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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SDC Humanitarian Aid (SDC-HA) in South Sudan
With the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005, the long lasting civil war between Sudan and South Sudan was brought to an end. The CPA period finally concluded on 9 July 2011 with the independence of South Sudan.
About this document
The aim of this document is to provide workshop participants with basic insights into the selected case studies. It has been prepared by the WFP Office for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction with WFP and partner staff in country offices.
Overview of the selected case studies
Quand l'Afrique nourrira le monde
(gn) Il y a longtemps que le riz n'est plus exclusivement l'aliment de base du continent asiatique: l'Afrique, qui est en passe de devenir le premier acheteur de riz du monde, en importe actuellement quelque 10 millions de tonnes par an.
Provinces in the north of Uganda are living in terror and completely dependent on international aid, notably from the SDC. With a view to implementing the peace accords in southern Sudan, a glimmer of hope has been kindled in the bid to resolve conflict which the government in Kampala has been waging for 20 years against the militia of Joseph Kony, sinister leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Sri Lanka, Chernobyl, the Great Lakes in Africa - just three among many, these areas are still embroiled in conflicts claiming innumerable victims. Advocacy in their favour is a priority for the SDC.