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14 Nov 2018 description

Mukono, 14th November 2018- One of the severe yet often neglected consequences of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is long-term mental health and psychosocial problems that affect health workers, family members, recovered patients and generally people involved in response activities.

14 Nov 2018 description

Kasese, 13th November 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting.

13 Nov 2018 description

Oruchinga settlement, which opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,800 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Located in Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyangwali settlement is home to more than 83,000 refugees. Due to its geographical location, Congolese refugees form the majority of the population but there are also Rwandese, Burundians,

13 Nov 2018 description

Rwamwanja settlement was established in 1964 to host refugees from Rwanda, but closed in 1995 when many repatriated. The settlement was reopened in 2012 to host refugees fleeing insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to violence in North and South Kivu. The settlement, currently hosting over 78,000 refugees, is at full capacity and no longer receives new arrivals.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Kyaka II settlement was established in 2005 to receive the remaining population of Kyaka I following the mass repatriation of Rwandan refugees the same year. After this movement, Kyaka I was closed after 21 years of operations. Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in mid-December 2017 led to a new refugee influx into Uganda, with an estimated 17,000 new refugee arrivals in Kyaka II.
This brought the settlement's population to roughly 62,535 as of early June 2018.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased and has since remained this high. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Kiryandongo refugee settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. Although now closed to new arrivals, partners continue to facilitate settlement of relocated protection cases.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Lobule refugee settlement was established in September 2013 and hosts over 4,600 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing the insurgency in their country. Refugees are settled in two zones (A and B), with each hosting four villages. Considering the recent establishment of the settlement, partners have primarily been implementing humanitarian projects in the settlement in order to respond to refugees' emergency needs.

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08 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Avec l’appui de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), le ministère de la santé ougandais a commencé mercredi à vacciner ses agents de santé en première ligne dans la lutte contre le virus Ebola qui sévit dans la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine.

La vaccination des agents de santé a débuté dans le district de Ntoroko, situé dans la région Ouest de l’Ouganda, frontalière de la RDC. Elle sera ensuite élargie à quatre autre districts (Bundibugyo, Kabarole, Kasese et Bunyangabu) également limitrophes de la RDC et considérés comme étant « à haut risque ».

07 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The exercise has begun today in Ntoroko district and will initially be implemented in the five high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

06 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

Uganda, in many ways, is ground zero for new global initiatives to address large-scale, protracted displacement. It has hosted refugees from neighboring countries for decades, and today hosts the largest refugee population in Africa.

05 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Following the confirmation of Ebola cases in Kashenyi at the shores of lake albert in DRC, 40km from thee landing site in Uganda about 3 weeks ago; and the continued conflict in Beni which has hampered the Ebola control efforts, the WHO risk level of the outbreak spreading to Uganda has been increased from high to very high nationally and regionally, but still seen low globally. This calls for strengthening and scaling up of current interventions.

04 Nov 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS: (many are understood to be in line with traumatic experiences including witnessing of violence of all forms, SGBV, and mass murders)

• Anxiety • PTSD • Epilepsy • Depression • Psychosis • Puerperal psychosis • Drug misuse and addiction • Communication Difficulties TREATMENTS AVAILABLE:

• Medication therapy • Inpatient admissions as indicated and available (extremely limited and physical environments not conducive to recovery)

03 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 3 November 2018:- Uganda has finalized plans to vaccinate frontline health workers in Uganda against Ebola virus-Zaire which is currently affecting parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the Ministry of Health, vaccination will start as soon as next week in the high-risk districts bordering DRC.