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
Maps & Infographics
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- As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
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- Uganda starts biometric verification of refugees
- Tens of thousands of children flee conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo in under two months
- Uganda - Cholera Outbreak (DG ECHO, Ugandan Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 February 2018)
FOCUS - South and South-East Asia
The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons.
Ensuring access to water, sanitation, & hygiene in Myanmar, Uganda, & the D.R. Congo
It's a bitter irony that the torrential rains of a tropical cyclone can leave millions of people without a drop of clean water. When Cyclone Nargis ravaged coastal Myanmar-claiming over 80,000 lives-survivors found that their wells and rice paddies were badly contaminated by brackish floodwaters.
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
'In all the places where the churches are providing assistance, the food is fresh-they are cooking and providing fresh food everyday,' explains a pastor in Myanmar.
The pastor coordinates the relief effort among churches throughout the cyclone-affected areas. Speaking from 28 years of affiliation with Church World Service, the pastor says, 'Churches (in Myanmar) provide support in a non-discriminatory way--this is the witness of the church.' Church World Service has been working through partnerships in Myanmar since 1959.
HEADLINES OF THE MONTH
MALI: The Tuareg armed group led by Ag-Bahanga clashes with the army in the region of Kidal just one month after it reached an agreement on cessation of hostilities.
MYANMAR: The Military Junta announces a support to the Constitution of 92% of voters amid reports of fraud and intimidation of the opposition and the humanitarian crisis caused by the Nargis cyclone, which left 77,000 people dead and 55,000 others missing.
PHILIPPINES: The appointment of the up to now chief of the army as the new presidential counsellor for the peace process raises …
Rome, 7 March 2008 - The award-winning Internet word game FreeRice has revealed a surprising staying power as a web phenomenon and six months after its birth has now generated 21 billion grains of rice for the world's hungry.
'I never imagined that things would move this fast or that it would be such a success,' said FreeRice creator John Breen, who says between 300,000 and 500,000 people are currently playing the game every day.
'Quite apart from the actual amount of rice generated, FreeRice is a fantastic way of spreading the message about world hunger,' he …