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04 Sep 2018 description

La flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo entre dans une phase clé. Selon les récentes tendances (Figure 1), les mesures de lutte sont efficaces.

03 Sep 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Mauritius
Cholera in Niger
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

01 Sep 2018 description

Impact of extended lean season in Karamoja mitigated by surplus national cereal supply

31 Aug 2018 description

For many years, Rwandan refugees in Uganda have faced abuses, including arbitrary detention, forced return to Rwanda and attacks on their physical security, without any form of accountability. However, last Friday, 24 August, former Inspector-General of the Ugandan police, General Kale Kayihura, has been charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping and repatriation of Rwandan refugees, amongst other charges. In October last year, other security officers had already been arrested and indicted under similar charges. Is it finally time for justice?

30 Aug 2018 description

Transformative UK aid projects will protect the agricultural sector and small-scale farmers across the continent

From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

  • UK support will help tackle killer cattle diseases and grow smaller scale farms into major commercial operations

30 Aug 2018 description

UNHCR protection head details how a new deal for refugees will help both refugees and host communities

By Ariane Rummery and Jonathan Clayton

Why it matters

What is the agreement that has been reached and why does it matter?

30 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By ROBERT ELEMA

Yumbe.

Three projects being implemented under the Refugee and Host Population for Empowerment (ReHoPE) project in Yumbe District have stalled due to lack of funds.

ReHoPE is a project that supports refugees and the host communities in Yumbe District, with funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

30 Aug 2018 description
report World Vision

August 30, 2018 - Children in East Africa are increasingly exposed to significant risks as a result of different kinds of disasters across the region. Millions of children are constantly on the move as political instability and conflict is increasingly driving them out of their homelands. At the moment, the region hosts the largest number of forcibly displaced persons on the African continent.

30 Aug 2018 description

Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
    This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.