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12 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

MOSES YAKUDU/LENI KINZLI

In the abandoned town and villages of Pageri County, community members are gradually and voluntarily returning from refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya. Over 300 returnees have resettled in Pageri in recent months, after having fled the area following the crisis in 2016.

The people of Pageri have cited the occupation of cattle from the Jonglei region, and the distrustful relationship between them and the army’s Tiger battalion, as hindrances to their return.

04 Jul 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Andrew Edward Tchie, Conflict and Policy Advisor on Syria, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King's College London Centre for Conflict and Health, Visiting Researcher at PRIO, and PhD Candidate at University of Essex., University of Essex

28 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary
- Mr Alex Maseraka, the district planner, says floods have impacted on the district budget since they have had to allocate Shs70 million each financial year to mitigate flood effects.
- He adds that the Comprehensive Disaster Management Plan of Shs25 billion was made and submitted to the Office of Prime Minister but since then it has never been implemented.

By ENID NINSIIMA & FELIX BASIIME

25 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2018 (ARUA) – Police in Uganda are holding 10 South Sudanese refugees over the killing of their colleagues at a refugee camp in the country.

Those arrested are suspected to have been involved in a fracas, which saw four killed after a football argument went bad.

The West Nile regional police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia confirmed the arrest, saying they would carry out an investigation.

21 Jun 2018 description
report The Guardian

Deadly dispute between South Sudanese refugees during Brazil v Switzerland game inflames ethnic tensions

Ugandan officials have begun segregating refugees after a rise in ethnic tensions led to the deaths of four South Sudanese, including a teenager.

Security agencies have been heavily deployed in northern Uganda’s refugee settlements, home to more than 1 million people, in response to unrest between the warring ethnic groups that have fled conflict in South Sudan.

07 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • The flooded diversion routes have been cordoned off with warning tapes to prevent the public from approaching them.
  • From Soroti to Moroto, The only existing diversion, [Lorengedwat-Nadunget road] currently has fast rising waters and the drift at Lotome is also unsafe to public transport. In the interim, we call for patience from travellers as flood levels subside.

By Serestino Tusingwire

03 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary
- Traffic police director, AIGP Dr Steven Kasiima, said they were yet to register traffic mishaps except a few motorcyclists and drivers who were arrested for deviating from the day's traffic flow rules.

By JOSPEH KATO

WAKISO. A total of 19 pilgrims suspected to be cholera patients are under surveillance at Naguru hospital according to Dr John Baptist Waniaye, commissioner for emergency medical services at ministry of health.

01 Jun 2018 description
report New Vision

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

NAMUGONGO - All pilgrims arriving from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are undergoing screening for Ebola, according to a statement from the ministry of health.

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

This comes after the Health Ministry in the DRC the declared the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus in the country, in early May.

29 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By YAHUDU KITUNZI & LEONARD MUKOOLI

In Summary

  • Mr Micheal Sunday, a project officer of 10m Tree Planting Project in the Mt Elgon region, says: “Human activities have left the slopes of Mt Elgon bare with no tree to hold the soils.”

25 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • Background. The victim failed to cross the flooded road on her way from Napak to deliver in Soroti Town.

MOROTO.

An expectant mother and her unborn baby died on Tuesday after a vehicle she was travelling in failed to cross a flooded Lorengechora Bridge, 78kms on the Moroto-Soroti road. Torrential rain had pounded the area from Monday 8pm until 7am on that day.

24 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary
- Mr Michael Higenyi, a resident said the flooding has also devastated many roads in the district making them impassable.
- Butaleja District Woman MP, Ms Milly Mugeni describing the situation as grave, said the affected families need urgent financial and moral support.

By YAHUDU KITUNZI

Hundreds of residents in different sub-counties in Butaleja District have been displaced by floods from River Manafwa.

22 May 2018 description
report The Guardian

Scarcity of antibiotic Septrin drives fears of weakened immunity among patients, setting back efforts to end Aids by 2030

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans living with HIV are being put at risk as the country runs out of a drug given to people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to fight infections.

Sarah Achieng Opendi, state minister for health, told the Guardian the country’s national medical stores were running out of the antibiotic Septrin, which is used to treat and fight conditions like flu, malaria, diarrhoea and tuberculosis.

21 May 2018 description
report New Vision

The floods have left household property worth millions of shillings destroyed and crops in gardens at harvesting stage submerged, hence looming famine

BULAMBULI- Floods have ravaged five sub-counties in Bulambuli district, leaving over 680 households and pit latrines submerged by water hence forcing families to resort to open defecation. Residents fear a cholera outbreak.

Several families have fled their homes and taken shelter in the nearby schools, churches and trading centres.

18 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By LEONARD MUKOOLI

MANAFWA. Fresh landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in the Mt Elgon region have buried at least 30 houses and displaced over 200 residents in different Sub- Counties in Manafwa District.

The multiple landslides occurred on Wednesday evening following heavy rains that started at 9 am in the morning, leaving 5 villages of Bunashirewe, Buwafula, Bunamungoma A, Bunamungoma B and Soobi in the Sub counties of Kaato, Bunabutsale and Weswa sub counties in Bubulo West County, affected.

17 May 2018 description
report New Vision

The landslides affected mostly homes in Bunasirwe village, Buweswa parish and Weswa sub-county after striking some villages in neighbouring Kato sub-county.

MANAFWA - Landslides have hit several homesteads in Weswa sub-county of Manafwa district after heavy rains pounded the area throughout the night on Tuesday.

According to the district councilor, Jenifer Mwenyi, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning at 10.00a.m while residents went about their normal work.

14 May 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Torrential rains, which began early in March - have since turned disastrous, killing hundreds of people and animals, displacing thousands others and destroying acres of farmlands.

  • But as the heavy rains pound and flooding continues in various parts of the region the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains confident that the situation is still at manageable levels.

12 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By FELIX WAROM OKELLO

Health officials in West Nile have issued an alert following the outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighboring DR Congo that has killed 17 people.

The officials said there should be screening of those crossing from DR Congo to Uganda but the porous borders with numerous illegal entry points pose a danger to the local communities.

The Acting Hospital Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Alex Adaku, said an infection, prevention and emergency response committee has been formed to handle any emergency cases.

11 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By PATRICK EBONG ALEBTONG. The Ministry of Health has announced an outbreak of measles in 26 districts across the country. Health minister Jane Aceng named the most affected districts as Amuru in northern Uganda, and Kamuli, Mbale, and Butebo in the east of the country.

She said government, in collaboration with development partners, would carry out mass immunisation of all children under five years against the disease.

08 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Agnes Igoye

Agnes Igoye serves as Uganda’s deputy National Coordinator Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and heads Uganda Immigration training Academy