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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Can Uganda’s Breakthrough Refugee-Hosting Model Be Sustained?
- Uganda Finalizes Plans to Vaccinate Front-line Health Workers against Ebola
- WHO and Ministry of Health Train health workers on Compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine
- East Africa host countries at a crossroads: Are refugees welcome or not?
- DRC Refugee Influx to Uganda as of 31 October 2018
CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS: (many are understood to be in line with traumatic experiences including witnessing of violence of all forms, SGBV, and mass murders)
• Anxiety • PTSD • Epilepsy • Depression • Psychosis • Puerperal psychosis • Drug misuse and addiction • Communication Difficulties TREATMENTS AVAILABLE:
• Medication therapy • Inpatient admissions as indicated and available (extremely limited and physical environments not conducive to recovery)
One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
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.
On July 7th, 2016 a resurgence of ethnically-fueled conflict erupted in Juba South Sudan, forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives. By July 9th, the first group of these refugees started crossing the border intoUganda. By the end of August, 97,947 new South Sudanese refugees had been recorded in Uganda.
By Mary Stewart
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – As World Refugee Day approaches, ADRA is responding to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Burundi amidst the upcoming presidential election and recent coup attempts.
Violence broke in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, and in Makamba province, on April 26 and has spread into towns across the country. The uproar began when President Pierre Nkurunziza's announced his bid to stand for a third consecutive term and security forces began cracking down on protests.
Natalia López-Thismón, ADRA International
In response to the fighting that broke out in South Sudan in December, ADRA has been providing emergency aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who have fled into neighboring countries.
Since December 15, an estimated 716,000 people are internally displaced. Another 156,800 have run to bordering countries to escape the tribal and political tensions that have caused thousands of deaths.
Joint inter-agency assessment mission (EiE) 20 to 24 January 2014
Including; Arua, Adjumani, Koboko and Kiryandongo.
The assessment team;
The Ministry MoES, UNICEF, WTU, ADRA, FENU, JRS, and UNHCR, . At the field; District Local Government Officials and the Office of the Prime Minister Representatives as well as
African Development Corps (ADC) in Kiryandongo, Save the Children International (SCI) and World Vision (WV) in Adjumani.
Ten thousand are reported dead and more than half a million people displaced as a result of ongoing violence in South Sudan, with leading aid groups calling for assistance to meet the growing humanitarian needs of those displaced into neighbouring countries.
“Reports indicate that up to 70% of those fleeing their homes are women and children,” says Beryl Hartmann, Humanitarian Program Officer at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia. It is vital we protect and support those made most vulnerable in situations like this.”
ADRA is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. Today, the organization is responding to the DRC refugee influx in Uganda at the transit center in Bundibugyo. The refugees are fleeing from the fighting between the Congolese government army and the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces. As of July 14th, the population registered by URCS in Bubandi Sub County was 66,139. So far the transit center has received more than 17,000 refugees.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia has joined with ADRA Uganda and other ADRA offices around the world to assist close to 30,000 refugees escaping ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Continued violent attacks between Congolese government forces and armed militia since presidential elections in November 2011 have uprooted thousands of families. As a result, more than 33,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda, stretching already inadequate national resources to breaking point.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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SILVER SPRING, Md.
SILVER SPRING, Md.
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda has completed the Ntandi Pygmy Primary School rehabilitation and construction project in Bundibugyo district, western Uganda. The project improved the learning environment of Batwa Pygmies and other children through rehabilitation and completion of a five-classroom block.
Local leaders and the Batwa Pygmies were actively involved in project activities. They provided labor, mined sand, and collected hardcore stones, water, and bricks.
The four-month project was completed in December 2004.
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda has received a total of $2.4 million through ADRA's office in Denmark from the Danish International Development Agency to implement a rural education project in Karamoja, Uganda. The Karamoja Integrated Rural Education Project (KITENEP) started in October 2002 and is the first of its kind in the region.
Silver Spring, Maryland - This month the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda began another phase of its aid program for 3,000 people of Ugandan heritage who were expelled from Tanzania in early 2001.