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29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key figures

58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)

14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)

Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)

1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

BARATUKU/KIRYADONGO, Uganda – Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they said.

“I would like to return to school and complete my education,” Mary Acon, 24, told UNFPA. “I will not conceive when I am not ready.”

29 Jul 2015 description

Tjada McKenna, Assistant to the Administrator, USAID Bureau for Food Security & Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future | Feed the Future | Blog

When President Obama first took office, he promised that the United States would work along the people of poor nations to make farms flourish, nourish starved bodies, and feed hungry minds.

28 Jul 2015 description

Leaders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) require timely and compelling evidence about how to strengthen their health systems to improve the health and well-being of their citizens. Yet, evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), fostering an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG), and Protecting Communities against Infectious Diseases (PCID) is limited. The evidence that does exist is scattered, insufficiently analyzed, and not widely disseminated.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • 15,590 Identified unaccompanied minors
  • 12 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
  • 188,120 NFIs distributed since January
  • 531 Shelters distributed since January
27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

The situation in Burundi remains volatile after Presidential elections were held on 21 July. The mission of the East African Community’s (EAC) lead mediator, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and that of his Defense Minister, Crispus Kiyonga, did not yield concrete results before elections. There remain continued reports of heavy military presence in Bujumbura as well as tight security outside of the capital as the country awaits election results.

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Central Equatoria State 1,138 cholera cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported in Juba County since 1 June. No refugee camps are affected at the time of reporting.

23 Jul 2015 description
report New Vision

By Joyce Namutebi and Moses Mulondo

NEARLY 375,000 people in 10 districts in northern Uganda have been hit by Malaria in the last three months, killing 165, Parliament has heard.

The affected districts are Agago, Amuru, Apac, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Lamwo, Oyam, Nwoya and Pader, the minister of state for heath Dr. Chris Baryomunsi told Parliament on Thursday.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

20 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

KAMPALA, Uganda – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA in Uganda has handed reproductive health supplies and equipment worth more than $770,000 to the Government of Uganda in an effort to improve maternal and newborn health.

20 Jul 2015 description

Disease Outbreaks

Cholera: Ten cholera cases were reported by Kasese district in week 27. There are no new cases in the last one week. As of 15 July 2015, a total of 246 suspected/confirmed cases including 2 deaths (CFR 0.8%) have been reported. The cases were managed in Bwera, Katwe-Kabatoro and Kinyabwamba cholera treatment centres.

16 Jul 2015 description

General Developments

Media reports indicate that in a meeting with the Government of Burundi and opposition in Bujumbura on 14 July, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, appointed by the East African Community (EAC) to facilitate dialogue, urged Burundi leaders to strive for unity. He added that sectarianism is a threat to development.

16 Jul 2015 description
report New Vision

By John Agaba

Malaria, the number one killer disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, is ravaging northern Uganda. The health ministry Wednesday said the plasmodium-caused disease has hit 10 districts.

Lamwo, Gulu, Kitgum, Oyam, Agago, Apac, Amuru, Kole, Nwoya and Pader are the worst hit.

Hundreds of patients, including babies and children below five years and women, are stranded at health facilities as they wait to be attended to.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 juillet 2015 – Dans de la cadre de la troisième Conférence internationale sur le financement du développement à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé lundi le lancement d'un nouveau mécanisme de financement des initiatives visant à mettre fin à la mortalité maternelle et infantile d'ici 2030.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

13 July 2015 – The United Nations and its partners today launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health and the Sustainable Development Goals that world leaders are expected to adopt in September.