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• Hostilities has spread in many locations of Greater Equatoria particularly in Yei, Kajo-Keji, Kapoeta North, Rumbek, Morobo, Mundri West and Maridi County forcing thousands of people to leave their homes and seek protection and humanitarian assistance in neighbouring counties and some are even crossing border to Uganda.
• The majority of the refugees rely on food assistance for their livelihood. In total, 58% are not participating in any economic activity while 24% are engaged in farming activities by renting out land from the host communities. Meanwhile, 75% of the host communities depend on agricultural production as their primary economic activity, and 10% are involved in petty trade. Most people lack access to capital to expand businesses.
1.1 What is ACCRA?
World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sudan.
The call for action comes as the UN and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni host the Uganda Solidarity Summit (22-23 June) as part of an effort to raise USD8 billion and give the hidden crisis more visibility.
- Half a million South Sudanese children have fled to Uganda
- Many of them have witnessed or directly experienced extraordinary levels of violence
- EU must show support to Uganda at Solidarity Summit and address root causes of South Sudan crisis
BRUSSELS, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, World Vision reminds EU leaders of their obligation to support Uganda responding to massive refugee displacements coming from neighboring countries and particularly from South Sudan.
Nairobi - While students in North America and Europe get ready to celebrate the school holidays, 1.4 million children in East Africa are desperate to resume their education. As the continent commemorates the 2017 Day of the African Child, the focus on protecting children and creating equal opportunities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, could not be more apt for millions of East Africa’s children today.
KEY MESSAGES HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW
Every day thousands of frightened refugees fleeing terrible violence in South Sudan arrive in Uganda in desperate need of food, water and basic survival supplies.
Thousands of separated children arrive without their parents, who have been lost or killed. World Vision is helping to identify, protect and find caring guardians for these extremely vulnerable children.
By Fredrick Luzze and Charles Kashungwa
Following years of conflict and national policies aimed at encouraging sedentarization of pastoral populations, international and bilateral actors are increasingly shifting their focus towards supporting animal production systems. This report reviews the state of animal-based livelihoods in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda and examines how animal ownership affects a household’s ability to weather shocks.
This report shows:
Information for this Early Warning/Early Action document is gathered from varying sources through desk top assessments, personal interviews and anecdotal understanding of humanitarian contexts throughout the region. This document is produced monthly and has been developed to provide a snap shot of important information for World Vision managers to promote and track trends relevant to their work.
As Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the mental health day, World Vision has pledged to continue addressing issues of availability and access to mental health services.
While speaking at a symposium to commemorate the World Mental Health day on 10th November 2015, the Associate Director for Health at World Vision Lorna Muheirwe said that Uganda is still guilty of writing off people with mental health problems and would rather attribute their illness to other diseases making many to miss early diagnosis and treatment.
World Vision Global Week of Action ends with a call to government to end preventable deaths among mothers and children.
While delivering her speech, the World Vision Deputy National Director, Tinah Mukunda reminded parliamentarians, government leaders and representatives of civil society organisations that every day we lose mothers and children to diseases that are preventable like malaria, Pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition. She urged government to increase the budget allocation to the health sector.
By FLAVIA LANYERO
The ownership of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) has doubled in Soroti and Busia districts with up to 98.8 percent of the population owning at least a mosquito net, a new report finds.
The end of project evaluation for World Vision Stop Malaria Project in Soroti and Busia districts released yesterday (31st / 4/2014) also indicates that the average number of nets per household is three and that 70.6 percent of the households now meet the universal coverage criteria of one net for every two members.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.
By Kamira James
The conflict in South Sudan has left many families torn apart. Many women fled with their own children together with other children as they sought for a safe place to stay in.
This is the common tale for many mothers you come across in the refugee settlements in Adjumani district. Families are headed by single mothers who have also fostered many separated and un-accompanied children.
By John Burns, Gezu Bekele, and Darlington Akabwai August 2013
New research reveals long-term benefits of emergency safe spaces for children
Spaces built to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can also help them recover from trauma, new Columbia University and World Vision research launched today shows.