• Since the beginning of January 2017, the number of malaria cases has reached over 4.2 million people (with 1,891 deaths); UNICEF contributed to the National Malaria Response Plan with the provision of malaria drugs and diagnostic kits, and community mobilisation activities for an amount of about US$ 3.6 million.
9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.
Understanding labour migration in the East African Community
Kerry A. Millington and Mina Bhardwaj
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
South Sudan: Sexual violence ‘on a massive scale’ leaves thousands in mental distress amid raging conflict
Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International revealed in a new report out today.
1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June
274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
707,216 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016
272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi
172,059 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya
107,330 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi
ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES
Gesture aims to encourage governments to support FAO's emergency response
21 July 2017, Rome - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.
Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought."
Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.
Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.
David H. Shinn, Adjunct professor of international affairs, George Washington University
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairman Young, Ranking Member Merkley, and the members of this subcommittee for holding this important and timely hearing today. Refugees International (RI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people in parts of the world impacted by conflict, persecution and forced displacement. Based here in Washington, we conduct fact-finding missions to research and report on the circumstances of displaced populations in countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Uganda, and Turkey.
Today, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) celebrated the launch of a partnership with Amref Health Africa that will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people living in communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through improved access to safe water and sanitation as well as economic empowerment through income generating opportunities.
New Government Report: Climate change and urbanization to increasingly impact children’s well-being in Uganda
KAMPALA, 19 July 2017 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF will today launch a pioneering report that highlights the impact of climate change and urbanization on children. The report will be launched at 2:30pm at Uganda Bureau of Statistics Conference Hall.