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28 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One year on from the declaration of the cholera outbreak in South Sudan on 18 June 2016, new cases continue to be reported.

• Early warning and mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties. However, an unprecedented 6 million people are now severely food insecure.

• Humanitarians continue to ramp-up their response to the needs of tens of thousands of civilians displaced in northern and central Jonglei.

28 Jun 2017 description

Filippo Grandi tells Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees greater efforts are needed to support refugee hosting countries and find peace in South Sudan.

KAMPALA, Uganda - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today praised Uganda’s continued commitment to hosting refugees and called for greater global support for the country’s progressive policies for helping the forcibly displaced.

27 Jun 2017 description
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English Summary: Peer Education

Interventions for Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees

27 Jun 2017 description
report CARE

One night, at a refugee settlement in Uganda, 26-year-old Joyce (not pictured above) watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts. As he became more intoxicated, he started yelling and hitting her. Suddenly, he grabbed a machete and threatened to cut her. Terrified, Joyce grabbed their six children and ran to a neighbour’s tent.

27 Jun 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugee Solidarity summit in Kampala brought in pledges of $358.6m (Ushs1.25 trillion), which although was praised by President Museveni and the UN Secretary General António Guterres as a good starting point, is still far less of the earlier intended goal by $1.6b (Ushs5 trillion).

  • The lukewarm response to Uganda’s solidarity with a refugee population of close to 1.3 million refugees out of which 950,000 are from South Sudan, is a reflection of the growing void in humanitarian aid funding for the South Sudan crisis.

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

26 Jun 2017 description

Livelihoods are fundamentally about what people do to meet their needs over time, including how they cope with and recover from shocks. Understanding how people do this is a central part of the work of the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC).

This report synthesizes findings on livelihoods from quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by SLRC from 2011 to 2016 in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict to varying degrees: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 25, 2017 (KAMPALA) – South Sudanese refugees have condemned the lack of health care services and the continued shortage of food within the resettlement camps.

The refugees have calling on world leaders to urgently support the Ugandan government to help fight the current crisis.

Nearly a million refugees have arrived in Uganda since the crisis erupted in Juba in July 2016, leaving Uganda as the country putting up with the largest number of refugees in the continent.

26 Jun 2017 description

Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros

25 Jun 2017 description

With the world gripped by the worst humanitarian crisis of modern times, we must unite behind the power of consensus to serve those in need.

That’s the thinking behind the first ever World Solidarity Summit, held this week in Uganda, a country at the forefront of the fastest-growing refugee crisis of 2017 and home to the second-most refugees behind Turkey. The summit is bringing more than 500 dignitaries together with a goal of raising $2 billion.

24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

Key Messages

24 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 June 2017 – A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good starting point” although the international conference was looking to raise $2 billion.

23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18587-REF/1253
22 JUNE 2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

Twelve years ago, on 15 June 2005, I became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On 18 June, we caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day. This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.

23 Jun 2017 description

Despite the considerable progress made in the last decade towards building governance systems for climate change adaptation in Africa, implementation still limits positive responses. This study applies an iterative process of field assessments and literature reviews across multiple governance levels and spatial scales to identify constraints to effective formulation and implementation of climate change related policies and strategies in Uganda.

23 Jun 2017 description

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the UAE's pledge of AED18.4 million (US$5 million) in support of refugees in Uganda, according to the directives of the country's judicious leadership.

This came during the first "Refugee Solidarity Summit," attended by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a number of African heads of state, and ministers from donor countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also there.