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Factsheet - South Sudan Crisis

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CARE

In just over 100 days since violence erupted in South Sudan, over 1 million people have fled their homes. 4.9 million people are in desperate need of emergency assistance (food, access to clean water and sanitation). Many refugees are crossing into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. 3.7 million people are at high risk of a severe food crisis. On top of this, the rainy season begins mid-April, entailing high risks of flooding.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis leaves many families torn apart

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World Vision

By Kamira James

The conflict in South Sudan has left many families torn apart. Many women fled with their own children together with other children as they sought for a safe place to stay in.

This is the common tale for many mothers you come across in the refugee settlements in Adjumani district. Families are headed by single mothers who have also fostered many separated and un-accompanied children.

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Uganda + 1 other
MSF Increases Capacity to Aid South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

April 17, 2014

The flow of South Sudanese refugees to into Uganda shows no signs of abating. Every day, approximately 300 people cross the border to escape insecurity and lack of food in neighboring South Sudan. Since conflict erupted there in December between the army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, and forces supporting former Vice President Riek Machar, more than 66,000 South Sudanese have taken refuge in Adjumani district in northern Uganda.

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L'armée ougandaise dit avoir capturé un officier de la LRA en Centrafrique

04/22/2014 12:38 GMT

KAMPALA, 22 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'armée ougandaise a annoncé mardi avoir capturé en Centrafrique un officier de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), rébellion ougandaise sanguinaire dirigée par Joseph Kony, recherché par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), et avoir libéré dix otages.

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Uganda captures LRA rebel officer, frees 10 hostages

04/22/2014 11:56 GMT

KAMPALA, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents.

Charles Okello was captured in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army spokesman Paddy Ankunda told AFP, describing him as a field commander of the "notorious" LRA.

"Most importantly we released 10 people, seven children and three women, who had been held hostage for six months," he told AFP.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Struggle with Water Shortages

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Voice of America

Bonifacio Taban

ARUA, UGANDA — Sarah Nyagut Ding spends about an hour and a half every day, waiting for her turn to draw water from a pump in the Ocea sector in Rhino resettlement camp in Uganda.

Ding is one of more than 4,000 South Sudanese refugees who have lived in the tightly packed Ocea cluster since fighting broke out in South Sudan more than four months ago.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS receives aid worth Ug.Shs. 1.8 billion from Chinese Red Cross

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Uganda Red Cross

Humanitarians all over the world work together and stand for the same cause. This was witnessed in a handover of office equipment and other aid to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) by the Red Cross Society of China in a colorful ceremony held at URCS headquarter, Rubaga road, Kampala.Presided over by His Excellency Zhao Yali, the ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to Uganda and graced by Hon.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS modern technology water pumps in Adjumani/Arua refugee camps relieve thousands with clean safe water.

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Uganda Red Cross

At least each day that passes more South Sudanese refugees enter Uganda and are registered at designated areas in Adjumani and Arua. Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) registers between300 to 700 refugees at Nyumanzi Reception Centre in Adjumani district on a daily basis.This in a way calls for more services ranging from health, water, food and other essential basic life requirements.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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US pledges ongoing support for humanitarian efforts in S. Sudan

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Sudan Tribune

April 16, 14(BOR) – The US government’s humanitarian agency USAID has pledged to continue support for hundreds of thousands of people in critical need due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan crisis.

Speaking to the media in Jonglei capital Bor on Wednesday, USAID’s director of foreign disaster assistance, Jeremy Konyndyk, said his government had provided substantial assistance to South Sudanese people since a political power struggle between president Salva Kir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, erupted in violence in mid-December last year.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home

ADJUMANI, Uganda, April 16 (UNHCR) – When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a second time, he can see no reason to ever return to South Sudan.

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South Sudan crisis being met by silence, ACT Ethiopia says

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ACT Alliance

The humanitarian crisis stemming from widespread fighting in South Sudan is rapidly becoming a regional issue but is failing to get the attention it deserves, ACT members working in neighbouring Ethiopia say.

All 11 members in Ethiopia say the growing emergency needs greater awareness in the international community and more funding for relief aid.

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WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudanese man loses everything, but finds peace most important

RHINO REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda, April 8 (UNHCR) – Until very recently, Magai Bakam was a businessman in South Sudan with a shop of his own and 300 head of cattle. Today he is a refugee in northern Uganda where even his phone does not work.

But far from mourning his loss, he is grateful to have found refuge here in Arua, northern Uganda, from a war that has chased more than a million South Sudanese from his home – and finally to be able to sleep soundly at night.

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Questions over Karamoja food security plan

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IRIN

Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s arid Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food insecurity, blamed on the failures of a key government plan.

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Uganda + 1 other
Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda

Susan Onyango, IFRC

Yom Aganyi, is a widowed mother of four children ranging in age from 4 to 20 years. She has no recollection of when she left her home town of Bor following violence that broke out in South Sudan nearly four months ago. She managed to escape with three of her children, reaching the Nyumanzi transit centre in late January.

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World + 3 others
New manual helps Africa's Muslim farmers tackle climate change

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:00 PM
Author: Pius Sawa

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change.

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World + 10 others
Mensaje del Día de Acción contra las Minas 2014: promover un mundo libre de minas

Nueva York - El 4 de abril, Día de Acción contra las Minas, la ONU contribuirá a la concientización sobre los efectos devastadores que los restos explosivos de guerra siguen teniendo sobre las comunidades, incluso décadas después de que los conflictos lleguen a su fin.

Este año, tras el anuncio por parte de Jordania y Uganda de que son países libres de minas, que Etiopía y Mozambique esperan poder anunciar que pronto van a seguir su ejemplo, y que otros países están acabando con las municiones en racimo, se está dando un paso más hacia un mundo más seguro.

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Œuvrer pour un monde sans mines antipersonnel

Le 4 avril, Journée internationale de la lutte antimines, l’ONU aidera à attirer l’attention sur le coût humain dévastateur des restes explosifs de guerre dans certaines communautés, parfois des dizaines d’années après la fin d’un conflit.

Cette année, alors que la Jordanie et l’Ouganda viennent de se déclarer débarrassés de leurs champs de mines, l’Éthiopie et le Mozambique s’apprêtent à annoncer qu’ils devraient bientôt faire de même. Comme d’autres pays sont, eux aussi, en train d’éliminer leurs armes à sous-munitions, le monde est en passe de devenir moins dangereux.

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Uganda arrests U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

  • Staffer released but investigation continues -police

  • Project suspended after staffer detained

  • West and World Bank withhold aid worth $118 million (Adds U.S. comments, paragraphs 7-8)

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state.

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