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East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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South Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home

ADJUMANI, Uganda, April 16 (UNHCR) – When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a second time, he can see no reason to ever return to South Sudan.

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Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

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South Sudanese man loses everything, but finds peace most important

RHINO REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda, April 8 (UNHCR) – Until very recently, Magai Bakam was a businessman in South Sudan with a shop of his own and 300 head of cattle. Today he is a refugee in northern Uganda where even his phone does not work.

But far from mourning his loss, he is grateful to have found refuge here in Arua, northern Uganda, from a war that has chased more than a million South Sudanese from his home – and finally to be able to sleep soundly at night.

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Questions over Karamoja food security plan

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IRIN

Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s arid Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food insecurity, blamed on the failures of a key government plan.

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Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda

Susan Onyango, IFRC

Yom Aganyi, is a widowed mother of four children ranging in age from 4 to 20 years. She has no recollection of when she left her home town of Bor following violence that broke out in South Sudan nearly four months ago. She managed to escape with three of her children, reaching the Nyumanzi transit centre in late January.

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Uganda arrests U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

  • Staffer released but investigation continues -police

  • Project suspended after staffer detained

  • West and World Bank withhold aid worth $118 million (Adds U.S. comments, paragraphs 7-8)

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state.

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Special Report - FAO/GIEWS Livestock and Market Assessment Mission to Karamoja Region, Uganda - 3 April 2014

Mission Highlights

• Following improved security conditions, pastoralists have returned to the pre-protected kraal system seasonal grazing patterns, being free to carry-out traditional management practices inherent to the right to roam, with consequent better access to pasture and water.

• Despite a two-dekad dry spell in May-June, rainfall performance has been generally good along the season, with positive effects on grazing resources availability as confirmed by satellite-based data showing above long-term average vegetation growth across the region.

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HIV: Counting to zero in Uganda

First Lady leads campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

KAMPALA, Uganda, 28 February - The First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Kataaha Museveni, has launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) national campaign in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

This is the fifth regional launch supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following launches in South West Uganda in March, mid-north region in June, the eastern region in August, and Karamoja region in September last year.

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Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 2 April 2014 (IRIN) - Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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American Red Cross Helps People Fleeing Violence in South Sudan

Armed fighting, which began in South Sudan’s capital of Juba in mid-December, quickly spread to other parts of the country, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and seeking safety in neighboring countries. A cessation of hostilities agreement was signed in January by both parties to the conflict, however, fighting continues.

Hundreds of volunteers from both the South Sudan Red Cross and the Red Cross/Red Crescent societies in neighboring countries continue to assist those affected by the violence as they relocate to safer areas.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home

"We could not wait for our dead bodies to be found first"

(Kampala, 2 April 2014) Nearly a quarter of a million South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, with Uganda taking the largest number – around 87,000. The International Refugee Rights Initiative's report, Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home explores the immediate predicament facing these recently arrived refugees, and the longer-term implications for peace and security in South Sudan.

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Clean water for South Sudanese refugees

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New well brings clean water to Rhino camp residents

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Alone and fleeing violence in South Sudan: The difficult journey being made by young children

Susan Onyango, IFRC

Children often suffer the most in situations of conflict because they are too young to protect themselves from the devastating effects of violence. Unlucky ones end up separated from their parents and guardians and have no one to turn to for help. Many South Sudanese children have suffered this fate, finding themselves enduring the long journey, replete with uncertainty and difficulties, alone, as they escape danger at home.

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251 Congolese killed in 'deadliest' Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

03/27/2014 19:40 GMT

KINSHASA, March 27, 2014 (AFP) - At least 251 Congolese refugees drowned in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, the government in Kinshasa confirmed on Thursday, declaring three days of national mourning.

It was the "deadliest shipwreck" in the country's history, the government said.

The boat was travelling from Uganda, which sits across the lake from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was transporting around 300 people who were returning home from refugee camps.

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U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA in central Africa. For nearly three decades, the LRA has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

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Uganda probes alleged army atrocities in LRA rebel war

03/26/2014 12:26 GMT

KAMPALA, March 26, 2014 (AFP) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against Lords Resistance Army rebels, officials said Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of people were killed and nearly two million displaced in the fight in northern Uganda between the rebels and security forces, before rebel chief Joseph Kony and key fighters shifted into neighbouring nations around 2005.

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