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26 May 2017 description
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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.

04 Apr 2017 description
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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.[1] 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.

23 Jul 2016 description
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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.

13 Jun 2016 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 491,315

Total Pledges: US$ 411,795

Balance Requested: US$ 79,520

Geneva, 13, June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

10 Mar 2016 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 2,151,000

Balanced Requested: US$ 2,151,000

Geneva, 10 March 2016

Dear Colleagues,

01 Mar 2016 description
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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.

18 Feb 2016 description
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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.

16 Nov 2015 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 373,030

Balance Requested: US$ 75,757

Geneva, 16 November 2015

Dear Colleagues,

30 Jun 2015 description
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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

05 Jun 2015 description
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  1. 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.

20 May 2015 description
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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

15 Apr 2015 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 507,887

Balance Requested: US$ 507,887

Geneva 15 April 2015

Dear Colleagues,

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.

13 Oct 2014 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021

Balance Requested: US$ 183,161

Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,

16 Apr 2014 description
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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.

11 Mar 2014 description
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“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.

11 Mar 2014 description
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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.

11 Mar 2014 description
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Mai Gad, DCA

Achol Thon is carrying a baby, Amuor, on her front. If you look carefully, she is also carrying a baby, Athok, on her back. Thon is 25 years old and mother to twin 10-month-old girls, as well as two other children aged three and five. She has come to collect the basic support given from ACT member the Lutheran World Federation and partners in Nyumanzi settlement.

About 65 percent of people fleeing fighting in their homeland are children under 18. In total, 87 percent are women and children, according to the UNHCR.

13 Feb 2014 description
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Geneva, 12 February 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

The ongoing fighting between Ugandan ADF NALU rebels and the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo ( FARDC) in Kamango region , since December 2013, has caused displacement and insecurity and has limited the populations’ access to their fields for food production. It is estimated that 7,343 households are displaced.

04 Feb 2014 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 967,634

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 425,448

Balance Requested: US$ 542,186

Geneva, 3 February 2014

Dear Colleagues,

A total of 61,573 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since 16 December 2013, following tensions within the South Sudan ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). This has led to thousands of IDPs fleeing to neighbouring counties since December and high numbers of refugees arriving in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.