Appeals & Response Plans
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- 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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- As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
- WHO supports Government of Uganda to respond to the Cholera Outbreak among Refugees
- Uganda starts biometric verification of refugees
- Tens of thousands of children flee conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo in under two months
- Uganda - Cholera Outbreak (DG ECHO, Ugandan Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 February 2018)
In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, were highly congested with Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing violence. That week was characterised by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli Settlement through the Lake Albert route and the arrival of Congolese refugees to Kyaka II settlement. Rwamwanja settlement which used to receive Congolese refugees entering through South west Uganda has since reached its full capacity.
Before they learned how to make soap, the 30 young adult members of the Kuny-derot group didn’t have many options for earning an income. After three days of soap-making training they received a business start-up kit, and now the South Sudanese refugees have a reliable source of income.
The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as warriors have battled the government—and each other—for cattle and survival. Droughts have increased in severity and frequency over the years, leading to chronic food insecurity and widespread economic hardships in the region, just like in many other districts in the arid and semi-arid areas of the country.
The Horn of Africa is once again hit by drought. It is not the first time but this time it is critical. The current drought is projected to become the worst in decades, even worse than the one that led to the 2011 East Africa famine. The good news, providing hope, is that the situation could be mitigated. However, the tragic reality is that little has been done. There is a need for a long-term solution for the region, which is continuously hit by climate change related events.
Appeal Target: US$ 825,000
Balance Requested: US$ 660,400
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
On July 9th renewed clashes broke out in the South Sudanese capital of Juba due to a reported power struggle between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the government and the SPLA opposition.
Appeal Target: US$ 491,315
Total Pledges: US$ 411,795
Balance Requested: US$ 79,520
Geneva, 13, June 2016
Appeal Target: US$ 2,151,000
Balanced Requested: US$ 2,151,000
Geneva, 10 March 2016
Geneva, 1 March 2016
1. Brief description of the emergency
Following the post-election violence in Burundi and the continued deterioration of the lives of affected population, the ACT Alliance members in Burundi are concerned about its impact on the economy and their livelihood systems. A total of 263,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Rwanda since April.
ACT Alliance builds the capacity of local communities through an EU initiative.
Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why today (18 February 2018) ACT Alliance, in cooperation with European Universities and with the support of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, starts a capacity training programme.
Appeal Target: US$ 373,030
Balance Requested: US$ 75,757
Geneva, 16 November 2015
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance
Requested: US$ 470,046
Geneva, 30 June 2015
- Brief description of the emergency and impact
Thousands of Congolese refugees are pouring into Uganda from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reportedly fleeing possible abduction, forced recruitment and rape by suspected Mai Mai and ADF militia groups (Allied Democratic Forces). Mai Mai is a rebel group that claims to fight for the independence of Katanga province (DRC) while ADF originated from Uganda. The refugees are entering Uganda through Bunagana and Nyabwishenya in Kisoro and Ishasha in Kanungu district, South-Western Uganda.
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Appeal Target: US$ 507,887
Balance Requested: US$ 507,887
Geneva 15 April 2015
South Sudan is facing violence since almost 16 months, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar, which erupted on 15th December 2013 in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. Violence has since prevailed and is often breaking out along ethnical lines between Dinka and Nuer tribes.
Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182
Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021
Balance Requested: US$ 183,161
Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,
The humanitarian crisis stemming from widespread fighting in South Sudan is rapidly becoming a regional issue but is failing to get the attention it deserves, ACT members working in neighbouring Ethiopia say.
All 11 members in Ethiopia say the growing emergency needs greater awareness in the international community and more funding for relief aid.
“We are not used to fetching water from a borehole,” says 25-year old Sara Tarakila. She is standing at one of the boreholes rehabilitated by ACT member the Lutheran World Federation, talking to James Drichi, one of the LWF staff in charge of the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in Nyumanzi refugee settlement, in Adjumani, north Uganda. Drichi advises the chairperson of the borehole and shows the community how to keep the borehole clean and how to pump so they do not destroy the pump.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Mai Gad, DCA
In Adjumani, refugees from South Sudan are being moved from reception centres to settlements. The blazing sun cuts through the endless dust clouds thrown up by refugees walking and trucks transporting supplies. Small structures - some sticks with plastic covering, others strong poles with completed grass roofs - are scattered around the Nyumanzi settlement, where a plot of land 30m by 30m is allocated to each family by the Ugandan prime minister’s office.