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04 Apr 2014 description

Of 4.9 million people in South Sudan in need of humanitarian assistance, aid organizations are targeting 3.2 million by June. As of 20 March, 925,700 people have been reached.

07 May 2013 description

7 May 2013 - Heavy rains at the beginning of May 2013 caused flooding in Kasese district. As of 7 May, over 19,000 people had been affected and over 3,100 were living in shelters.

Link: 19,161 affected by Kasese floods, Red Cross seeks 1.8bn

05 Nov 2012 description

29 Oct 2012 - The Ministry of Health in Uganda declared an outbreak of Marburg fever. There have been 19 cases and nine deaths in five districts so far.

Link: Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Uganda – update (29 October 2012)

30 Jul 2012 description

29 July 2012 - An Ebola haemorrhage fever outbreak has been declared in Kibaale district. There have been 20 cases, including 14 deaths. The index case was identified in Nyamarunda sub-county.

Link: Ebola in Uganda - World Health Organization - 30 July 20120

26 Jun 2012 description

25 June 2012 - Eighteen people have been confirmed dead and nine injured by a landslide that buried two villages in Bumwalukami sub-county, Bududa district.

Link: Landslides kill 18 in Eastern Uganda

29 Jun 2011 description

Over the past year, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones. The impacts of the drought have been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and restricted humanitarian access in some areas

24 Jun 2011 description

Over the past year, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones. The impacts of the drought have been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and restricted humanitarian access in some areas

29 Jun 2010 description
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17 May 2010 description
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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 (UNHCR) -The UN refugee agency said Friday it was alarmed at reports of a dramatic rise in the frequency and brutality of attacks by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) from Uganda against civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR).

07 Oct 2008 description
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More than 17 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).

18 Aug 2008 description
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More than 14.6 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).