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19 Jul 2014 description

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

28 Feb 2014 description
report ACTED

Addressing cross border issues for drought management in drylands of the Horn of Africa is critical, since the major livelihood, pastoralism, spans national borders, which often cut across landscapes, watersheds and ethnic groups. Mobility is a crucial drought coping strategy for pastoralist communities as well as being essential for economic and environmental development.

23 Jan 2014 description

In the past month alone, more than 89,000 South Sudanese people have fled the country and crossed into Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda to escape fighting in their homeland. At present, there are still more than 1,000 people per day undertaking long journeys by foot, bus, or truck, bringing only what they carry, and arriving across the border short on food and in need of medical care.

21 Oct 2011 description

Kampala, 21 October 2011 – In late September what at first glance seemed like a routine trip to the zoo, went a long way to bringing normality and as such important psychosocial benefits to refugee students in the JRS English class in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

27 Oct 2009 description
report Plan International

Plan has launched an emergency appeal for US$720,000 to help ease food shortages in East Africa, as the region faces its worst drought in almost a decade.

Experts say the livelihood and survival of 28,000,000 people in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, is being threatened by the lack of rain and failing crops.

Threatening survival

One of the worst-affected areas is the north east of Kenya where 3 years without rain has left the scorched landscape littered with the carcasses of dead livestock.

15 Oct 2009 description

In a cruel irony, millions of East Africans who have been struggling to grow enough food in a drought are now at risk of seeing their fields flooded by coming El Niño rains. Catholic Relief Services, which has been working to help those affected by the drought, is now gearing up for potential floods.

The numbers are staggering. Nearly 30 million people across the greater Horn of Africa are currently unable to grow or afford sufficient food for their daily needs, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development.

15 Oct 2007 description
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Africa floods
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.

While the flood waters are receding in every country aside from Uganda, many of those who have been affected need longer term support as they have lost this year's harvests and face serious food shortages.

Christian Aid will be supporting the immediate relief efforts and longer term recovery work of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.

In Uganda, floods have made a bad …

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.

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.

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.