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15 Apr 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 507,887

Balance Requested: US$ 507,887

Geneva 15 April 2015

Dear Colleagues,

South Sudan is facing violence since almost 16 months, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar, which erupted on 15th December 2013 in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. Violence has since prevailed and is often breaking out along ethnical lines between Dinka and Nuer tribes.

15 Apr 2015 description

KAMPALA, 13th April 2015- The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided an additional 1 Million Euros contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the agency’s 2015 emergency response to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

UNICEF will support four main interventions in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe and Kiryandogo in northern Uganda.

09 Apr 2015 description

Matching FAO’s expertise to Uganda’s development priorities

FAO cooperation with Uganda is shaped by the FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF), jointly developed with the Government and other partners. The CPF is fully aligned with national and regional development priorities as well as the UN Development Assistance Framework for Uganda. A new CPF is currently being finalized for 2015 through 2019, with a focus on three priority areas:

08 Apr 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

The late-morning sun is already relentless over the sesame field when I get there, but about 20 neighbors chat amiably while they work. Harvest season has arrived, and with it, the optimism that comes with knowing it’s almost payday. This field belongs to Akemkwene David in northern Uganda — his neighbors have come to help him cut and dry his sesame seeds.

08 Apr 2015 description

Kampala - A Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Fund that will provide cash payments as an incentive for local communities in Uganda to promote conservation and restoration of natural resources has been launched.

The PES Fund which was launched on 25th March 2015 in Kampala, was launched together with 2 other conservations funds; the carbon fund, and the Eco-trust Endowment Fund.

07 Apr 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

Have you given much thought to the victims of HIV/AIDS lately? Not the ones who have succumbed because of it, but the ones who are left behind when their parents fall victim to this dreaded killer.

06 Apr 2015 description

Hoima, 27 March 2015:- The First Lady of Uganda Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the “Champion” of the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS campaign has called upon men to be more cooperative in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She said this at the launch of the campaign for the Western Region held at Boma in Hoima district.

Mrs. Museveni said that collective effort was needed to win this battle, “nobody can do this alone, we need everyone who is willing, to provide a helping hand.”

03 Apr 2015 description

Life behind bars, with limited access to adequate health care, is unbearable. But sometimes it takes as little as a solar panel to make a difference. In Uganda and elsewhere around the world, the ICRC endeavours to improve the conditions in which detainees are held.

The inmate, a stocky fellow in yellow shorts and a T-shirt, sits back in the patient's chair and smiles, talking to a medical worker on a routine check up.

02 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE, TEA Special Correspondent

Posted Saturday, March 28 2015 at 15:23

IN SUMMARY

  • Number of people being treated for typhoid has more than doubled from 1,940 at the beginning of the month to 4,949 by March 19.

  • The outbreak is being blamed on the consumption of water contaminated with faecal matter or the urine of infected persons.

  • Landlords have been blamed for the contamination for continually releasing sewage into the environment, which has in turn contaminated natural water sources.

01 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

By FLAVIA LANYERO

The ownership of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) has doubled in Soroti and Busia districts with up to 98.8 percent of the population owning at least a mosquito net, a new report finds.

The end of project evaluation for World Vision Stop Malaria Project in Soroti and Busia districts released yesterday (31st / 4/2014) also indicates that the average number of nets per household is three and that 70.6 percent of the households now meet the universal coverage criteria of one net for every two members.

01 Apr 2015 description

Insufficient food and income to lead to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Karamoja by April

KEY MESSAGES

  • In bimodal areas, ground surface temperatures from February to March were six to seven degrees centigrade above average, drying out rangelands and leading to poor livestock body conditions. Pre-season and early season rains for the bimodal and unimodal areas were very low during, causing delays in land preparation.

01 Apr 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain and sorghum were relatively stable during the month and lower than last year across Karamoja. However, prices for beans have continued to rise higher than last year’s and two-years average 2013/14.

  • Annual analysis highlights an improvement in terms of trade (TOT) for both goats and casual labour against maize grain. This was mainly a result of lower maize grain prices this year compared to last year.

30 Mar 2015 description

Kampala, Uganda | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 14:58 GMT

by Amy FALLON

A key trial in Uganda of 13 men accused of taking part in Al-Shebab bombings that killed 76 people in 2010 was postponed Tuesday after the top prosecutor was shot dead.

Police on Tuesday vowed to catch the killers of Joan Kagezi, acting assistant director of public prosecution, who was murdered by men on a motorbike as she drove home with three of her children on Monday evening.

The identity of the gunmen and their motive remains unclear, police said.

30 Mar 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By EVELYN LIRRI, TEA Special Correspondent

Hethiri Bukenya first developed a persistent cough when he was two-and-a-half years old. Slowly, he started to lose appetite and as his weight declined, he became weak and frail.

By the age of five, he was falling ill regularly. His mother, Sarah Najjuka visited several health facilities including Mulago, Uganda’s national referral hospital, all of which failed to diagnose the problem.

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

27 Mar 2015 description
report International Alert

A new report by International Alert has revealed a growing confidence in sustained peace and security in northern Uganda, following the end of the 21-year conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army and Ugandan government forces, which ended in 2008.

25 Mar 2015 description

LWF Installs Solar Pumps to Improve Water Supply

(LWI) – Without water, the classrooms in Ayilo refugee camp remain empty. The simple equation is explained by the headmaster of Ayilo2A primary school in Adjumani district, Uganda.

25 Mar 2015 description

TORORO, Uganda –A contribution of 67 KAMAZ trucks, donated by the government of the Russian Federation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will assist its distributions and deliveries in Uganda and throughout the East and Central African region.

The vehicles are part of a Russian global contribution to WFP of 218 trucks, valued at US$21 million, accompanied by mobile workshops, spare parts, technicians and an additional US$1.6 million to cover operational costs related to the trucks.

24 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

With Uganda expecting 60,000 new cases of TB a year, small private clinics in the slums of Kampala have become the focus for fighting the disease