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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- Uganda Red Cross expands response as cholera outbreak threatens Congolese refugees
- Access to water and sanitation helps halt risk of disease in growing refugee camps on Uganda border
- FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control of zoonotic diseases
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - March 2018
- Uganda: South Sudan Situation UNHCR Operational Update, March 2018
By Joyce Namutebi, 2 May 2013
The Japanese government is providing US$21.2m (about Sh55.3b) to four UN agencies to support refugee programmes in south-western Uganda plus climate related, health, nutrition, water and sanitation challenges in Karamoja.
The announcement was made by the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuo Minagawa at a press conference at the Uganda media Centre in Kampala.
"The four UN agencies are providing essential goods and services for the refugees and vulnerable people in Uganda.
Uganda needs assistance to support the Congolese refugees who have fled conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, international affairs state minister Henry Okello Oryem has said.
“We need support to reduce on the pressure that they are putting on the facilities and social services in Uganda. We have so far received over 114,000 refugees,” said Oryem.
He expressed concern that the armed conflict in eastern Congo may lead to violation of territorial integrity, abuse of women and children’s rights as well as use of child soldiers.
By Anne Mugisa And Ismael Kasooha
The Ministry of Health will send health experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help them combat an outbreak of the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever there.
The ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Asuman Lukwago, said this was intended to prevent the disease from spilling over into Uganda, which is emerging from another Ebola epidemic.
By yesterday, reports indicated that one person had died of Ebola and three others were infected in northeastern Congo.
By Attractor Kamahoro
A cholera out break has been reported at Karambo near Bunagana border post and Busanza border line at Uganda's border with DR Congo, Kisoro District Health Officer Dr. Steven Nsabiyunva has said.
The outbreak comes at the peak of the influx of refugees from DR Congo to Uganda. Speaking to the New Vision at his office on Friday, Dr Nsabiyunva said the district health team was considering making a quarantine to protect refugees already at Nayakabande refugee reception center and the district population at large.
By Henry Sekanjako
A total of 300,000 small arms and light weapons have been smuggled into Uganda and other East African community countries for the last 10 years.
This is as revealed by the executive secretary East Africa Action Network on small arms (EAANSA), Richard Mugisha has revealed.
Mugisha said the importation of illegal small arms was high in East Africa due to the existing arms embargoes which are too easy to break or ignore by different countries.
By Henry Mukasa
UGANDA'S military offensive against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and their leader, Joseph Kony, has been extended to the Central Africa Republic (CAR).
The Ministry of Defence said yesterday the Ugandan forces were pursuing the rebels in the jungles of CAR. The rebels have abducted, maimed and killed thousands of people in the region.
"The offensive is going on. The Central Africa Republic authorised us to pursue the LRA in its territory. Our boys are there and are doing the job," the army spokesman, Lt. Col.
By Emmy Allio & Els De Temmerman in Aba, DR Congo
By Els De Temmerman and Felix Osike
DEFENCE Minister, Amama Mbabazi, is mobilising support for a regional coordinated effort to hunt down the LRA leadership. This would include the Congolese and Sudanese forces, the SPLA, the UPDF and the UN peacekeeping troops in Congo and Sudan, MONUC and UNMIS.
By Emmy Allio and Mary Karugaba
By Abdukarim Ssengendo
Over 1300 DR Congo refugees in Nakivale resettlement camp in Mbarara have received relief items worth US$17,000 (about sh30m), under the Church of Uganda development and rehabilitation programme.
Items distributed included blankets, buckets, clothes, soap and construction of shelter for vulnerable groups in Rubondo.
Maria Kamuhangire, the Church's officer in charge of refugees, officiating at the function, said the refugees who crossed into Uganda through Rucuru were escaping from clashes between the DRC government forces and rebel groups.