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CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 1, March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO’s forecasts for global cereal production, consumption, trade and stocks in 2013/14 have all been raised since February, with overall supply conditions significantly improved compared to the previous season.

  • Export prices of wheat rose in February mainly on concerns about the 2014 winter wheat crop in the United States. Prices of maize also increased, supported by strong domestic and export demand for feed and industrial use. Overall, however, cereal export prices remained below their year-earlier levels.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 14 - 21 January

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Report of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Analysis for Uganda

This analysis was compiled at a workshop held at Ridar Hotel - Seeta Mukono, from 25 to 28 November 2013. It was attended by 50 participants: 30 from Districts representing all regions of Uganda, and 20 members of the IPC Technical Working Group representing relevant NGOs, UN Agencies and Ministries that handle food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition related activities.

The objectives of the analysis were:

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Hailstorms destroy hundreds of homes in Mubende

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Uganda Red Cross

Following a heavy down pour, over 188 households in Madudu Sub County Mubende District were partially destroyed. The rains characterised by hailstorms destory about 48 households completely.

Teddy Nalubega, Uganda Red Cross Society Mityana branch focal person says the most affected villages include Kabale, Kijaguzo, Bombo, Kasokoso and Kasana. The Red Cross teams in Mubende and Mityana conducted an assessment that was shared with the headquarters ahead of intervention

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Hailstorms cause havoc in Isingiro, Western Uganda

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Uganda Red Cross

Written by Willie Brens Wambedde

Monday, 23 September 2013 06:55

More than 800 households were rendered homeless after a strong hailstorm struck Bugamba Sub County, Rwampara County, Isingiro district.

Assessment reports from Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Mbarara region indicate that several houses, 2 churches, a school and gardens of plantations were severely affected.

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Thunderstorms lead to population displacement

Kampala [ACTED News] – Since July 2013, several parts of Uganda have experienced heavy rains and thunderstorms due to an unusual surge of moist air from the Atlantic Ocean and Congo air-mass. The accompanying floods and landslides have led to population displacement and property destruction. Following three days of heavy downpour and hailstorms in the Eastern district of Bududa, it is estimated that 3,000 people were displaced when a landslide severely affected five villages. At least 10 homes were destroyed and crop fields were also damaged.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 26 August – 02 September

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 26 August

Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.

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Over 2,000 face starvation in Bududa

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New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

AS the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) concluded the distribution of relief food to victims of the recent hailstorm in Bushiyi and Bumayoka subcounties in Bududa district last week, it became apparent that over 2,000 people in the affected areas were staring starvation is in the face.

Most recipients of the relief food, despite being grateful, seemed more worried. Boniface Birabi, a resident of Namirumbo village in Bushiyi, said given his extended family, he does not expect the food he received to last long.

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URCS delivers relief for Bududa landslides victims

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Uganda Red Cross

It all started as a drizzle on 9 November and kept increasing in intensity, for more than 24 hours after a hailstorm ravaged resulting into a landslide and left four parishes in ruins.

A vast acreage of food crops and several houses were destroyed leaving 4 parishes (1845 Households) of Bushiyi Sub County in Bududa district Eastern Uganda with barely anything to count of.

The affected parishes are Neboshe(353 Households), Namirumba(446 Households ),Matuwa(466Households) and Bushiyi (580 Households) whose households have been displaced.

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Another landslide in Bududa

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New Vision

By Joseph Wanzusi and Paul Watala

A four-year-old child has been confirmed dead after a hailstorm Saturday ravaged several villages causing multiple mudslides and floods in Bushiyi sub-county in Bududa district.

At least 17 other injured persons have been admitted to Bududa Hospital.

Bududa LC5 chairman John Baptist Nambeshe identified the child as John Mangoye, the son of Stephen Waninga a resident of Matuwa parish. The child’s body was found buried under a heap of hailstones.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N° 16/13, 23 avril 2013

Faits saillants

  • 14 zones de santé en Province Orientale ont besoin de fonds pour organiser la riposte contre la rougeole.
  • Les défis logistiques rendent difficile l’assistance aux réfugiés centrafricains dans le Bas-Uele.
  • L’activisme des présumés LRA sur l’axe Dungu – Faradje provoque des mouvements de population.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Third disaster in one year to hit Mbale, Uganda

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ShelterBox

The people of Uganda's Mbale district have endured a tough year having been hit by three disasters, including a cyclone, flooding and now severe storm damage.

Earlier this month, torrential rains swept houses away in Namabasa parish in Nakaloke sub country, Mbale district, leaving over 1,000 people homeless and injuring 12.

In just one hour the heavy rains and strong winds destroyed churches, a mosque, a health centre and schools. Almost 2,000 students have been taking their classes under trees.

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Heavy storm kills 3 in Ntoroko

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Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi

On 17th March, there was a heavy storm along Lake Albert in Kanara Town Council, Ntoroko District. Three people are confirmed dead. According to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Bundibugyo Branch Manager Ronald Arinaitwe two people died while on the shores of Lake Albert while one person died in a canoe fishing.

The URCS assessments indicate that 239 households were destroyed by the hailstorms.

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Hailstorms destroy 220 households in Nakaloke, Mbale

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Uganda Red Cross

Written by Stephen Wamukota

220 households (1,320 people) have been destroyed by hailstorms and flash floods following heavy rains in Nakaloke Sub County, Namabasa Parish, Mbale district.

The disaster which occurred on the night of 9th March affected four villages; Namabasa Zone III, Namabasa IV, Doko and Kolongi .

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Storm ravages Mbale, leaves 1000 homeless

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New Vision

By Paul Watala

Over 1320 people in Namabasa parish in Nakaloke sub county, Mbale district were left homeless after torrential rains swept houses in the area. A total of 12 persons were injured and admitted at Tobin health Centre after the Saturday downpour.

The heavy rains combined with hailstorm started at 10pm and lasted less than an hour. The storm destroyed Munira and Good Samaritan primary schools and Namabasa Secondary School. Over 1700 students were stranded and are currently taking their classes under trees.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET November 22 – November 29, 2012

Increased rainfall during the last week helped to improve mid-season dryness across Kenya and Somalia, however moderate seasonal deficits remain for many local areas.

1) Even with a reduction of precipitation last week, several weeks of above-average rainfall has led to significant moisture surpluses. An elevated potential for moderate to heavy rainfall may trigger additional flooding, damage local infrastructure, and negatively impact cropping activities throughout Uganda, Kenya, northern Tanzania,
Rwanda and Burundi.