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13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • As of 28th January, 2016, UNICEF and partners have supported over 180,585 Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013. The majority of South Sudan Refugees are hosted in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala with an arrival trend of 50 individuals per day in the first three days of January 2016 then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.

13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • In December 2015, UNICEF supported the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Department of Disaster Preparedness and Management and Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to conduct a multi sectoral rapid assessment (Health, Education, WASH and child protection) in 25 high risk districts to ascertain the actual number of people at risk and their immediate needs and capacities, in order to inform response efforts.

13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.

12 Feb 2016 description

Les Ministres des Affaires étrangères et les représentants des États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région se sont réunis à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 28 janvier 2016, en marge de la 28ème Session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine.

11 Feb 2016 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Thursday 2/11/2016 - 15:15 GMT

Uganda's army said Thursday it had taken custody of a top Lord's Resistance Army rebel captured in Central African Republic, and would transport him home.

Okot George Odek, once one of LRA supremo Joseph Kony's most trusted aides, was held by Seleka rebels in CAR who on February 6 handed him over to US special forces, working alongside Ugandan troops hunting the LRA.

11 Feb 2016 description
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January rainfall has remained above average for much of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and neighbouring districts in southern Kenya, due to the on-going moderate to heavy rains (Figure 1), which can be attributed in part to the ongoing strong El Niño event. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue in the coming one to two weeks.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

Many children in developing countries — particularly in Africa — are malnourished. Worldwide, more than 70 million children suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition.

Experts say poor nutritional status increases the risk of death 10 times in children who are ill with malaria, diarrheal diseases and other conditions.

The non-profit global health organization, Medecins Sans Frontier, or Doctors Without Borders, treats an estimated 300,000 children every year for malnutrition.

10 Feb 2016 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:06 GMT

By Evelyn Lirri

KAMPALA, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two parliamentary committees want to cut costs by closing down the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), set up 24 years ago to oversee and coordinate HIV prevention and control - despite activists' fears that this could damage the fight against HIV/AIDS

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

10 Feb 2016 description

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 10:24 GMT

A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group, a local police source told AFP Wednesday.

"We have a list of LRA chiefs who are wanted and considered dangerous... and the one who has just been handed over to American forces is commander Okot Odek," said the police source in Obo, a city in eastern CAR where Ugandan and US forces tracking the LRA are based.

10 Feb 2016 description

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of 374 health workers to the region to boost up support towards the treatment of the disease. The team includes Medical doctors, medical clinical officers and nurses. The team has been contracted for a period of 30 days to offer case management at the health facility level. The epidemic broke out in the region in July last year and has so far affected 1,005,632 people, killing 658.

10 Feb 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim a doublé en un an.

  • Le système d’assistance téléphonique, dédié à la protection, aide les victimes d’abus et permet d’avoir une vue d’ensemble des violations des droits de l’homme.

  • Le conflit entre les éleveurs et les communautés locales s’intensifie en raison de l’aggravation de l’insécurité.

  • Une sérieuse insuffisance de financement mine les opérations humanitaires : seulement 52 % du financement sollicité reçu en 2015.

10 Feb 2016 description

Bangui, Centrafrique | AFP | mercredi 10/02/2016 - 10:24 GMT

Un des chefs de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (LRA) capturé lundi en Centrafrique est Okot Odek, un des principaux commandants de la sanguinaire rébellion ougandaise, a indiqué à l'AFP mercredi une source au sein de la gendarmerie centrafricaine.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ugandans head to the polls February 18 amid a troubling increase in implied and explicit threats against anyone who might intend to protest the outcome. President Yoweri Museveni is running against seven other candidates, including long-time opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye and former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.

Recently, one ruling party official, Kasule Lumumba, was recorded telling people in a local language, Luganda, that if people come to protest election results, the state “will kill your children.”