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26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

26 May 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 23 mai 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, réitère ce jour son inquiétude quant à l’instabilité de la situation au Burundi, qui continue de pousser les civils à fuir dans les pays voisins en quête de sécurité. Depuis avril 2015, environ 410 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres ne cessent d’augmenter.

26 May 2017 description

Invite African Commission, UN experts to join Kasese investigation

(Kampala, May 26, 2017) – The Ugandan government should facilitate independent and transparent investigations with international expertise into the November 2016 killings of civilians in Kasese, Uganda and hold security forces accountable, a coalition of 40 organizations said today. The groups urged the government to invite relevant African Commission experts and United Nations special rapporteurs to participate in investigations.

26 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as warriors have battled the government—and each other—for cattle and survival. Droughts have increased in severity and frequency over the years, leading to chronic food insecurity and widespread economic hardships in the region, just like in many other districts in the arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

24 May 2017 description

Uganda has welcomed more than 800,000 refugees from South Sudan. Upon arrival they are allocated a small plot of land. Here, they can build a future for themselves. The Danish Refugee Council assists the people who have sought refuge in Uganda

24 May 2017 description

Rome, 24 May 2017 – At a time when nearly one million South Sudanese have crossed into northern Uganda, creating one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in Kampala 25 May to discuss efforts to support small scale farmers and increase food security in the country. According to a recent analysis, some 4.9 million South Sudanese are food insecure and 100,000 are at risk of famine.

23 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 mai 2017 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a de nouveau fait part de son inquiétude concernant la situation instable au Burundi qui continue de pousser les gens à chercher la sécurité dans les pays voisins.

« Depuis avril 2015, quelque 410.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres augmentent encore », a déclaré mardi un porte-parole du HCR, Babar Baloch, lors d'un point de presse à Genève.

23 May 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

23 May 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today renewing its concern over the unstable situation in Burundi, which continues to drive people to seek safety in neighbouring countries. Since April 2015, some 410,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been forced to flee their homes. These numbers are still rising.

23 May 2017 description
report Theirworld

To mark the anniversary of the Education Cannot Wait fund being launched, the Syrian teenager has sent a powerful message to children affected by humanitarian emergencies.

Around the world, more than 75 million children are being denied an education because of humanitarian emergencies.

Conflicts, natural disasters and health crises have seen them forced out of school, at risk of dropping out or receiving poor-quality education.

22 May 2017 description
report The Guardian

Country has seen nearly a million incomers from South Sudan alone

Dazed and exhausted, Joyce Mori sits on the floor cradling her sleeping daughter as they wait to have their fingerprints taken. One of 1,600 refugees who have arrived at the Imvepi reception centre in the West Nile region of northern Uganda, she has finally made it out of South Sudan’s war but, like many others, is thinking about loved ones left behind.

Read more on The Guardian

19 May 2017 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUÉ

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 685ème réunion tenue à Addis-Abeba, le 12 mai 2017, a examiné le renouvellement du mandat de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (ICR- LRA) et a adopté la décision qui suit :

Le Conseil,

19 May 2017 description

"They just slaughter you, whether you're a man, woman, or child," says Maria. "I lost all my brothers and my relatives. Life here is very difficult."

19 May 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 685th meeting held in Addis Ababa on 12 May 2017, considered the renewal of the mandate of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) and adopted the following decision:

Council,

19 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

NAIROBI — After more than a year of wreaking havoc across western and southern Africa, fall armyworms have now been reported in most countries in eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi.

Timothy Mbaya is a 25-year-old farmer from western Kenya. He says 75 percent of his maize crop was destroyed by a fall armyworm infestation in April.

19 May 2017 description

Vanessa Cramond is a nurse from Auckland, New Zealand, who recently spent two months as emergency medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Uganda, where MSF is responding to an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. Here, she describes the situation. 

19 May 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank Group (WBG) will invest a minimum of $3.5 million over five years in innovations designed to prevent and respond to GBV

  • Ten teams were recently awarded a total of $1.1 million to support innovations in gender-based violence (GBV) in low and middle income countries

  • Winning proposals include research on sexual harassment on college campuses and community-led prevention projects

18 May 2017 description

Nola Aniba Tito, 27, is one of the medical translators working in MSF’s health centre in Ofua 3 zone of the Rhino refugee settlement. Originally from a town in the Equatoria region, she fled violence in South Sudan with her children in July 2016 and started working with MSF in March 2017. As 86 per cent of all South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, Nola is one of the many female heads of household.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

LAMWO, Uganda – Annet Night could not see but could hear the roar of gunfire and loud screams filling the air. The 42-year-old was expecting her fourth child when conflict broke out in her village, Pajok, in Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan.

Ms. Night is visually impaired. Away from her husband, who was working in Juba, she felt frightened and vulnerable.

“There was shooting everywhere. I was very scared and heard that many people were being shot. I was only thinking about my unborn child,” she says.

Pregnant and on a perilous journey