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21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

20 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ida Sawyer

Thousands Flee Violence in DR Congo’s Djugu Territory

Since mid-December, unidentified assailants have killed more than 260 people and burned thousands of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern Djugu territory in Ituri province. The atrocities we have documented include massacres, rapes, and decapitation. More than 200,000 people have fled their homes, many to neighboring Uganda.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

BUTALEJA- Torrential rain being experienced in several parts of eastern Uganda has caused floods which have damaged bridges and roads. Leresi Bridge on Mbale- Butaleja Road has been damaged making transport along the route difficult.

The bridge on River Manafwa, which was constructed in 1960s, was submerged on Monday after a heavy down pour. Commuters who use the road are stranded.

Motorists have been forced to divert to Bunghanji-Budaka District to connect to Mbale town.

The most affected sub counties are Himutu, Mazimasa, Kachonga and Butaleja town council.

18 Apr 2018 description
report New Vision

Africa will learn from Uganda again, when a newly commissioned continental study on selected pathogenic diseases including Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever is concluded sometime next year.

The study by African Risk Capacity Outbreak and Epidemic (ARCO&E) Programme — a subset of the African Union — seeks to model epidemic risk for the pathogens, optimise early warning systems, create contingency plans for rapid response and open access to quick disbursing financing through a parametric insurance mechanism.

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA – 17/04/2018 – As part of its strategic plan to eliminate Cholera in Uganda, Ministry of Health is set to roll out the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) in Cholera prone districts. The districts that will benefit from this plan - also known as Cholera hotspots are; Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The vaccination will be done in a phased manner as follows:

18 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.

17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

17 Apr 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

Residents have been encouraged to boil water before drinking, eat warn food, wash hands before and after eating, avoid fetching water from swamps/rivers, avoid eating foods or drinking juices sold on roadsides, embrace good pit-latrines practices.

By MUDANGHA KOLYANGHA

16 Apr 2018 description

In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.

16 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Suspicion des cas de choléra dans la Zone de santé de Nizi : des personnes déplacées affectées.

  • L’occupation de quarante écoles par les déplacés perturbe la scolarité des enfants dans le Territoire de Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

16 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

New study: The climate change inequality at the heart of the Commonwealth

15 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 15 (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

14 Apr 2018 description

Israel has continued to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to Uganda until at least January 2018, Amnesty International revealed today, despite statements by the Ugandan government that no agreement had been in place with Israel to receive them. New research by the organization shows that, once in Uganda, deported asylum seekers have not received papers, are without legal protection and remain vulnerable to exploitation, despite written assurances from Israel they would be protected.

13 Apr 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, experienced a heightened influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing violence in North Kivu and Ituri regions. That week was characterized by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli Settlement through the Lake Albert route and the arrival of Congolese refugees to Kyaka II settlement. More than 40,000 Congolese new arrivals have been received in Uganda since 1st December 2017.

13 Apr 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate the center.