- GIEWS Country Brief, 11 Nov 2014
- IFRC Population Movement Emergency 6 months Update Appeal n° MDRUG037
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update September 2014
Appeals & Funding
Washington D.C., November 17, 2014 – In time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop in the White House kitchen garden for the first time included orange sweet potato, a root vegetable that is rich in vitamin A. The sweet potato was chosen to highlight its role in improving the nutrition and health of millions of children and women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by providing this essential nutrient.
Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance
Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises
Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State
U.S. Mission Uganda announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to design and implement town sanitation
For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Richard Sennoga +256772759993
Office of the Spokesperson
September 29, 2014
U.S.A. – Wildfires
• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.
• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)
Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
August 11, 2014
Disasters and shocks — natural or manmade — have the potential to throw poor and marginal populations into crisis and wipe away hard-earned development gains. These disasters and shocks are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, making it difficult to build resilient communities, particularly in countries facing severe socio-economic challenges exacerbated by the effects of climate change.
07/16/2014 12:39 GMT
Par Agnes Pedrero
GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.
Office of the Spokesperson
July 10, 2014
United Nations increases health spending in 2013
COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.
Posted by Daryl Martyris on Tuesday, July 8th 2014
Early this year, the U.S. and Swedish ambassadors went on a joint site visit to Rhona Medical Center, a medium-sized health clinic in Kampala. Site visits by the U.S. ambassador are not uncommon in Uganda where the health sector makes up the lion’s share of the aid budget. But this joint visit was unusual because it was to a private health facility that a year ago had received a loan co-guaranteed by USAID and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
Feed The Future initiative reduces hunger and poverty for millions, boosts incomes and nutrition around the World
May 20, 2014
The United States today announced nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of South Sudan who have been placed at risk by the conflict that began last December. The additional funding was announced at the Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo, Norway where we joined more than 40 other countries in pledging support to help those displaced inside the country, as well as those who have fled to neighboring countries.
In advance of tomorrow’s South Sudan pledging conference in Oslo, Norway, today the President authorized the use of up to $50 million in assistance from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to help address urgent humanitarian needs resulting from the crisis in South Sudan.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan.
Washington ― African nations fighting outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are getting help from U.S. disease detectives and a new software tool to quickly find people exposed to the deadly virus.
The new tool developed at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) application. It speeds up one of the most difficult parts of disease detection: finding everyone that was exposed to, and possibly infected by, someone with a contagious disease.
Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.