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25 Apr 2018 description
report World Neighbors

Public health leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS have come to an ominous realization: Progress in cutting new infections has slowed. A large reason is a persistent cycle of transmission among young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Areas that have prevented this transmission share certain things in common.

One is a network of trained community health workers.

World Neighbors is one of the NGOs that works with partners to train these workers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

05 Apr 2018 description
report UNAIDS

New data show that the test and treat approach is having a significant impact on the number of people accessing HIV treatment. After Uganda adopted such an approach in 2017, according to government data the number of men newly initiated on treatment rose from 60 000 in 2016 to 80 000 in 2017, while the number of women newly initiated on treatment increased from 107 000 to 138 000 in the same time period.

29 Mar 2018 description
report UNAIDS

“Right now, I just want to go to a country where there is peace,” says a young student who fled the conflict in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His new home is Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Area in the Hoima District of Uganda—the place that will give him a chance to fulfil his dream of a peaceful life.

29 Mar 2018 description
report UNAIDS

“Right now, I just want to go to a country where there is peace,” says a young student who fled the conflict in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His new home is Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Area in the Hoima District of Uganda—the place that will give him a chance to fulfil his dream of a peaceful life.

28 Mar 2018 description

2,446,218* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Jan (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)

19,064* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in January, based on field reports as of 31 January

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Jan

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.63 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees, South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

21 Mar 2018 description

They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy and HIV, being safe from male aggression, living and loving in peace and harmony, and having a better future than their parents.

16 Mar 2018 description

INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS

This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

13 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Kelli N. O’Laughlin, Shada A. Rouhani, Julius Kasozi, Kelsy E. Greenwald, Nicholas R. Perkons, Zikama M. Faustin, Ingrid V. Bassett and Norma C. Ware Conflict and Health 201812:7 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0145-1© The Author(s). 2018

Abstract

Background
Refugees living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa suffer unique hardships that may increase their vulnerability to interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART).

12 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Results of the 2017 Short Rains Assessment released on 2nd March indicate that 2.55 million people are food insecure, down from 3.4 million.

• A total of 5,891 severely malnourished children and 13,029 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment in January 2018.

• According to January and February Nutrition surveys, the caseload of severely malnourished children has reduced by 16% from 6 months ago, with a reduction of 7% in the number of moderately malnourished children.

06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 23 February, 2018 Uganda is home to 251,730 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who have fled inter- ethnic violence from the Ituri region. Over 45,000 have arrived in Uganda since 1 January 2018.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

Authors/editor(s): AVAC, Athena Network, Salamander Trust

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

15 Feb 2018 description

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

In 2016, an estimated 1.5 million adolescent girls and young women were living with HIV infection in Eastern and Southern Africa, where HIV prevalence among adolescent girls and young women is more than twice that of their male peers.

What is added by this report?

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

29 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
    Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.

  • UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.

11 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 31 December 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

Unity

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.3 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 983,000 million