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26 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018 has verified a total of 49,213 individuals last week bringing the total as of 21st September 2018 to 975,680, representing 67.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. With four teams still in operation, the highest daily output for the week was 11,611 individuals verified in a single day.

26 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 25, 2018 (JUBA) - President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security organs to fully observe the ceasefire agreement which still faces some breaches in Unity and Equatoria 13 days after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement.

The South Sudanese leader made his directive during a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidency in Juba on Tuesday attended by the senior military and security officials to discuss the situation on the country two weeks the start of the implementation of the security arrangements.

26 Sep 2018 description

Des pays qui accueillent un grand nombre de réfugiés se sont joints au HCR et à la Banque mondiale pour exprimer leur soutien à un ambitieux modèle visant à répondre aux crises des déplacements de populations.

Par Marta Martinez

25 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR’s pioneering sets a new benchmark for initiatives seeking to ensure that more refugee youth have access to quality post-primary education. It is an investment in the future of refugee youth, unlocking their potential and leading them towards solutions.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.

25 Sep 2018 description

Available online as an app, UNHCR’s Emergency Handbook gives hands-on guidance to humanitarians providing life-saving assistance.

By Roland Schönbauer

Thousands of children, women and men are streaming across an international border escaping war or persecution. You are the aid worker on the frontline. What do you do?

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NAPAK, 25 September, 2018 – A water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools programme – WASH in Schools - in Karamoja was launched today at the Matany Primary School in Napak District.

The programme, supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and UNICEF, aims to support districts in Karamoja deliver the national WASH in Schools standards in all schools across the region.

25 Sep 2018 description

According to the Ministry of Water and Environment’s sector performance report (2017) and the Ministry of Education and Sports’ School WASH mapping (2016), the situation of WASH in Schools in Uganda is not meeting Uganda’s national standards. Meeting the national WASH in Schools’ standards is critical to children staying in school, performing well in school and keeping healthy and well, among other benefits.

24 Sep 2018 description

Countries hosting large numbers of refugees join UNHCR and World Bank in support of ambitious model to respond to displacement crises.

By Marta Martinez

24 Sep 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

What has worked to improve adult literacy and numeracy in resource constrained settings?

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

Identify evidence on approaches to measuring the prevalence of Violence in Schools across low and middle income countries and the data available based on these measurement approaches.

This should consist of:

a) A list of key sources of evidence on how the occurrence and prevalence of violence in schools is measured (with a focus on low to middle income countries).

24 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

In a high-security building in Kampala, Uganda, a man leads a group of sleuths investigating a potential killer. While they may go about their work with the meticulousness of police detectives, they are actually a different type of investigator. Professor Moses Joloba, Director of Uganda's Supranational Reference Laboratory, leads his team to pursue TB – the world’s leading killer among infectious diseases. The disease killed more than 1.6 million people around the world in 2017.

24 Sep 2018 description

Private investment has brought connectivity to north-western Uganda, as well as new opportunities for refugees and locals.

By Josie Le Blond in Rhino Camp Settlement, Uganda | 24 September 2018

Sudanese refugee Richard Maliamungu strolls through the dusty market. Squinting up at the midday sun, he slows and stops outside a shuttered stall. Here, in Rhino Camp Settlement, Richard hopes to open a business selling phones to fellow refugees. It is a dream only possible since internet access arrived in this remote part of northern Uganda.