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01 Jul 2015 description

With 87 South Sudanese refugee arrivals a day, Uganda’s Adjumani District offers important lessons for alternatives to camps

01 Jul 2015 description

Delayed green harvest; Karamoja lean season likely to extend until September

KEY MESSAGES

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Ugandan government have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for three years. The MoU is recognition of FCA’s work as a strong humanitarian actor specifically in the field of education.

With the MoU, FCA is responsible for organising vocational training in the refugee settlement of Rwamwanja. FCA will also build learning spaces, support refugee children with disabilities and the livelihood of people in crises.

01 Jul 2015 description

With 87 South Sudanese refugee arrivals a day, Uganda’s Adjumani District offers important lessons for alternatives to camps

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

26 Jun 2015 description
report The Global Fund

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda and the Global Fund today signaled a new phase of partnership by signing five new grants for US$226 million to fight HIV and tuberculosis as well as to build resilient and sustainable systems for health in the country.

Funding for grants supported by the Global Fund partnership come from various donors, many of whom were present at a signing ceremony today, including the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and South Korea.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Amref Health Africa

To reduce water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases among South Sudan refugees in Adjumani district, Amref Health Africa in Uganda has constructed 11 latrines, 10 communal bath shelters, drilled 11 boreholes, provided 50 sets of sanitation kits including latrine digging tools to empower refugees build more sanitation facilities on their own and provided 16 hand-washing facilities near latrines to promote hand washing

25 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 was approximately 8,800 as at 22 June 2015. The new arrivals came in in at a rate of approximately 92 persons/day in the week leading to 22 June 2015.

  • The Burundians are arriving alongside other refugees fleeing instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nakivale settlement, where most of the Burundian refugees are arriving, is also receiving Congolese nationals at a rate of 30-50 persons/day.

24 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 23 June 2015 (IRIN) - US special forces joined the hunt for Joseph Kony and the leaders of his Lord’s Resistance Army almost four years ago. So, what progress has been made, are they any closer to catching him, and what else can be done? Earlier this month, Kampala extended its amnesty for rebels who surrender, a measure largely directed at remnants of the LRA, which once terrorised northern Uganda, conscripting tens of thousands of children to join its cultish 1987-2006 campaign of massacre and mutilation.

23 Jun 2015 description

More than 950 students have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals to two Salesian programs in Uganda. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

22 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The average arrival of Burundian refugees into Uganda is approximately 169 individuals. Refugee children are being hosted at Nakivale Refugee settlement Camp and in case the numbers increase they will be hosted in Oruchinga Camp.

  • UNICEF has provided the Children with therapeutic nutrition services to address malnutrition in addition to health supplies (Polio and measles doses, cold chain equipment) to expand services.

18 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The number Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 is 8,365 with the refugees coming in with approximately 633 arriving over the last week. The average daily arrival rate reduced to about 90.

  • The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, are reviewing the interagency contingency planning figure of 15,000 new arrivals up till the end of 2015 given that over 8,300 refugees have already arrived.

17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Twenty-five-year-old Chris Kwikiriza has beat the odds. A midwife in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District, he is helping pregnant women overcome their fears of giving birth in a health facility – under the care of a man.

Since conflict erupted in South Sudan a year and a half ago, some 150,000 refugees have fled to Uganda. Many are women and girls of reproductive age, and thousands of them are pregnant or can be expected to become pregnant while living in refugee camps.

16 Jun 2015 description

As part of the outreach activities in preparation for the confirmation of charges hearing in the Dominic Ongwen case, the Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched eight series of radio talk shows targeting an estimated audience of eleven million people in Northern Uganda. The programmes, called "Justice Matters", are radio magazines for men, women and youth who suffered as a result of the conflict in the country.

16 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Theme of the Day of the African Child 2015: “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa”

KAYUNGA, 16 June 2015 – The Government of Uganda has today launched its first ever National Strategy to end Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy as the country joins the rest of Africa to celebrate the Day of the African Child (DAC).

12 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

By Samuel Okiror

KAMPALA, 12 June 2015 (IRIN) - Should rebels who turn themselves in be allowed to escape justice for potentially heinous crimes if it might foster peace, or must they be prosecuted even at the risk of discouraging reconciliation? The renewal of Uganda’s amnesty law has reopened old wounds and highlighted this enduring dilemma.

11 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 is now over 7,700 with the refugees coming in at a rate of approximately 144 persons a day since 01 June.

  • The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, are reviewing the inter-agency contingency planning figure of 15,000 refugees till the end of 2015 (including the 12,000 refugees that lived in the southwest settlements prior to the new inflow) given that over 7,700 refugees have already arrived since November 2014.

11 Jun 2015 description
report Refugee Law Project

This report in magazine form, illustrates key activities and achievements of the Men of Hope Refugee Association over the past years; covering issues around peer support, advocacy, lobbying, capacity building and other self help activities.

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