- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 30 Sep 2015
- UNHCR Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 18 - 24 September 2015
- Review of the Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese Refugee Children in Uganda
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According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 14,464 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50% of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period of September 18-24, 2015 saw a total of 74 new refugees up from the last week’s 27 with a daily new arrival of 11 individuals.
Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.
Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
A total of 197,269 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
Since March, approximately 200,000 people have fled pre-election violence in Burundi, heading to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.
The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.
Measles: The reported suspected cases decreased slightly in week 37. Nine districts reported more than 5 suspected cases: Kampala (17), Kalangala (9), Ibanda (9), Buikwe (7), Mbarara (7), Lira (6), Kiruhura (6), Rakai (6) and Kamwenge (5).
Action: National supervisors are training health workers at the regional level in preparation for the measles immunization campaign to be conducted from 3rd - 6th October 2015.
DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.
The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.
Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Uganda Red Cross Society with support from the Red Cross Society of China and The People’s Republic of China at large donated medical equipments to the local government of Manafwa district as part of a three year’s community Resilience project being implemented by URCS with funds from RCSC. Manafwa is one of the eastern Uganda districts that are affected with climate change and usually experience landslides.
Improving access to basic infrastructure is one of the priorities of the Belgian Development Cooperation. The fourth issue of the IMPACT magazine is completely dedicated to this important sector and in particular how populations benefit from road, school and health infrastructure.
Améliorer l'accès aux infrastructures de base est l'une des priorités de la Coopération belge. Entièrement consacrée à ce secteur important, la quatrième édition du magazine IMPACT se penche plus particulièrement sur les infrastructures routières, scolaires et de santé et les bénéfices qu'elles apportent aux populations.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting a peace agreement was signed in August, but some military and militia operations continue in parts of the country.
More than 2 million people are displaced due to the civil war They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
As of 31st August, UNICEF and partners have supported over 162,845 South Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 99,517 in Adjumani, 16,692 in Arua, 39,054 in Kiryandongo and 7,445 in Kampala.
- The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended a formal invitation to President Salva Kiir and South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar to attend a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the 70th session of the General Assembly on 29 September 2015. The meeting will be at Government and Heads of State level to galvanise support for the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan.
A total of 14,203 Burundian refugees have been received in the country since the onset of the influx, including 10, 706 in Nakivale; 156 in Orukinga; 222 in Kyaka II, 3002 in Kampala; and 117 in Kisoro. This is a 239 increment from last week. Nevertheless, the influx of Burundian refugees into the country is steadily decreasing. In Nakivale, there were 27 new arrivals compared to 32 and 54 in the previous weeks while at Kabazana reception center, a total of 41 Burundian refugees were received at an average of six individuals daily.