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31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

30 Mar 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By EVELYN LIRRI, TEA Special Correspondent

Hethiri Bukenya first developed a persistent cough when he was two-and-a-half years old. Slowly, he started to lose appetite and as his weight declined, he became weak and frail.

By the age of five, he was falling ill regularly. His mother, Sarah Najjuka visited several health facilities including Mulago, Uganda’s national referral hospital, all of which failed to diagnose the problem.

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

24 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

With Uganda expecting 60,000 new cases of TB a year, small private clinics in the slums of Kampala have become the focus for fighting the disease

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires USD 54 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • In Uganda, WFP will lift 50 percent ration cuts for refugees who arrived before June 2013 in April thanks to the receipt of new contributions.

  • Fears of renewed fighting in Upper Nile State, may result in an increased number of people crossing into neighboring countries in the coming weeks, particularly in Sudan.

20 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • A total of 145,225 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 91,5461 in Adjumani, 12,771 in Arua, 33,370 in Kiryandongo and 7,538 in Kampala.
  • Biometric ProGres registration continues to be halted as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) roll-out their new Registration Information Management System. Manual registration is being carried out in the interim.
18 Mar 2015 description
report New Vision

By Ronald Sebutiko

The number of people being examined for the Typhoid scourge at Kisenyi health Centre has gone up from 2,140 where it was on Tuesday to 3,000.This has forced the city authorities together with UPDF medical officers to open up another treatment Centre at the facility to handle the big number of patients.

18 Mar 2015 description

On 24 February 2015, the Ministry of Health of Uganda notified WHO of a typhoid fever outbreak.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

17 Mar 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI

IN SUMMARY

  • Only Rwanda is on track to reach Millennium Development Goal 4, which calls for reducing the 1990 mortality rate of children under five by two -thirds.

The East African Community has launched an integrated maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health strategy to deliver improved reproductive, maternal and child health in the five member countries.

13 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 10 March, the Special Representative of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loej, and the United States Chargé D’Affaires, Mr. Charles Twining, visited Malakal. “I expressed my grave concerns about the forcible recruitment of boys recently at the Wau Shilluk village near Malakal and elsewhere in Upper Nile State,” Ms. Loej said.

13 Mar 2015 description

Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo a donné l’instruction à la Direction générale Coopération au développement et Aide humanitaire (DGD) du SPF Affaires étrangères, Coopération au développement et Commerce extérieur de suspendre provisoirement le versement de 11 millions d’euros à l’Ouganda.

12 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

By Samuel Okiror

KAMPALA, 11 March 2015 (IRIN) - Uganda’s ability to respond to major epidemics will be undermined if plans to send 263 doctors, nurses and midwives to the Caribbean are carried out, civil society activists have warned.

The healthcare workers are due to travel on renewable two-year contracts to Trinidad and Tobago under a bilateral agreement the Ugandan government says will improve the skills of those who take part.

10 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners continue to support over 140,462 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children in the districts of Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo.

  • UNICEF working with the Government of Uganda carried out an integrated nutrition screening through expanded programme on immunization outreach points and enrolled 2,254 children in refugee settlements into therapeutic feeding programs.

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

09 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires USD 55 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • In Uganda, WFP is implementing 50 percent ration cuts for refugees who arrived before June 2013 in order to stretch available resources. Full rations will be restored in April thanks to the receipt of new contributions.