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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 + 3 others
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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World + 11 others
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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World + 10 others
Mine Action Day 2014 - A Roundup of UNDP's Demining Efforts

New York - On Mine Action Day on 4 April, the UN will help raise awareness of the devastating toll that explosive remnants of war continue to exact upon communities, sometimes decades after conflicts come to an end.

This year, with Jordan and Uganda recently announcing that they are free of mine fields, Ethiopia and Mozambique expected to announce that they will soon follow suit, and other countries ridding themselves of cluster munitions, we are one step closer to a safer world.

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World + 4 others
PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, Issue 1-2014

The first 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report from a seminar at PRIO with Betty Bigombe, former chief mediator in the conflict between the Lord's resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO and internationally, including; PRIO Researchers visit to project partner in DR Congo, a PhD course on Gender, Peace and Security organized by PRIO Researchers Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L.

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HIV: Counting to zero in Uganda

First Lady leads campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

KAMPALA, Uganda, 28 February - The First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Kataaha Museveni, has launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) national campaign in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

This is the fifth regional launch supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following launches in South West Uganda in March, mid-north region in June, the eastern region in August, and Karamoja region in September last year.

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Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 2 April 2014 (IRIN) - Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

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Uganda + 1 other
American Red Cross Helps People Fleeing Violence in South Sudan

Armed fighting, which began in South Sudan’s capital of Juba in mid-December, quickly spread to other parts of the country, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and seeking safety in neighboring countries. A cessation of hostilities agreement was signed in January by both parties to the conflict, however, fighting continues.

Hundreds of volunteers from both the South Sudan Red Cross and the Red Cross/Red Crescent societies in neighboring countries continue to assist those affected by the violence as they relocate to safer areas.

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Kenya + 6 others
East Africa faces up to drought threat

By Denis McClean

NAIROBI, March 31 - UNISDR today welcomed the outcome of East Africa’s Second Drought Resilience Summit as an important contribution to next month’s Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and preparing for a future in which climate change will amplify existing stress on water availability in Africa.

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Statement of SRSG Martin Kobler to the Security Council: Building on the momentum

Madam President, Distinguished Members of the Security Council,

I would like to extend my congratulations to Luxembourg which is presiding over the Council this month of March.

Two months ago, I explained to you how the hopes raised in 2013 were beginning to materialize for the benefit of the Congolese people. Today I am here to seek your support for a renewal of our mandate so that we can complete our mission.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Peace Talks Suspended Again

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Voice of America

Lucy Poni
Last updated on: March 31, 2014 3:10 PM

NAIROBI — South Sudan's slow-moving peace talks have been suspended again, this time at the request of mediators from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), an opposition official said Monday.

“They said they want to go and consult with the heads of IGAD and they will give us a break of one month up to the 30th of April," Hussein Maar Nyuot, a spokesman for opposition negotiators at the talks in Addis Ababa, told VOA.

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Uganda + 1 other
Clean water for South Sudanese refugees

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Malteser

New well brings clean water to Rhino camp residents

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South Sudan + 4 others
Heads Of WFP And UNHCR Visit S. Sudan And Ethiopia Amid Alarming Spread Of Hunger And Displacement

JUBA, 31 March 2014 – Alarmed at the impact of ongoing violence in South Sudan, the heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) arrived here today on a joint trip to meet conflict-affected people and to review the on-going response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis.