Appeals & Response Plans
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
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By ROBERT ELEMA
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).
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.
Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall
Africa Weather Hazards
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.
Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.
Four million refugee children go without schooling, UNHCR report
Turn the Tide: Refugee Education in Crisis study finds refugee enrolment in school is failing to keep pace with growing displacement worldwide.
While the population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is failing to keep pace, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency released today.
1. Situation update
Depuis le dernier bulletin du 17 août 2018, 25 cas supplémentaires de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) ont été confirmés en laboratoire en République démocratique du Congo. Ces nouveaux cas ont été signalés dans les zones de santé de Beni, Oicha et Mabalako (province du Nord-Kivu) et dans la zone de santé de Mandima (province d’Ituri). Néanmoins, jusqu’à présent, toutes les expositions et cas de transmission confirmés ont été reliés à l’épicentre de la flambée, à Mabalako.
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 Cholera in Nigeria
- Cholera in Tanzania
- Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
390,291 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES
The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 31 July 2018, 782,363 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.
From 1 January to 31 July 2018 alone, some 121,618 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.
782,363 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
The total figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, noshows during food distributions and deactivations).
7,000+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds.
6,500+ Children under 2 years, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers received blanket supplementary feeding supplies in Unity
6,000+ IDPs interviewed during an intention survey in Malakal Protection of Civilian site
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.
1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.
This study estimates the impact of agricultural research, specifically improved maize seeds varieties, on agricultural productivity and welfare in Uganda using a three-wave panel survey.
First, it looks at the determinants of technology adoption are examined in a dynamic setting that allows for state dependence, in the adoption decision process. The analysis shows that previous adoption is very important in explaining contemporary adoption.
Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in December 2013, an estimate of 2.4 million people have been displaced to neighbouring countries. The movement has been fuelled by insecurity, economic crisis and drought, yet is but one of the latest waves of displacement seen over multiple generations. According to estimates, a third of the population of South Sudan remains displaced, of which the vast majority are women and children.
The April 2018 floods and landslides that hit Teso region in Eastern Uganda left communities devastated and in ruins; no food, shelter, household property and other basic needs. The heavy downpours that lasted for months washed away people’s homes, crops and left almost an entire region starving and displaced. About five people died in this catastrophe and thousands got displaced while fleeing to safety.
Uganda is one of the highly endemic countries for Hepatitis B, with 52% life time exposure of the population, while 9 out of every 10 people in Uganda do not know their status.
Following the declaration on 1 August 2018 of a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment, which determined that the public health risk for this outbreak is high at the regional level. This assessment took into consideration that, with eight million inhabitants, North Kivu is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. North Kivu borders four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo), as well as Uganda and Rwanda.
By Gabriela Sagun on August 22, 2018