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23 Sep 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Kagondu Njagi

Could growing cassava and sweet potato help Somali families become more resilient to drought?

SELELE, Uganda, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Shale, a Somali farmer, says worsening droughts and ever more unpredictable weather are making getting a crop ever harder.

"It can take a whole year before the rains come," she complained. "Growing crops like tomatoes is very tiring because I have to water them at least twice a day."

23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

22 Sep 2016 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 12:08 GMT

Seven people were killed overnight in an attack in eastern DR Congo blamed on Ugandan rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the army said Thursday.

"The ADF killed seven people and burned down houses" in Kasinga in the Beni region, army spokesman Mak Hazukay told AFP, adding that fighting between soldiers and the rebels was ongoing.

Local official Gilbert Kambale said 15 houses had been set on fire and five people were reported missing.

22 Sep 2016 description

Goma, RD Congo | AFP | jeudi 22/09/2016 - 11:40 GMT |

Sept civils ont été tués dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi dans une attaque attribuée aux rebelles ougandais des Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF) dans la région de Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, a-t-on appris auprès de l'armée.

"Les ADF ont tué sept personnes et brûlé des maisons" à Kasinga, un quartier périphérique de Beni, a déclaré à l'AFP le lieutenant Mak Hazukay, porte-parole de l'armée dans cette région de la province du Nord-Kivu.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

FCA delivered food aid to thousands of people around South Sudan’s capital Juba. The security situation in the country is dire, and neighbouring Uganda struggles with massive amounts of refugees.

A shortage of food afflicts South Sudan’s capital Juba. Many stores are closed and markets destroyed.

Shopkeepers have quit their jobs because their supplies have been stolen. For what’s left prices have skyrocketed, says Marie Makweri, FCA’s peace coordinator in South Sudan.

22 Sep 2016 description

written by: Arden Jobling-Hey

This year, in recognition of International Peace Day, we celebrate the theme Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. When we speak about building blocks, it’s hard not to immediately think about children. Specifically, the millions of refugee children around the world currently displaced by war in places like Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo or South Sudan.

21 Sep 2016 description

Background

Almost half of all refugees in the world today are caught in protracted situations. In many cases, there are limited prospects for durable solutions, and refugees remain dependent on ongoing international humanitarian assistance. Given the trends in conflict, it is likely that increasing numbers of refugees will face similar circumstances in the future. Yet a traditional humanitarian assistance approach undermines their dignity and may not be financially sustainable in the long term.

20 Sep 2016 description

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger. The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

Education:

19 Sep 2016 description

Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan benefit from major aid operation.

By: Charlie Yaxley

KAMPALA, Uganda – Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan have begun to benefit from a major aid operation following the arrival of a Boeing 747 aircraft in Entebbe on Sunday morning carrying more than 100 tonnes of emergency relief items.

19 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

18 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

16 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

**TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA

The European Union and Africa enjoy a long-standing and comprehensive partnership, which has deepened and diversified over decades and in particular since the first Africa-EU Summit in 2000. The Valletta Summit in November 2015 complemented already existing processes with African Countries, focusing on different aspects of migration.

16 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly newsletter for humanitarian partnerships and community engagement on humanitarian action in the southern and eastern Africa region. The newsletter highlights innovative policy, practice and partnerships that improve non-traditional partnerships and empower communities, with the aim to ultimately contribute to a better and more efficient humanitarian response. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and contributions of similar articles are invited.

16 Sep 2016 description

With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees

16 Sep 2016 description

Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents of four separate countries received timely life-saving support over the summer from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.

16 Sep 2016 description

By the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Uganda Red Cross Society deployed the first Red Cross unmanned aerial vehicle – a drone – in Africa to monitor the situation at a vast refugee camp on the border with South Sudan. The drone footage from northern Uganda revealed that a swathe of countryside is becoming home for the hundreds of people crossing the border each day.

14 Sep 2016 description

UNMA is working hard at bridging the last mile with the help of the private sector and civil society.

By Dr. Robert K. Rutaagi, Chairperson of the UNMA Board