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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- Can Uganda’s Breakthrough Refugee-Hosting Model Be Sustained?
- Uganda Finalizes Plans to Vaccinate Front-line Health Workers against Ebola
- WHO and Ministry of Health Train health workers on Compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine
- River Mayanja flood victims yet to get relief aid
- Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis
One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
Une nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola menace environ 300 000 personnes au nord-est du Congo, notamment dans la région du Nord Kivu, alerte l’ONG CARE qui se dit très inquiète. 37 cas, dont 22 ayant entrainé la mort, ont été reportés. On craint une épidémie sans précédent, du fait de la crise humanitaire et des déplacements de populations (notamment transfrontaliers) provoqués par les violences qui ravagent cette région.
Part of the agreement includes opening corridors for desperately needed humanitarian aid
JUBA, South Sudan (June 29, 2018) — The global humanitarian organization CARE is encouraged by the ceasefire announced this week by warring factions in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, particularly the portion of the agreement calling for opening up corridors of humanitarian aid. The ceasefire is due to begin June 30, and the parties are committed to finalizing four outstanding issues in the security arrangements by that point.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.
Depuis le début de l’année, 45 000 réfugiés fuyant les violences en République démocratique du Congo sont arrivés en Ouganda. Le pays a du mal à répondre aux besoins humanitaires. L’épidémie de choléra qui sévit rend la situation encore plus alarmante, alertent nos équipes locales.
« Des milliers de réfugiés sont arrivés ces dernières semaines. Les besoins sont immenses et nous n’avons pas les moyens d’y répondre. Nous avons rapidement besoin de soutien financier pour ne pas perdre davantage de vies », déclare Delphine Pinault, directrice de CARE en Ouganda.
“We urgently need more funds if we don’t want to lose more lives”
(Kampala/Nairobi – 5 March 2018) – Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in south western Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the international aid organization CARE.
According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, 34 people have died and 1,257 cases have been confirmed. Cholera, an acute infectious disease, is spread through eating contaminated food and drinking contaminated water. If not treated, it can quickly prove fatal.
En Ouganda, l’afflux de réfugiés en provenance de République Démocratique du Congo est de plus en plus préoccupant, alerte l’ONG CARE. Les arrivées de réfugiés ont quadruplé, par rapport à début 2017. La semaine dernière seulement, 22 000 réfugiés congolais sont arrivés à l’ouest du pays en traversant le lac Albert.
« Il y a une semaine, les réfugiés arrivaient par centaines. Maintenant, ce sont des milliers de personnes qui arrivent chaque jour, fuyant pour sauver leurs vies », alerte Delphine Pinault, directrice de l’ONG CARE en Ouganda.
Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda / Dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert
14 February 2018. The refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda is increasingly worrying, warns the international aid organization CARE. Thousands of Congolese refugees arrived into western Uganda over the weekend, a sharp escalation from the 14,000 who had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the east African country since December.
KAMPALA, Uganda (Feb. 8, 2018) — Intensifying conflict and violence have driven more than 14,000 people, the large majority of them women and children, from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past six weeks. They have sought safety in neighboring Uganda, home already to 1.4 million refugees, most of them South Sudanese. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence, included repeated rapes, at the hands of armed groups.
More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International.
Most refugees arrive through the Bunagana border point in Kisoro district, South Western Uganda but some even brave the dangerous waters of Lake Albert to escape the even greater dangers in DRC. The majority of refugees are children (54%).
JUBA (15 December 2017) – Four years after the beginning of the South Sudan conflict, the leading humanitarian organization CARE is deeply concerned by the risk of famine as rates of hunger and malnutrition continue to rise. Presently, seven million South Sudanese are in need of lifesaving assistance – deeply affected by conflict, displacement, hunger and a collapsing economy.
Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.
A "Gender in Emergencies" specialist in the midst of crisis around Lake Chad
Fatouma Zara is the Gender in Emergencies specialist with CARE’s Rapid Response Team. Fatouma works with our teams in humanitarian emergencies to ensure gender remains at the heart of everything we do. Fatouma’s work has taken her to many countries including Cambodia,
Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Turkey.
One night, at a refugee settlement in Uganda, 26-year-old Joyce (not pictured above) watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts. As he became more intoxicated, he started yelling and hitting her. Suddenly, he grabbed a machete and threatened to cut her. Terrified, Joyce grabbed their six children and ran to a neighbour’s tent.
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KAMPALA- (June 12, 2017)- Ahead of the ‘Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees’ on June 22-23, CARE International warns of the alarming health and safety risks for refugee women and girls fleeing the continuous fighting and famine in South Sudan. An average of 2,000 refugees are arriving daily into northwestern Uganda.
Juba, September 28, 2016. - CARE is worried about the new spread of fighting and insecurity to the Greater Equatoria region, an area previously largely unaffected by the conflict that has engulfed the country since December 2013. CARE assessments in Imatong State (Eastern Equatoria) show largescale displacement, with many homes burnt and looted during the fighting, and attacks on civilians and NGOs becoming increasingly common.