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01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

This corresponds to nearly a 60 percent increase compared to the previous year, when it helped 43,786 migrants to voluntarily return to their countries of origin in a safe and dignified manner.

01 Jul 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda, 30 June 2016 - Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year's Africa Carbon Forum.

"Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development," said Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources of Rwanda. "We can only meet the Sustainable Development Goals if we deal with climate change."

01 Jul 2016 description

Inside the issue

IPC Global News and Features…………..1

  • Working at full Speed in 2016.

  • A "New and Renewed "IPC Global Partnership

  • gFSC and IPC Strengthening their Cooperation

  • Towards a full Harmonized IPC Classification System

-E-learning Course on IPC Version 2.0

IPC Regions and Countries…….…………..3

  • IPC in East and Central Africa

  • IPC in Southern Africa

  • IPC support to CH in West Africa

01 Jul 2016 description

1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said: ”Strengthening disaster risk governance is an essential part of sustainable development and a key priority of the Sendai Framework.

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average prices for maize grain and sorghum were relatively stable in Karamoja during the month compared to April 2016. However, compared to last year (May 2015), prices for both maize and sorghum grain were higher this year by 29% and 27% respectively highlighting food accessibility challenges.

  • The terms of trade for goat and causal labour wage against maize grain continued to deteriorate during the month compared to April 2016 and May 2015 due to unfavourable maize grain price changes.

01 Jul 2016 description

Below-average harvest expected in northwestern and eastern bimodal areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • Very poor households in Napak, Moroto, and Kaabong are expected to continue facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity through the remainder of the lean season due to significant crop losses in 2015. As a result of the late onset of 2016 rainfall, cultivation began late and is expected to delay the harvest by one month and prolong the lean season through July.

01 Jul 2016 description

30-Jun-2016

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5m (around 15 billion Ugandan shillings) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ($3.5 million) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ($1 million) in support of the humanitarian response for refugees and Ugandan host communities.

30 Jun 2016 description

573.4 M required for 2016
85.4 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
488.0 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

30 Jun 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
50.7 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
129.9 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

30 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 24 June 2016 a total of 3464 suspected cases have been reported, of which 868 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 353, of which 116 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

30 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amy Fallon

KAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS) - Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.

“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. “She said: ‘Don’t even think about immunization’.”

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

29 Jun 2016 description

Cooking banana (matoke), dry cassava chips, sorghum, millet, beans, and white maize are important food commodities for Ugandans. The staple food varies by region. Matoke is most important in the central, western, and southwestern regions; millet in the east; and sorghum in the east, north and northeast. Cassava chips, beans, and white maize are also very important for a significant part of population; cassava chips are especially important in eastern (Soroti), northern, and northwestern (Arua)

29 Jun 2016 description

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.

28 Jun 2016 description

New report on BRICS investments in African agriculture

A major new report released by the Pan-African organization ACORD finds that Africa’s small holder farmers are not benefiting enough from the increasing Chinese, Brazilian and Indian investment in African agriculture. The technology being promoted in Africa – such as irrigation equipment and tractors - tends to be more suited to Chinese, Brazilian and Indian agribusiness interests than to Africa’s smallholder farmers.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

The Adjumani district lies in the north of Uganda, a stone’s throw away from the troubles of South Sudan. It is here where you will find the largest population of South Sudanese refugees, fleeing murder, rape and unconscionable cruelty where even the disabled have been reported to have been burnt alive. However, crossing the border into the relative safety of northern Uganda does not spell the end of the journey for many of these families – especially those that are also caring for disabled children.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is assisting the Government to realize a single registry, which will significantly improve programme delivery and accountability in social protection.

  • With new funding and food from the Uganda and Japan governments and the Lift a Life foundation,
    WFP will reinstate full rations for school meals in Karamoja in June.

  • The Government, together with WFP plan to establish communal grain stores in 10 districts in order to address grain storage challenges among small-scale farmers.

28 Jun 2016 description

Lorsqu’une grande flambée épidémique de fièvre jaune survient, les pays ont besoin de s’approvisionner d’urgence en vaccins pour contenir la propagation de la maladie.

À la mi-juin 2016, près de 18 millions de doses de vaccins antiamarils avaient été distribués dans le cadre des campagnes de vaccination d’urgence en Angola, en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo. Si les pays n’ont pas suffisamment de vaccins, ils peuvent avoir accès à la réserve mondiale pour les situations d’urgence.

28 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

1. Executive Summary

The European Union (EU) decided to establish the African Peace Facility (APF) in December 2003 in order to respond to an African request to support its peace and security agenda based on the recognition that peace is a necessary precondition for sustainable development.