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22 Mar 2018 description
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Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017

• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017

• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

20 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, DG ECHO gave EUR 3 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

28 Feb 2018 description
  • On 23 February 2018, the Ministry of Health issued a press release declaring a Cholera outbreak in the refugee settlements of Hoima and Kyegegwa Districts in the West and South West. There has been a massive cholera epidemic going on in Eastern Congo, and refugees arrive in a region in Uganda where cholera is endemic.

  • In Hoima, as of 26 February 2018, 1056 suspected cases with 29 deaths had been reported. As of 27 February 2018, 39 suspected and confirmed cases and 2 deaths were reported in Kyaka.

15 Feb 2018 description
  • Due to ongoing conflict in Ituri and the instability in North Kivu, two provinces in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the daily rate of arrivals in Uganda has drastically increased. In just three days, from 10 to 13 February 2018, 13 799 new refugee arrivals entered Uganda from the DRC.

14 Feb 2018 description
  • The ethnic conflict between the Hema and Lendu communities is intensifying in the province of Ituri in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New clashes have occurred in the last days in the territory of Djugu with dozens of people killed and hundreds of houses set on fire.
15 Jan 2018 description


3.3 million people are experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

1.2 million acutely malnourished children expected in 2018

1 in 7 children dies before age 5

2.1 million internally displaced

Over 870 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR, UNICEF)

EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017


13 Jan 2018 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

24 Nov 2017 description

EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM)

Two European experts and a mobile laboratory provided by the German Federal Foreign Office are being deployed to Kapchorwa district (Uganda).

It will offer on-the-spot diagnostic capacity and improve preparedness for future outbreaks of Marburg and other hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, giving support to Uganda’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) activities.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

13 Nov 2017 description
  • While an epidemic has been going on for months in the south west of the country, another alert was raised in Kasese district in the west. An assessment made by Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS) and the Ministry of Health confirmed the occurrence of a new outbreak with nine cases received in hospital, including three confirmed cases, since 4 November. One death is said to have happened in the community. URCS and the Ministry of Health will be responding in both management and community Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities.

13 Nov 2017 description
  • The cumulative cases remain at three, with no new cases since the end of October.

  • Active case finding and contacts’ follow up are being reinforced, as well as the coordination with Kenyan health authorities.

  • The quarantine period was expanded to 7 December by the Ministry of Health.

06 Nov 2017 description
  • With further laboratory confirmation, the cumulative number of deaths remains at two confirmed and one probable. A recent, additional suspected case is notified among health staff. The suspected case that was followed in Kenya turned out to be negative.

  • Kween and Kapchorwa health district authorities have been reinforced with epidemiologists and field management staff. Some alerts are reported in four of the neighbouring districts.

27 Oct 2017 description
  • The number of confirmed cases remains stable, while suspected cases and contacts are being followed.
  • The United Nations agencies deployed logistics and financial means in order to support the district teams of the Ministry of health. Médecin Sans Frontières is dealing with case management while the Uganda Red Cross (with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are active in the communities.