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Uganda: Communities empowered to reduce vulnerability

Report
Uganda Red Cross
Twenty communities in 11 districts of Uganda have been organized, trained and supported to take specific actions to reduce their vulnerability and strengthen their copying capacity to manage disaster risks. This was carried out by Uganda Red Cross Society in partnership with British Red Cross, Department of International Development (DFID), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swedish Red Cross.

URCS implemented DFID supported activities in HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence, Malaria, Water and Sanitation activities

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The Humanitarian - A Uganda Red Cross Society quarterly publication Jul - Sep 2009

Report
Uganda Red Cross
Word from the editor

Famine is a reality. It has affected thousands with minimal effort from the public to save the situation. The majority of districts are affected but the hard-hit are those in the North and North Eastern Uganda that have had a rough past. These districts have experienced among others floods and wars that have shattered their livelihoods and hardly have coping mechanisms.

When Uganda Red Cross Society appealed to the public to donate whatever they could, a number of people responded to the call by donating items in cash and kind which were given to the

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Myanmar + 53 others
International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the UN SG (A/64/331)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/141 of 10 March 2009, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the

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Benin + 37 others
Coopération internationale en matière d'aide humanitaire à la suite de catastrophes naturelles : de la phase des secours à celle de l'aide au développement - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/331)

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies

Résumé

Le présent rapport a été établi en application de la résolution 63/141 du 10 mars 2009 de l'Assemblée générale, dans laquelle

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Afghanistan + 59 others
Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327)

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report on the Central Emergency Response Fund is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/139 of 11 December 2008 and covers activities from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009.

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Uganda: MTN donates relief food to 1,354 starving people

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Uganda Red Cross
MTN Uganda has donated relief food worth Shs70 million to 1,354 starving people in Magoro Sub County, Katakwi District.

The items which were distributed by the Uganda Red Cross Society on 23rd July, included 2,310kgs of maize flour, 7,337kg of beans and 1,354kgs of salt. Each family received 15kgs of posho, 5.4kgs of beans and one kg of salt.

Speaking during the distribution exercise, the Chairman Uganda Red Cross Society, Mr. Tom Buruku, said this was the largest donation since the National Society launched an appeal of Shs5.6 billion at the beginning of the month.

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

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Uganda Red Cross
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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Kenya + 2 others
Feature: Red Cross - From wars, though earthquakes to rock concerts

Shabtai Gold, dpa

Geneva_(dpa) _ From the very beginning, the International Committee of the Red Cross set out create societies across the world that exist during peace time and can provide a pool of well-prepared volunteers ready in case of war.

"The idea of the Red Cross was born out of war," said Stephen Ryan, who works with youth and volunteers at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, the secretariat that binds together the 186 national societies and 97 million members and volunteers.

"But what about countries that are

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Burundi + 4 others
East Africa Sub-zone: Appeal No. MAA64003 - Annual Report 2008

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

During the year 2008 National Societies in the East Africa Sub-zone i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda Red Cross Societies were able to respond to numerous and diverse humanitarian challenges faced by millions of people in the region. This was possible through the international support realised through the 2008-2009 appeal. Disaster response and management programmes as well as response to health epidemics took prominence. While responding to these challenges the National

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Commission decision on the approval and the financing of a Global Plan for humanitarian operations from the budget of the European Communities 2009 in Uganda

ECHO/UGA/BUD/2009/01000

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid(1) , and in particular Articles 2, 4 and 15(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The security situation in the north central regions of Uganda has remained calm despite the fact that the Juba Peace talks have not yet been concluded.

(2) The return process of the original 1.5 million persons displaced in the north central regions of Uganda has

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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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ACT Appeal Uganda: Re-settlement program in Northern Uganda - AFUG91

Appeal Target: US$ 2,731,452

Geneva, 12 December 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The humanitarian situation across much of conflict-affected northern Uganda continues to progress along the transition from humanitarian to recovery and development action. In 2009, distinct humanitarian needs will continue to require a coordinated response, even as recovery and development are recognised as the dominant thinking across the majority of existing areas of operations where ACT members in Uganda are operating. The humanitarian action outlined in this appeal for Uganda

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Uganda: Bilateral contribution, 05 Dec 2008

Rome 5 december, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the General Directorate for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 1.100.000,00 euros to Uganda following the humanitarian emergency due to the floods of last months.

The aim of the contribution will contribute, as a result of the isolation of a large population of Pader district, the achievement of planned operations from Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) and will ensure the transit of people and goods throughout

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Congo + 5 others
Flood affected areas in Central and East Africa (as of 24 Nov 2008)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Uganda: Let's hedge better against disasters

Report
Monitor-Uganda
Editorial

An estimated 15,000 people have been displaced from their homes in several parts of the country by floods caused by unusually-heavy rainfall. In some parts of the country, the floods have swept away bridges, cutting off villages and entire communities.

Fortunately, the damage from the floods has not been as bad as that of last year which claimed 47 lives and left thousands of people depending on emergency food aid - in comparison, only two deaths have been reported so far this year. This, however, is small

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Uganda: Officials hope emergency will be avoided as rains subside

Report
IRIN
KAMPALA, 18 November 2008 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have displaced thousands and damaged crops in eastern and northern Uganda, but officials are optimistic an emergency will be avoided as better weather is predicted.

"Some people have been affected by heavy rains with some displaced, but this does not mean that we shall see an emergency because the meteorological department has already told us that the rains are at their end," Musa Ecweru, state minister for disaster preparedness and refugees, said.

Crops in most affected areas, the minister

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Thousands of Ugandans displaced by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Nov 18, 2008 (AFP) - Thousands of people in northern Uganda have been displaced from their homes because of floods caused by heavy rains, leaders from the affected areas told AFP on Tuesday.

"It is raining almost daily. There are houses which have been smashed and there are crops which have been destroyed. There are many places where people cannot live," said Anne Auru, an MP for the northwestern Moyo District, one of the areas worst hit by the flooding.

"We really need humanitarian assistance," she said. "And we need support in the form of food."

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Uganda: Floods displace 15,000

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Monitor-Uganda
Heavy rains have again hit several parts of Uganda, leading to two deaths, destruction of property and displacement of at least 15,000, people.

A number of rural areas have been cut off from the rest of the country. Reports from the countryside say the most affected areas are parts of Adjumani and Moyo districts in the West Nile region, parts of Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Kaabong and Abim districts in the Karamoja region, Kiboga and Kayunga districts in the central region, as well as Kasese in western Uganda.

The deaths occurred in Nakapiripirit

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Uganda: Flooding hits Moyo sub county

Report
Uganda Red Cross
The Uganda Red Cross Society, Moyo Branch conducted an assessment on 5th November to establish the number of people affected by floods in Koch central village, Waka parish, Itula Sub County.

The flooding resulted from heavy downpour and the opening of a feeder road that connects Itula Sub County with Koch Boma village without a proper plan. Koch Boma is also in Itula Sub County but it is situated a River Koch.

Flooding has led to the collapse of houses and pit latrines and the destruction of gardens. Water sources have also been contaminated posing a threat of disease outbreak.

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Landslides warning for Eastern, Western Uganda

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New Vision
The Disaster ministry is warning of land slides in Mbale and hilly areas in western Uganda.

The State minister for disaster preparedness Musa Ecweru says due to heavy rains, people in Bundibugyo, Kasese and areas around Mt Elgon are likely to experience land slides.

He says many areas in the west Nile have also been submerged by the floods after heavy rains this year.

Ecweru adds that the floods in Teso and Karamoja region have washed away some feeder roads as well as interfering with government programs.