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24 Jan 2015 description
report New York Times

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net.

23 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.

  • There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

19 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan warring parties agree in Khartoum on a five point plan proposed by the Chinese Government to support the ongoing IGAD peace talks.

  • The outflow of South Sudanese to Uganda through the Nimule border (Eastern Equatoria State) continued on a small scale.

  • Returning refugees continue to be registered in Bor town; a total of 91 HHs registered by RRC who are reported to have come from Uganda and Kenya during the reporting period.

13 Jan 2015 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 8,200 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

13 Jan 2015 description

Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.

09 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

● The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) aims to reach 4.1 million people with humanitarian assistance.

● Roads around the country are beginning to dry out. The latest road access map is available here: http://bit. ly/1Ks0Blm

4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015

2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity

1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013

09 Jan 2015 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. Of the total U.S. contribution, $650,000 is provided through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative and $350,000 through other extra-budgetary contributions to the IAEA.

07 Jan 2015 description
report BioMed Central

Olushayo Olu, Abdulmumini Usman, Solomon Woldetsadik, Dick Chamla and Oladapo Walker

Conflict and Health 2015, 9:1 doi:10.1186/1752-1505-9-1

Published: 7 January 2015

Abstract (provisional)
Background

06 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 17 December – 6 January

Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.

Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.

05 Jan 2015 description
Horn of Africa - version 4
Technical Annex - version 6

AMOUNT: EUR 101 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

December 2014 Kenya is currently hosting some 574 000 refugees and asylum seekers, a number which continues to grow rapidly due to the refugee influx from South Sudan.

On 5 November 2014, WFP, together with UNHCR, formally informed the donor community that a 50% rations' cut would take place from the second distribution cycle in November and would be likely to last until the end of January 2015.

31 Dec 2014 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI

IN SUMMARY

  • EBOLA: Kenya sent a team of 15 doctors, Uganda 14, Rwanda 7 and Tanzania 5. In terms of health workers, Kenya will deploy nearly 300, Burundi 250, Uganda 21 and Rwanda 7.

  • TB: In East Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania face the highest disease burden. In 2013, Kenya recorded the highest number of new cases at 89,796, followed by Tanzania with 65,732 and third Uganda with 47,650.

24 Dec 2014 description
  • The year ends with real – and fragile – progress: the longest stretch in history without wild poliovirus in Africa, large outbreaks stopped in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, a certified polio-free South East Asia and no wild poliovirus type 3 for over 2 years. This will be the last weekly update of 2014.

23 Dec 2014 description
report Voice of America

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Adam Bailes

GIDEL— In Sudan's state of South Kordofan, the number of amputees as result of civil war is in the thousands, but few have access to sufficient medical help.

A small team of Ugandan doctors has been providing remote help, producing new prosthetic limbs for those in need.

In Sudan's Nuba mountains civilians are trapped in the middle of a conflict. Government forces have staged thousands of aerial attacks since 2011.