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31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

31 Aug 2011 description


Le nombre des attaques LRA signalées par mois a continué à tomber brusquement depuis juin. La LRA a perpétré 11 attaques contre des civils. Août était le plus calme mois d’activité LRA enregistré en 2011.

Au cours du mois souligné, d’après certaines informations, des forces LRA ont tué deux et enlevé 21 civils, égalant octobre 2010 avec le moins de civils tués, et marquant le deuxième bas niveau des enlèvements pendant les derniers 18 mois.

31 Aug 2011 description


The number of reported LRA attacks per month continued to fall sharply from June, with LRA forces reportedly perpetrating 11 attacks on civilians. August was the quietest month of LRA activity on record in 2011.

Over the course of the highlighted month, LRA forces reportedly killed two and abducted 21 civilians, matching Oct. 2010 with fewest civilians killed and marking the second-lowest level of abductions during the last 18 months.

31 Aug 2011 description

By Max Delany (AFP)

MABONO, Uganda — Nathan Gimei stares in shock at what used to be his village, a small Ugandan settlement ripped apart by a mudslide that submerged homes and killed entire families.

"There were fifteen houses here, two shops, banana trees and coffee plants; now all that is gone," he said, pointing to the churned up mud and shattered houses, running for several hundred metres (yards) down the mountainside.

31 Aug 2011 description

Health situation overview

The Horn of Africa crisis is putting close to 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 4.8 million reside in Ethiopia, 3.7 million in Somalia, 3.7 million in Kenya, 600 000 in Uganda and 165 000 in Djibouti. In Somalia, drought and conflict have displaced around 1.5 million people within the country and forced up to 420 000 people to seek help in Kenya and Ethiopia. In July, daily arrivals in each country ranged from 1300 to 1700. The majority are women and children.

High levels of malnutrition

30 Aug 2011 description

This Drought Bulletin is a representation of 9 parishes in Kaabong District, namely: Karenga, Lobalangit and Lokori of Karenga Sub County, Lodiko, Lokanayona and Toroi of Loyoro Sub County, Lokolia and Lokerui of Kaabong Sub County, and Lolelia of Lolelia Sub County.
August received below normal rains which facilitated the flowering of most cereals with piece meal harvesting.

30 Aug 2011 description

The month received normal rains that were evenly distributed across the entire district as predicted by the department of meteorology. The Natural vegetation was characterized by yellowing and shading off leaves by both the Desert dates and Neem trees which is as a result of the windy conditions that are attributed to the rains.

It was noted during the month that a variety of crops were planted with Maize being the most planted crop across the district at 39% total acreage, followed by Beans, Sorghum and other crops (mainly vegetables).

30 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

27 people are confirmed dead following a landslide that struck Sisiyi and Bulugunya Sub Counties in Bulambuli District. 16 people were burried in Mabono village, Sisiyi and 11 in Meru village, Buluganya. Five of the survivors have been discharged from hospital.

• Red Cross Rapid Assessments: Landslides have affected 1,548 households (7, 740 people). These include those whose houses were smashed and those surrounding the tragedy scene where cracks are many and intense.

30 Aug 2011 description

By Max Delany (AFP)

KAMPALA — Landslides triggered by heavy rains in eastern Uganda killed at least 29 people Monday as mud submerged homes and entire families, officials said.

"The total figure for the dead is 29," Musa Ecweru, the state minister for disaster preparedness told AFP, updating an earlier toll of 23 given by the Red Cross.

"There are so many teams working there, including the army, Red Cross and technical teams from the ministries," he added.

29 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

15 bodies have so far been exhumed from rubbles of a landslide that occurred at 1:00am in Mabono village, Sisiye Sub County, Mabono Parish, Bulambuli district. Residents and Red Cross Action Teams (RCATs) exhumed the bodies.

The bodies retrieved are of 6 children and 9 adults. Two survivors in critical condition, Irene Namalea (38) and Paul Kacheke have been rushed to a nearby health centre by the Police.

28 Aug 2011 description
report Caritas


Caritas committed for the long haul in Horn o f Africa

‘It’s pretty grim: bone dry, massive depletion in livestock numbers, notable increases in malnutrition, and as a result disease outbreak (measles, acute watery diarrhoea) among children.’ With these words, Conor O’Loughlin of Trócaire (Caritas Ireland) updates the situation in Ethiopia, as the worst drought in 60 years tightens its grip in the Horn of Africa.

28 Aug 2011 description


  • The food security situation continues to deteriorate in the Horn of Africa.

  • Funding is urgently needed to both save lives and livelihoods, and build longer-term resilience to shocks in the region.

  • The window of opportunity is quickly closing. Farmers and herders need support now to make the most of the coming rainy season. A failure to act now could worsen the food security situation across the region.

  • Today, FAO’s funding gap stands at over USD 103 million for urgent interventions.

27 Aug 2011 description

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26 Aug 2011 description

On 26 August 2011, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Minister of Foreign Affairs, presented USD 50,000 to the World Food Programme (WFP) through Mr. Kenro Oshidari, Regional Director of WFP Thailand, to assist countries in the Horn of Africa, which have been imperiled by famine.

25 Aug 2011 description

Authorities should not miss chance to deliver justice following 20-year conflict with northern rebels.

By Simon Jennings - International Justice - ICC

ACR Issue 301, 25 Aug 11

Early glitches in the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, accused of war crimes, are a worrying indication that the Ugandan authorities may miss a crucial opportunity to deliver justice to people in the north.

25 Aug 2011 description

By Jenny Vaughan (AFP)

ADDIS ABABA — African countries and donors pledged more than $350 million Thursday at a fund-raiser in the Ethiopian capital to help millions facing starvation in the Horn of Africa's worst drought in decades.

The African Development Bank offered $300 million to fund long-term projects, while African states and other private donors pledged $51 million, the African Union Commission chief Jean Ping announced. Ping initially said some $356 million had been promised, but later told reporters that the final figure was $351.7 million.

25 Aug 2011 description

24 Aug 2011 17:07

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The El Nino climate cycle, which spreads warm, dry air around the globe every four years or so, doubles the risk of civil wars in 90 tropical countries, researchers reported on Wednesday.

And because El Nino patterns can be predicted up to two years in advance, scientists suggest their findings could be used to help prepare for some conflicts and the humanitarian crises they cause.

24 Aug 2011 description
report Mercy Corps

Executive Summary

More than 20 years of armed conflict between the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government displaced more than 1.7 million people and stalled development in northern Uganda’s Acholiland. Over the past several years, peace has returned to the region, and more than 90% of internally displaced people (IDPs) have returned to their villages of origin or locations close to home. The peaceful reintegration of returnees as well as the development of the region is undermined, however, by ongoing conflict over land.

24 Aug 2011 description

Madnodje Mounoubai: Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire.

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