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10 Nov 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

"We commend the Government of Rwanda for passing its first-ever law relating to the “prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others"

09 Nov 2018 description

This note presents findings on migration of Acholi youth (ages 15 to 35 years) to the urban areas of Gulu and Pabbo

Abstract

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Netherlands has joined an innovative partnership with the ILO to support refugees and their host communities.

GENEVA (ILO news) - The Netherlands and the ILO have launched a new strategic partnership to create livelihoods for refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

09 Nov 2018 description

As the number of people in humanitarian settings grows, there is a critical need for practical examples of how to effectively deliver contraception at every stage of crisis, from emergency preparedness, to acute emergency response and through recovery. Many places go from stability to crisis — and back again — with little warning. Others languish in low-grade state of conflict. These settings require attention to health systems combined with some emergency response capacity.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

09 Nov 2018 description

Nairobi – Nearly 400,000 migrant movements were recorded in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia during the first six months of 2018 – an average of 2,000 or more individuals per day.

It is an active migration zone, characterized by what is considered “mixed” migration – or the movement of different population groups for a variety of reasons.

09 Nov 2018 description

2,468,778 South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 August 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,214 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in August 2018.

298,881 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.91 million IDPs including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

KEY INDICATORS

4.68 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

08 Nov 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Shakira Ndagire’s life is anything but ordinary. At 24, she is the youngest sex worker we met at Kawempe slum in Kampala, Uganda, where she has been a sex worker for half her life. She says she started selling sex “one way or another” when she was 13.

In those 11 years, she has achieved many things, including being a mother of two. Another triumph has been staying HIV-negative in a country where one in three sex workers is HIV-positive. To manage this impressive feat, HIV prevention has been a constant in her life.

08 Nov 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amber Rouleau

Amber Rouleau is with the communications office for African Women Rising

SANTA BARBARA, California, Nov 8 2018 (IPS) - While its conflict ended in 2007, Northern Uganda struggles with its legacy as one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world.

Linda Cole, founder of African Women Rising (AWR), who has vast experience working in conflict and post-conflict regions, realized that programs don’t always reach the people who need it the most: those living in extreme poverty.

08 Nov 2018 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

810,227 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

35 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018

POPULATION FIGURES

08 Nov 2018 description

As of 30 September 2018, 810,227 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 September 2018 alone, some 139,395 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Burundi, Uganda and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in neighboring countries.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

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

WHY POSITIVE PEACE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL

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).

07 Nov 2018 description

Key Highlights

  • Overall, 27% of the sampled households in Karamoja had food stocks in September. Moroto (47%) and Kaabong (37%) had the highest. Compared to same period last year, the overall stock levels fell by 24%, due to a delayed harvest this year;

  • 64 percent of the overall households had acceptable food consumption, more so in Moroto (86%),
    Amudat (80%) and Nakapiripirit (70%). Overall, there was a decline by 24% compared to 2017;