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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Uganda arrests U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

  • Staffer released but investigation continues -police

  • Project suspended after staffer detained

  • West and World Bank withhold aid worth $118 million (Adds U.S. comments, paragraphs 7-8)

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N° 12/14, 3 avril 2014

Faits saillants

  • Zone de santé d’Ango : Taux élevé de séropositivité au VIH/SIDA et absence de centre de dépistage volontaire.
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HIV: Counting to zero in Uganda

First Lady leads campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

KAMPALA, Uganda, 28 February - The First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Kataaha Museveni, has launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) national campaign in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

This is the fifth regional launch supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following launches in South West Uganda in March, mid-north region in June, the eastern region in August, and Karamoja region in September last year.

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Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 2 April 2014 (IRIN) - Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Central African Republic Situation Report- 28 March, 2014

Highlights

 The security situation remains tense in many parts of CAR, including particular hot spots in Bangui where Muslims continue to be under attack. There is also an increase in criminality in Bangui.

 296,000 mosquito nets have been distributed to 60,532 households living in IDP sites as part of the ongoing emergency response.

 As part of UNICEF’s outreach strategy, UNICEF has participated in three inter-agency assessment missions to Carnot, Moyen Sido, and Boda.

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South Sudan + 6 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 8, 17 - 21 March 2014

Highlights

  • SOUTH SUDAN: Escalating tensions between refugees and host communities in Maban County are attributed to dwindling resources affecting all populations during the hunger gap.

  • SUDAN: Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 300 per day, with a notable influx into El Liri, Talodi Locality in South Kordofan over the past week. The condition of those arriving is noted as particularly dire, with the population in desperate need of assistance as they are reported to be arriving with almost no belongings.

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Communities battling tuberculosis, HIV and isolation in Uganda

By Willie Brens Wambedde, Uganda Red Cross Society

Paul Kiterera, 51, lives in a village 20 kilometres northwest of Uganda’s capital Kampala. When his first marriage ended in divorce in 2008, he remained a single parent for almost three years before remarrying. “Due to the challenges I went through as a single parent, I did not bother to get tested for any infections or to ask my new wife about her HIV status,” said Kiterera.

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South Sudan + 6 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update, 7

Highlights

  • UNHCR together with partners are taking emergency measures to address declining nutritional status of refuges that are arriving in the countries of asylum already in poor nutritional status due to the food deficit in South Sudan.

  • Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 350 per day, with arrivals entering White Nile State from Upper Nile State of South Sudan on a daily basis. There are also reports of further influx to South Kordofan state fleeing Unity State in South Sudan.

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Uganda + 2 others
Uganda Emergency Update Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest, 26 February - 4 March 2014

Highlights

  • A total of 75,103 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo since the influx began on 16 December.
  • The combined arrival rate for the three locations exceeded 300 South Sudanese refugees a day during the last week.
  • In the midwest, 604 Congolese remain at Bubukwanga transit centre in Bundibugyo District after many refugees spontaneously returned to the DRC.
  • In the southwest, 1,772 Congolese refugees are being hosted at Nyakabande transit centre.
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Uganda + 1 other
American Jewish World Service ramps up efforts to support women and girls in East Africa

AJWS will expand work on the sexual health and rights of women and girls in Kenya and Uganda

NEW YORK, NY — American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, will soon expand its work to address the sexual health and rights of women and girls in Kenya and Uganda.

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Uganda + 2 others
Uganda Emergency Update Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest, 18 - 24 February 2014

A total of 72,311 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since 16 December. Most of them have been relocated to settlements where humanitarian partners concentrate on improving services.

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Global Fund Deeply Concerned over Anti-Gay Law in Uganda

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund expressed deep concern about a law signed today by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda that significantly toughens punishments against gay people and carries grave implications for public health.

Studies show that when gay people face discrimination including abuse, incarceration and prosecution, they are less likely to seek HIV testing, prevention and treatment services. Discrimination and stigma curtail access to health services and undermine efforts to control HIV.

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World + 6 others
Global Health: Science and Practice Journal Volume 2 | Number 1 | 2014

Highlights from this issue:

  • Can cell phones transform the role of CHWs in the health system?
  • Can the levonorgestrel intrauterine system be successfully introduced through mobile outreach in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • How can we improve malaria in pregnancy programs?
  • Can non-physicians safely perform adult medical male circumcision?
  • How did Marie Stopes International scale up delivery of contraceptive implants in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What was the impact on the health system of a meningococcal vaccine campaign?
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World + 33 others
2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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World + 33 others
Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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UNAIDS expresses deep concern over impact of Ugandan bill on the rights of gay men

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UNAIDS

If signed into law the controversial bill would toughen punishments against gay people in Uganda

GENEVA, 18 February 2014—UNAIDS is deeply concerned about a bill in Uganda that would further toughen punishments against gay men.

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World + 34 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Uganda activists fear AIDS setback amid gay clampdown

01/22/2014 03:10 GMT

by Emmanuel LEROUX-NEGA

KAMPALA, January 22, 2014 (AFP) - Branded as "abnormal" and with politicians baying for blood, Uganda's gay community is being pushed further underground in what could be a setback for the fight against AIDS, medical and rights activists say.

Last week Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life even after lawmakers removed an extremely controversial death penalty clause. The president's decision was greeted with measured relief among gays.

Agence France-Presse:

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Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill, Unsigned but Still Effective

KAMPALA, Jan 21 2014 (IPS) - Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has reportedly refused to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that would mean life in prison for people convicted of homosexual acts.

But many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) people in the East African country, and NGOs trying to help them, say many have been suffering discrimination for years and it is getting worse.

“People think it [the bill] is already law,” Judith, who asked not to be identified for her safety, told IPS. “Whether the bill is passed or not, we are suffering.”