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Appeals & Funding
Statement on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014
Today, 1st October, marks the 24th commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.Refugee Law project recognizes the contribution of the 6734 older refugees in Uganda(as per UNHCR February 2014) and raises some of the major concerns faced by this group of persons.
Officials from both countries are expected to meet in Kajo-Keji tomorrow in efforts to smoothen relations between communities of Kajo-Keji and the Madi in Uganda’s Moyo district.
Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala Sabuni says there was more violence last night that left two children dead.
Snapshot 6 - 12 August
Central African Republic: The CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza named a Muslim as the new Prime Minister. Renewed clashes have displaced 20,000 people in Batafango (Ouham) since July and 17,000 people in Bambari (Ouaka) since June. A total of 890 security incidents were recorded in 2014, hampering humanitarian access.
Snapshot 22-29 July 2014
oPt: 1,067 are reported killed in Gaza since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. 215,000 people have been displaced, and shelter conditions are a major concern. Damage to critical infrastructure, including the only power station in Gaza and health facilities, is heavily restricting access to basic services. Insecurity is also impeding humanitarian access.
1. Executive Summary
Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s major influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to be hosted in Kenya. As well, 2011 saw an unprecedented influx of Somalis as a result of drought and insecurity in their homeland.
Kampala, the capital of Uganda has been a habitat for refugees from the great lakes region for several decades. While all refugees suffer the effects of forced migration, female refugees continue to experience exceptional suffering.
In 2013, Refugee Law Project through the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing Program carried out a study on the psychosocial challenges faced by female refugees in Kampala among 153 women and girls.
Snapshot 16–23 April
Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.
As at the end of January 2014, the active camp population in Kakuma stood at 132,606 persons*, with Somali refugees accounting for 40.65% of the total camp population, South Sudanese and Sudanese making up 36.71% and 5.96% respectively, and the remaining 16 nationalities, including those from Ethiopia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and others accounting for the remaining 16.64% of the camp population. (*This does not include those awaiting registration.)
The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.
Appeal Target: US$939,605
Balance Requested: US$ 280,732
Geneva, 03 January 2014
A. Objectifs stratégiques
Renforcer la protection de la population civile et améliorer l’accès aux vivres, aux biens et services de base dans les zones affectées par les violences et les conflits armés
Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité dues à la malnutrition aigüe dans les zones en crise nutritionnelle
Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité excessives au sein des populations touchées par les épidémies
Somalia is the country generating the second highest number of refugees in the world (Afghanistan is the highest).
UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.
KAMPALA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing relief food to help vulnerable households in the Karamoja region cope with the hardship of the hunger season, the period between planting in March/April and September/October when harvesting begins.
UNHCR Operation highlights
Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.
Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.
UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated between 1.1 and 1.36 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.
Summary: CHF 111,629 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) deliver immediate assistance to some 3,480 beneficiaries.
Sunday 24th June 2012, a landslide caused by heavy rains buried the villages of Namanga and Bunakasala in Bududa district. The landslide covered approximately 5 acres of land and left a devastating effect on the people and the environment in the area. 18 people were killed, 15 houses were completely buried in the mudslide, and crops and property were destroyed.
BUKAVU, DR Congo, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) - Humanitarian agencies working in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been overwhelmed following a massive displacement triggered by fighting between the Congolese army (FARDC) and rebel movement M23 in North Kivu.
“The situation is truly precarious. There is no medicine, no food. Children could die. People are spending the night outside, each one beside their baggage, and it is very cold,” says Roger Manegabe, head of a family who managed to reach Bukavu from North Kivu.
President Yoweri Museveni has said there is urgent need to rehabilitate the north and northeastern Uganda and empower elders as a way of addressing the social dislocation in the region following years of conflict, adding that his government had a grand plan to re-launch the restocking exercise in the region.
The President was also happy to learn that following the mass treatment campaign he launched against river blindness in March at Angura Health Centre in Pader district, there have been no reports of new cases of the nodding disease registered by the Ministry of Health.