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01 Sep 2015 description

Mogadishu, 01 September 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, strongly condemns today’s attack by Al-Shabaab militants on an AMISOM base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent.

“I send my deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in today’s attack as well as to the people and the governments of Uganda and Somalia,” said SRSG Kay. “These courageous peacekeepers sacrificed their lives in the ongoing efforts to bring lasting peace and security to Somalia.”

01 Sep 2015 description

L'initiative est financée par l'Allemagne

1er septembre 2015, Rome/Bangkok – Un nouveau programme des Nations Unies financé par l'Allemagne aidera huit pays en développement à réorganiser et à renforcer leurs stratégies d'adaptation au changement climatique.

01 Sep 2015 description

FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning

1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok - A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.

28 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement this week which comes as refugee and IDP figures have passed the 2.6 million mark, a marked increase on the number reported at the time of the fourth anniversary of the country's independence.

Daily arrival rates in Ethiopia remain high, with almost 200 new arrivals registered per day, while in other receiving countries, most notably Sudan, the rainy season has reduced the number of new arrivals in August compared to June and July.

27 Aug 2015 description

“I beg everyone to think. It’s not just one country – we have to think about the whole world. We have to say this to our leaders.”

Benito Velasquez has farmed a modest patch of land in central Bolivia all his life. “Climate change is taking place”, he says. “We have lots of work to do. Maybe in 50 years we can repair what we have destroyed. We have to repair it.”

24 Aug 2015 description

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has restored contacts of the 281 South Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia with their families in six months (November 2014 – April2015).

This success has been brought about by the snapshot tool which the ERCS and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) have implemented in Gambella Region since November 2014.

24 Aug 2015 description

Kampala - Government should strengthen its efforts towards revitalising cooperatives so as to improve the livelihoods of farmers and the agricultural sector which is central to Uganda’s economy.

This call was made during the first High Level Dialogue on Agricultural Transformation focusing on revitalising cooperatives for “smart” agriculture and structural socio-economic transformation in Uganda.

21 Aug 2015 description
report Uganda Red Cross

On 20th June 2015, Uganda Red Cross Society joined other operating and implementing partners for Adjumani refugee settlements for the celebration of the world refugees’ day 2015 celebrated in Adjumani. The theme of the day was “REFUGEES ARE REGULAR PEOPLE, GET TO KNOW & SUPPORT THEM”. According to guest of honor, Gen. Moses Ali, the 2nd deputy prime minister, the theme reminds us that refugees have capacities just like any other person and these capacities have to be put to use.

20 Aug 2015 description

Key messages

  • Burundi’s president Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office, announced on 25 April 2015, was met with strong opposition, causing clashes with police and unrest. An attempted coup d’état took place on 13 May 2015, which was rapidly defeated, but led to a deterioration of the security situation in the country.

  • Controversial elections were held on the 21st of July with several incidents. Incumbent Nkurunziza was elected for a 3rd term. Since then the situation has been fragile with attacks and killings taking place.

18 Aug 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Nyumanzi, Uganda – South Sudanese refugee Abiei Anech, 26, nearly lost her life when she ignored the advice of Albert Amoko, a fellow South Sudanese volunteer sitting with her at their community meeting under a tree. "When I came to the settlement, I was pregnant. Amoko visited my house for pregnancy mapping and advised me to go to the health centre for antenatal (check-ups). I did not listen to him, but he came back to my house the next day and insisted that I should go.

12 Aug 2015 description

KAMPALA – Refugees and members of host communities are set to benefit after a landmark deal was signed between the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will bring greater economic prosperity and enhanced self-reliance to thousands of farmers.

12 Aug 2015 description

Food insecurity likely to increase in Kirundo and Muyinga provinces from August to December


11 Aug 2015 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Garrett Moore on Aug 11, 2015

10 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Nueva York) – Las Naciones Unidas y los países miembros deberían abordar los problemas que enfrentan las mujeres en situaciones de conflicto armado en todo el mundo, señaló Human Rights Watch en un informe difundido hoy. Este año se cumple el 15.º aniversario de la histórica Resolución 1325 del Consejo de Seguridad sobre las mujeres, la paz y la seguridad, que será debatida por dicho consejo en octubre de 2015.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Il faut faciliter la participation politique et améliorer les services destinés aux victimes de viol

(New York) – Les Nations Unies et les pays membres devraient s’attaquer aux problèmes auxquels les femmes du monde entier sont exposées dans les situations de conflit armé, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui. Cette année marque le 15ème anniversaire de la Résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité, une résolution historique consacrée aux femmes, à la paix et à la sécurité, qui sera débattue au Conseil de sécurité en octobre 2015.

06 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

31 Jul 2015 description

KAMPALA, 31 July 2015 (UNHCR) — Yesterday Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, signed a landmark memorandum of understanding with the objective of promoting creative solutions that are geared towards social economic integration of refugees in Uganda.

30 Jul 2015 description

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is committed to advancing the rule of law and criminal justice in Africa. In line with this goal, the ISS has assisted Uganda’s judges, prosecutors and police to respond better to terrorism, international crime (like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) and transnational and organised crime.