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08 Feb 2016 description

Highlights of the week

  • Cholera outbreak in Sironko district continues

Completeness of Reporting

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.

06 Feb 2016 description
report Arusha Times

By Staff Writer

Retired Head of State in the second phase government, Ally Hassan Mwinyi is expected to lead a team of election observers to be deployed by the East African Community to monitor the Ugandan General Elections slated for the 18th of this month.

05 Feb 2016 description

FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong

KAMPALA – Three United Nations agencies in Uganda are implementing a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.

04 Feb 2016 description

In the African Development Bank Group’s bid to work for a continent free of poverty and water-borne diseases, the Board of Directors approved on Wednesday, February 3 in Abidjan a US $91-million loan to Uganda, for the provision of clean water and improved sanitation in the country.

02 Feb 2016 description

By Samuel Okiror

BUDUDA, Uganda, 2 February 2016 - For decades, Mr. Joel Mayatsya has used traditional knowledge as an early warning system for landslides in the hilly area of Bududa, eastern Uganda, helping his community reduce the risk of a rain-triggered disaster.

Mr. Mayatsya, 65, hunts for tell-tale signs such as cracks on the steep slopes, sightings of migratory birds, soil depressions, sounds from the mountain, foam on the surface of streams, thick fog on the fringes of the forests and prolonged rainfall without hailstones.

02 Feb 2016 description

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of 374 health workers to the region to boost up support towards the treatment of the disease. The team includes Medical doctors, medical clinical officers and nurses. The team has been contracted for a period of 30 days to offer case management at the health facility level. The epidemic broke out in the region in July last year and has so far affected 1,005,632 people, killing 658.

01 Feb 2016 description

Highlights of the week
- Second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

Completeness of Reporting

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Concerns about violations of freedom of association, assembly, and expression are increasing as Uganda prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections in early 2016. Police obstruct some candidates’ access to media and public meetings. President Yoweri Museveni has been in power for 30 years and remains his party’s sole presidential candidate. Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi left the ruling party to vie for president and has faced arrest, detention, and obstructions during his campaigns, as have other opposition candidates.

01 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

20,136* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 27 January, 2016)

Further breakdown of the above figure:
15,128 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
362 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
245 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
79 Refugees received in Kisoro district
4,322 Urban refugees received in Kampala

*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

PRIORITIES

31 Jan 2016 description

Highlights of the week

Cholera outbreaks in Hoima, Mbale and Sironko districts

Completeness of Reporting

30 Jan 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) Uganda. In Mbarara and Kampala, matoke is most important commodity for all households.

30 Jan 2016 description
report Enough Project

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis and Intern Adam Finestone.

30 Jan 2016 description

Food security remains Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most areas of Karamoja

Key Messages

29 Jan 2016 description
report European Union

One of the youngest electorates in the world is about to make an important decision in Uganda’s 18 February 2016 General Elections, and the European Union was invited by the country’s authorities to establish an Election Observation Mission. The purpose of the mission is to assess the extent to which the election process complies with Uganda’s international and regional commitments, and national laws.

29 Jan 2016 description

(LWI) - Renewed fighting in South Sudan has caused a new influx of refugees into neighboring Uganda.

“Since the beginning of January 2016, Uganda has been experiencing a significant increase in the influx of South Sudanese refugees. Since the beginning of the year, the Elegu refugee collection point, the main entry for refugees into Uganda, has registered 5,026 new arrivals,” Jesse Kamstra, representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Program in Uganda, says. The United Nations estimates that about 500 people from Uganda cross the border to northern Uganda each day.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 900,000
Total affected children (under 18): 500,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 350,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 269,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition
• 12,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to treatment programmes
• 100,000 children aged 6 to 59 months received vitamin A supplementation