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05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights
- Uganda is eligible for additional financing for public services to refugees and the communities that host them.
- A $50 million credit is aimed at improving their basic social services, economic opportunities, and environmental management.
- Other countries that collectively host 60% of the total number of the 4.1 million refugees living in IDA countries have also been found eligible.

25 Sep 2017 description

Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda convened in Entebbe, Uganda, to identify and discuss opportunities to strengthen cross-border interventions for guinea worm disease eradication. Participants mapped a joint action plan for 2018 to strengthen surveillance, communication and coordination for guinea worm disease eradication. They further charted a strategy to strengthen cross-border surveillance among refugees to prevent the disease from spilling over to refugee host-communities.

08 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les pays africains montrent l’exemple en introduisant des politiques qui veillent à rendre les réfugiés autonomes et, parallèlement, à aider les communautés d’accueil.

  • Cette nouvelle approche de la gestion des réfugiés adoptée par les gouvernements africains s’articule autour de la résilience et de l’inclusion sociale.

20 Jan 2017 description

Air Serv recently celebrated the grand opening of Hangar II, doubling its hangar capacity at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. With a 32m clear span and an 11m tail door, the new facility can accommodate aircraft as large as the Embraer 175. The roughly 1,900m2 structure also features six shops/storerooms on the hangar floor level, as well as six air conditioned offices and a conference room on the mezzanine level.

28 Mar 2012 description

The only LRA trial in deadlock

by Mark Schenkel, Kampala

Compared to the vociferous campaign against Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, the silence surrounding the only LRA trial to date is deafening. Things are much quieter around Thomas Kwoyelo since his first court appearance in the town of Gulu in northern Uganda in July 2011.

Arrested three years ago in the DR Congo, Kwoyelo, a former LRA member, remains in detention, awaiting the outcome of a legal battle which will determine whether his trial will continue.

02 Aug 2011 description

Alessandra Vellucci, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was also attended by spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Organization for Migration.

Somalia

29 Sep 2009 description
report Resolve Uganda

As pressure on Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army fighters in South Sudan and northeastern DR Congo has intensified over the past year, many in the rebel group have migrated across the border into Central African Republic.

Devastatingly, this past week, an LRA attack on a humanitarian convoy in Central African Republic killed three aid workers from the Italian organization COOPI who were involved in efforts to strengthen the local education system.

Due to the incredible difficulty of accessing the areas of southeastern Central African Republic where the LRA is …

23 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

"Children and young people affected by war: learn, understand, act"

ROME, 23 June 2009 - Two young people, former child soldiers, who have transformed their brutal life experiences toward helping the more than one billion children whose lives are currently touched by war today told the international community, including Franco Frattini, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Giovanni Alemanno, Mayor of Rome, what must be done to ensure that children are fully protected even in the heat of war.

Grace Akallo, originally from Uganda, and Kon Kelei, originally from Sudan, …

07 Apr 2009 description

Release No. 0090.09

USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.

20 Jun 2008 description

Rise in food prices and food shortages further imperil vulnerable populations

On 20 June, World Refugee Day, JRS urges governments worldwide to increase humanitarian aid to populations in vulnerable situations and to take measures boost food production in developing countries. JRS reminds governments of their obligations to protect refugees and encourages them to take measures to promote self-sufficiency among displaced persons.

Food prices have risen by an average of 83% since 2005, particularly affecting key staples such as wheat, rice, corn and milk.

20 Jul 2007 description

New York, 20 July 2007- The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted yesterday its recommendations on the situations of children affected by armed conflict in Somalia and in Uganda and examined the Secretary General's reports on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad.

Ms. Coomaraswamy, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict welcomes the recommendations adopted by the Working Group.

31 May 2007 description

IDP return process in northern Uganda: The Complex Figures Behind the "Triple Challenge"

When the United Nations' Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, visited Uganda last month, he advocated for a 'triple effort' to address the 'triple challenge' facing the more than a million internally displaced people (IDP) eager to return home after 20 years of conflict in the north of the country.

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03 Apr 2006 description

United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, is on a nine-day mission to Chad, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, analyzing the regional implications of the interwoven crises. Refugees International recently returned from missions to northern Uganda, South Sudan and Chad, and wrote the following letter welcoming the mission as a first step in developing a truly regional response.
Mr. Jan Egeland
Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
The United Nations

31 Mar 2006 description
report IRIN

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28 Mar 2006 description
report UN News Service

Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Jan Egeland, entamera jeudi une mission de neuf jours en Ouganda, au Soudan, au Tchad et au Kenya, a indiqué aujourd'hui la porte-parole du Secrétaire général.

28 Mar 2006 description

(New York: 28 March 2006): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, is to undertake a nine-day mission to East Africa from 30 March to 7 April 2006. During his mission, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) will visit the countries of Uganda, Sudan (including Darfur), Chad and Kenya.

In Uganda, Mr. Egeland is expected to meet with a number of Government and donor country representatives, as well as with members of the United Nations country team, World Bank, and non-governmental organizations working in the country.

10 May 2005 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern over troubling humanitarian situations in many parts of Africa and, recognizing that the efforts to turn back such crises were often under-funded, stressed the need for the prompt and predictable provision of resources and relief aid.

Ambassador Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, Council President for May, highlighted the concerns of the body's 15 members in a press statement summing up the discussions on the world's greatest humanitarian challenges - all of which are in Africa - that took place during a …

08 Mar 2005 description

ADVOCACY ACHIEVEMENTS

In Northern Uganda, RI focused on the lack of reproductive health services for women and the problem of gender-based violence. In particular, internally displaced women are not well served. The RI team met with representatives from UNFPA and other protection agencies to ensure that they better address the needs of displaced women in Northern Uganda.

In Sudan, RI's mission to Darfur focused on gender-based violence. RI was able to bring attention to the fact that female genital mutilation (FGM) and rape were putting women at serious risk.