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20 Jun 2016 description

Highlights - There is a decreasing trend of Burundian individuals seeking refuge in Uganda.

  • During the reporting period, a total of 72 individuals, majority of them males, as has been the trend with Burundian new arrivals, were received in Nakivale. This is lower than last week’s 80 and the previous week’s 83 individuals.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Refugee Law Project

Executive summary

This study looked at the mental wellbeing of refugees in prisons located in Western Uganda. It arose out of RLP’s routine visits to detention facilities in the region under the objective on providing comprehensive legal aid to forced migrants in Uganda. RLP believed that in order to provide adequate and prompt services to refugee inmates, an understanding of their mental wellbeing was pertinent. The study specifically aimed at;

15 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

224,420\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda (as of 31 May 2016).

30,920
New arrivals since 1 Jan 2016.

74,896
Urban refugees and asylum seekers

463,356
Refugees in settlements.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016 (as 24 May):

17,331
Refugees received in Adjumani

15 Jun 2016 description

By Samuel Okiror

ISINGIRO, Uganda, 15 June 2016 – Uganda is developing base maps for refugee settlements that host thousands of people in the east African country, with the goal being to support risk-informed development and land use planning and thereby build community resilience.

14 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

Influx from South Sudan pushes Uganda’s progressive system to breaking point

by Rajiv Golla
ADJUMANI, 13 June 2016

South Sudanese refugees, driven by food insecurity, a collapsing economy, and ongoing violence continue to arrive in northern Uganda despite the formation of a unity government back home in Juba.

The return of Riek Machar, former vice president-cum-rebel leader, in April to take up the post of First Vice President has not improved the fortunes of the battered economy, or unlocked more aid money.

13 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 491,315

Total Pledges: US$ 411,795

Balance Requested: US$ 79,520

Geneva, 13, June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

08 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Go Back to School (GBS) campaigns have started in the eight sub counties of Arua and seven sub counties of Adjumani in preparation for second term which starts early June 2016.

  • UNICEF supported the installation of six solar suitcases in six health facilities in transit as well as refugee settlements in Isingiro district to provide sufficient lighting in the operation theatre, delivery rooms and maternity wards.

08 Jun 2016 description

The Government of the Republic of Uganda recently commissioned the Ntungamo Water Supply and Sanitation System, financed by the African Development Fund (ADF). It is part of the second phase of the regional Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Program (LVWATSAN II). This follows an ADF grant of UA 72.98 million (about USD 102 million) approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2010 to implement the LVWATSAN II program in the five East African Community partner states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

07 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak was confirmed in Uganda on 8 April 2016.

  • A total of 60 suspected YF cases were reported between April and June, with 7 cases testing positive in three districts (5 in Masaka, 1 in Kalangala and 1 in Rukungiri).

  • The Ministry of Health-led National Task Force immediately formed a response team that targeted early detection through surveillance, social mobilization, effective case management, a mass immunization campaign and coordination.

07 Jun 2016 description

New Automatic Weather Stations Installed on Cell-Phone Towers Improve Storm Forecasts and Protect Lives

By Pascal Onegiu Okello

KAMPALA - Uganda’s weather reporting is destined to become one of the best in the East African region after the installation of a network of five all-in-one Total Solutions Automatic Weather Stations (TSAWS).

07 Jun 2016 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 601ème réunion, tenue à Addis Abéba, le 30 mai 2016, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la mise en œuvre de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) : Le Conseil,

02 Jun 2016 description

The Market Bulletin is issued by the Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Unit of the World Food Programme Uganda on a monthly basis. Price data collected by staff at WFP sub-offices in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Nakapiripirit is analyzed along with price data from Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara, Soroti, Tororo, Lira and Mbale. The update is divided into four sections: Karamoja Sub-Region, Karamoja Price Trends Over One Year, Other Markets and the Table on Price Changes for Selected Commodities.

HIGHLIGHTS*

KARAMOJA

01 Jun 2016 description

Delayed planting in Karamoja likely to extend Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through July

Key Messages

  • In Serere District in eastern Uganda, atypically heavy rainfall in May resulted in isolated waterlogging, causing damage to sorghum and maize fields. However, rainfall for the remainder of the season is forecast to be average and significant crop failure is not expected. Throughout other bimodal areas, near average harvests are expected in June/July, supporting Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

01 Jun 2016 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 May 2016 description

by Sarah Austria | May 17, 2016

Veciana and her husband, Simeon, were excited to have children. Twice, the excitement of pregnancy was followed by the devastation of a miscarriage at three months. But she remained hopeful as she sought help at her local health clinic in Burundi--Maybe, with treatment, she could have a safe birth. Unfortunately, when she inquired about treatment she was told that she was fine - and that there were no solutions for her. After the second miscarriage, Veciana was afraid she would may never be able to have a baby.

30 May 2016 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Monday 5/30/2016 - 18:10 GMT |

A top commander of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army will go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December charged with keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers, among other crimes.

Dominic Ongwen, himself a former child soldier who became one of the most LRA's most feared leaders, is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity over his role in the group's reign of terror in northern Uganda between 2002 and 2005.

30 May 2016 description

Uganda has received a donation of Anti-malarial drugs worth 500,000 million US dollars from the Korean government and diagnostic support to the Uganda Cancer Institute and the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory services.

The donation comes in the wake of rising cases of cancer and malaria infections in the country.

The Korean foundation for international Health-care and the Korean National Cancer Centre has boosted Uganda’s campaign against Malaria and Cancer with a half million Dollars as part of the Korean government plan for Africa.