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- 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
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Armed fighting, which began in South Sudan’s capital of Juba in mid-December, quickly spread to other parts of the country, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and seeking safety in neighboring countries. A cessation of hostilities agreement was signed in January by both parties to the conflict, however, fighting continues.
Hundreds of volunteers from both the South Sudan Red Cross and the Red Cross/Red Crescent societies in neighboring countries continue to assist those affected by the violence as they relocate to safer areas.
Posted September 04, 2012 , By Tamara Braunstein
The town of Lira in Northern Uganda does not have a fire department. Its buildings are built so closely together that a small fire can quickly escalate into a major disaster as commonly used construction materials like straw and wood fuel the flames.
In neighboring Gulu, a town about 64 miles away, emergency responders face equally daunting circumstances. Response teams are often hindered by a lack of planning capacity because even the largest roads are not mapped out.
WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 - The American Red Cross is supporting three relief workers who are joining the international response to flooding in Africa. Extremely heavy rains and flooding have affected more than 1.5 million people in at least 18 countries, driving thousands from their homes, destroying crops and displacing livestock.