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World + 7 others
Reading in the Mobile Era

UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy in developing countries

UNESCO has published a report explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries. The report was published today, 23 April, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.

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Angola + 12 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 24 – April 30, 2014

  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April
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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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South Sudan + 4 others
Factsheet - South Sudan Crisis

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CARE

In just over 100 days since violence erupted in South Sudan, over 1 million people have fled their homes. 4.9 million people are in desperate need of emergency assistance (food, access to clean water and sanitation). Many refugees are crossing into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. 3.7 million people are at high risk of a severe food crisis. On top of this, the rainy season begins mid-April, entailing high risks of flooding.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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World + 14 others
Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis leaves many families torn apart

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World Vision

By Kamira James

The conflict in South Sudan has left many families torn apart. Many women fled with their own children together with other children as they sought for a safe place to stay in.

This is the common tale for many mothers you come across in the refugee settlements in Adjumani district. Families are headed by single mothers who have also fostered many separated and un-accompanied children.

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Uganda + 1 other
MSF Increases Capacity to Aid South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

April 17, 2014

The flow of South Sudanese refugees to into Uganda shows no signs of abating. Every day, approximately 300 people cross the border to escape insecurity and lack of food in neighboring South Sudan. Since conflict erupted there in December between the army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, and forces supporting former Vice President Riek Machar, more than 66,000 South Sudanese have taken refuge in Adjumani district in northern Uganda.

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L'armée ougandaise dit avoir capturé un officier de la LRA en Centrafrique

04/22/2014 12:38 GMT

KAMPALA, 22 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'armée ougandaise a annoncé mardi avoir capturé en Centrafrique un officier de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), rébellion ougandaise sanguinaire dirigée par Joseph Kony, recherché par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), et avoir libéré dix otages.

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Uganda captures LRA rebel officer, frees 10 hostages

04/22/2014 11:56 GMT

KAMPALA, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents.

Charles Okello was captured in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army spokesman Paddy Ankunda told AFP, describing him as a field commander of the "notorious" LRA.

"Most importantly we released 10 people, seven children and three women, who had been held hostage for six months," he told AFP.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Struggle with Water Shortages

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Voice of America

Bonifacio Taban

ARUA, UGANDA — Sarah Nyagut Ding spends about an hour and a half every day, waiting for her turn to draw water from a pump in the Ocea sector in Rhino resettlement camp in Uganda.

Ding is one of more than 4,000 South Sudanese refugees who have lived in the tightly packed Ocea cluster since fighting broke out in South Sudan more than four months ago.

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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS receives aid worth Ug.Shs. 1.8 billion from Chinese Red Cross

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Uganda Red Cross

Humanitarians all over the world work together and stand for the same cause. This was witnessed in a handover of office equipment and other aid to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) by the Red Cross Society of China in a colorful ceremony held at URCS headquarter, Rubaga road, Kampala.Presided over by His Excellency Zhao Yali, the ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to Uganda and graced by Hon.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS modern technology water pumps in Adjumani/Arua refugee camps relieve thousands with clean safe water.

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Uganda Red Cross

At least each day that passes more South Sudanese refugees enter Uganda and are registered at designated areas in Adjumani and Arua. Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) registers between300 to 700 refugees at Nyumanzi Reception Centre in Adjumani district on a daily basis.This in a way calls for more services ranging from health, water, food and other essential basic life requirements.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Care and Dignity in Conflict: Life-saving services for South Sudanese women and girls

Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

UNFPA needs $25 million to reach refugees and internally displaced people

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread quickly around the country. The conflict has so far displaced 740,000 people, the vast majority of them in four states.

What is the impact on maternal/reproductive health?

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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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South Sudan + 4 others
US pledges ongoing support for humanitarian efforts in S. Sudan

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Sudan Tribune

April 16, 14(BOR) – The US government’s humanitarian agency USAID has pledged to continue support for hundreds of thousands of people in critical need due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan crisis.

Speaking to the media in Jonglei capital Bor on Wednesday, USAID’s director of foreign disaster assistance, Jeremy Konyndyk, said his government had provided substantial assistance to South Sudanese people since a political power struggle between president Salva Kir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, erupted in violence in mid-December last year.