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29 May 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has received a 300 000 € grant from the French Embassy in Uganda to support its food security and Community Resilience project in Karamoja. The project provides vulnerable households with vital livelihood support. The fund will help in fighting food insecurity and building Resilience in Karamoja through cash for work and training activities

29 May 2017 description

By: Rocco Nuri in Nakivale, Uganda | 26 May 2017

Bosco starts his daily work routine at eight o’clock. White lab coat on, he heads straight for the paediatric ward, where all the beds are occupied. Many children shiver with high fever under their blankets because of malaria. A few malnourished toddlers are hooked up to drips supplying therapeutic food.

Bosco checks on his little patients with a gentle touch here and a heartfelt “sorry” there when a patient cries out in pain. Worried mothers seem comforted by his caring manner.

29 May 2017 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide further assistance to the millions of people across Africa forced from their homes, with more than ten million estimated to be on the verge of starvation due to ongoing conflict and widespread drought.

An additional $19.3 million in support will provide emergency food, healthcare, water and sanitation to people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya.

28 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners have assisted more than 80,000 people in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties.

  • Emergency food assistance has been distributed to more than 17,300 people in Aburoc. Water remains a predominant concern.

  • An attack on Luom, Mayendit County, in May left homes looted, burned and destroyed, and the area’s Primary Health Centre reportedly looted.

  • Eleven months on, the cholera outbreak continues to spread, with counties most recently affected increasingly distant from the River Nile.

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp"

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

26 May 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Every day thousands of frightened refugees fleeing terrible violence in South Sudan arrive in Uganda in desperate need of food, water and basic survival supplies.

  • Thousands of separated children arrive without their parents, who have been lost or killed. World Vision is helping to identify, protect and find caring guardians for these extremely vulnerable children.

26 May 2017 description

Outbreaks of Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) threaten the livelihoods and food security of millions of people dependent on tilapia farming

Highlights

  • Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) poses a great threat to the tilapia sector. Tilapias are farmed globally and are the second most important aquaculture species in terms of volumes produced, providing a key source of affordable animal protein, income to fishfarmers and fishers, and domestic and export earnings.

26 May 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 23 mai 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, réitère ce jour son inquiétude quant à l’instabilité de la situation au Burundi, qui continue de pousser les civils à fuir dans les pays voisins en quête de sécurité. Depuis avril 2015, environ 410 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres ne cessent d’augmenter.

26 May 2017 description

Invite African Commission, UN experts to join Kasese investigation

(Kampala, May 26, 2017) – The Ugandan government should facilitate independent and transparent investigations with international expertise into the November 2016 killings of civilians in Kasese, Uganda and hold security forces accountable, a coalition of 40 organizations said today. The groups urged the government to invite relevant African Commission experts and United Nations special rapporteurs to participate in investigations.

26 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as warriors have battled the government—and each other—for cattle and survival. Droughts have increased in severity and frequency over the years, leading to chronic food insecurity and widespread economic hardships in the region, just like in many other districts in the arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

25 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April

  • Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc

  • USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.

24 May 2017 description

Uganda has welcomed more than 800,000 refugees from South Sudan. Upon arrival they are allocated a small plot of land. Here, they can build a future for themselves. The Danish Refugee Council assists the people who have sought refuge in Uganda

24 May 2017 description

Rome, 24 May 2017 – At a time when nearly one million South Sudanese have crossed into northern Uganda, creating one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in Kampala 25 May to discuss efforts to support small scale farmers and increase food security in the country. According to a recent analysis, some 4.9 million South Sudanese are food insecure and 100,000 are at risk of famine.

24 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

409,662 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2017

FUNDING

USD 250 million Requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (Jan-Dec 2017)

PRIORITIES

  • Tanzania: Provide assistance to the Tanzanian Government in the development of the new Refugee Status Determination procedures.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING