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06 Jul 2015 description

Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from country to country, many can suffer from serious animal health issues, such as the spread of Foot and Mouth disease. There are also a range of negative socio-economic impacts caused by transboundary Animal Diseases or outbreaks during cross-border movement.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

3 July 2015 Human Rights Watch

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 2 July 2015.

Uganda's parliamentary committee on defense and internal affairs should reject many provisions of a bill to regulate nongovernmental organizations, thirteen Ugandan and international groups said today. In its current form, the bill would subject independent groups to extensive and unjustified government control and interference, and violate basic rights.

03 Jul 2015 description

July 2, 2015, Lira, northern Uganda - Since 2008 the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) has been delivering assistance and rehabilitation to victims under the assistance mandate across 18 districts in Northern Uganda, providing services to victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes through a network of local and international non-governmental organizations. The assistance mandate of the TFV is distinct from reparations before the International Criminal Court or the payment of compensation to victims.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Ugandan government have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for three years. The MoU is recognition of FCA’s work as a strong humanitarian actor specifically in the field of education.

With the MoU, FCA is responsible for organising vocational training in the refugee settlement of Rwamwanja. FCA will also build learning spaces, support refugee children with disabilities and the livelihood of people in crises.

30 Jun 2015 description

GENEVE, 30 juin (HCR) – Près de 10 000 réfugiés burundais ont fui le pays ce week-end avant que le Burundi ne ferme ses frontières dimanche soir avant les élections parlementaires le lendemain, a indiqué le HCR.

Le HCR a indiqué que selon les autorités burundaises, la frontière resterait fermée pendant 48 heures, « selon ce qui se fait habituellement » lors d'élections

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

30 Jun 2015 description

GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections the following day, the UN refugee agency said.

UNHCR said that according to the Burundian authorities the border would remain closed for 48 hours, "as was usual practice" during elections.

"Refugees now have to use informal border crossings through the forest to leave the country," UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a press briefing in Geneva.

30 Jun 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.

29 Jun 2015 description

GENÈVE, 26 juin (HCR) – Un nombre croissant de personnes fuient le Burundi avant les élections législatives prévues lundi prochain et qui avaient déjà provoqué des semaines de violence. Par ailleurs, des milliers de personnes ont cherché refuge au-delà des frontières de cet Etat d'Afrique centrale, a déclaré le HCR vendredi.

26 Jun 2015 description

By Ann Weru and Samuel Okiror

KAMPALA, 26 June 2015 – Like much of the continent, East Africa is frequently exposed to natural threats such as floods, droughts and landslides, as well as epidemics and man-made hazards, of all which affect livelihoods and development across the region.

26 Jun 2015 description

GENEVA, June 26 (UNHCR) – Increasing numbers of people are fleeing Burundi ahead of parliamentary elections next Monday which have already triggered weeks of violence and seen thousands seeking refuge across the central African state's borders, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

26 Jun 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to relieve dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

26 Jun 2015 description
report The Global Fund

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda and the Global Fund today signaled a new phase of partnership by signing five new grants for US$226 million to fight HIV and tuberculosis as well as to build resilient and sustainable systems for health in the country.

Funding for grants supported by the Global Fund partnership come from various donors, many of whom were present at a signing ceremony today, including the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and South Korea.

25 Jun 2015 description

OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing on 17 June 2015 to discuss the Burundi crisis, its effects on neighbouring countries, and the Regional Humanitarian Scenario for the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. OCHA’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (OCHA-EA) provided a recap of key political and humanitarian developments in Burundi for the past two months, including key findings from a joint rapid humanitarian assessment mission.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Amref Health Africa

To reduce water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases among South Sudan refugees in Adjumani district, Amref Health Africa in Uganda has constructed 11 latrines, 10 communal bath shelters, drilled 11 boreholes, provided 50 sets of sanitation kits including latrine digging tools to empower refugees build more sanitation facilities on their own and provided 16 hand-washing facilities near latrines to promote hand washing

24 Jun 2015 description

East and Central Africa Region was the staring point for the worldwide implementation of IPC. Currently, most of the countries in the Region conduct IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analyses, including: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

24 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 23 June 2015 (IRIN) - US special forces joined the hunt for Joseph Kony and the leaders of his Lord’s Resistance Army almost four years ago. So, what progress has been made, are they any closer to catching him, and what else can be done? Earlier this month, Kampala extended its amnesty for rebels who surrender, a measure largely directed at remnants of the LRA, which once terrorised northern Uganda, conscripting tens of thousands of children to join its cultish 1987-2006 campaign of massacre and mutilation.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Kimse Yok Mu

Despite the fundamental role of water for human health, survival, and development, today more than 750 million people live without access to clean water1. Moreover, 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation 2. As a result of these realities, every minute a child dies from a water-related disease, and more than 840,000 people lose their lives due to lack of access to clean water and sanitation.

23 Jun 2015 description

For many weeks now, Burundi has been in the grips of pre-election tensions that have already left many dead and wounded and forced thousands of people to leave the country. The ICRC is helping the victims of this violence and reminds all those responsible that human life and dignity must be respected at all times.

23 Jun 2015 description

Depuis plusieurs semaines, le Burundi est en proie à des tensions pré-électorales qui ont déjà fait de nombreux morts et blessés et forcé des milliers de personnes à quitter le pays. Le CICR vient en aide aux victimes de ces violences et rappelle que la vie et la dignité humaine doivent être respectées en tout temps.