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24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

23 Nov 2015 description


  • In the reporting period, a total of 278 Burundian refugees arrived in Uganda, higher than last week’s 179 new arrivals.

  • Of these, 79 refugees were received at Kabazana Reception Centre, up from 36 new arrivals reported last week. Eight individuals were transported from Mirama Hills and Bugango border points, 16 were referred from Kampala and 55 individuals directly arrived at the reception centre.

19 Nov 2015 description

GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

18 Nov 2015 description
report World Vision

Flavia Lanyero

As Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the mental health day, World Vision has pledged to continue addressing issues of availability and access to mental health services.

While speaking at a symposium to commemorate the World Mental Health day on 10th November 2015, the Associate Director for Health at World Vision Lorna Muheirwe said that Uganda is still guilty of writing off people with mental health problems and would rather attribute their illness to other diseases making many to miss early diagnosis and treatment.

17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

16 Nov 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 373,030

Balance Requested: US$ 75,757

Geneva, 16 November 2015

Dear Colleagues,

13 Nov 2015 description


- Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement appealed to mediators and the international community to organize a donor conference to fundraise for the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August. According to the Minister of Information, the funds would be used for military quarters for opposition forces, establishment of assembly areas, and provision of food and transport, as well as the clearance of access roads.

13 Nov 2015 description


  • Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi as well as new arrivals and existing refugees in the four countries. In particular, the Burundi operation risks critical pipeline breaks as early as December.

  • Refugees from Burundi continue to cross borders into neighbouring countries. As at 12 November, more than 216,000 new Burundian refugees had arrived in the DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.


13 Nov 2015 description

Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.

The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.

11 Nov 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report shares findings from a two-year evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014 (henceforth referred to as the Swedish CS Strategy) as implemented by selected Swedish civil society ‘framework organisations’ (SFOs) and their national partners in three countries – Nicaragua,
Pakistan and Uganda. The evaluation was carried out by a consortium of three organisations in two rounds of fieldwork between March 2013 and October 2014.


11 Nov 2015 description


  • A total of 176 new Burundian refugees arrived in the country this week. Some 36 individuals were transported from Border points (Mirama Hills and Mutukula), a slight increase from last week’s 32 new arrivals. The rest walked directly into the reception centres, seeking safety, protection and support. The new arrivals are citing continued insecurity in Burundi and family reunion as reasons for fleeing.


Operational context

10 Nov 2015 description


15,630 Identified unaccompanied minors

86 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January

2,931 Shelters distributed since January

10 Nov 2015 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.

10 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 November 2015

Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.

06 Nov 2015 description

Since 1995, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and its partners have been implementing and scaling up malaria interventions in all parts of the country. To determine the progress made in malaria control and prevention in Uganda, the Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey (UMIS) was implemented in 2009 and again in 2014-15 to provide data on key malaria indicators including mosquito net ownership and use, as well as prompt treatment using ACT

06 Nov 2015 description
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Global Situation Assessment of El Niño-related Health Risks

WMO has confirmed reports that a mature and strong El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific Ocean. International climate models suggest that the 201 5/2016 El Niño will strengthen further before the end of 2015 and become one of the strong est El Niño events in the past twenty years.