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- 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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Plagued by decades of internal conflicts, the Democratic Republic of Congo now hosts more than 4.5 million internally displaced people, with hundreds of thousands more living in overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda.
As the conflict worsens, 18 of the DRC’s 26 provinces are facing an internal crisis, with 13.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Cholera originated in Asia, but now presents a global threat.
This acute intestinal disease is biologically caused by exposure to the vibrio cholerae bacteria, but it’s fed socially by poor water and sanitation, limited health systems, crowding and poverty. With all these conditions present in abundance across the African continent, cholera outbreaks happen most frequently there relative to all other parts of the world. This leads in many cases to high numbers of deaths, high costs to health systems and regular social disruption.
Uganda has received over 1 million South Sudanese refugees alone since July 2016, with over 80 percent being women and children. The surge of refugees is due to the recent spread of armed conflict throughout South Sudan, which shares a border with Uganda to the south.
When violence broke out in 2013, fighting was initially contained to specific regions. In July of 2016, this began to shift and conflict spread into new regions, displacing millions.
For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.
An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map
Written by Lindsey Pollaczek, Senior Program Manager on June 11, 2013
More than 100 women living with obstetric fistula – a devastating childbirth injury – received life-restoring treatment at a two-week long fistula repair camp recently held at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, one of Direct Relief’s partners in western Uganda.
By Lindsey Pollaczek
A longtime supporter of Direct Relief International's ongoing humanitarian aid and emergency response efforts, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has generously assigned $15,000 in emergency funding to support the organization's response to the deadly bombings July 11 in Kampala, Uganda.
$30,000 to Support Medical Needs
Santa Barbara, CA, July 13, 2010-In response to the July 11 terrorist bombings in Kampala, Direct Relief International today authorized an immediate cash grant of $30,000 to cover emergency medical needs of victims.
Location: Kampala, Kaliro, Bugiri, and Sigulu Island, Uganda
Five medical doctors and six clinical officers staff the Uganda Reproductive Health Bureau (URHB), which provides vital services for patients in eastern Uganda.
Recipient: Jinja Municipal Council
Shipment Date: 11/29/2006
Recipient: Health Volunteers Overseas
Shipment Date: 10/9/2006
Recipient: Nyakibali Lwanga Hospital
Shipment Number: 5239
Shipment Date: 6/19/2006
Recipient: Jinja Municipal Council
Shipment Number: 5054
Shipment Date: 4/27/2006
Recipient: St. Mary's Clinic
Shipment Date: 8/4/2005
Program Activities: May 2005
Number of Shipments: 33
Total Wholesale Value: $7,839,569.06
Countries Served: 14
Number of People Served: 1,734,252
Program Activities: Fiscal Year to Date*
Number of Shipments: 43
Total Wholesale Value: $15,731,044.48
Countries Served: 20
Number of People Served: 2,365,784
*Fiscal Year is April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006
Recipient: B amyan Province Referral Hospital
Shipment Number: 4276
Shipment Date: 5/23/2005
Recipient: East Africa Medical Mission
Shipment Number: 3844
Shipment Date: 5/19/2004
Recipient: St. Mary's Clinic Solidale
Shipment Number: 3616
Shipment Date: 4/1/2004
Recipient: Uganda Reproductive Health
Shipment Number: 3566
Shipment Date: 9/29/2003
Recipient: Mulago Hospital
Shipment Number: 3439
Shipment Date: 6/9/2003