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- 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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- As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
- WHO supports Government of Uganda to respond to the Cholera Outbreak among Refugees
- 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)
UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning
29 November 2017, Kampala, Uganda – The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have kick-started a new project on "building community resilience, wetlands ecosystems and associated catchments in Uganda."
The new project, which is Uganda’s first Green Climate Fund-financed initiative, is a response to the Presidential Initiative on Wetlands.
KAMPALA - Today, nearly 1.4 million refugees reside across 12 districts in Uganda, live alongside their Ugandan hosts. While Uganda’s approach to refugee protection and management provides exemplary prospects for dignity, normality and self-reliance, and creates a conducive environment for pursuing development-oriented approaches, it also places inordinate pressure on the communities that host them.
KYEGEGWA – Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October with a call from the United Nations Resident Coordinator to strengthen the ability of communities to manage disaster risks.
She made the call during celebrations to mark the day at Kazinga Primary School in Kyegegwa District.
The day whose theme was ‘Home Safe Home: reducing exposure, reducing displacement’ emphasised the need to protect communities.
Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017, Kampala, Uganda - The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a financing agreement for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) project to restore degraded wetlands, improve ecosystems, strengthen climate information and early warning systems.
Kampala - A post Uganda Solidarity Summit conversation on Private sector engagement in refugee hosting districts was has called on members of the private sector to take advantage of the opportunities that come with the having refugees in the country.
The meeting organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) was aimed at making a case for private sector investment in refugee hosting districts.
6 August 2017- Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, led by FAO and UNDP. Both Uganda and Zambia are also paving the way for gender mainstreaming in national adaptation planning policies.
About the Investment Profiles
In preparation for the Uganda Solidarity Summit 2017, the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda to prepare investment profiles.
The profiles are intended to mobilise additional investments and commitments to support the country’s efforts towards a more diversified and resilient economy that integrates refugees.
Kampala - Members of the Private Sector have been asked to match up the public sector’s efforts towards supporting refugees.
The call was made by Mr. Patrick Bitature, the Chairperson of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) during the Uganda Solidarity Summit’s Private Sector Side Event focusing on the theme: “Enabling the Private Sector to support Refugees and Refugee hosting communities.”
UNDP Uganda commissioned a study on ‘Uganda’s Contribution to Refugee Protection and Management’ that for the first-time quantified the country's direct and indirect costs. The Government of Uganda now has a baseline of its expenditure in districts hosting refugees for the first time in history.
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.
“In our culture, there is a saying, ‘Opi pa koka,’ says Drani Stephen Izakare, Paramount Chief of the Madi people of Uganda. “When someone comes to us for refuge, we take them in, we look after each other.”
He is referring to the hospitality that has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda. Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services.
Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with more than one million refugees and asylum seekers. Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has been experiencing increasing numbers of refugees, especially in the districts of West Nile, Northern Uganda. In light of the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, a continued influx of refugees to Uganda is expected.
According to UNHCR, the registered number of new refugees from South Sudan has reached 779,622.
86% of the new refugees are women and children.
KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
By CLIMATE ADAPTATION UNDP
OCTOBER 10TH, 2016
With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of its citizens, the government of Uganda is embarking on an ambitious mission to modernize its weather, water and climate monitoring systems. These updated systems will save lives, build better livelihoods for smallholder farmers, and foster climate-smart decisions which will propel the nation’s economy forward.
The interlinked challenges of climate change and food security are most evident in the agriculture sector, which (combined with land-use change) produces about a quarter of global greenhouse emissions. At the same time, climatic stresses on agriculture and food systems present formidable food security and livelihood challenges to millions.
The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.
By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Alan Miller, and Robert K. Rutaagi
Climate change, including extreme weather events compounded by ineffective risk management systems, threaten to derail efforts to build resilient nations in Africa.
Facteurs de fragilité
Choix des moyens de subsistance limités pour une population jeune en plein essor
Marginalisation sur les plans social et politique
Précarité des rapports entre communautés
Disparités en matière de développement économique et social au niveau infranational
Territoires non gouvernés et contestés