Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
Uganda is the largest host country of refugees in Africa and the third largest in the world, after welcoming an average of 2 000 displaced men, women and children every day for the past 11 months.
The new statistics, released on Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, come less than a week before Uganda’s Solidarity Summit on Refugees – a conference aimed to mobilise international support for those affected by the South Sudanese Civil War.
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Ebola has broken out in Uganda, killing at least 14 people as health officials battle to stem the spread of the deadly virus.
Terrified patients fled from a hospital in western Uganda as soon as news broke that a mysterious illness that killed at least 14 people in the region was Ebola, one of the world's most virulent diseases.
NAIROBI, KENYA Jul 22 2008 16:33 - Nearly 15-million people in the Horn of Africa region are facing a humanitarian disaster unless donors urgently release funds to deliver supplies, aid agencies warned on Tuesday.
In a region beset by conflict and piracy, prolonged drought and rising inflation have exacerbated human suffering, especially among the rural and urban poor, they said.
The World Food Programme (WFP) said it urgently needs $403-million to feed the hungry people …
The small plane banks steeply to the east and the extent of the floods in the low-lying Teso region of Uganda become clear: kilometre upon kilometre of low-lying pasture land submerged, tens of thousands of hectares of staple crops like cassava, millet and groundnuts waterlogged. There are impassable roads, overflowing rivers, stranded cattle and devastated bridges.
Fawzia Sheikh / Kampala, Uganda
Kampala: Rebels in northern Uganda have massacred more than 100 civilians in five consecutive days of raids, the head of the regional government alleged on Monday.
The Lord's Resistance Army has been raiding villages in Lira district daily, and more than 100 bodies have been found between Wednesday and Saturday, Franco Ojur, the district chairman said by telephone on Monday.
"Many more bodies are being discovered in the bushes and the death toll is about 100.
The boys are dressed in T-shirts and shorts, the girls in light summer dresses. Some are carrying a few morsels of food, others tattered blankets, but most have nothing at all.
Up to 5 000 child fighters have been encircled by Sudanese and Ugandan troops in southern Sudan, in readiness for an all-out assault on the cult-linked rebel army
Nairobi. April 22, 2002 - With the abducted and apparently brainwashed children violently resisting efforts to negotiate, the United Nations children's agency, Unicef, warned of a possible massacre.
Nairobi. January 8, 2002
Uganda's President Museveni is likely to seek the deportation of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army whenhe meets with Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir this week
JUDITH ACHIENG' - When Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni meets with Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir this week in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, he is likely to seek the deportation of Joseph Kony, leader of a rebel group operating in northern Uganda with bases in southern Sudan.
The first round of Congolese peace talks took place in Botswana this week
Kinshasa. July 4, 2001
The United Nations despatched a weighty delegation of ambassadors to Southern and East Africa this week, in the latest stage of the initiative to end two years of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Rwandan government claims attack even as ceasefire talks take place
Johannesburg, South Africa. August 02 2000
Lambarene, Gabon. July 25, 2000
Johannesburg, South Africa. May 19 2000
Johannesburg, South Africa. April 5 2000
Nearly 16 million people face starvation in the Horn of Africa after repeated crop failures, but ongoing conflicts in the region make food distribution difficult.
By CHRIS MCGREAL in Johannesburg
Europe is preparing to spearhead large aid deliveries to the Horn of Africa in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the famine that claimed close to a million lives in Ethiopia 15 years ago.