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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- Uganda Refugee Response - DRC Situation (08 June 2018)
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.
1.1 Project Background
World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have made a strategic decision to transition from material aid support to refugees to cash based transfers. This is driven by the increasing cost of delivering food and material aid. Close to US$12,000,000 is spent monthly on food distribution. The decision is supported by research that shows that beneficiaries make smart spending decisions that mitigate against food insecurity.
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520 beneficiaries (80% females) including 26 vendors benefited from the projects.
Background to the Baseline Assessment
Yumbe District (Bidibidi settlement) hosts about 272,2061 refugees from South Sudan. The influx of refugees to Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District began in August 2016 due to increased conflict, scarcity of food, and financial instability caused by hyperinflation in South Sudan.
15 December 2016
20 years after Uganda signed the convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights a UN committee conducted the first review ever. Local NGO’s took the opportunity to raise the voices of Uganda rights holders
Gitte Dyrhagen Husager
A UN committee has made a landmark statement, urging the Government of Uganda to recognize owners’ land rights among local communities, including pastoralists and other indigenous communities.
The number of refugees from South Sudan entering Uganda has now surpassed 60,000. Recently Lisa Henry, Humanitarian Director, DanChurchAid, was in Adjumani to monitor how the ACT Alliance is responding to the emergency providing life-saving water, hygiene and sanitation to the refugees who have arrived in Adjumani.
Within only three days the number of refugees entering Adjumani in Uganda from South Sudan has doubled bringing the figure up to 24,105 refugees. The high refugee influx puts high pressure on Uganda camps and calls for an upscaled humanitarian response.
“Water is a big problem here. I have not showered for over seven days - just look at my feet,” says 61 year old Tabisha Nyabol pointing to her feet.
A big challenge in Karamoja is access to water. In a project funded by the European Union and the Government of Uganda, DanChurchAid (DCA) and partners have supported activities to ensure more water to Karamoja by using local labor and innovative methods such as rock catchments.
The sun is shining and the sky is blue and cloudless. The air is warm and dry and only the sound of insects breaks the silence this morning.
Climate changes in an already existing variable environment present challenges to farming and livestock keeping, increasing vulnerability in Karamoja. The Drought Early Warning System supports the communities and the local government to be prepared for the disasters that are likely to happen as a result of this unpredictable weather.
It is midday inside a manyatta (multiple household compound) located in the small village of Nawaikorot in Karamoja, north-eastern Uganda. There are 50 households and 180 people living in this manyatta.
More than 66,000 refugees have entered Uganda as the Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked their hometown Kamango in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday morning 11th July.
Mai Gad, communication officer
When appropriately supported the pastoral production systems in the dryland areas of Karamoja (Uganda) and Pokot (Kenya) can be resilient to disasters, such as drought, and can contribute to livelihoods in the region. This article introduces a set of initiatives that have focused on animal health as a key determinant of resilience.
The continued fighting between forces of the rebel M23 and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.
Most recent incursions into Goma, the provincial capital of Kivu in the eastern part of DRC, have displaced approximately 140,000 people in and around Goma, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
DCA has been chosen as the Uganda Country Lead for the Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities (REGLAP), which is primarily funded by the European Commission. In Uganda, REGLAP’s focus this year is on the operationalisation of the National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management in Uganda.
Mary and Vincent are two out of a total of 700 volunteer local village observers. They all work to ensure that their fellow citizens know about their rights and know what to expect of the local authorities, so they are sure to receive the public services they are entitled to. The project is supported by DanChurchAid.
When we visited Mary and Vincent in Uganda in 2010 there were 84 observers in Acowa Township in Amuria District. Today, the number has increased to 120. But it is not just in Acowa that the number has increased.
17.11.2010: With the help of a Danish TV-campaign, the little school girl Esther from Uganda and a number of other internally displaced persons (IDPs) have now returned home where they prepare their fields for the next harvest.
In January this year Esther, known from the Danish TV-campaign "Danmarks Indsamlingen" in 2009, had her big wish come true when she, her father, Lawrence Usege, and five siblings, could finally return to their village in Obalanga after six years in a refugee camp.
Many others in Esther's village and nearby villages share the same story.
09.11.2010: DanChurchAid's partner, Church of Uganda is giving support to community members to help them demand their rights. The project has strengthened the local community members and changed the daily life in the remote areas of Northern Uganda. Women, Men and Children are now aware of what to demand from the local government - and they demand it!
"They are only two weeks old", says the father holding a little girl in his arms. He has twins.