Uganda - Japan is providing USD 1.8 million to IOM to help the Ugandan government to improve its border security through an integrated border management approach.
Uganda’s porous borders make it extremely challenging to counter transnational organized crime, including terrorism, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. As a country fully engaged in regional integration, Uganda must also ensure the legitimate cross-border flow of people and goods.
By Oyet Okwera
Climate change adaptation learning centres will equip the meteorologists with required information to inform the public about correct weather forecasts.
Government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a climate adaptation learning centre in Sironko and Bulambuli to avail the community with information on climate change issues.
On 8 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uganda notified WHO of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Masaka district, south of Kampala.
An alert concerning a suspected outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fever in Kaloddo village, Masaka district was initially sent on 26 March. A cluster of three cases from a single family was reported after patients presented with high-grade fever, were non-responsive to anti-malarial treatment with haemorrhaging signs and acute neurological signs (convulsions and unconsciousness).
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.
Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.
“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.
Improved crop performance and enhanced pasture conditions with steady rains
By Violet Nabatanzi
Cholera outbreak has hit five districts in Eastern region; Butaleja and Namayengo have registered more cases. At the moment 13 people have died of the disease while more cases are still admitted at the health facilities.
In a phone interview, the District Health Officer (DHO) of Butaleja district Dr. John Matovu says they have so far registered 194 victims and 7 deaths. He explained that the five victims died from the health facilities while two from their homes.
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KAMPALA, 27 April, 2016 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF have today launched a child-friendly justice handbook to guide prosecutors and other actors in the criminal justice system, in handling child-related cases in a child-friendly and gender responsive manner.
The number of Burundian individuals seeking refuge in Uganda has reduced but in a typical fluctuating trend as observed in the first quarter of the year. In Nakivale, less than a hundred Burundians (78) arrived in the reporting period compared to last week’s 163 new arrivals. Of the new arrivals, 37 arrived through Mirama Hills, five were from Mutukulu, seven from Gatuna border and 23 were referrals from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. There were additional six walk-ins that were received at Kabazana Reception Centre.
WFP is providing food assistance to about 400,000 refugees through cash-based transfers (CBTs) and provision of food.
WFP has expanded CBTs among refugees to allow them to purchase food of their choice. As at the end of March, more than 50,000 refugees were receiving CBTs.
Ongoing Abuses in Response to Protests
(Kampala, April 22, 2016) – The government of Uganda has utterly failed to hold security forces accountable for nine killings during protests in April 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Families of those killed have tried – unsuccessfully – to push for justice and seek compensation. Human Rights Watch released a video today featuring interviews with families of victims.
Buliisa. A storm has hit Buliisa District leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds homeless. According to eye witnesses, the storm followed a heavy down pour that started at about 1am, ravaging the area up to the wee hours of Tuesday.
In Uganda, WFP recently started supporting a new initiative that helps refugees and local host communities to reduce post-harvest food losses. The objective is to build the refugees’ livelihoods and boost their self-reliance. The refugees are eager to taste the benefits.
RWAMWANJA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Western Uganda – About two dozen women and men are crowding into a rented makeshift structure built with mud and sticks. It is 3 p.m., and the afternoon session of the training in zero food loss is about to begin. But first, the group breaks into energetic song:
The Minister of State in-charge of Primary Health Care Hon. Sarah Acheng Opendi while launcing the Injectable Polio Vaccination into routine immunization at Bulambuli district headquarters, disclosed that Government has finally introduced the Immunization law to punish reluctant parents who do not take their children for Immunization services even when it is free.
22,376 refugee children in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements were reached through the UNICEF, District Local Government and Ministry of Health supported vaccination campaigns.
1,645 ECD going children have benefited from the construction of 12 ECD classroom blocks, with support from UNICEF in Nakivale, the Burundi hosting refugee settlement.
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda as of 12 April 2016.
Pre-December 2013 caseload
Post-December 2013 caseload.
South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda in 2016 alone (as of 31 March)
*note that figures are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the results of the verification exercise in Adjumani are reflected.
The rate of new arrivals has been relatively stable in recent weeks, averaging between 150-300 new arrivals per week. This week saw 167 Burundian refugees arrive in Nakivale, fleeing from Kironde, Makamba, Bubanza, Rumonge, Muyinga, Bujumbura and Kibitoke provinces reporting forced recruitment of the youth and arbitrary imprisonment.
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:
This study complements the larger Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Uganda survey by providing deeper insight into processes of recovery in northern Uganda. It focuses on: