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EU development cooperation with Uganda

Reference: MEMO/11/761

Uganda receives support from the European Commission in two main areas: transport/infrastructure and rural development. Under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), Uganda will benefit from total EU funding of €439 million between 2008 and 2013; mainly in these sectors. The programming also foresees a general budget support programme (so-called MDG contract) as well as activities in non-focal areas, such as democratic governance and civil society. Uganda received EDF funding of €80.8 million in 2010.

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Commission decision of of the financing of Emergency Humanitarian aid actions in Uganda from the 10th European Development Fund (ECHO/UGA/EDF/2009/01000)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, in particular Articles 72 and 73 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2007 of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, in particular Articles 5.4 and 8 thereof

Whereas:

(1) A rapid food assessment has been done by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Uganda: Meteorologists issue floods warning

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Monitor-Uganda
Al-Mahdi Ssenjkabirwa

Kampala - Several parts of the country face flooding caused by torrential rains that are expected within the next three months, the metrological department has warned.

The Commissioner for Meteorology, Mr S. A. Magezi, said in a statement dated July 22 that the epicentre of the heavy rains is expected to be eastern Uganda, which suffered a similar catastrophe in 2007.

"Most parts of the country are likely to experience enhanced rainfall reaching flooding levels in areas that are prone to floods," he said.

He added that intense rainfall is likely

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Uganda Red Cross appeal for UShs5.6b for famine-stricken communities

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) appeals for Ushs5.6 billion to respond to the food needs of famine-stricken communities in the North and Eastern regions. The assistance can be in cash or kind.

Approximately 2 million people in the areas of Teso, Acholi, Lango, Karamoja and West Nile are affected by acute shortage of food as a result of crop failure due to prolonged drought.

The most affected areas are Amuria and Katakwi districts in the Teso region and Karamoja areas. Other areas affected include Adjumani, Koboko, Arua and Nebbi in Northern Uganda.

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Uganda: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRUG006 Final Report

GLIDE No. FL-2007-000138-UGA

Period covered by this Final Report: September 2007 to July 2008

Appeal target (current): CHF 11,413,603 (USD 9,511,366 or EUR 6,942,581);

Final Appeal coverage: 69%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 20 September 2007 for CHF 8,928,075 for 6 months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

- A total of five operations updates were issued.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal for CHF 11,413,603 was issued on 18 December 2007 to assist 125,000 beneficiaries for 10 months.

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Uganda, UN in joint bid to avert Karamoja famine

KAMPALA, Jan 16, 2009 (AFP) - Uganda and the United Nations's food agency have launched an emergency plan to avert famine in the impoverished northeastern region of Karamoja, officials announced Friday.

"There is a very serious food shortage in Karamoja. If no action were taken you would see people dying in large numbers and that would be a famine," World Food Programme Country Director Stanlake Samkange told reporters.

The 64 million dollar plan will target 970,000 people, approximately 80 percent of the regions's population. Distribution

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Health Action in Crises (HAC) Programme in Uganda - Annual Report 2008

REDUCING AVOIDABLE LOSS OF LIFE AND THE DISEASE BURDEN DUE TO EMERGENCIES IN UGANDA

Background

The General Context in Uganda

Uganda is making good progress in its drive towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets; HIV sero prevalence rates have stabilized at 6.4% (although the rate of new infections are said to be on the increase), there is better awareness about HIV and improved access to ART in the country and modest improvements have been made in Infant, under 5 and maternal Mortality rates. However,

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The Humanitarian - All you need to know about Uganda Red Cross Society activities Oct - Dec 2008

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In the month of October, African National Societies converged in Johannesburg for the 7th Pan African Conference. The delegates from 53 National Socieities made committments for the next 4 years and pledged to continue alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable.

Under the theme, "Together for Action in Africa, the conference focused on HIV/AIDS, Youth, Restoring Family Links, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Intensified capacity building for better health and care delivery. In the 4 years to come, Uganda Red

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The Humanitarian - All you need to know about Uganda Red Cross Society activities Jul - Sep 2008

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Uganda Red Cross
Editorial

In July, representatives from National Societies allover Africa and the Rome Consensus met in Entebbe with the intent to discuss and commit themselves to finding a solution to the ever increasing drug abuse in the country and world over.

