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Ethiopia + 9 others
Vulnerability to Climate Change: An Assessment of East and Central Africa

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

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World + 14 others
Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa: Report of the Secretary-General (A/66/321)

I. Introduction

  1. In Africa, ongoing and new emergencies caused large-scale displacement in 2010 and 2011. In southern and central Somalia, in addition to drought and emerging famine, fighting led to mass movements within the country and across borders, straining services and facilities in already overcrowded camps in Ethiopia,
    Djibouti and Kenya. In Côte d’Ivoire, in December 2010, more than 150,000 refugees crossed the border into neighbouring countries, as a result of political instability.

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Bangladesh + 6 others
Japan Donates JPY 2.3 Billion To Help Boost Nutrition In Six Countries

YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed this week a donation package of some JPY 2.3 billion from the Government of Japan. The contribution will provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in six different countries.

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Bangladesh + 1 other
Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? A review of literature and new evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

This background paper attempts to expand our understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new panel data (2007 and 2009) from Uganda and Bangladesh looking at the impact of negative shocks and positive events on men’s and women’s assets. We take advantage of detailed assets and shocks modules to disaggregate the type of shock between covariate and idiosyncratic shocks and types of assets according to ownership (joint, husband’s, and wife’s assets).

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Bio-gas pilot project meets energy and safety needs for rural families in Uganda

By Jeremy Green

MOROTO, Uganda, 1 September 2011 – In a village in the remote Karamoja sub-region of Uganda, a mother breaks up pieces of wood to build her fire and prepare a meal. As she does so, she provides a deeper insight into this seemingly mundane daily task.

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In this area of the country, the woman explains, villages are prone to bouts of insecurity due to cattle raiding. As a result, leaving home and traveling long distances to find wood can be an unsafe task.

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Relief trickling in for landslide victims

New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

RELIEF supplies have started trickling in for the survivors of the landslides in Sisiyi and Buluganya sub counties in Sironko district.

Stephen Womukhota, the Uganda Red Cross Society eastern regional disaster management officer said the Uganda Red Cross Society intends to immediately start distributing relief items to over 50000 affected people in the two sub counties.

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Uganda + 1 other
Red Cross conducts assessments of current disasters in Uganda

Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

32, 048 households equivalent to a population of over 160, 240 are experiencing various disasters in the country, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) vulnerability capacity assessments have revealed.

The assessments indicate the current disasters include hail storms, floods, landslides, food shortage, population movement and health related emergencies.

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Action humanitaire en Province Orientale - Rapport mensuel juillet 2011

Faits saillants :

  1. 20 attaques ayant fait 3 décès, 10 personnes enlevées dont 5 enfants ont été attribuées à la LRA ce mois de juillet. Des chiffres malgré tout en baisse par rapport à juin.

  2. Samaritan’s Purse a distribué 107 tonnes de vivres du PAM à 6824 personnes déplacées, retournées et familles d’accueil en territoire de Faradje.

  3. MEDAIR, avec le financement de Pooled Fund, a construit 7 ponts d’une portée de 1,5 à 5 mètres sur l’axe Isiro-Ango. Le pont métallique Bailey d’une portée de 240 mètres à Dingila sera également réhabilité.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Somalia + 5 others
España incrementa su ayuda humanitaria para la emergencia en el Cuerno de África

31.08.11 | Somalia

España donará 1 millón de euros más a la región a través de la OMS para la distribución de insumos médicos, vigilancia epidemiológica y otras acciones en el sector salud

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World + 34 others
Appeal No. MAA00010 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Mid-Year Report 2011

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.

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LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief [August 2011]


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.

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LRA Crisis Tracker Revue mensuelle de sécurité [Août 2011]


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.

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Ugandan villagers reel from mudslide tragedy

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.

Agence France-Presse:

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa crisis - August 2011 update

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

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Amudat District Drought Bulletin Report August 2011

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).

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Kaabong Drought Bulletin August 2011

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.

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27 confirmed dead in Bulambuli; 5 survivors discharged from hospital

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.