tackle challenges such as undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition. Although the universities’ curricula provide graduates with a solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, it hasn’t always been easy to put classroom learning into practice.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #27 16 July 2014

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan was launched on 11 July in Geneva and in Nairobi on 15 July. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs attended both events. The plan requests for US$658 million to provide protection and assistance to 715,000 refugees until the end of the year in a “most likely” scenario.

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S. Sudan refugees accuse government of intimidation

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Sudan Tribune

July 16, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Refugees at a resettlement camp in Uganda’s Kiryandongo district have accused the South Sudanese government of intimidation, saying they feared for their own safety.

The accusation came after team of officials from the embassy of South Sudan in Kampala flew to the camp on Wednesday to conduct training between members of the Dinka and Nuer tribes.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 29, 15 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 68,720 health consultations have been provided to date

  • 43,431 households provided with Shelter and NFI assistance since January 2014

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and over 399,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 118,400, Kenya 41,100, Ethiopia 158,200 and Sudan 82,000). There are currently 97,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in seven UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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"Where Do You Want Us to Go?" Abuses against Street Children in Uganda

Uganda: Homeless Children Face Violence, Exploitation

End Roundups, Detention with Adults

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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 2013 Annual Progress Report

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

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