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13 Jun 2012 description

L’insécurité alimentaire s’aggrave en Syrie et au Yémen, dans un climat de troubles civils

13 juin 2012, Rome - D'après le bulletin trimestriel de la FAO sur la production agricole et la sécurité alimentaire, les perspectives sont globalement bonnes pour la production céréalière mondiale, mais plusieurs régions devraient faire face aux conséquences des pluies insuffisantes, du climat rigoureux, des conflits armés et des déplacements de populations.

20 Mar 2012 description

Summary:

CHF 185,962 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 59,090 beneficiaries (including 1,000 households who received relief items).

Heavy rains during the month of July 2011 in some parts of Uganda resulted in serious flooding and landslides, causing deaths and damage to property and crops. Bulambuli District was the most affected area, with rains causing massive landslides that resulted in the deaths of 27 people.

05 Mar 2012 description
report Uganda Red Cross

By Everns Turyahikayo Bagumuhunda, focal person, URCS Kabale Branch

Kabale District has been threatened by famine and its related effects since the last decade. The disaster has now gone beyond the measure of anticipation since September 2011. The climate has relatively changed. Rains and sunshine are no longer reliable, yet farmers culturally follow the order of planting. As a result, crops meet heavy rains, hailstorms, and droughts at different seasons.

09 Feb 2012 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

The Uganda Red Cross has today (Feb 9) began distributing essential household items to 4,000 families recovering from the September 2011 floods and landslides. Heavy rains which caused the disaster resulted in 34 deaths and affected more than 15,600 families whose homes and belongings were damaged or destroyed.

The British Red Cross and Department for International Development (DFID) are supporting the response and have given £244,000 to help communities in Bulambuli, Sironko, Kween, Amuria, Katakwi, Nakapiripirit and Kisoro districts.

09 Feb 2012 description
report British Red Cross

This week, the Uganda Red Cross began distributing essential household items to 4,000 families recovering from floods and landslides in September 2011.

Heavy rains which caused the disaster resulted in 34 deaths and affected more than 15,600 families whose homes and belongings were damaged or destroyed.

The British Red Cross and Department for International Development (DFID) are supporting the response and have given £244,000 to help communities in Bulambuli, Sironko, Kween, Amuria, Katakwi, Nakapiripirit and Kisoro districts.

Dealing with disasters

06 Feb 2012 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) will distribute essential households items to 4, 000 households (28, 000 people) who were affected by landslides and floods in 2011 with support from the UK Department for International Development. (DFID) and the British Red Cross.

13 Jan 2012 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2011 secondary season cereal production is estimated at above average levels

  • G Favourable outlook for crop and rangeland in Karamoja region

  • Food prices indicate a general decline as newly harvested crops replenished main markets

  • Overall, the food security situation is satisfactory

Favourable rains boost cereal production in the 2011 secondary cropping season

26 Dec 2011 description

STRUCTURE OF THE UGANDA HUMANITARIAN PROFILE 2012

PART 1. CONTEXT OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION

The Uganda humanitarian profile 2012 is the second version after a decision was made to end the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in Uganda. It builds on the humanitarian profile for 2011 to provide an update on the humanitarian issues in the country. This is both a preparedness and resource mobilization tool which is updated every year to inform government and the humanitarian community on key humanitarian issues in the country.

04 Dec 2011 description
report New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

Floods have destroyed over 2,000 acres of rice in Butaleja district and affected yields as well as causing losses to farmers.

At Doho rice scheme with a total of 2,500 acres of which 2,380 are presently under rice cultivation, the floods have destroyed more than 2,000 acres while over 2,500 acres of the total 3,000 acres belonging to rice out growers in the scheme have also been swept.

30 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Gerald Tenywa in Durban, South Africa at the UN Climate Change Conference 2011

THE changing rainfall patterns are likely to disrupt the productivity of Uganda’s rain-fed agriculture, causing food insecurity and pushing millions of people deeper into poverty.

According to a report, titled, “Turning up the heat” released recently by Oxfam, erratic rainfall in the March to June was causing drought and a reduction in crop yields and plant varieties.

24 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Petride Mudoola

The Government is seeking for over sh45b towards the rehabilitation of road infrastructure that have been damaged by heavy rains, Julius Onen the Assistant Commissioner in charge of district and community access roads in the Ministry of Works and Transport has said.

He explained that sh5b is required for mitigation of National roads, sh1.5b for maintenance of district, urban and rural roads and sh15b is required for intervention on national roads. Another sh19.18b is required for materials like culverts, gabions and bridges, he added.

21 Nov 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde
Monday, 21 November 2011 12:46

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has dispatched relief items for 7, 215 people (1, 443 households) affected by floods in Serere, Amolator, Kumi and Apac districts.

The relief items include blankets, cooking pots, plates, soap, cups, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and jerrycans. Each household receives 2 blankets, 2 cooking pots, 5 plates, 3 bars of soap, 5 cups, 1 tarpaulin, 1 mosquito net and 1 jerrycan.

18 Nov 2011 description

By Catherine Ntabadde

In light of the latest report summary from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns that the world is likely to face more extreme weather events, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling on governments to be better prepared to manage the impacts of climate change.

The IPCC findings are consistent with IFRC reports gathered through its global network of national societies.

17 Nov 2011 description

KAMPALA, 17 November 2011 - Sporadic light rain fell this morning on the vastness of Uganda’s Lake Victoria as Alex Bakunda MP, chairman of the Ugandan Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, chatted with local fisherman, Babalanda Yusuf, about the difficulty of making a living from fishing in Africa’s largest body of fresh water.

14 Nov 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

The skies opened their doors to let the rains out! After communities re-settling following the 2007 deadly floods, the heavy rains have re-surrected again displacing 2, 291 households in Teso and Bugisu sub regions, Eastern Uganda.

According to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Mbale Region Program Manager Stephen Wamukota, Serere district is the most hit. The other districts affected are Kumi, Kween and Bulambuli.

11 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Felix Osujo

A total of 3000 families in Serere district have fled their homes after continuous torrential rains caused flooding of majority homes.

With pit latrines water-logged, people have now been compelled to defecate in water causing a horrible smell, and most of their grass-thatched houses, semi permanent homes have collapsed due to the increasing pressure of the water. Most of the gardens have been submerged and some of the highway maram roads are flooded.

10 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Mark Owor

KAMPALA'S low-lying areas Friday afternoon turned into a big lake following a downpour that lasted for over two hours. This is the second time floods batter the capital in one week.

Slums and wetlands in Kampala and its suburbs were most affected, with water gushing into people's houses and denying some people access to the main roads.

This forced residents in the most affected areas of Bwaise, Kalerwe, Kireka, Katwe and Ndeeba to wade through the water to drier ground.

07 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

FLOODS have displaced families in six districts in eastern Uganda. The affected districts are Bulambuli, Kween, Tororo, Butaleja, Bukedea and Amuria.

In Bunambutye sub-county, Bulambuli, the floods have displaced 24 families and ravaged the Sironko-Bulambuli-Nakapiripirit-Moroto road, cutting off communication along the route to Karamoja sub-region.

Ismail Wanyama, 32, of Buwala village said the floods knocked down his mud-and-wattle house, forcing him to relocate with his family to a relative’s home.