- UNHCR Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #9 | 21st July 2016
- UNICEF Uganda CO South Sudanese, Burundi and DRC Refugees, Internal Displacement and Disease Outbreaks SitRep, June 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
July 20, 2016-- On Monday, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR), announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries.
The number of Ugandans dying from HIV/AIDS-related illness has reduced by 50.7% in one year, according to the new report from the Ministry of Health. This,according to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is “great progress” in Uganda’s quest towards containing the HIV/AIDS scourge.
According to Dr. Aceng, 31000 people with HIV died in 2014, down from 63,000 in 2013, a reduction of 32,000 deaths. AIDS-related deaths were 67,000 in 2010 and over 75,000 in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year
Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.
Ministry of Health with support from the Center for Disease Control –CDC –ICAP at Columbia University will next month start a Nationwide HIV Impact assessment survey to generate data that will inform Policy formulation and intervention for control and prevention of HIV.
This exercise comes at a time when there are variations in HIV prevalence that are being fueled by different geographical locations and human behavior, which in turn has made HIV become the leading killer disease globally.
Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.
Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.
Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.
Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.
Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;
CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated
In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;
Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression
UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa
Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009
UNAIDS announces 2 million more people living with HIV on treatment in 2015, bringing new total to 17 million
New report from UNAIDS shows that the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines has more than doubled since 2010
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.
J’ai l’honneur de me référer au débat public intitulé « Maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales : Prévention et solution des conflits dans la région des Grands Lacs », qui se tiendra dans le cadre de la séance du Conseil de sécurité du 21 mars 2016.
I wish to refer to the open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region”, scheduled to be held during the meeting of the Security Council on 21 March 2016.
Following consultations between the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat and the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations, I have the honour to transmit herewith the Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework 2016-2017 (see annex), which shall be officially launched during the open debate.
MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN
Since working with ActionAid Uganda I've met many women who have experienced domestic violence. The worst thing is that these women feel unable to escape. But it doesn't need to be this way. Thanks to child sponsorship, ActionAid is training women to start their own businesses so they can support themselves. I'd like to tell you about two of these women.
Bringing women together to overcome domestic violence
Rifat Atun, Angela Y Chang, Osondu Ogbuoji, Sachin Silva, Stephen Resch, Jan Hontelez, Till Bärnighausen
Objectives To estimate the present value of current and future funding needed for HIV treatment and prevention in 9 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries that account for 70% of HIV burden in Africa under different scenarios of intervention scale-up. To analyse the gaps between current expenditures and funding obligation, and discuss the policy implications of future financing needs.
Entebbe, 18 March, 2016 – From 15 to 17 March, the United Nations Regional Service Centre in the Ugandan Central Regional town of Entebbe, opened its doors to some 15 workshop participants who received counselling training and education on HIV and AIDS.