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24 Sep 2007 description

More than 600,000 people in 17 countries across Africa have been left homeless and in desperate need of urgent humanitarian assistance by what international aid workers are recognising as 'the worst floods in a decade'.

1.5 million people have been affected and 250 people killed by the floods which have wreaked havoc across Africa, from Morocco and across West and East Africa to Ethiopia.

08 Jun 2007 description

Health clinics across northern Uganda are set to benefit from a WER donation of more than 800,000 pairs of surgical gloves.

The gloves are currently being shipped to Mombasa from where they will be transported to Lira district in northern Uganda.

02 Mar 2006 description

As the humanitarian crisis continues in northern Uganda, international development charity World Emergency Relief (WER) with partner Glasgow the Caring City (GtCC) is preparing to ship two containers of aid from Glasgow in the coming weeks. Over the last two years WER and GtCC have together delivered twelve containers of desperately needed supplies to the region where millions of people are suffering in the midst of Africa's longest running conflict.

20 Jan 2006 description

WER is providing urgently needed aid to northern Uganda as the current East Africa food crisis continues to drive up prices in Ugandan markets.

02 Dec 2005 description

Thousands of families living in the cramped and squalid conditions of northern Uganda's IDP camps this week received urgently needed humanitarian aid following WER's latest shipment to the region.

Containers of clothes, tents, medicines and food were distributed by WER's local partner agency, All Nations Christian Care (ANCC), to families living in IDP camps in Lira district, where more than half a million people have been driven from their homes by ongoing rebel activity in the region.

WER has been working in close partnership with ANCC for the past four years to respond …

18 Nov 2005 description

Tens of thousands of people living in IDP camps in northern Uganda are set to benefit from free dental care following the launch of the region's first mobile dental clinic by WER.

07 Oct 2005 description

As the International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for five leaders of the LRA, tens of thousands of children and their families are still living in dire conditions in the IDP camps of northern Uganda, where sanitation facilities and access to food and safe water are often insufficient.

WER is working in Northern Uganda in partnership with All Nations Christian Care to respond to the urgent needs of thousands of families who have been forced by ongoing rebel activities to flee their homes and to seek refuge in the crowded camps.

WER has sent humanitarian supplies of soap, …

16 Aug 2005 description

WER is responding to appeals for help from families in an IDP camp in Northern Uganda where a serious fire outbreak has burnt down more than 100 houses and left scores of families in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

The fire broke out in Agweng Camp last week and, with windy conditions and a lack of water in the camp, was able to spread quickly between the closely-built houses.

06 Jan 2005 description

WER has shipped two containers of humanitarian supplies to IDP camps in Uganda.

The containers include emergency food supplies to be distributed to 2,500 people at Christmas time. Shoes, blankets, soaps and clothing are also being distributed.

WER has recently sent a supplementary grant of =A310,000 to purchase food locally, this will include: beans, posho, sugar, and salt.

Shoes have been distributed to local schools closeby to the camp.