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South Sudan + 5 others
Additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2014

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided nearly $56.7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to date in FY 2014.

  • Despite security improvements, armed groups continue to clash, resulting in new displacements across eastern DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Uganda + 1 other
US Suspends Some Aid to Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Report
Voice of America

Ugandan officials say the United States has suspended some aid to their health ministry because of the country's harsh new anti-gay law.

The officials say cooperation between the ministry's AIDS program and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is on hold while the U.S. reviews relations with Uganda.

It is unclear how much aid is being withheld, but at least 50 Ugandan health workers have lost their jobs.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay law last month. Those found to be engaging in gay sex face life in prison.

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Uganda + 6 others
Western donors cut aid to Uganda in response to anti-gay law

Report
AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis Fact Sheet #19 for Fiscal Year 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

· Insecurity and fighting continue to severely affect communities and impede humanitarian access across South Sudan, with violence displacing more than 580,000 people both internally and as refugees to neighboring countries as of January 19, according to the U.N.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis Fact Sheet #18 for Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes cause approximately 22,000 people flee to the UNMISS base in Malakal town, Upper Nile State.

  • Relief agencies reach 204,500 people with limited humanitarian assistance.

  • An estimated 83,900 refugees have fled from South Sudan to neighboring countries, including more than 45,200 people to Uganda.

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis Fact Sheet #17 for Fiscal Year 2014

Highlights

 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to flee to Awerial County, Lakes State.

 Relief agencies reach 203,000 people with limited humanitarian assistance.

 U.N. condemns the commandeering of humanitarian vehicles and theft of food stocks in South Sudan.