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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
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- Funding gaps threaten critical aid for refugees in Uganda
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- Uganda Refugee Response - DRC Situation (08 June 2018)
- Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, June 2018
Uganda is now Africa’s largest host country, with over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety and a future there. Last week I visited one of the Early Childhood Development Centres and Child Friendly Spaces that SCUK supports through the Children’s Emergency Fund (CEF). Kyangwali is a large refugee settlement, spread across green hills as far as the eye can see, home to tens of thousands of people – new arrivals from DRC, host communities living side by side with refugees, and communities from DRC and S.Sudan who have lived in the area for years.
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.
This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.
This Second Round of Funding Builds on Initial $6.7 Million Grant Program
As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.
Around 26,000 children are among more than 42,000 people who have fled across the Ugandan border from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the first of January, seeking refuge from ongoing conflict.
At the peak of the influx, more than 3,000 people were arriving every day, while in DRC armed groups burned down villages, raped women and carried out mass killings.
As 2018 began, some 5 million Congolese were displaced, mostly within the country, due to various crises in different parts of DRC – making it among the world’s biggest displacement crises.
Save the Children sounds ‘final warning’alarm on South Sudan’s looming famine as 1.3 million child refugees flee conflict
Almost a year after famine was declared in Unity State, South Sudan remains trapped in a vicious cycle of starvation and disease, with the UN grimly predicting renewed famine in early 2018.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
**Tuesday 19 September 2017 **
The following is a joint blog by Kevin Watkins and Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson.
The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record since World War II. Of the unprecedented 65.3 million people forced from their homes, almost one-third are refugees, seeking protection from violence or persecution.
Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.
More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.
KAMPALA, 17th AUGUST, 2017 – As the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hits the one million mark, Save the Children is deeply concerned about the plight of children in displacement and resettlement sites across the country. Over 600,000 children require sustained humanitarian assistance to survive and continued access to education and psychosocial support.
Background to the Baseline Assessment
Yumbe District (Bidibidi settlement) hosts about 272,2061 refugees from South Sudan. The influx of refugees to Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District began in August 2016 due to increased conflict, scarcity of food, and financial instability caused by hyperinflation in South Sudan.
1.1 What is ACCRA?
OUR COSTED EDUCATION PLAN FOR SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN UGANDA DEMONSTRATES THAT UNIVERSAL SCHOOLING IN CRISES LIKE THESE IS BOTH AFFORDABLE AND ACHIEVABLE.
Over half-a-million South Sudanese refugee children are living in refugee settlements across northern Uganda. The vast majority are out-of-school. Not that those in school are learning much. Most are packed into overcrowded tents or local schools lacking both textbooks and teachers who speak their language.
Save the Children issues warning ahead of World Refugee Day
With nearly one million refugees expected to have crossed the border from South Sudan to Uganda by the end of this month, Save the Children is calling for education to be put at the centre of a make-or-break summit this week.
Almost three quarters of a million refugees – more than half of them children – have arrived in Uganda since fighting escalated last July.
Millions of Children Robbed of Childhood in East and Southern Africa
“The children and the elderly, they slaughtered them…. I've seen children tied to their dead mother and thrown in the river”
After a UN report warned “a process of ethnic cleansing was under way” in South Sudan and famine was declared in Unity State, refugees have described the horrors that forced hundreds of thousands of women and children to flee to sanctuary in Uganda.
Speech given by Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the Education World Forum on 23 January 2017
Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity.
For children, it is their key to open the door to a better life.
However, it is a sad reality of our world today that millions of children will never receive this key.
They are destined to stay locked in cycles of disadvantage and poverty.