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01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts


  • Conflict resolution opportunities
01 Dec 2015 description
report Caritas

The 2015 World AIDS Day causes feelings of loss and sadness as we commemorate the millions of people who have lost their lives to this epidemic during the past 35 years. However, on this occasion we also have good reason for hope. Public health experts have demonstrated the effectiveness of combination anti-retroviral medications (ARVs) in prolonging the lives of some 15 million people who now have access to them throughout the world, including in many of the low income countries.

30 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:16 GMT
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Juliet Nalumu, overjoyed at her first pregnancy, visited her local hospital in eastern Uganda for a check-up, it turned into one of the worst days of her life.

She found out she was HIV positive. "All the joy and happiness disappeared."

Lonely, and terrified of telling her husband of two years, the 26-year-old decided to keep it a secret.

30 Nov 2015 description
report Voice of America

MBARARA, UGANDA— A fresh wave of Burundian refugees has entered Uganda this month amid concerns that violence in Burundi is escalating. New arrivals say they fled after pro-government militia and security forces targeted their families.

The Nakivali Refugee Settlement in southwestern Uganda is home to refugees from all over Central Africa.

Ugandan officials say that in the past two weeks, about 50 Burundians per day have declared themselves at the border. They suspect the actual number of people arriving is higher, due to some bypassing official checkpoints.

29 Nov 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Wambi Michael

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov 26 2015 (IPS) - Climate Change needs to be at the top of the country’s agenda, according to a project examining Uganda’s policies. It says the country hasn’t paid enough attention to climate change in national development and agriculture plans and this needs to be turned around before it’s too late.

26 Nov 2015 description
report Plan

Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.

Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.

25 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.

  • More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte

24 Nov 2015 description
report Harvard University

Podcast URL

The ATHA team recorded almost two hours of conversation with this episode's expert commentators -- too much to include in just one episode. Here you can listen to the extended version of our conversation with Eunice Apio, Director, Facilitation for Peace and Development.

24 Nov 2015 description

The goal of Developing Economic Strengthening Interventions for Group Production (DESIGN) is to design a better cooperative development model in Uganda by working with rural smallholders to understand their motivations and expectations for joining cooperatives. The program assesses individual’s “willingness to cooperate” used as a proxy for “trust,” to understand the drivers of cooperation and to assess how trust forms and/or changes overtime within a cooperative.

24 Nov 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE, TEA Special Correspondent


  • On November 11 alone, Uganda received some 881 Congolese refugees who are causing a strain on the already overstretched facilities, officials said.

  • Information from UNHCR shows that weekly arrivals from the DRC into Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement are above 600. Since the beginning of the year, over 25,781 have arrived from the North Kivu region alone.

24 Nov 2015 description

Representatives from UNDP-supported Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia recently toured meteorological facilities in the Philippines on a cross-continental mission to explore 'New Opportunities for the Deployment of Modern Climate and Weather Information Systems.' In this blog, Pascal Onegiu Okello looks at how takeaways from the South-South learning mission can be applied in Africa.

By Pascal Onegiu Okello

20 Nov 2015 description

Increased rainfall to bring some relief to anomalously dry areas of South Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Several consecutive weeks of above-average rainfall has increased the risk for flooding and river inundation in the White Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatorial provinces of South Sudan.

19 Nov 2015 description

KAMPALA, 19 November 2015 (UNHCR) – Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements was in Uganda from 14-16 November for her first visit to Africa since joining the UN Refugee Agency in July 2015.

Clements was given a first-hand look at the refugee situation in Uganda, a country which is now host to more than half a million refugees. She was accompanied by Ugandan Commissioner for Refugees David Apollo Kazungu, UNHCR Africa Bureau Director Valentin Tapsoba and UNHCR Representative in Uganda Neimah Warsame.

19 Nov 2015 description

GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

19 Nov 2015 description

The AfDB is commemorating World Toilet Day, on Thursday, 19 November with the release of encouraging results of a Community Led Total Sanitation program have just been released from its field office in Mozambique. In Uganda, there is strong will and AfDB support to end “flying toilets” locally called “kaveera”, the practice of defecating in a polythene bag and throwing it away.

18 Nov 2015 description

UNDP Digitization Initiative Takes Steps To Preserve Historic Climate Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Excellent Hachileka

18 Nov 2015 description
report World Vision

Flavia Lanyero

As Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the mental health day, World Vision has pledged to continue addressing issues of availability and access to mental health services.

While speaking at a symposium to commemorate the World Mental Health day on 10th November 2015, the Associate Director for Health at World Vision Lorna Muheirwe said that Uganda is still guilty of writing off people with mental health problems and would rather attribute their illness to other diseases making many to miss early diagnosis and treatment.

17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.