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26 Sep 2007 description
report Irish Red Cross

More than a million people across Africa are facing hunger, hardship and homelessness as a result of catastrophic flooding that is sweeping across the continent, according to the Red Cross which is appealing for funds to deal with the crisis.

Emergency funds have already been provided by the Irish Red Cross to help pay for disease prevention and hygiene promotion efforts as the risk of disease is growing due to large quantities of dirty water in areas where people and livestock are struggling to survive..

David Andrews, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross outlined the three priorities.

25 Sep 2007 description

IOM has set up an office in the district of Soroti in Uganda's Teso region from where it will shortly begin its operations to assist those worst affected by floods which have hit the north, east and central parts of the country.

21 Sep 2007 description
report CARE

Geneva, September 21, 2007- Torrential rains battering a broad band of land stretching from East to West Africa have caused major flooding, affecting millions of people across the continent and triggering CARE's emergency response. CARE staff in Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mali are responding and/or assessing community needs in the affected areas, coordinating its activities with government agencies and other non-governmental associations.

21 Sep 2007 description


Brussels, 21 September 2007 - The European Commission has drawn up a package of humanitarian aid to help victims of the floods in Africa. The funds have been earmarked to support urgent relief operations, emergency measures against the spread of disease and livelihood recovery in the worst hit areas.

18 Sep 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Floods across large swathes of east and west Africa have washed away homes, crops and livestock leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter. There are also fears of cholera outbreaks in some of the worst affected regions.

Christian Aid will be supporting the relief efforts of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.

22 Apr 2007 description


- First light vehicle convoy to travel overland in two decades departs from Khartoum on 20 April for Juba

- To date over 12,000 individuals benefit from organised returns for internally displaced persons

- Spontaneous returns from Kenya to Sudan in 2006-2007 estimated at over 11,000

- Mine action route surveys classify more areas as 'safe to drive'

Ugandan women's coalition travels to Juba for the re-commencement of LRA peace talks

Focus on stability and security

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy …

04 Jan 2007 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 4, 2007 (AFP) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni appealed Thursday for inter-Somali dialogue to help return stability in Somalia and urged the world community to only provide financial backing.

At a joint press conference with his host Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Museveni decried the world's neglect of Somalia, which has been wracked by violence since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled in 1991.

"The international community is specialised in mediation, but Somalis can have their own dialogue," Museveni said.

05 Jul 2005 description
report Global IDP Project

GENEVA, 5 July 2005 - The Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council calls on G8 leaders not to overlook the plight of Africa's internally displaced people in their plans to fight poverty on the continent. More than 13 million people have been uprooted within their own countries by conflicts in Africa. Unable to return to their homes, land and jobs, most of them live in extreme destitution and under constant threat of human rights abuses.

26 May 2004 description

CCA Guidance for September - October - November at Four Months Lead This week we focus on the outlooks for September - November for east Africa, divided into two areas.
East Africa

The outlook for Sep-Nov 2004 East Africa rainfall at four months lead show climatology in all areas, except locally over western Uganda, where there is a tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall (eafSON4.gif).

Northern Horn of Africa

16 Jan 2004 description

Briefer: Ron Redmond - Media Relations

24 Jan 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 24 January (IRIN) - Current food crop surpluses have helped improve the food security of important, vulnerable groups in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa in the short term, but could have serious negative effects later if farmers, reacting to lower prices, reduce the area planted with cereals, according to a new report from the Famine Early Warning System Network.

30 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.

27 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.

29 Dec 1999 description

With a new Secretary General now officially confirmed as well as other senior officers, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is in a position to face the challenges that lie ahead. The rationalisation of the refugee operation in Mbarara and the restructuring recently implemented by the URCS, with Federation support will advance the development process while ensuring that the refugees continue to receive quality assistance.
appeal no. 01.13/99
period covered: January - September 1999

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10 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

20 Jul 1999 description

appeal no. 01.13/99
period covered: 1 January - 30 June 1999
Food distributions and a wide range of other assistance for refugees in camps in south-western Uganda were maintained. Disaster preparedness continued to make progress, with the development of contingency plans, training and input into the government's disaster preparedness policy. Restructuring of the National Society moved ahead; it should be ready to take over some of the delegation's responsibilities in the second half of the year.

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