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23 Apr 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

On behalf of the China Red Cross Society, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda has today handed over items worth 202,300USDs (Approx. UGX 1 billion to Uganda Red Cross Society. The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channeled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red Cross Society). The donated items include:

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

During conflict and other emergencies, women and girls, many of them pregnant or lactating mothers remain among the most severely affected groups. But for a visually-impaired mother with a new baby running to uncertainty, hope can only be restored when she realizes she is not alone after all.

LAMWO, Uganda: Forty-two year old Annet Night is visually impaired. She was due; expecting her fourth child when conflict broke out in her home village in Pajok, a community in Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan.

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

LAMWO, Northern Uganda: At a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda, nine refugee mothers stood in a single-file line cuddling their newborn babies all wrapped up in heavy wool blankets. Visibly exhausted and filled with anxiety, each had a story to tell; how they had, pregnant and near their expected dates of delivery, fled the armed conflict raging in the Pajok town in South Sudan.

21 Apr 2017 description

500.7 M required for 2017 including special situations
75.8 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
424.9 M overall funding

All figures displayed are in USD

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights
- The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda has increased, with a total of 27,930 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1st of April and 15th of April, compared to 15,474 in the last two weeks of March. A daily average of 1,862 refugees crossed the border from South Sudan into Uganda.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

In Uganda, refugees are immediately granted the right to education and work, says Ugandan Refugee Commissioner David Apollo Kazungu. He is coordinating Uganda’s response to Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

In 2016, more refugees crossed the border to Uganda than crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Their numbers totalled in over one million. Most came from South Sudan, which is where the largest refugee crisis in Africa originates.

20 Apr 2017 description

Kampala – 13/04/2017– Ministry of Health has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 21 health facilities assessed to administer Yellow Fever vaccines to international travellers.

The purpose of this collaboration is to share respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to provide and administer a safe, affordable and highly effective vaccine against Yellow Fever, and thus offering lifelong protection after a single injection.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported this week was 81.1% reflecting a 2.6% decrease in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 12.9% (15/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 62.1% (72/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Similar to the previous week, Kagadi district had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting. Timeliness of reports was at 79.0% (reports sent through phone (mTRAC) on Monday). The district level performances in Week 11 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

In week 10 of 2016, all 112 (100%) districts reported. Average reporting rate was maintained at 74.4%. 10 districts had (100%) all of their health facilities reporting; 53 districts (47%) achieved the national target of 80% reporting. Only one (1) districts had less than 30% of the health facilities reporting this week. The district level reporting completeness week 10 has been presented in Figure 1.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.4% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 15.5% (18/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one Kagadi district; had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 9 have been presented (Figure 1&2)

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported was 84.1% reflecting a 3.4% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 16.4% (19/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 67.2% (78/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Kampala and Kagadi districts had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The district level performances in Week 8 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

During Week 7 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.3% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 11.2% (13/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 61.2% (71/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80% (Figure 1and 2)

18 Apr 2017 description

During Week 5 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 82.4% indicating a 4.4% increase in comparison to the same week in 2015. Only 19% (22/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one district, Kagadi had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 5 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported during week 2 was 85% reflecting a 25.1% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 18% (21/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 70% (81/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Three districts; Kampala, Kagadi and Kaberamaido had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The regional level performances as well as district level in Week 2 have been presented in the figures below:

14 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

  • July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people cross into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day.

  • 27 July 2016: An inter-agency meeting is held where the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR call upon agencies to urgently mobilize resources and capacities to respond to the refugee humanitarian situation in West Nile.

14 Apr 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,670,638 Swiss francs (increased from 690,325 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in assisting 136,666 people (an increase from 30,000 people) for 12 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and National Society capacity building. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population and number of activities to be implemented.

13 Apr 2017 description

Africa’s largest refugee-hosting nation has 1.2 million exiles from neighboring countries

KAMPALA, Uganda — UNHCR’s Representative in Uganda today assured the Government of the international community’s commitment to assist refugees and the communities that host them, and to support the country to pursue its refugee protection, management and social integration policies.

13 Apr 2017 description

Attacks have forced school children to abandon their books and pregnant women to run for their lives

Sandra fixes her gaze on a family sitting beneath a makeshift shelter. Tears stream down her dusty face, leaving tracks on her cheeks.