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Affected countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The…
Affected countries: Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit North West Tanzania on Saturday 10th September, 2016, about 44 km from Bukoba town, on the western shore of Lake Victoria. Based on initial reports, the quake was shallow, occurring at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles). Shallow quakes generally tend to be more…
Affected countries: South Sudan, Uganda
As of 5 May 2017, cholera outbreaks have been confirmed in 19 counties in South Sudan. The most affected counties are located along the River Nile. This suggests vehicle-borne transmission from contaminated water in affected counties. Cumulatively, 7,735 cholera cases, including 246 deaths (76…
Affected countries: Uganda
On 8 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uganda notified WHO of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Masaka district, south of Kampala. (WHO, 2 May 2016) From the beginning of the outbreak on 9 April 2016 to 8 June 2016, the Ministry of Health of Uganda, has reported 68 suspected cases, of…
Affected countries: Uganda
In January 2013, a measles outbreak was confirmed in Hoima district, followed by a protracted sequence of outbreaks in Kyenjojo in April, Isingiro in June, Mubende in July, and Kamwenge in August. By mid-August, 57 confirmed cases and two deaths had been recorded. A UNEPI/UNICEF report from 2011…
Affected countries: Uganda
On 18 Apr 2013, the Uganda Ministry of Health reported an outbreak of cholera in the eastern districts of Hoima, Nebbi and Buliisa. Since the beginning of 2013 the cumulative number of cases reported from the cholera affected districts has reached 216 cases and seven deaths. The overall case…
Affected countries: Uganda
Heavy rains at the beginning of May 2013 caused the banks of the Nyamwamba river to burst, which resulted in flooding in Western Uganda's Kasese district. Eight people have been confirmed dead, and over 25,000 have been affected. The flooding has caused widespread destruction of houses, crops…
Affected countries: Uganda
On 19 Oct 2012, the Uganda Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever. As of 29 Oct, a total of 19 cases and nine deaths had been reported from five districts: Kabale district, in south-western Uganda, Kampala (the capital city), Ibanda, Mbarara and Kabarole. (WHO, 31 Oct…
Affected countries: Uganda
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kibaale district in western Uganda killed 17 people in July and August 2012. A total of 24 probable and confirmed cases were recorded, of which 11 were laboratory confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. On 4 Oct, the government…
Affected countries: Uganda
18 people were confirmed dead and nine injured by landslides that burried two villages of Namaaga and Bunakasala in Bumwalukani Sub County, Bududa District, on 25 Jun 2012 (Uganda Red Cross, 26 Jun 2012). Sunday 24th June 2012, a landslide caused by heavy rains buried the villages of Namanga and…
Affected countries: Uganda
The Ministry of Health reported cholera epidemics in six districts across the country with 724 cases and 28 deaths (CFR: 4%) registered between February and March 2012 (WHO, 31 Mar 2012). The first outbreak was confirmed on 14 Feb in the Mbale district in Eastern Uganda (IFRC, 5 Mar, 2012). A…
Affected countries: Uganda
Mudslides caused by heavy rains left over 6,400 people in need of urgent re-settlement, 5 injured and 3 bodies still trapped under debris. WFP distributed food aid to 26 families with the assistance of the Red Cross. (Uganda Red Cross, 12 Aug 2011) Floods caused by heavy rains in the east have…
Affected countries: Uganda
An Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic has been reported in Luwero District of Uganda. One death so far has been reported with two suspected cases in the isolation unit at Bombo military hospital since the outbreak was confirmed on 13 May 2011 by the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH). (IFRC, 20 May…
Heavy rains starting in February 2010 were experienced in the East African Region, resultiing in flooding in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. Resulting landslides in Uganda affected more than 50,000 people across the country with an estimated 400 people killed in Bududa district(IFRC, 31 July…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Uganda
In September 2008, heavy rains led to the flooding of three parishes in Eastern Uganda along the stretch of Lake Albert, in Agule Sub County in Pallisa District. About 700 people were affected, including 400 displaced. The floods submerged crops, worsening general food shortages due to poor yields…
Affected countries: Uganda
On 29 Nov 2007, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Bundibugyo District in Western Uganda. The outbreak is said to have started in Kikyo Village, Kasitu Sub County after it was rumored that the person suspected to…
Affected countries: Uganda
Unusually heavy rainfall from July to November 2007 led to flooding and water-logging across a number of districts in eastern and northern Uganda (Soroti, Amuria, Katakwi, Bukedea, Kumi, Lira and Sironko Districts), giving rise to a major humanitarian response across all sectors. (OCHA, 31 Jan…
Affected countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda
(Ottawa - September 27, 2007) Extensive flooding has affected more than one million people and left 650,000 homeless in over 18 countries in East, Central and West Africa. Flooding and landslides have washed away houses, food reserves and crops, and has contaminated clean water supplies. (Canadian…
Affected countries: Uganda
In July 2007, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Kamwenge District .The affected included the Kitaka gold mine community located within the Kakasi forest reserve. A total of 168 suspected cases were…