The Humanitarian Drug Policy in the offing is expected to be one of the tools to fight the vice affecting 200 million people worldwide. In Uganda, drug abuse has not only led to several cases of mental disorders but also economic set back, therefore it is everyone's responsibility to work with Uganda Red Cross Society to find a solution

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Uganda: Red Cross constructs 6,684 houses for flood victims

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The floods that occurred in the eastern and northern parts of the country in July last year left hundreds of people homeless with the major infrastructure including latrines, houses and medical facilities destroyed.

Residents in the affected districts also lost 80% of their crops.

In a bid to mitigate the after-effects of the floods, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) embarked on a floods recovery programme in February this year to construct houses and sanitation facilities for the victims and to improve food security through distribution of seeds and farming tools.

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Uganda: Teso to get Shs6b to fight famine, Ecweru

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Monitor-Uganda
Joseph Malinga

Kumi - Government has set aside Shs6b to avert famine in Teso sub region, State minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has said.

Addressing different rallies in Kumi Boma ground and Ngora County headquarters, last Friday, Mr Ecweru said residents will not experience famine as President Museveni had ordered the Finance ministry to give his Ministry shs6bn.

"The Ministry of finance has already secured the money and very soon it is going to be in our office to allow us start the programme of delivering both seeds and food items to you, Mr Ecweru said.

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Uganda: UPDF gives out cassava cuttings to Teso farmers

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Richard Otim

Katakwi - The UPDF Third Division in Teso has handed out fast maturing and high yielding cassava cuttings to fight in the Teso region. UPDF Third Division spokesman Henry Obbo on Saturday said the army has embarked on providing vulnerable communities with some agricultural inputs to avert the famine.

"Food security is equally our concern. A satisfied community is a secure community," he said. "We cannot emphasise protecting people in their homes with nothing in their stomachs." At least 3 million people face famine in parts of Teso and Karamoja regions,

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Uganda: Hunger kills 15 in Moroto

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Richard Otim

Moroto - At least 15 people have been reported dead from hunger in Moroto District in the last three months, the LC5 chairperson, Mr Peter Ken Lochap has said.

He said Nawaikorot village in Ngoleriet Sub-county, Bokoro County had particularly been affected by this year's poor harvest of crops that has cast a big shadow of a looming famine on the populace of Karamoja.

"We have begun receiving reports of deaths resulting from hunger and so far 15 have been brought to my attention. I have told my people in the district to use what (food) they have in the

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The Humanitarian - All you need to know about Uganda Red Cross Society activities Apr - Jun 2008

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The Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement once again celebrated the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Day 2008. In Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) climaxed the celebrations in Tororo branch under the theme, "You & I in partnership to serve the most vulnerable."

The 2008 theme was chosen at the time the National Society is using all avenues to sustain and create new partnership with the local community. This move, it is hoped will reduce URCS' dependence on the donor community but strengthen its partnership with Ugandan stakeholders

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Crop prospects and food situation - No. 3, Jul 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 2.8 percent to a record 2 180 million tonnes. Most of the increase is in wheat following significant expansion in plantings in all regions. Coarse grains output is expected around the bumper level of last year but lower than earlier anticipated due to severe floods in the United States, the world's largest producer and exporter. Rice is tentatively forecast to increase slightly from last year's good level.

- Despite the anticipated increase in world output, cereal markets will remain tight in 2008/09. Total cereal

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Uganda Red Cross distributes oxen & ox-ploughs to Teso farmers

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They have been engaged in farming but mainly for food consumption. Much as they could have some food to eat, they do need income to meet their other needs. That is why Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has come in to cluster them into groups to achieve these objectives. These are farmers based Amuria district, one of the districts heavily affected by floods in 2007.

As part of URCS' food security programme, 60 farmers groups have been formed. Each group has 15-25 farmers. In order to boost their produce for food consumption and marketing, 30 farmers groups

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The Humanitarian - All you need to know about Uganda Red Cross Society activities Jan - Mar 2008

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The various activites that the Uganda Red Cross has engaged in this period have boosted the National Society's image. The visit of the British royal couple to the URCS youth link at St Josephs SS Nagalama is a memorable moment for the Society as this was an opportunity of a lifetime and exposed URCS activities to the international community.

URCS' engagement in the rescue of the victims of the collapsed building at Nalya in Kampala East, the fight against malaria through mosquito net distribution throughout the country, the fight

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Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Mid-Year Review of the Appeal 2008 for Uganda


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mid-Year Review of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Humanitarian Appeal 2008


Summary of crises with major changes since beginning of 2008

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.