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01 May 2016 description

29-04-2016, Nairobi: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning held the 4th Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) General Assembly in Nairobi. The official opening ceremony was presided over by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjiru, Cabinet Secretary-Ministry of Devolution and Planning of Kenya, in the presence of Hon. Egziabher Yohannes, State Minister of Livestock and Fisheries of Ethiopia, and HE Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD.

30 Apr 2016 description
report Peace Direct

April 29 2016: 12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict. Kevin McCann reports on their work from a recent visit to Bujumbura.

Since protests began a year ago – and especially since an attempted coup nearly unseated President Pierre Nkurunziza in May 2015 – the situation in Burundi has steadily deteriorated.

30 Apr 2016 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.

“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.

29 Apr 2016 description
report New Vision

By Violet Nabatanzi

Cholera outbreak has hit five districts in Eastern region; Butaleja and Namayengo have registered more cases. At the moment 13 people have died of the disease while more cases are still admitted at the health facilities.


In a phone interview, the District Health Officer (DHO) of Butaleja district Dr. John Matovu says they have so far registered 194 victims and 7 deaths. He explained that the five victims died from the health facilities while two from their homes.

28 Apr 2016 description

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning inaugurated the Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of their Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Nairobi. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Ministerial General Assembly which will be held on 29th April 2016.

27 Apr 2016 description

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

KAMPALA, 27 April, 2016 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF have today launched a child-friendly justice handbook to guide prosecutors and other actors in the criminal justice system, in handling child-related cases in a child-friendly and gender responsive manner.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

26 Apr 2016 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Leo Dobbs – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 22 avril 2016 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Un an après le début de crise au Burundi, quelque 260 000 personnes ont fui vers les pays voisins et des milliers d'autres pourraient les suivre d'ici la fin de l'année si aucune solution politique n'est trouvée et si rien n'est fait pour éviter que la situation ne dégénère en guerre civile.

22 Apr 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 April 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

One year after the Burundi crisis began, almost 260,000 people have fled to nearby countries and thousands more could join them over the rest of the year unless a political solution is found and a descent into civil war averted.

22 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 April 2016 – One year after the crisis in Burundi began, the United Nations refugee agency today said that almost 260,000 people have fled the country, warning that the number could increase by thousands throughout the year – unless a political solution is found and a civil war averted.

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “to date, 259,132 people have fled the country, and we are planning our humanitarian response based on a figure of some 330,000 refugees by year’s end.”

22 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 avril 2016 – Un an après le début de la crise au Burundi, près de 260.000 personnes ont fui vers les pays voisins et des milliers d'autres pourraient les rejoindre d'ici la fin de l'année si une solution politique n'est pas trouvée pour éviter une guerre civile, a déclaré vendredi le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

22 Apr 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ongoing Abuses in Response to Protests

(Kampala, April 22, 2016) – The government of Uganda has utterly failed to hold security forces accountable for nine killings during protests in April 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Families of those killed have tried – unsuccessfully – to push for justice and seek compensation. Human Rights Watch released a video today featuring interviews with families of victims.

21 Apr 2016 description

The ICRC in Kampala has successfully handed over ten minor children to the ICRC delegation in the DRC at Bunagana point on the Uganda-DRC border for reunification with their families.

21 Apr 2016 description
report Monitor-Uganda

Buliisa. A storm has hit Buliisa District leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds homeless. According to eye witnesses, the storm followed a heavy down pour that started at about 1am, ravaging the area up to the wee hours of Tuesday.

21 Apr 2016 description

21 AVRIL 2016 | GENÈVE – Lors de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination 2016, organisée du 24 au 30 avril, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS)  met en lumière certaines avancées récentes dans la couverture vaccinale et décrit de nouvelles mesures que les pays peuvent prendre pour _« Combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination »_ et atteindre les cibles mondiales fixées pour 2020.   
 

20 Apr 2016 description

In Uganda, WFP recently started supporting a new initiative that helps refugees and local host communities to reduce post-harvest food losses. The objective is to build the refugees’ livelihoods and boost their self-reliance. The refugees are eager to taste the benefits.

RWAMWANJA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Western Uganda – About two dozen women and men are crowding into a rented makeshift structure built with mud and sticks. It is 3 p.m., and the afternoon session of the training in zero food loss is about to begin. But first, the group breaks into energetic song:

20 Apr 2016 description

The Minister of State in-charge of Primary Health Care Hon. Sarah Acheng Opendi while launcing the Injectable Polio Vaccination into routine immunization at Bulambuli district headquarters, disclosed that Government has finally introduced the Immunization law to punish reluctant parents who do not take their children for Immunization services even when it is free.

20 Apr 2016 description
report Miraya FM

Thousands of people have crossed from Eastern Equatoria into neighbouring Uganda in search of food.

The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission says up to five thousand people have made the journey in the past two weeks.

John Odongi Simon, acting director for the Relief and Rehabilitation commission in Torit says citizens are also looking for schools for their children.

“It is quite clear that the movement of these people is not because of insecurity, but because of food and access education,” he said.

19 Apr 2016 description

GENEVA, April 19 (UNHCR) – A combination of new fighting in previously peaceful areas, food insecurity and severe humanitarian funding shortages continue to cause a sharp worsening of the situation in South Sudan for many civilians.

Recent fighting between government and opposition forces in Western Bahr al Ghazal state has displaced more than 96,000 people to Wau, a small town in the north-west of South Sudan, the world's youngest country.

13 Apr 2016 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

CHILD PROTECTION