- South Sudan Situation: Uganda Refugee Response Plan - Midyear Update, Jan-Jun 2017
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - 1-30 September 2017
- FEWS NET Uganda: Key Message Update, September 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Uganda: 2017 Refugee Humanitarian Needs Overview - South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Horn of Africa cross-border drought action plan 2017: Required response to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, March – June 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- 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
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
With the world gripped by the worst humanitarian crisis of modern times, we must unite behind the power of consensus to serve those in need.
That’s the thinking behind the first ever World Solidarity Summit, held this week in Uganda, a country at the forefront of the fastest-growing refugee crisis of 2017 and home to the second-most refugees behind Turkey. The summit is bringing more than 500 dignitaries together with a goal of raising $2 billion.
Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Refugee Health Services in Uganda
PORTLAND, Ore. – (November 29, 2016) Many are calling it the world’s fastest growing refugee settlement – and Bidi Bidi is exploding on a daily basis with thousands of women and children in dire need of basic health services. Now an $850,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help Medical Teams International, a Pacific Northwest-based non-profit, boost its urgent work in northern Uganda.
by Sarah Austria | May 17, 2016
Veciana and her husband, Simeon, were excited to have children. Twice, the excitement of pregnancy was followed by the devastation of a miscarriage at three months. But she remained hopeful as she sought help at her local health clinic in Burundi--Maybe, with treatment, she could have a safe birth. Unfortunately, when she inquired about treatment she was told that she was fine - and that there were no solutions for her. After the second miscarriage, Veciana was afraid she would may never be able to have a baby.
In this issue
Life of Women in Nakivale, Uganda.
MTI Director of International Programs, Disaster Relief reports on the struggle thousands of women face in the Nakivale refugee camp where MTI is providing care.
Midwife Patricia is working to keep mothers safe and healthy. Learn about her and her work for Medical Teams International in Uganda in this video.
Safe Motherhood in South Sudan.
Anna Summer, MTI Africa Health Advisor reports on how community health workers are helping ensure safe motherhood.
(PORTLAND, Ore., May 21, 2010)- A two-person volunteer team from Medical Teams International travels to Southwest Uganda this week to help sick and suffering Congolese refugees. They will provide primary health care services for families forced from their homes by ongoing fighting in the Congo.
Cynthia Bickley, a Registered Nurse from Deer Park, Wash., and Dr. Patricia O'Hora, General Practitioner from Edgewater, Md., will leave Saturday, May 22.
(PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 14, 2009) -The 2,000th team of medical volunteers sent by Medical Teams International takes place tomorrow, Thursday, October 15 and will travel to Uganda, where Medical Teams International has been working for the past 4 years.
Jo Hauser, an Emergency Room physician from Ottawa, ON will lead the team of three volunteers.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2009-Medical Teams International started a four-year, $2 million program to reduce child morbidity and mortality in Uganda on Oct. 1, 2009.
The Child Survival program is an initiative to serve 107,000 people (46,000 children under 5 and women of reproductive age) within Lira District, northern Uganda.
On May 9, Kathy and Calla Holmgren, the wife and daughter of former NFL Coach Mike Holmgren, leave for Uganda, Africa where they will care for families who have been forced from their homes by the ongoing fighting in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo...fighting that has claimed the lives of nearly 45,000 people every month - half of those children.
(PORTLAND, ORE.-March 30, 2009) Tomorrow, a Portland physician, a Seattle nurse and a nurse from Colorado Springs, CO, leave for Uganda, Africa. There they will care for families who have been forced from their homes by ongoing fighting in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Dr. Steve Boyer, a physician at St. Vincent Medical Center who cared for war survivors inside DRC last November, will provide medical assistance for the sick in refugee camps across the border in Uganda beginning this week. Dr.
Dr. Randy Jacobs cared for thousands of Congolese refugees; now ready to talk about experiences
(BEND, ORE.-Feb. 20, 2009) Dr. Randy Jacobs, a Medical Teams International volunteer, helped save 150-300 lives a day for a month in southwest Uganda. This emergency room doctor from Bend, Ore., cared for thousands of displaced Congolese families who fled severe violence and intense rebel fighting in their homeland.
Most have witnessed shocking atrocities and traveled dozens of miles on foot into the safety of neighboring Uganda.
(Tigard, Ore.- Feb. 11, 2009) - The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) awarded $594,000 to Medical Teams International last week so it can continue its lifesaving care of Congolese refugees inside Uganda.
Medical Teams International provided medical treatment for 27,627 refugees in December with volunteer teams and staff from Uganda.
Dr. Michael Sluss volunteers with Medical Teams International; cares for refugee families seeking safety in Uganda
(WILSONVILLE, ORE.- Feb 2, 2009) A Wilsonville physician with Medical Teams International leaves tomorrow to care for families fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dr. Michael Sluss joins the third volunteer team sent to a Ugandan refugee camp where thousands of Congolese people are seeking medical care, food, clean water and shelter. Sluss, a neurologist at Oregon Neurology PC and tropical medicine expert, will be in Uganda for more than a month.
Medical Teams International sends in more teams and medicine
(Juru Refugee Camp, Uganda - Jan. 21, 2009) Aid workers estimate more than 5.4 million people have died in a decade-long conflict that primarily affects the central African countries of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda. Up to 45,000 people continue to die each month-most of them women and children-from easily treated diseases like malaria, upper respiratory conditions and chronic diarrhea.
Portland community leader will care for families fleeing the violence in the Congo
(PORTLAND, ORE. - Dec. 24, 2008) This Friday, a local physical therapist with Medical Teams International leaves for southwestern Uganda where she'll help thousands of families fleeing the fighting in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Portland community leader and business owner Katherine McCoy first volunteered with Medical Teams International in 1989 when she traveled to Jamaica during Hurricane Hugo.
Two volunteers are only medical providers for more than 26,000 people
(PORTLAND, ORE.-Dec. 16, 2008) Today, U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, appointed Medical Teams International to deliver critically needed medical care in a Ugandan refugee camp. The camp is now home to 26,000 Congolese who have fled ongoing violence in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Two volunteers with Medical Teams International-Dr. Tom Martin of Portland, Ore., and volunteer nurse Anne Blaufus of Camas, Wash.-will begin working in the camp tomorrow.
Staff from northern Uganda also are deployed to help with families crossing into Uganda
(PORTLAND, ORE.-Dec. 9, 2008) This Thursday, two local medical volunteers with Medical Teams International leave for southwestern Uganda where they'll care for families fleeing the fighting in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dr. Tom Martin, a Portland physician, and Anne Blaufus, a nurse from Camas, Wash., are employed at Portland Providence Medical Center.
As a peace agreement hangs in the balance, a former captive of the LRA and current Medical Teams International staff member addresses issues of survival for his people
(PORTLAND, Ore.- Jan. 24, 2008) This week, Uganda's government issued an ultimatum to LRA leader Joseph Kony: Sign the peace agreement or risk a return to war.